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Old 12-01-2012, 09:13 PM
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That cam does not guaRantee 500 hp. More like 450 with a good intake like victor jr or victor. Heads may also be an issue if you want to make 500 exactly. look like more around 400-450 with less than 210cc heads. (brodix, dart) 210 or larger would be better for max effort racing but i would go cheap for now and plan to rering in two years with a few upgrades.

You will have lot of fun just getting to the track every week with clean runs fast or slow. Best not to blow the budget before you hit the track.
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That cam does not guaRantee 500 hp. More like 450 with a good intake like victor jr or victor. Heads may also be an issue if you want to make 500 exactly. look like more around 400-450 with less than 210cc heads. (brodix, dart) 210 or larger would be better for max effort racing but i would go cheap for now and plan to rering in two years with a few upgrades.

You will have lot of fun just getting to the track every week with clean runs fast or slow. Best not to blow the budget before you hit the track.


I agree 100%. Get the car built for not too much money, and play with it. Once it gets boring start upgrading parts. Good stuff.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:40 AM
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Ok thanks for the input. Ill add this car wont be driven to the track. always trailered.
I ran 5.90 in the 1/8th with a 410 cu in Windsor in a 92 Mustang. This car had 12 to 1, heads that flowed 360 cfm intake, a solid roller .700 lift cam and a 500 shot of 2 stage fogger nitrous throu a JW powerglide and 4.10 gears.
This is just to give you an idea where you have to go to run 5s in the 1/8th.
Get a copy of desktop dyno so you can run the combinations of compression, cam, power adders so you don't waste money on components that won't get you where you want to go.
Set a goal of how quick you can afford to go, then build it! Have fun.
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