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*The Holley modular design carb first appeared on the 1957 Ford.
*The popular 9" rear also first appeared in 1957 Fords.
*The aluminum Powerglide was first available in a 1962 Impala with 327.
*GMs 400 trans was first installed in a 1964 Cadillac.
*The GM 12 bolt rear was available in Chevelles and Impalas for the 1965 models.
*The GM 350 trans fist saw the market in 1969 behind the new 350 SB

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1968-1969 Canadian built Olds Cutlass's used the Chev 12 bolt rear...……...


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I once put an 1989 S-10 spindle on 1984 Olds Cutlass. I gave the junk yard guy one heck of a look and he said “go home and put the dam$ thing on and thank me later”

It was an exact match!


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1957 283 chevy first to make 1 hp per cubic inch(factory that is). Solid cam with 2x4's on low rise intake.
1969 ZL-1 aluminum 427 69 in Camaro's and one documented but have heard two in corvettes. Option Cost was more than cost of the base car$3500 went to $7500 .




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The idiot light first appeared in 1986



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with stupity being ramped with American public I bet the idiot light is out shinning the light houses.




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The idiot light first appeared in 1986



Sorry, they didn’t make anything cool while I was growing up


Do you mean that is the first time you ever saw one? To this day, my 1967 Camaro's dash lights up with "GEN" if it throws an alternator belt. Smile And that is the reason I had to install a diode in the power line to my MSD box. Just the voltage flowing through that idiot light is enough to keep the car running with the key turned off! Take care. Tom Worthington


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I am sure many know about this one, but some may not. From 2002 to 2005 Chevrolet offered four wheel steering on some of it's light duty trucks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrasteer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qalWyy-4FY

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The Chevy Monza that we have come to know and love was actually originally meant to have a rotary engine. I am sure most folks know that a 262 cid small block V8 was an option. But did you know that the V8 Monzas being sent to California (only) got a full sized 350 cid smallblock? A pitiful 350, but still...

https://www.ericpetersautos.co...evy-monza-1975-1980/

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The idiot light first appeared in 1986



Sorry, they didn’t make anything cool while I was growing up


Do you mean that is the first time you ever saw one? To this day, my 1967 Camaro's dash lights up with "GEN" if it throws an alternator belt. Smile And that is the reason I had to install a diode in the power line to my MSD box. Just the voltage flowing through that idiot light is enough to keep the car running with the key turned off! Take care. Tom Worthington


Idiot light = third brake light
 
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The first production drivers air bag was installed on a 1974 Toronado


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King pins from a full sized 1953 Chev sedan were an exact replacement for an early Corvette.
 
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If "idiot light" is defined as "a warning light to replace a gauge" then it began at least as early as 1955 with the Chevy which had a warning light in place of an amp meter and oil pressure gauge.


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The 1954 and early 1955 Chevy pickups were the same bodies. The 54 was a 6-volt system and the early 55 was 12 volt.


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Chrysler was the last holdout for a flat head engine in mainstream passenger cars. It was available until 1959. With the 1960 models, the infamous slant 6 superseded it.


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The alternator was first installed with the 1962 GM models. It was a mid-year change with some 62 models having a generator and some having an alternator.


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The "oil bath" air filter gradually faded out of production in the early to mid-'50s. With Chevy passengers cars, the change was in 1958


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1957 283 chevy first to make 1 hp per cubic inch(factory that is). Solid cam with 2x4's on low rise intake.



No, the fuel injected 283 was rated 283 horsepower, the dual quad motor was rated 270.


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Delco's "externally adjustable points" began with the 1957 models.


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The first factory available turbocharged engine was the 1962 Oldsmobile Turbo Jetfire. That same setup was used one month later on the Corvair Spider with its turbocharged 110 CI 140 horsepower engine.


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