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Offline Aus78Formula

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W72 301
« on: September 08, 2021, 10:32:32 PM »
One you don't see often, or notice perhaps, anyone know the details of the W72 301 over a regular 301 in '81?

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Offline Maxthe222

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Re: W72 301
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2021, 10:06:00 PM »
Came with a dual resonator, better cam, better exhaust system(?) was VIN Y for engine in 1980 but still W in 1981, had more HP over the standard 301 motors, and was the real "T/A 4.9". Had a slightly higher duration on the cam I think? Available on T/A's only
'79 Y84 WS6 T/A
'79 W72 WS6 F/A
'71 FRMLA 400/4-Spd

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Re: W72 301
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 02:44:06 AM »
Cool Cool. That was an attempt at starting a conversation but not nearly as interesting as if someone posted it on fbook.

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Re: W72 301
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 12:51:04 PM »
Well I learned something new. Never looked much into 301 info but never heard of a W72 option. Thatís kinda cool. It wasnít till a few years ago that Iíd heard of the 4.3l Pontiac either which I also find kinda cool.

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Re: W72 301
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2021, 05:50:54 AM »
Unlike Fbook, if someone asks a question on here, you get one reply, and any other replies just add extra information or a different view. Over there you get 50 replies, all saying the same thing because they aren't capable of reading what had already been posted. But you also get just as many incorrect replies that are copied over and over and no one blinks. At least here someone says wait, don't you mean X or perhaps I'm confused also. It's good here, you can also post absolute meaningless crap and when you feel like something to read, come back and reply to your own posts that are still unread.