Dyno pulls on factory engines
Late last night on the speed channel, I`m not sure what show it was, but it was showing dyno pulls on factory high performance engines. The contenders were The chevy 409 with dual carter 4 bbls. The pontiac Super Duty 421. The Ford 427, the chevy "mystery motor" 427, The infamous 426 Hemi with dual 4 bbls. They took engines that were built to factory specs and used blue print cams. The 409 was rated at 409 horsepower, it`s dyno pull showed 405 horsepower or maybe 402. The super duty 421, I forget it`s power rating, also came in somewhere in the 400 plus range. The Ford 427 screamed over to 600 horsepower. The chevy 427 kicked out over 500 horses. The 426 Hemi kicked out a amazing over 800 horsepower. When the show came on and they showed the contenders, I knew the Hemi would take all, and I was sure the Ford 427 would take second. I was also thinking since they wanted to dyno test the engines that were considered king of the streets, why wasn`t there a LS6 454 in the mix? I doubt that even it could hang with the Ford 427 and the 426 Hemi but I also thought it would put out more than the 427 Chevy did. I had always hoped to see a show like that and I enjoyed it. They mentioned that they will do more engines later, It would be nice to see a 375 horse 327, and L79 327, a boss 302, a boss 351, the LT1 350, the 340 Magnum, as well as many other historical small blocks. My instructor from college always said, if you wanna go fast, you build a Chrysler, it looks like he was right in spades.