Noah thanks his brother Josh and his friends Chris Hofschulte, Mark Bedney, Bill Arnold, and Matt Morrissey. Without them, he might still be driving a Cordoba. Noah thanks his brother Josh and his friends Chris Hofschulte, Mark Bedney, Bill Arnold, a The original interior now hosts a set of Hurst/Olds seats and an original Hurst dual-gate shifter mounted to a Turbo 400 with a TCI 10-inch, 4,200-stall converter. For safety, Noah welded in a 12-point mild-steel Morrison cage. The original interior now hosts a set of Hurst/Olds seats and an original Hurst dual-gate The original 455ci Olds block was punched 0.030-over by Performance Concepts in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota, to get to the 461ci number. The block features a nodular crank, Eagle H-beam rods, and a set of 10.4:1 Wiseco pistons with custom valve reliefs for the large 2.12/1.62 valves. Heads are a now-rare set of ported aluminum Battens that flow 340/250 cfm at 0.700-inch lift with Crane Pro Series 1.6:1 roller rockers. Bumpstick chores are handled by a Comp cam with 281/286 degrees of duration at 0.050 and 0.640/0.640-inch lift. Topping off the motor is a 925-cfm Barry Grant Gold Claw. And blowing it all out is a Torque Tech 3-inch exhaust with a Dr. Gas X-pipe and Flowmaster mufflers. CC The original 455ci Olds block was punched 0.030-over by Performance Concepts in Spring L Out back, the 12-bolt rearend is strengthened with Moser axles, a T/A girdle, Strange C-clip eliminators, and 4.11 Richmond gears that easily turn the ET Streets. To feed the fire, the stock tank has been sumped and the MagnaFlow 275 pump pushes 92-octane to run a best of 11.21 at 120 mph! Out back, the 12-bolt rearend is strengthened with Moser axles, a T/A girdle, Strange C-cl If theres one thing every junior gearhead has in common, its a vision of what the ultimate street machine would look like, the way it would sound, and the wheels it would have. They also share an insatiable craving for raw horsepower. Noah Knudsen of Frontenac, Minnesota, was no different, and at 16, swapped the keys to his 79 Cordoba straight across for what is now a jaw- dropping 72 Hurst/Olds replica. You may think the trade was a no-brainer, but for a high school kid on a budget, it was hard to let go of a perfectly good running car for one that looked more like it was on its last legs. However, seven years in the making as funds allowed, the results speak for themselves. Seems to us like it was the right choice. Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!