Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: RGV. Texas, Former N.E. Ohio
for the YOUNG,,,,'
The OPEC oil embargo was a decision to stop exporting oil to the United States. On October 19, 1973, the 12 OPEC members agreed to the embargo. Over the next six months, oil prices quadrupled. Prices remained at higher levels even after the embargo ended in March 1974.
1970,, gas was $0.36 per gallon
1974,, gas was $2.53 per gallon
federal law for fuel mileage
federal law for cleaner exhaust from cars
leaded fuel outlawed. except for a few.
R12 Freon banned.
some engines lost over 50 percent of its horsepower.
think of it... a 454 Chevy went from 470 horsepower to 260 in one year.
soon after most V8's vanished
Cars got much smaller/lighter,,, plastic car body parts became common.
bumpers, dashboards, inner fenders.
1974 thru the 80's were painful...
2005 VTX1800 F, type II, Silver Tribal, 89,000 Miles, Purchased Feb, 2005.
MTC clutch & springs.. K&N Air Filter. Garmin 2597 GPS.
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