Saturday, May 15, 2004

Gear Head

In my last year of highschool, many of the guys in my graduating class drove souped up cars.  Novas, Camaros, Chevelles, an AMX or two.  Straight pipe running off of headers, and Cherry Bombs for that throaty sound, were the norm on these vehicles.  Bleach burnouts in the school parking lot and drag races on flat country roads were part of the package too.  Jay Leno seems to have a bit of the gear head in his makeup, it appears.

“This engine is an AV-1790-5B and it’s 1792 cu. in. It has overhead cams and Hemi heads. Since it was designed to move a tank, it puts out 810 hp and makes 1560 ft.-lb. of torque.”

Judas fricking priest, that’s an engine.  What a car.

Thanks to Billy Beck for the link.

Posted by John Venlet on 05/15 at 07:41 AM
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