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12-14-2014 12:18 PM
felixthecat
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Yes they are!

My 500cid has 550 lbft (750 Nm) @ 3000 rpm..... Tires would break loose even when the pavement was dry.

I remember helping a buddy of mine swap a 460 out of an old E-350 Ambulance into his '91 LX Mustang. Did we ever smoke the tires off that thing. Literally!
I bet he did w/ the grunt of a 460. Hopeful he did the sub frame connectors & changed the rear suspension & beefed up the torque boxes.
12-14-2014 11:00 AM
GhostTribute
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Big blocks were torque monsters.
Yes they are!

My 500cid has 550 lbft (750 Nm) @ 3000 rpm..... Tires would break loose even when the pavement was dry.

I remember helping a buddy of mine swap a 460 out of an old E-350 Ambulance into his '91 LX Mustang. Did we ever smoke the tires off that thing. Literally!
12-14-2014 10:51 AM
Pennut
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You could be rolling 90-100 mph & not even know it.
People used to call it the Batmobile. I de-chromed the whole car. By 1977, the 460's were choked down quite a bit (single exhaust, emissions,etc.) to 208 hp. BUT, all the torque (356 ft-lbs) was available at 1600 rpms, if I remember. Sometimes if I was going down the highway at 55 mph and the road was wet, like after raining, and I punched it, the tires would spin like I was doing a burnout. Big blocks were torque monsters.
12-13-2014 09:38 AM
eric_j 2L I4 EcoBoost.
12-12-2014 01:25 PM
felixthecat You could be rolling 90-100 mph & not even know it.
12-12-2014 01:24 PM
felixthecat Thats a mob car. 460's are awesome motors & have the hydro boost too.
12-12-2014 06:56 AM
Pennut
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Cool last yr of the boattail Riv's w/ the 455 grunt.
Wasn't my biggest or thirstiest car I owned. 1977 Lincoln town car with 460 4bbl. 9 mpg ... maybe.

12-12-2014 01:45 AM
felixthecat
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Can't vote on this one. Some nicer new cars like the Fusion don't come with anything BUT a 4cyl.

My first car was a 1973 (which I bought used in 1984) Buick Riviera with a 455. Hwy mileage was 12 mpg. Couldn't afford something like that anymore. Then I went to 4 cylinders. Then to V6's. When I went to a V6 I stayed away from 4 cylinders because they just weren't as smooth or quite as a V engine. A lot has changed. My Focus while still not quite as smooth at times as a V6, It is quiet. That is, I don't hear engine noise in the cabin. Big difference from 4 cylinders of the 80's and 90's.
Cool last yr of the boattail Riv's w/ the 455 grunt.
12-10-2014 03:47 PM
Pennut Can't vote on this one. Some nicer new cars like the Fusion don't come with anything BUT a 4cyl.

My first car was a 1973 (which I bought used in 1984) Buick Riviera with a 455. Hwy mileage was 12 mpg. Couldn't afford something like that anymore. Then I went to 4 cylinders. Then to V6's. When I went to a V6 I stayed away from 4 cylinders because they just weren't as smooth or quite as a V engine. A lot has changed. My Focus while still not quite as smooth at times as a V6, It is quiet. That is, I don't hear engine noise in the cabin. Big difference from 4 cylinders of the 80's and 90's.
12-09-2014 08:59 AM
Super 7
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How 'bout a Cossie 23 powered Caterham?
I already have a Cosworth Lotus Seven
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