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Old 04-03-2012, 11:42 AM
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building a 2,400 hp ford engine?

hello everyone, i have been looking alot at drag week and larry larsons 6 second nova and i would like to one day build a old mustang with an engine making around 2,400 to 2500 horses would i be better off buying a assembled race engine or building my own?

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:14 PM
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That might be a record for the most wishful thinking in one thread ever posted here. Plan on $75,000for the engine alone, if not more....

Here is one for $90,000
http://www.sonnysracingengines.com/e...-racing-engine

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It will cost approximately eleventy bajillion dollars and require an ignition system that uses about 1.21 gigawatts of power...
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Wow..You one of the lottery winners?
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It will cost approximately eleventy bajillion dollars and require an ignition system that uses about 1.21 gigawatts of power...
Oh yeah, and wheres that video that was on here a couple days ago with the porcelin carburetor?
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Looking at your previous posts, you're 16 years old, with a lot to learn, if you've got that kind of money, heck, just buy one or two, motors like that require major maintenance and eat themselves up pretty easy, nice to have a spares.
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just build like 5 mild 460cid engines and "hook" the all together. BAM 2500hp
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I had a SBF that was putting out 2250 horsepower after changing the heads, but never got 2500 I did stick with the SBF because the old Mustangs didn't have a big engine compartment and it would of been major work to get a big block to fit. Otherwise I'd be pushing 3000 horsepower easy..


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should have went all out and stated he wants it to run on 87 octane as well.
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just dreamin outloud guys but if larry larson can do it why cant
i. look at carroll shelby, started out a chicken farmer from texas and now has cars named after him and not to mention his own.
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found an engine on proline rated at 2400 hp for $28,250 its a small block
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found an engine on proline rated at 2400 hp for $28,250 its a small block
Must be a Chevy small block then.......parts are cheaper......
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just dreamin outloud guys but if larry larson can do it why cant
i. look at carroll shelby, started out a chicken farmer from texas and now has cars named after him and not to mention his own.
If you're serious about this, try hooking up w/a racer at the track. Pro Stock, Pro Mod, even one of the "Super" classes, whatever. Offer to sweep the floors, be a gofer, whatever. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open and LEARN.
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Hmm

maybe another Bob Glidden??
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thanks like i said i was just thinking about it i am only sixteen but all i think about is hot rods, drag racing. pretty much anything to do with engines. i am not sure how i could get hooked up with a drag racer i guess just build a fast car and race it!
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