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Old 12-08-2012, 03:59 PM
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I'm not sure it's if a better idea to build a mild motor and let the turbo make the power or to big a powerful engine and put low boost on it

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598 cubes,low deck,pump gas friendly,900 HP.

would cost north of 16k. thats N.A.!but to be realistic,the 540 rat is the best all round build.most common and easy to match parts
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this guys nova.. would be a 100k car to build a safe car the way he wants it..
he needs to talk to a chassis shop.. not us..
then talk to sonny lenard type engine bulider..
not us..
he needs to start saving..
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:03 PM
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I just wished upon a shooting star for the money to build this engine... I'm just looking for ideas on things guys here have done...
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I just wished upon a shooting star for the money to build this engine... I'm just looking for ideas on things guys here have done...
go to a heads up outlaw class race and you'll get a better "feel" for whats required..
cause a bbc nova like you're talking is a 8 sec car..
thats a track only car.. unless you believe those drag week cars run all summer on the streets..
NHRA will require you to get a lic. to drive it. on their tracks
you're talking large coin..
when I was looking at back half'n my chevelle it was over 15k to cage and half it.. so it pass a nhra inspection..
today minitubbed /caged/framed cars are jus as fast.. but not any cheaper to build..
good luck..
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help finding the right engine for a new BBC build

If I was going to build a motor with the power that you are talking about I would start out with a brand new short block. I know this short block is built with Scat or Eagle crank and rods. When I built my 496 I called and talked to CNC Motorsports about my kit. I was told that they will put together a kit with parts of my choice as long as they carry the parts. I didn't want the SRP pistons and wanted Keith Black Icon Forged pistons. So if you want a better quality crank and rods look at the brands they have and call them for a price on the kit with parts you want. Check out this short block. CNC Competition Short Block, BB Chevy 540, 4.250' Crank, 6.385' Rods, 9.0:1 SRP Pistons - Big Block Chevy 540-565 Short Blocks - Short Blocks | CNC Motorsports | Car Parts | Truck Parts | Competition Engines
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:27 AM
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Wow that's not a bad deal for a short block with all forged internals
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Wow that's not a bad deal for a short block with all forged internals
not good enough for what you're dreaming about..
add another 5-7k
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how could you go wrong even with a very low out put 540? buy the 540 short block,cheap used square port heads,roller hydraulic cam,850 holley and shares in a tire company. 11 second Nova thats a daily driver
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What about a low boost engine? The idea of a na bbc is compelling but I wanna ask all the questions before deciding what to potentially build
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how could you go wrong even with a very low out put 540? and a turbo
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thats very true i havae had those kind of issues witht the current small block
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What about a low boost engine? The idea of a na bbc is compelling but I wanna ask all the questions before deciding what to potentially build
not knowing you from adam, unless you have money out the wasoo.. to build a bulletproof drivetrain.. don't go bigblock and turbo..
the power it'll make is the power level alky cars stopped use'n transmissions, as they could not keep them in the cars.. and they have money to burn and no problem changing things out after a run or two..
everything will be high end parts, or you'll be that guy the racers hate see on the line as they'll know track delays will follow the tree count.. from you blowing up again..
I'd really really, go pick some of these guys that are running low 8's or better cars brains on just what it takes to keep them together..
a turbo bbc will be making as much or more than warren johnsons prostock car.. let that sink in.. and the $$$$$$$$ involved..
I'd start small, in this case a n/a bb and work from there..
it be one thing if you had the nova already running a strung out turbo'd small block and was stepping up from there..
the guys on yellow bullet just didn't bolt on a turbo and start running 170mph 1/8th , they did stepping stones.. or bought a proven car as a roller.. that was already build to the hilt..
a true 700+ hp car is a bear to handle , in the hands of someone used to a 400hp car.. nevvermind a 1000 ft lb+ beast
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I'm not sure what my current setup nets power wise but I'm very fond of forced induction I have used it on a lot of my builds with success that's why I wanted to ask about boost on a bbc before proceeding
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I'm not sure what my current setup nets power wise but I'm very fond of forced induction I have used it on a lot of my builds with success that's why I wanted to ask about boost on a bbc before proceeding
boost was made(s/c & turbo's) to make up for a lack of cubic inches..
something bigblocks don't have a problem with..
adding a turbo to a big big block. is like hitting the button with 3 stages and a 700hp shot..
everything in the car will get hammered.. hard.. when you do this things break, allot..
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