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Old 02-19-2021, 02:17 PM   #11
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Hi John,


And thanks for the reply!


As I said, a bit of a slow ramp-up, but I appreciate the thoughts and I am sure we will chat along the way! Conversion from roll bar to cage and seat changes are the first areas to concentrate on.


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Old 02-19-2021, 02:21 PM   #12
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What is the killer combo for the 71 340 in the E body?

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Old 02-19-2021, 03:41 PM   #13
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Hi Larry,


They did of course take a bunch of HP off of this combo years ago because no one was running one. Most, including myself, went to a 340 low compression or 360. At max specs, with tuliped valve reliefs, the 71 340 is almost 12-1 compression. 2.02/1.60. Thermoquad carb. Positive deck engine but the piston perimeter is right up against the head so too much rpm and one will "kiss" the other for sure. LOL. Weber and others were very fast, at the old HP, BEFORE porting. To me, with properly done heads, current cam and header technology, and the ability to run a lower class at virtually the same weight, it should be very strong. Since I have been away for quite awhile, there certainly may be someone running one now, but I am not aware of that. Perhaps you have knowledge of such a scenario. I would love to be enlightened as I certainly may have missed much along the way!


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Old 02-19-2021, 03:58 PM   #14
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Default Re: Well, I guess when it is in your blood........

I saw that car for the first time at Bakersfield when I was about 10 years old. Caught my eye because it was an SS version of my mom’s car. My only request is you rename it “Canned Heat.”

Good luck! Look forward to seeing you at the races.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:03 PM   #15
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And Canned Heat's big hit of course is..........


Goin' Up The Country!!! Even made it onto a Progressive Insurance commercial recently!


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Old 02-19-2021, 09:18 PM   #16
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Bill,

I think I'd be also taking a serious look ay the 383 also...
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Old 02-20-2021, 01:01 PM   #17
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Hello Pete,


Yes, the 383 is a very potent combo as well. Needless to say, just one example, as in Mr. Cotten's Cuda, is Bad To The Bone!


I also find the 62 383/343 combo quite interesting as well. Fairly light cars for their size, lots of rear body overhang, de-factored HP, and dual inline AFB 4-barrels! For S/S, sounds like a sheet metal "shorty" tunnel ram to me! I would think this would be quite strong! Not sure if anyone is out there with one.


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any pictures of your new ride?
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[QUOTE=Bill Rolik;634855]Hello Pete,




I also find the 62 383/343 combo quite interesting as well. Fairly light cars for their size, lots of rear body overhang, de-factored HP, and dual inline AFB 4-barrels! For S/S, sounds like a sheet metal "shorty" tunnel ram to me! I would think this would be quite strong! Not sure if anyone is out there with one.


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There is 5 1962 383/343 running in stock right now. Don't know of any Superstock ones
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Old 02-20-2021, 04:41 PM   #20
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Are you the gentleman Ken and I chatted with at VMP? How are you making out with the car ?
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