Car pics too cool not to share

The 442’s, Chevelles and GS Buick’s in that era were my favorite!

No, I like the 70's round backs..now maybe being born in 67 these are some of the first cars I remember seeing?

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Here's an interesting build.

Buck 802 Racing Engine​


ABOUT BUCK RACING ENGINES​



Charlie Buck Jr, has been building championship winning horsepower for over 35 years.
The first dose of winning came at Hillsville Automotive where the first engine that Charlie assembled won the IHRA Super Stock world Championship in 1982. That was when he felt “I have the knack for cylinder heads”. 1985 brought a new job at Sonny’s Automotive. Pro Stock was the hottest thing in racing, with engine builder wars. Innovations like the semi hemi and split dominator’s, was what Charlie was a part of. In 1988 “Tricky” Rickie Smith needed an engine builder for IHRA Pro Stock he tapped on Buck for the duties. That was the first of back to back Pro Stock Championships. 1992 proved to be historic with the first Mountain Motor Pro Stock run of 200 MPH, at Darlington Dragway. This would be Charlie’s last year employed for Rickie. New Years Day 1993 was when Buck Racing Engines opened.
Buck Racing Engines Prides itself on doing everything in house. Whether it be street stock or a blown Hemi in Pro Extreme or your weekend hot rod we can help you.


https://www.buckracingengines.com/

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Ember Red Impala, that's the original color of my convertible '64. (y)

Just FYI if anyone is interested, the simple "V" fender emblem indicates this is a 283 car.
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327 cars have "V-flag" emblems like seen here on my crusty hardtop.
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409 cars had "V-flag" with 409 callout above.
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I-6 cars have no fender emblem like this one, and yes, this is a real factory SS car with I-6. I think only a couple of hundred SS cars were ordered with an I-6 in '64. Total Impala production for '64 was 889,600
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If only I could figure out how to make money from that kind of information that lives in my head...
 
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‘SnakePit,” a radical six-engine dragster designed by George Barris - Power is provided by six Cobra-Ford 351cid V8 engines which feed a pair of automatic transmissions. H&H says the vehicle was designed to produce 2,000 horsepower and achieve a top speed of 300 mph.

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It does seem that the supposed speed records statement might be a little over the top.
 
Need to find me one in this condition.... Maybe someday...

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And I REALLY like the Generator (not Alternator) & Power Steering setup... I can remember working on these as a teenager and had a generator that had something go bad in the wiring and it ran after I had turned off the engine so that when I came back out to it there was smoke coming out from under the hood and my fan belt was smoked.... The generator had to be isolated from the battery when turned off because it would turn into a motor. Fo those that don't know the generator was 12V DC as opposed to an alternator which is AC and uses diodes and rectifier to turn the AC voltage into DC voltage.

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Ember Red Impala, that's the original color of my convertible '64. (y)

Just FYI if anyone is interested, the simple "V" fender emblem indicates this is a 283 car.
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327 cars have "V-flag" emblems like seen here on my crusty hardtop.
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409 cars had "V-flag" with 409 callout above.
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I-6 cars have no fender emblem like this one, and yes, this is a real factory SS car with I-6. I think only a couple of hundred SS cars were ordered with an I-6 in '64. Total Impala production for '64 was 889,600
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If only I could figure out how to make money from that kind of information that lives in my head...

I have some of the same types of information floating around inside my head too but sometimes the directory for that information has it cataloged wrong and I can't find it when I need it.