Jeff Latimer and I were kicking story ideas around recently in his shop when he came up with a winner. What if you decided to build a small-block Chevy for your Corvette using only what was available in 1968 and put it on the dyno? How much power could you make based only on what was available 50 years ago. What’s more, what have we learned in the years since about making power and could we make more? If you’re a graying hot rodder with achy bones and a long memory, you remember 1968 quite well. We were all young and had the limited cash we earned flipping hamburgers, mowing yards, painting houses, prepping new cars, or oiling lanes at the bowling alley. Money was hard to come by at that age and graduation from high school was a year or two away. We had groovy aftermarket parts from a number of legendary names like Holley, Sig Erson, Isky, Offenhauser, Edelbrock, Cal Custom, Carter, Weber, Mr. Gasket, Clay Smith, Moroso, Milodon and Summit Racing Equipment. Summit Racing Equipment opened its doors for the first time that year, and is now celebrating 50 years of changing the way we think about buying speed parts. Jeff decided to act on this idea of a retro 327 amassing what he ha...