Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 22 of 22

Thread: Crappy TV & movie cars...

  1. #21
    Senior Member misterdecibel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    3,408
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    If I recall correctly, the big fall-off in power (generally) came after the 1971 model year. Only a few muscle motors were still putting out more than 250 hp by 1974. Compression ratios were dropped and cams got a lot milder.
    There were two reasons - smog regulations and the sudden rise in insurance rates for performance cars.

  2. #22
    Vulture of The Western World Eric's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    The Land of The Edentulites
    Posts
    22,719
    Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel View Post
    There were two reasons - smog regulations and the sudden rise in insurance rates for performance cars.
    Yep.

    By 1974, only the Corvette L-82 350 (240 hp) and Trans-Am SD-455 (290 hp) had any balls at all.

    Big-inch engines died off completely after 1979 (Pontiac 400) and V-8s generally didn't get back over 200 hp until the mid-1980s!

Similar Threads

  1. Crappy Day
    By bikerlbf406 in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-19-2011, 09:41 AM
  2. Missing Crappy Cars?
    By Eric in forum Piece of sheet cars
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-09-2010, 09:17 PM
  3. Good crappy cars?
    By Eric in forum Piece of sheet cars
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-07-2010, 09:34 AM
  4. Your Favorite Movie and TV Cars?
    By Disco Man in forum Motor Mouth
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-17-2008, 04:43 PM
  5. Cheesiest TV & movie cars
    By Eric in forum Performance/Muscle Cars
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 09-15-2007, 07:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •