Originally Posted by 97Z28
what the heck kind of race do you run that makes the fords put restrictor plates on??? lol, thats a new one for me. i've seen peaople at our track smoke the fords and i've seen fords smoke the chevys. IMO one is no better then the other. it all depends on who builds the motor, their lev el of expertise, how its tuned and how compatible the parts were. i've seen people put thousands of dollars into a ford motor only to be beated by a chevy with $800 worth of parts on it, and the other way around. dont get me wrong... I'm chevy all the way and like most guys enjoy a little ripping on the other guys ride (in a playful manner). but anyway, i've never heard of a sanctioning body using restrictor plates just on fords except for NASCAR, and even then every car has to run them. I dunno, i must be stupider then i thought!
btw, fords are so powerful, thats why you see everybody putting a ford motor in a camaro!! LMAO! i've only seen a LOT of people putting chevy motors in mustangs!!!! lol
There is always someone who will take the bait
Fact remains, Nascar has restrictor plates, body templates and so on to keep the cars as close as possible and to keep the speed down.
In superstreet they changed the rules because the turbo small block mustangs were killing the Big Block Cameros and the big racing crowd is Chevy owners(like me) that go to the races to see Chevys win. Guys who build chevys do so because they are cheap to build. It is bad business to kill off the popular brand. Ford did not have a car ordinary guys could hot rod until the fox Mustang. Parts for the early 'Stang were few and very expensive.
Chevy doesn't even have a Camero any more. I know there is a promise of a new one but it looks like a $50,000 car to me, which means I will never buy one until it is 10 years old.
Take your Chevy out to the local track the next Chevy vs Ford street car meet. You will see what I mean. Buick GNs used to come out and play but not too often. 9 second street legal, emmissions legal Mustange are common as dirt in Texas. To win a Mustag "True Street" meet you have to be able to consistantly run in the high 8s. These are a stretch (legal)but they are all stock suspension location, no mini tubs, 10.5 (not W) tires, turbocharged small blocks. I sold my Mustang when it was the fastest car in the country (1998) because I could see that the price for staying there was going up.
I love Chevys too. My Hot Rod has a warmed up 396. I have a double hump 327 for the next buiild. Just because I like Chevys doesn't mean I'm blind and brain dead.