Popular Hot Rodding 1979 Z/28 performance test

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  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I’d have to see it to believe it. Seeing how a 1970 Z28 ran 14.0...don’t see a 14.7 out of a 175hp engine in 79
     
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    Nor I, but as has been stated elsewhere we never know if the car company "tweeked" things so that that absolute max would be gotten in the 1/4. But one thinks of "tweeking" as shaving off half or 3/4 of a second. 14.7 is pretty darned quick by any standards. Back in the day, a friend of mine had a Chevelle SS 396 that used to turn in that 14.6-14.9 range (turbo 400) and it seemed like one MF fast car.
     
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    Usually the MPH tell the hp
     
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    My 79 Z28 4spd, 3.73, no air or T tops, manual windows and locks, basically a stripper. Bone stock I felt it could'nt pull a fat wh@+e off a petestal. After I built the original engine @ 7k miles as a 350/350, it was pretty decent, great driveability, better gas mileage, great DD which was what I used it for. At the same time I had my 350 69 Z/28 that ran low 11.50's at 119mph if I needed speed. Was on the street Wednesday and Saturday nights street racing if not at Lebanon or Englishtown on Sunday.
     

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