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    John DeLong Camshafts

     



    Years ago my first car was a 1956 Chevy convertible which had a three speed transmission (column shift). Engine was a 265 cu in V-8 with a 2 barrel carburetor.

    At the Oakland Boat Show I found a drag boat boasting a 348 cu in V-8 (largest Chevrolet engine at the time) with three two barrel carbs. I bought it and shoehorned it into that 56 Chevy. I installed a four speed trans with a Hurst floor shifter. And a mechanic I worked with knew John DeLong so I had him grind me a cam for the 348. Later some "cam specialist" looked at the specs and said it was identical to a Duntov cam.

    All 1957 283 V-8 Chevys now feared me. I turned 14.88 at the infamous Fremont Drag Strip in California.

    I parted with that car to purchase a 1962 Chevy SS 409 cu in engine and 4 speed trans. I turned 12.33 at the same drag strip.

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    Those W motors were a thing to be reckon with in their days!

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    So tell me, were you cruising San Leandro or Walnut Creek back then?

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    Welcome to CHR! Nice story on the '56, and the '62 too! Still love the look of the W motors!
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