396 L78 SS Chevelle Vs Buick GSX 455 Stage 1

396 l78 chevelle ss drag racing

Here is a great drag racing video from the Pure Stock Drags at the Mid Michigan Motorplex. A 1967 Chevy Chevelle SS powered by the solid lifter 396 L78 engine mated to a 4-speed Muncie goes heads up against a 1971 Buick GSX Stage 1 fitted with the 455 V8 engine paired with Turbo 400 automatic.

buick gsx stage 1 455 drag racing

While the Buick has less horsepower due to the engine compression ratio drop to 8.5:1, it has more torque than the Chevy, so it is still a great 1/4 mile race. Minor modifications in the Pure Stock Drags are allowed, but stock intake manifold, stock exhaust manifolds and street tires are mandatory.

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Check out the Road Test TV video to see the two races between these muscle cars.


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