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02-01-2009 10:18 AM
1000 Hp.......

HI,sure its possible,but,you better have a deep wallet,or a bunch of credit cards.remember,you have to feed those horses,and they wont be cheap. not miles per gallon,but,gallons per mile.
02-01-2009 08:58 AM
ww454ss 450 hp is alright. Some of us are just looking for something that will blow the doors off of lambos, ferraris, and other highly priced vehicles. We will do it for a 1/4 of the price too.
02-01-2009 08:44 AM
slate84 whats with all these people wanting 1000+hp motors to drive on the street and think its no big deal. i bet they don't even realize how fast a 450hp motor is.
01-30-2009 08:04 PM
ww454ss If you visit Those guys make unrealistic power on near stock motors. I have read a few builds where guys have crept in to the 9's on stock motors. Of course they are on borrowed time but, there set up only cost them around 4-5k and they will put the hurt on a lot of guys who put 4 times that into just the motor. A lot of the guys who do junkyard builds are making awesome power and there set ups cost next to nothing but, aren't reliable. If you want it to be fast and reliable you gotta spend the money. I am planning a build right now and I am planning on it taking a few years, not because I work slow but, because I figure I could slowly buy the best parts at a rate I can afford.
01-27-2009 09:27 PM
Originally Posted by vwhammer
I will bet you a whole dollar you could put together a 1000hp small block for less than 10K
put one together sure... drive it regularly at full power.... not likely.
01-27-2009 10:55 AM
KA67_72 That Chevelle has to surprise a lot of people. I love it.

01-25-2009 02:40 PM
vwhammer I will bet you a whole dollar you could put together a 1000hp small block for less than 10K
01-25-2009 02:32 PM
ScoTFrenzel Everybody has an opinion, here's mine.

Since it obviously will take $25,ooo minimum to get the car together
I would find a good turbo or blower engine builder and have him do the whole thing, because the chassis and body need major mods to make it useable.

That way the $40 thousand or so will feel like it is well spent when everything works like it should.
01-24-2009 05:35 PM
Microsoft Paint This guy probably has right around 1000hp @ the wheels. IIRC his setup uses $200 ebay headers.

Stock 1996 1 pc rear seal, 4 bolt block. JE flat top N20 pistons, Eagle H-beam rods, Stock 1996 3.48 stroke crank. Stock 8 inch balancer
S480 turbo
906 vortecs
12 bolt w/3.73's, strange S/S spool, and Superior axles.
Here it is running a 10.18 @ 137 but its best run so far has been 8.9 @150

Here is his buildup thread
01-15-2009 09:25 AM
V8 Super Beetle
Here you go...

Get your check book ready...

Street 598 Pump Gas 820HP

•Dart Big M 10.2 Deck Nodular Caps 4.600
•JE Pistons Forged Race 10.5:1 w/ Ceramic coated crowns for more power
•Eagle 4340 Forged Steel Internal Balance Crankshaft 4.5 Stroke BBC
•Eagle 6.7 4340 Forged Steel H Beam Rods with ARP L19 Rod bolts
•King Alecullar Pro Race Bearings Rods and Mains
•Mahle File Fit Performance Ring Set
•Balanced and Assembled
•Dart Pro 1 345 CC Alum Heads- Fully Ported and Flowed
  • 118cc Chamber w/ ceramic coatings on Chambers/ Valves- for thermal efficiency and power
    Assembled For .750 Max Lift
    Stainless Valves
    1.63 Valve Springs
    Titanium Retainers
    10 Degree Locks
    ARP Headstuds
•Mr. Gasket Solicore Head Gaskets or Equivalent
•Dart Single Plane Intake Manifold
•Comp Cams Solid Roller Custom Camshaft
•Comp Cams Solid Roller LIfter +.300
•Melling High Volume Oil Pump and Shaft
•RPM Fluid SFI Internal Balance Damper
•Moroso 21047 Eliminator Pan or Milodon Jet Drive Marine Pan
•Billet Race Double Roller Timing Chain
•Aluminum Valve Covers


Add some spray to make up the extra 80-280 hp.
01-15-2009 06:01 AM
RPM A lot of cubic inches and a load of Nitrous. A streetable motor can easily make 1 HP per cubic inch or more and be very driveable. So I think a 672 could make 750hp. Then add some funny gas when ya need it.

Lots of $$$$$$ Gene Fulton comes to mind.
01-15-2009 01:11 AM
carsavvycook OK here goes.

[i am wandering what would be the best way to achieve around 900-1100 hp outta any Chevy engine basically used for quarter mile drags but still street legal for Iowa to cruise around in.]

A new/well built Blown BBC, with Nitrous Injection as mentioned. Expect a cost of around $40K. This will get you almost, or just more than 1000 HP. (I got 981HP this way, 481CID BBC)

A Banks twin turbo system is intriguing to me, as I have not run a Banks system yet.
Note: You still will need that well built BBC, and I will add a conservative figure of $3K for the difference of parts, and exhaust plumbing.

Let me add this. Just over 30 years ago, I built a 560HP Twin Turbo Boss 302 Ford. The name of the old man that helped me design, and install the Turbos escapes me now. This total project cost me $22K back then. (I am better with numbers LOL)

"I'd start with a genIII/IV engine, not a gen 1. You'd probably be best with a Warhawk or LSX block, and to go from there. 2,000 HP is possible, but it takes a rocket scientist to get it all right the first time"

You raised the bar to 2,000 HP being possible; Yes it is, but this is not a total drag race designed vehicle, he also wants street ability.

I am not a rocket scientist, but I know the 'cause and effect' of Nitro Methane Fuel class, Top Fuel class, and Pro Gas class fuels.

2,000 HP? What a joke.
01-14-2009 09:08 AM
ap72 It's a dream I think we all have. And it is entirely possible, but as all have noted not cheap.

The next question is how do I build a drivetrain, suspension, and chasis to take 1,000hp... Everyone seems to forget that part.
01-14-2009 07:45 AM
da34guy As most have said---
A big bag of $$$$$$$
and maybe you ought to wake up from that dream.
Cruisin around on the streets with a thousand H.P.
Now that's a dream !!!!!!!!!
01-14-2009 06:32 AM
ap72 I'd start with a genIII/IV engine, not a gen 1. You'd probably be best with a Warhawk or LSX block, and to go from there. 2,000 HP is possible, but it takes a rocket scientist to get it all right the first time.
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