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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:33 PM

I got behind this guy, on the way back, from the post office.

 

(edit-I expected to see SS396)
 
It's hard to read in my pics, but it clearly said SS502.

 

I guess it's not a matching numbers car. LOL

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:29 PM

I'm thinking those tires won't last long.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:32 PM

He lit 'em up a bit twice, from stop signs.

 

But nothing like I saw a guy in a Viper, when they first came out. LOL


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 08:49 PM

Chevy made the 502 c. i. in the early 90's. It was a crate engine offerred in the Performance Parts catalog. 


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:29 PM

I'm thinking those tires won't last long.

Yeah, I thought it looked a little under-tired myself.


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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

Chevy made the 502 c. i. in the early 90's. It was a crate engine offerred in the Performance Parts catalog. 

My point was I expected to see "SS396" when I pulled up behind it.

 

A high school classmate of my wife, John Ramm, has a 502 crate motor in his 61 Chevy.

 

It was a finalist in this year's Popular Hot Rod, Hometown Hero, photo contest.

 

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:14 AM

"Well, I saved my pennies and I saved my dimes.
For I knew there would be a time,
when I would buy a brand new 502
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Nah, that would never work!


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

“There is no substitute for cubic inches”


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 11:39 PM

“There is no substitute for cubic inches”

There is no replacement for displacement.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:18 PM

a 6.2L or 376 cu small block GM LS motor would destroy that 502. You can take a 5.3 out of a chevy pick up and put a small turbo on it with stock heads and cam and get 550 hp to the rear wheels.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

“There is no substitute for cubic inches”

I dunno. IIRC, back in the late 70s, early 80s, various F1 teams were getting up to 1600 HP for qualifying, out of a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine. But they weren't exactly running on gasoline, either.


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:09 PM

My point was I expected to see "SS396" when I pulled up behind it.

 

A high school classmate of my wife, John Ramm, has a 502 crate motor in his 61 Chevy.

 

It was a finalist in this year's Popular Hot Rod, Hometown Hero, photo contest.

 

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Beautiful car !

Hope it's a stick car.

 

He is such a 'hot rod' do they call him "Johnny Ramm Jet"

http://www.chevrolet...ock-ram-jet-502


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:11 PM

I dunno. IIRC, back in the late 70s, early 80s, various F1 teams were getting up to 1600 HP for qualifying, out of a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine. But they weren't exactly running on gasoline, either.

 

It is an old normally aspirated term.  


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 05:45 AM

The '61 "bubble top" is my favorite year for these cars...that one is exceptionally nice!! :)


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 09:34 PM

Seems like like a real long story just so you can segue into you are a Trump fan. :laugh2: :laugh2:

 

I have to admire your dedication. LOL


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:22 PM

 I don't even know how to ride those things.  :pardon:

More of a Beatles fan...

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 06:12 PM

Good size rear-end down there for that 502. Or am I seeing shadows? Always liked those 396's and the 409's.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:08 AM

a 6.2L or 376 cu small block GM LS motor would destroy that 502. You can take a 5.3 out of a chevy pick up and put a small turbo on it with stock heads and cam and get 550 hp to the rear wheels.


I have a 6.0 ls2 in my awd trailblazer ss factory 400 hp 390 ft lbs.. these guys are getting junk yard 5.3L amd 5.7L and putting turbo to em.. ive seen videos of stock ls handle over 1500 hp on stock internals
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