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Of course, I'll always have fond memories of my first car. It was a '79 Olds Cutlass Diesel. Yes, DIESEL! It was one of the worst engines ever built - a 260 cubic inch V8 boat anchor. Fortunately, my mechanic-by-trade older brother helped me rebuild an old Chevy 350 motor to put in it and by the time we were done we had the thing keeping up with modern Mustang GT's (this was in the late 80's). Of course, one of the things that held it back for awhile were the rear end gears - 2.41:1. I could do 65mph in first gear! We replaced them with a set of 3.42s and things got much more interesting off the line....the final result was an ugly green car with Cragar wheels doing 14.3 second 1/4 miles (took it to the track many times).



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