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Wow. This thing is pretty frisky on 93...
Drop it in S mode (if you already haven't) and watch it really perk up. Once that gets boring a tune is next, I love my Livernois tune! It still amazes me there's only a 4 cyl under the hood. 🏎
 
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Drop it in S mode (if you already haven't) and watch it really perk up. Once that gets boring a tune is next, I love my Livernois tune! It still amazes me there's only a 4 cyl under the hood. 🏎
I don't think I need it to be any more powerful than it already is. It's already more powerful than just about all of the engines that regular customers could buy in the so-called "muscle cars" back in the '60s.

And I'm sure it would dump just about all of them on the drag strip.

If you think I'm kidding, name any "muscle" car from the '60s that regular customers could buy, and I'll try to look up a period road test for you. They were not actually as fast as most people "remember" them being.
 
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Drop it in S mode (if you already haven't) and watch it really perk up.
Actually drop it into S mode, then press and hold the traction control to disable.

Honestly. This engine was designed to run on high octane. Install a K&N air filter, run premium fuel and enjoy improved engine operation.
 

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It is not that it is more powerful. It is smoother and just feels like it is running better.
^^This^^. The tune smoothed out the shifts. Plus the extra power is so much more fun when you blow away a full size Super Duty and they're left in the dust scratching their head. lol
 

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I don't think I need it to be any more powerful than it already is. It's already more powerful than just about all of the engines that regular customers could buy in the so-called "muscle cars" back in the '60s.

And I'm sure it would dump just about all of them on the drag strip.

If you think I'm kidding, name a car, and I'll try to look up a period road test for you. They were not actually as fast as most people "remember" them being.
One of my all time fav’s 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 12.20, 118mph
 
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One of my all time fav’s 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 12.20, 118mph
The '66 AC Cobra 427 425-horsepower was not a muscle car, nor was it available to normal customers to buy. There were only about 250 street "427" Cobras built, and most of them actually had the lower-performance 428 engine. Only a handful had the 425-horsepower engine.
 
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Performance for the 1968 Hurst/Olds (390 hp): 0–60 mph in 5.4 seconds, 1/4 mile in 13.9 seconds at 103 mph (166 km/h).
My father worked at an Oldsmobile dealership back then.

The '68 Hurst Olds was built by Demmer Engineering, not Oldsmobile. Oldsmobile was prohibited by a General Motors corporate-wide mandate against installing any engine larger than 400 cubic inches in an intermediate body. The 390-horsepower 455 intended for the Toronado, was installed by Demmer.

There were only 515 '68 Hurst Olds made. And you're kidding yourself if you think you could just walk into an Olds dealer and buy one out of their inventory.

Try again...
 
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Let's get real- how about the first "muscle" car, the 1964 Pontiac GTO.

Motor Trend tested one when they were new. There were a lot of shenanigans when it came to GTO tests. Royal Pontiac was famous for preparing modified "ringers" to pass off to magazines as stock GTOs. This particular test was believable. The 325-horsepower 389 4-speed car ran a 15.8 at 93 mph. Any one of our Rangers would have eaten it for lunch...
 

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My father worked at an Oldsmobile dealership back then.

The '68 Hurst Olds was built by Demmer Engineering, not Oldsmobile. There were only 515 made. And you're kidding yourself if you think you could just walk into an Olds dealer and buy one out of their inventory.

Try again...
Where I grew up dealer knew him. Every year they were made he got 10 of them. Mostly all convertibles too. They only sold half of them to preferred customers and retained the rest for dealer shows, parades and personal drives. Good times!
 

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Let's get real- how about the first "muscle" car, the 1964 Pontiac GTO.

Motor Trend tested one when they were new. There were a lot of shenanigans when it came to GTO tests. Royal Pontiac was famous for preparing modified "ringers" to pass off to magazines as stock GTOs. This particular test was believable. The 325-horsepower 389 4-speed car ran a 15.8 at 93 mph. Any one of our Rangers would have eaten it for lunch...
Like this one my buddy owns? 😀

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