We were scrolling through videos on www.mypowerblock.com and came across the nice 1971 Chevy Camaro burnout vid posted by Tony Zambino.
We took a look at Tony’s profile and couldn’t find a description of mods he’s done to his ride, but you can definitely tell he’s taken it to the drag strip.
Some of you may know that in 1971, some of the biggest changes that came for the muscle car were under the hood. Because of a GM-corporate mandate, engines were required to run on lower-octane, regular-leaded, low-lead or unleaded gasoline. This had somewhat of an effect on horsepower. Though the 250 ci 6, 207 ci V8 and two-barrel 350 V8 weren’t really changed, the LT-1 350 V8 used in the Z-28 dropped from 360 horses because of the compression ratio decline that went from 11.0:1 to 9.0:1. Also the 396/402 V8 was reduced from 350 because of the ratio drop from 10.25:1 to 8.5:1.
Take a look at Tony’s ride and let us know if you think horsepower is lacking! And if you have a video you would like to share with us, post it to www.mypowerblock.com!