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Old 10-06-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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I think you're pretty much right on. I think a lot of people have a mental reservation about "hot rods" being a V8 muscle, and no matter what, 4bangers are tuners. In my opinion, its probably because no one souped up 4bangers back in the 70's. Well, comparatively speaking.

That, and I think that the real hot rodders, the ones that even know what an ls9 or a turbo350 is, know what a port and polish is, know how to adjust gearing, and have done all of that stuff don't want to be associated with the "tuner" crowd, who generally think a turbo 350 is a nissan. You know, the type that finish their can of Foldgers off and then weld it to their exhaust.

And to be honest, I can't really see a 4banger being a hot rod. Unless it has ITB's and no hood with a supercharger or something... To me, a hot rod is a 69 camaro with a roots blower and stupid big cowl induction hood lol. I'd like to see what other people have to say on the topic too, its an interesting observation.
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