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With over 560 hp on tap, this 12.5:1-compression engine required the best octane fuel available. Note the unique water neck for the top radiator hose.The carburetor top and screen were a signature L88 component. The screen around the carburetor helped straighten the air entering the engine and helped avoid blow-by of the fuel exiting the accelerator pump "squirters." The top also assisted in protecting the hood if the engine backfired.