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Friday April 11, 2014
Fast Friday: Mike Brown's '64 409, '70 Rebel Machine, '66 Shelby GT350-S, Find Your Paint Code, '80 Corvette Brochure, Great Featured Artists - and Much More!

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Michael Brown has his high school sweetheart - a 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 409.
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Mike Brown's 1964 409

Mike claims that no car color is more stunning than black,
and the appearance of his Impala backs this up.

1964 409 engine

The engine in Mike's 409 is the legendary 409 cubic-inch
V-8 putting out 425 horsepower.

Sweet Interior to this 409

In addition to the 409 engine, the car is equipped with a
four-speed transmission a 4.56 rear axle ratio.

by Wild About Cars staff - reprint with permission only

"She's real fine - my 409"

Following in his father's footsteps, Michael Brown is a Chevy guy through and through. He's also a Corvette guy, having bought his first one in 1985. It was a tenth-anniversary car, the one-year-only split-window coupe. Nearly thirty years later, he still has it along with a few others in a small collection in Texas (to see Mike's other cars & stuff - click here

Along the way, though, he 's added a few non-Vettes which take him back to his high school days in southeastern Oklahoma. All of those cars are Chevys as well.

Back in 1962, when he was a high school sophomore, he heard the Beach Boys song: "409" regularly on the radio, and he thought that some day he might have a "4-speed, dual quad, posi-traction 409" of his own. At least, he could dream.

Then, about a year ago, fifty years later, Mike got serious about actually finding one, and he started searching everywhere for a black-on-black '64 Impala SS 409/425. He wanted black because, if kept clean, there is, in his opinion, no car color more stunning in appearance.

He wanted a '64 because that was his high school graduation year as well as the last year the 409/425 was offered. Plus, he just thinks they 're great-looking cars.

His search eventually led him to a radio-delete '64 Impala SS 409/425 with a 4-speed transmission and 4:56 rear end. With that combination, the original owner likely had one thought in mind: the distance between stop lights and how quickly he could cover it. Though he hasn't been able to find out much about the car 's early history, it 's clear that this car was meant for drag racing.

Today, though, the car 's racing days are over. Mike looks at it and drives it sensibly now. Still, the engine 's growl in his ears says "...nothing can catch her, nothing can touch my 4-0-9!"

To read more about the Mike Brown's Fabulous 409 - Click HERE!

To read more about the "W" Series 409 - Click HERE!

To See the 1964 Chevrolet Large Car Brochure - Click HERE!

To See the 1964 Chevrolet Ads - Click HERE!

To Read a Road Test of a Chevrolet 409 - Click HERE!

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1970 Rebel Machime Test Test

1970 AMC Rebel "Machine" Road Test!

Super Stock Magazine tested the AMC Rebel "Machine" in their January 1970 issue. They concluded the testing with: "This moderately quick five-seater has what the youth market has been after; style, power, looks, handling and insurablity." And completely stock, it ran a 14.3.

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1966 Shelby GT 350 S Test 1966 Shelby GT 350-S (Supercharged) Road Test!

Cars Magazine called it: "The Electric Orange." As we now know the 428 Cobra Jet engine was a sweet performance piece - somehow a terrific achiever made up of not that sexy parts. Cars, echoed that - saying the CJ is a strong-running, super-breathing well-cammed wedge engine that has Super/Stock record breaking potential." And they concluded that it's 13.90 quarter mile times proved it to be no slouch - even though it weighed a ton (more like 2 tons).

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Mustang Paint Codes Paint Codes and Paint Mix Codes at Wild About Cars "Techipedia".

We have completed these codes for All GM cars from 1946-1972 (Olds is '46-2004); for Mustang from '64-2014, and Corvette from '53-1982. Each paint code links directly to the Ditzler website and will display each & every paint manufacturer's mix code for that color. Click on the color code name to be sent to specific paint mix code.

Click HERE to go to Techipedia - Then select the brand, then Paint and Body, then Paint Chips and Codes.

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1980 Corvette Brochure Modern Muscle - 1980 Chevrolet Corvette Brochure.

Corvette, among all the manufacturers in the early 80s was working as hard as they could within the restrictions of the EPA (and even their own company) to deliver a performance car to enthusiasts. Check out their approach by taking a gander at the 1980 Brochure - and the neat poster they included - which you can download and print out FULL SIZE!

To download the 1980 Corvette Brochure - Click HERE!

New Featured Artists Two New Featured Automotive Artists - Bill Duntting and Keith Hawley!

These two guys are truly amazing with what they do with a camera and Photoshop! Please visit their websites - and don't be cheap - buy something so that they can keep on bringing us the beautiful work they do. Visit Bill by clicking HERE and Keith by clicking HERE. We are going to regularly feature them in No Limits each Monday so stay tuned. . .

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Goodguys 2014 Del Mar Show
2014 Goodguys Del Mar Nationals in Del Mar, CA!

The 14th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals in beautiful Del Mar California. Held on the grounds of the Del Mar Fairgrounds. We got to the fairgrounds very easily and were standing with the rising sun to our backs watching muscle cars, hot rods, customs and trucks make their way down the cruise lane to the back lot of the field. Goodguys Golden Rules state that vehicles must be driven in and out every event day . . . .

CLICK HERE to read about the Goodguys Del Mar Show!

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