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Old 02-05-2020, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rang-a-stang
I loves me some 442 but you are comparing apples (built) and oranges (stock).

In 1986 a stock Omni GLHS would do the quarter in 14.8 seconds:

That's 2 tenths faster than your 442 when it was new/stock:

It's also in the same ballpark as a stock base level Corvette that year. it's 1.5 seconds faster than Camaro IROC-Z that year and half a second faster than a Mustang GT.

You 442 sounds amazing! You need to post some pics up on here! I am not saying a GLHS is the fastest car our there, but they are unicorns and super impressive for what the are (a FWD Crapbox built in the mid 80's).

Those are some good times but not quite good enough. Meet the Corvette killer.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by bufurd
You are correct in your figures and the little bugger would embarrass a lot of cars. I was still running it the way I bought it, a stock 70 455 that the PO had overheated so bad it blew the radiator neck off and burned oil so bad it was embarrassing. The old girl could still lay it down though, I dump any kind of oil in it I could find, used oil, bar and chain oil, whatever, and changed the filter about every 5 years. Did nothing but beat on it mercilessly, when I rebuilt it, the block was all cracked up but I could have reused the bearings, they and the crank looked perfect. I had it balanced, did my own porting, cast intake and Q-jet. That was 30 years ago and that mill is still taking a beating, been hitting it with NOS for the last ten years.. 12s @ 110 is where it's at, respectable, not fast by today's standards, but man is it reliable. The GLHS was impressive for what it was for sure. I'll try to post pics, I struggle horribly.

Trying, and I've tried to post pics before, used to could?? I can't figure it out and I've tried all the things it's said to do on here???
That sounds epic! I love stories like that! On Roadkill extra yesterday Steve Magnante mentioned seeing a 440/4 speed/AC car totally complete but had half the passenger side cut off. He said it's been like that for decades and some point it was "just an old used car" and not the unicorn it is these days. I say this because nowadays I cannot imagine a person using "any kind of oil in" a '65 442! LOL!!! In fact, I can't imagine using cheap oil in my turd and it's probably worth less than your 442's hood! But back in 1980 when you could get an old tired 442 for 100 bucks, it was just an old used car.

If you email me your pictures I can post them for you (PM me and I'll send you my email address) but lately my pictures are not reliable any more. Many of them are starting to disappear...
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:30 PM
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:54 AM
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Drum roll!

buford's 442. This is a pretty epic set of pictures, eh? If i had the choice between his 442 and a GLHS, i'll take his 442.

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Old 02-12-2020, 10:04 AM
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:05 PM
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LOL,, I still can't see the pictures, but that's okay. 40 years now I've been enjoying that car. 70 455, 11:1 compresion, balanced, I spent about a week porting the heads, (ya ain't lived till ya ported them high nickel Olds heads and intake) intake and headers. Cast E heads, cast intake and Q-jet, it's fun to outrun the aluminum head, big Holley guys. Muncie 4-speed with 3:90 gears.
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