Re: New kid from the Metro Detroit area.
Alright, I found out a lot since my last post. I got in contact with one guy who owned it in 1987 (at least) and he bought it from a drag racer who sprayed it into the 10s. At least, that's what I was told. Then I contacted the racer and found out more specs. Comp Magnum Hydraulic Flat Tappet cam with .575 degrees lift and .305 duration. 10.25:1 compression as well. According to him, it was an L78 when he bought it from his father's uncle. Both the 4 speed and 396 are long gone though. The racer made no mention of nitrous though.
Grandfather's '68: 454, TH400. 12 bolt posi 3.73. Original LeMans Blue/ Black vinyl top with black Deluxe interior. Original L78 (according to previous owner. No documentation). Originally a 4 Speed (pedal still in it.)