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Old 08-28-2013, 10:28 PM   #51
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Eh, I'm still waiting for the 302 CID Z/28 to run against my car.
....you can wait untill the gates of hell freeze over, because that ain't ever gonna happen again....
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Love it. Especially the colour.
...if not for the Ford rivalry, what fun would be there, eh? I'll never forget getting a ride home in a '70 Mach 1 factory stock Mustang way back when...saying it was fun is an understatement.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #52
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Eh, I'm still waiting for the 302 CID Z/28 to run against my car.
LOL. I like how you think
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:12 AM   #53
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The Z/28 was never the most "loaded" Camaro. That's the way it is.


Al has it exactly right.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:40 AM   #54
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Eh, I'm still waiting for the 302 CID Z/28 to run against my car.

I do believe the 1LE was targeted at your car.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:10 PM   #55
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Al nailed it with this decision. The OP is used seeing the loaded Z28 and we have the Z/28 track car.

The most powerful car was always the ZL1 which we now have again. Two cars to choose from instead of one, and both true to form.
This ↑↑↑ .

The original ZL1 was about brute power. 40-odd years ago that meant "big block". Today's brute is forced induction. But if it makes people feel better to still think in terms of displacement then today's ZL1 should be considered to effectively have an 8.7L (530-ish CID) engine once you include a 1.4 factor for that supercharger (sanctioning bodies have used that number in an attempt at determining forced induction to NA "equivalency").
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On the other hand, the original Z/28 was all about a normally aspirated high-revving small-block.

To the matter of relative displacement to the ZL-1, 7.0 < 8.7 so it's still (relatively) a "small block".

Absence or presence of other features or equipment was strictly a secondary matter. Consider the counterpart to a heavily optioned original Z/28 car to be today's 1LE and that today's Z/28 is the descendant specifically of a stripped-for-the-road-course original.


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Old 08-31-2013, 10:55 PM   #56
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...big blocks back then were the quarter mile weapon of choice. The road race factory 302 was watered down, but...with some tweaks like headers, exhaust, cam, intake, ignition and carb upgrades it woke up the anemic factory 302. It did pretty damn well in the 1320' as well. But it's mission was the windy, twisty road for the amount of RPM it could produce and the upper level power band.
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...big blocks back then were the quarter mile weapon of choice. The road race factory 302 was watered down, but...with some tweaks like headers, exhaust, cam, intake, ignition and carb upgrades it woke up the anemic factory 302. It did pretty damn well in the 1320' as well. But it's mission was the windy, twisty road for the amount of RPM it could produce and the upper level power band.
Which is exactly why I bought one in '69 as I love the twisties!
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