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:agree Yep, I had a 1965 Corvette Fueler motor with Rochester Fuel Injection and had 375HP and 4:11 gears, with a consistant 18 MPG! (Dang! Why did I sell that again?)
 

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I traded in a 77 corvette w/ a 454 and hooker side pipes in to get my ssr i miss the 490+ horsepower but i dont miss the 7+ mpg as a daily driver. I am hoping to transfer some of my engine skills and knowledge to up the power output of the ssr
 

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:agree Yep, I had a 1965 Corvette Fueler motor with Rochester Fuel Injection and had 375HP and 4:11 gears, with a consistant 18 MPG! (Dang! Why did I sell that again?)
I know what you are talking about, I had a 63 split rear window with fuel injection and the KO wheels with a 4 speed stick. If I only knew then what I know now! :flag
 

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Broomer is correct. That 375 hp could e easily beaten by a more meaningfully rated 300 hp engine today.

EVERYTHING looks better to us 20 to 30 years later than it was in reality . . .

Jim G
 

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It's pretty easy if you want to spend the $$$$$ Every engine is just an air pump. Make it suck in more air (big cam, higher rpm,s, supercharger, turbocharger then allow the burnt gases to escape more freely (bigger cam, ported heads, headers, exhaust). Our real problem with 03 & 04's seem to be the light duty auto transmissions. They won't take even the full HP & torque of our stock 5.3 engines so GM "detunes" the full throttle shifts to save the transmissions.

The most practicle way would be super or turbo charging and eventually replacing the transmission with a heaver duty one. That's some pretty big bucks. For less you could sell or trade an 03/04 for an 05 with the 390hp and great 6-speed or heavier duty auto.

Boys and girls and our toys - soon you will see 05's with superchargers so they can get close to or just over 500hp! :)
 
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