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Old 01-13-2009, 08:22 PM
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best way to get around 900-1100 hp outta a chevy engine

i am wandering what would be the best way to achieve around 900-1100 hp outta any Chevy engine basically used for quarter mile drags but still street legal for Iowa to cruise around in.

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which chevy engine?
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Call gale banks and send him a blank check for one of his twin turbo setups. Otherwise, quit dreaming.
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Well here is the over simplified answer to your question.

Pick any V8 chevy engine you want.
Pick out a pair of big ol' turbos from any reputable turbo supplier.
Slap on some type of programmable electronic fuel injection any presto 1000+ Hp that you can drive on the street.

As I stated this is the simplified version.
You will need other things like forged crank, rods and low compression pistons.
And of course some good heads and intake system and an intercooler.

I could give you a thousand combinations that could make 1000 HP so I will just leave you with that basic combo and you can research form there.
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And you wouldn't start with Chevy pieces either. You'd start with aftermarket parts like maybe a Dart or World block, Callies crank, JE pistons, Oliver rods, etc., etc.
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Kindly send me a check for $32,500. In 2 months I will ship to you a 1000+hp chevy engine. (just kidding - it would take me longer than 2 mo.)
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Give me a call, I'm in Tempe. Between the two of us, we could knock it out in about 3 weeks. I can get Maurer to dyno it.
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Sounds like a plan!
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two words....nitrous oxide
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I'd start with a genIII/IV engine, not a gen 1. You'd probably be best with a Warhawk or LSX block, and to go from there. 2,000 HP is possible, but it takes a rocket scientist to get it all right the first time.
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As most have said---
A big bag of $$$$$$$
and maybe you ought to wake up from that dream.
Cruisin around on the streets with a thousand H.P.
Now that's a dream !!!!!!!!!
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It's a dream I think we all have. And it is entirely possible, but as all have noted not cheap.

The next question is how do I build a drivetrain, suspension, and chasis to take 1,000hp... Everyone seems to forget that part.
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OK here goes.

[i am wandering what would be the best way to achieve around 900-1100 hp outta any Chevy engine basically used for quarter mile drags but still street legal for Iowa to cruise around in.]

A new/well built Blown BBC, with Nitrous Injection as mentioned. Expect a cost of around $40K. This will get you almost, or just more than 1000 HP. (I got 981HP this way, 481CID BBC)

A Banks twin turbo system is intriguing to me, as I have not run a Banks system yet.
Note: You still will need that well built BBC, and I will add a conservative figure of $3K for the difference of parts, and exhaust plumbing.

Let me add this. Just over 30 years ago, I built a 560HP Twin Turbo Boss 302 Ford. The name of the old man that helped me design, and install the Turbos escapes me now. This total project cost me $22K back then. (I am better with numbers LOL)

"I'd start with a genIII/IV engine, not a gen 1. You'd probably be best with a Warhawk or LSX block, and to go from there. 2,000 HP is possible, but it takes a rocket scientist to get it all right the first time"

You raised the bar to 2,000 HP being possible; Yes it is, but this is not a total drag race designed vehicle, he also wants street ability.

I am not a rocket scientist, but I know the 'cause and effect' of Nitro Methane Fuel class, Top Fuel class, and Pro Gas class fuels.

2,000 HP? What a joke.
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A lot of cubic inches and a load of Nitrous. A streetable motor can easily make 1 HP per cubic inch or more and be very driveable. So I think a 672 could make 750hp. Then add some funny gas when ya need it.

Lots of $$$$$$ Gene Fulton comes to mind.
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