Re: 4.56 and 4.30 factory gears
One special memory value of a 4.56 geared street car. I was 17 it was 1974 in the LA Beach area and worked at Jack in the Box on a busy street. Saved up and bought a 55 Chevy 2 dr post car sky blue is was a friend of someone from the Box. He built it for his wife as he told me a grocery getter. Nothing directly was said about the 4.56 posi under this car but the more i learned i loved. I thrashed that car and none of the fun would have been the same without the gears. Not a day would go buy someone would comment on the car as they came through the drive through.
4 times some ss 396 chevelle wanting to race me in the worst way lost to the chevy. I would tell them i bet $20 when i hit second gear I would turn back and look at them. They all laughed and did not really drill me about my gears and I would be clever and ask something about does it ride nice on the hwy and get comformention about hwy gears. (Ha Ha a burn out contest against a drag race i would think)
This was near LAX and some pretty open streets were around. I had the perfect spot already planned and would get the $20 leave it with the other gal at the counter with mine and off we would go on my morning brake. Every time i would bang second and look back at them in a cloud of smoke in almost the same place and I was goooon!! 2 quick turns back in the perfect parking spot by the back door and drive through visible, and grab my money. Minimum wage was $1.60 and that was a $375 car. So $20 bucks was a nice payday.
So Pete is right great for 1/8 mile drags.
67 RS SS 350 Butternut Yellow Vert all original 350 Muncie and 12 bolt.
67 RS Vert NOM 350 muncie.