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Old 11-03-2012, 01:08 PM
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Well putting 900 to the ground for many miles would probably trash it. But with a shot that big you probably cant hit it right away so its going to make power mid track and beyond and hook up maybe even less. So its not going to be hard on the motor all the time. Most of the time he has a 400+ hp mouse and a big secret. It might run forever on the street how many times you going to push the button on the highway or hit a 500 shot coming out the walmart parking lot.

Ive seen many turbo cars run big numbers but they sometimes pop the first time you get some slicks and stick at the track. On the street they could spin street tires over all day long and not hurt the engine.

Yes blocks will come apart at the 1000 hp range but not all of the fixes are costly some are pretty cheap and could be in budget. Good cheap machine work is not easy to come by so maybe bull on that count.
no one ever said the 900hp engine lasted more than a dyno run. In actual use a stock block can't take extended use of more than 400-500hp without having a serious risk of failure.

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I think you have to keep it in perspective, he made 800+ hp with swap meet/junkyard parts. I think the idea was to demonstrate the possibilities. I don't think anyone would build this motor with new parts and a stock block. I really can't imagine anyone building this much motor and only spinning it 6500 rpm. I'm looking at the version on page 156 of How To Build Max Performance Chevy Smallblocks On A Budget, I think it's the most recent printing, it's a 93 4 bolt block not an 010, it's got an AED carb that flows 945 cfm and ported bow-toe heads also a forged crank not cast and a Comp cam.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:33 AM
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Yrs ago a certain someone won a Can-Am national with a auction circle track roller cam that everyone said wouldn't work.1.27 60' times and it is all about the combo.
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