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    This is a story from some time ago. It was a beautiful summer evening and I was at the local carwash on my towns main strip(if you can call it that), wiping down my 79 H/O. When I heard a fairly decent sounding lope and turned too see a Z it was an 80 or 81 but it wasn't stock.We talked abit and he said he had a 350 thirty over crane cam he had an aftermarket alum intake I don't recall the exact brand and posi rear, he kept askin what I had under my hood and I said ahhh nothin special just some chrome valve pans and aircleaner (in reality I had a 350 rocket .040 over edelbrock performer intake with the divider notched all Edelbrock logos removed with die grinder and painted gold too look stock) I had upgraded to an 8.5 rear with 3.73 posi, well the guys girlfriend asked me whats W30 stand for I kinda laughed and said well it means about the same as Z28 only faster.The Z owner laughed and said yeah right, so I told him hey lets go out on creamery road and find out as we were pullin out a buddy of mine pulled in in his 75 442 I motioned him too follow us, so he could start us after a couple severe ass thrashings the guy in the Z conceded that the W30 was truly faster then his mighty Z, and after that he and I became pretty decent friends.I will own another 79 H/O out of every car I have owned it is the car I miss the most.

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    1987 Corvette L98/700r4
    2005 Equinox
    2000 GTP 3.8 S/C
    2002 Regal GS 3.8 S/C
    1972 Cutlass S

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    That's awesome! :icon14:
    I love it when people underestimate the power of Olds motors...
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    • #3
      That's an awesome car man. I'm just curious, what did it run at the track with all that work/mods you had done to it?

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      • #4
        [email protected] mph was the best time I got on it with street tires never ran it with slicks.I think with todays technology and a few changes I coulda wrung more outta her.Definately coulda benefitted from drag radials
        1987 Corvette L98/700r4
        2005 Equinox
        2000 GTP 3.8 S/C
        2002 Regal GS 3.8 S/C
        1972 Cutlass S

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 88hurstolds View Post
          That's awesome! :icon14:
          I love it when people underestimate the power of Olds motors...
          hehe I do too. I had an 80 Cutlass Supreme with a 350 rocket bored .030 W31 cam and some other mods before the Hurst and it ran like a scalded dog.It's another I wish I had back but it was sold partially too help with the H/O and too get a more daily driver friendly car for my wife
          1987 Corvette L98/700r4
          2005 Equinox
          2000 GTP 3.8 S/C
          2002 Regal GS 3.8 S/C
          1972 Cutlass S

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          • #6
            Cool story!

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            • #7
              got love that olds power!!!!:icon14:

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              • #8
                I think I ran into the same guy in my W-31. Was it a blue and white Z?

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