Originally Posted by GalaxieRoller
right, so here goes: 67 galaxie, what's the best STREETABLE 9 sec. engine combo for it?
Whatever combo you decide on, according to one calculator I use, you will need about
1. 800 RWHP to move a 4000# car to 9.99 at about 142 MPH in the 1/4 mile.
2. 990 RWHP to move a 5000# car to the same numbers.
At an assumed 20% drivetrain loss, that is anywhere between 1,000 - 1,240 flywheel HP to run your Galaxie in the 9s, that is high 9's. That's a whole bunch of motor. Not sure how streetable that can be made.
And don't forget. Going that fast requires a bunch of safety mods that cost big dollars too. Not to mention the upgraded driveline (trans, driveshaft and rear).