|12-14-2012 03:42 PM|
The rumors is Billy has been screwing people.Doing bad work that Mike Janis has been taking in to straighten out.
Mike Janis Racing Inc
It's too bad that Billy which is a good car chief machinist is ruining Jim's rep which took yrs to establish.Guess Billy isn't a good business man.
The link is useful to the O/P's question to build a blower motor.
I brought up the lease idea because I am not sure of the O/P's abilities to tune a engine at that level.
|12-14-2012 11:31 AM|
|12-13-2012 11:05 PM|
|1Gary||Jim sold the business in NY.His shop is in the link in Florida.I heard rumors about the shop in NY not returning phone calls and their web site is up for renewal,but right now is off the web.|
|12-13-2012 05:50 PM|
Nothing at this level is considered "reliable". And it's all mega-bucks.
Have fun, rich boy!
|12-13-2012 05:42 PM|
|12-13-2012 04:15 PM|
|1Gary||I don't know if this applies to monster trucks,but in Pro Stock there are lease deals on the engines where they are maned by the company the engine is leased from and tuned track side by the same.They install the engine track side and take it back out at the end of the race.By doing so they are protecting the tech they have in the engines.|
|12-13-2012 01:29 AM|
|1Gary||Oddy/Perfection Race Engines|
|12-12-2012 09:29 PM|
World Products - MERLIN BBC Engines
At the bottom they have a drag engine lmited to 572 cubes for class racing. And offer 850 hp with out a blower.
Hope this helps
|12-12-2012 02:10 PM|
|nskyline34||Thanks guys for all the help, can someone tell me where or just tell me what a recipe for a 1500 hp blown alcohol Chevy (575ci limit) please? MUST HAVE FULL jackets too and be reliable Thanks everyone,|
|12-12-2012 09:07 AM|
My brother went to school with Bill Weaver Jr; him and his father had a monster truck in the late 80s called Rambo. Bill Sr was on the original board of directors for the MTRA. Back in 1989 his truck alone was over 100 grand as it sat. That doesn't include the support trailer, tow rig, mechanics, licensing, spare parts etc.
By the time I was around, his truck was appearing regionally when the events came this way; but it was mostly used as a promotional tool. They built another truck 'Rambo Jr' which was a street legal lifted truck; his wife used to drive it to the store LOL.
I spoke to Billy about 10yrs ago and they were trying to get funding to update the truck, but I don't think it ever happened. People really want that 'freestyle' stuff with backflips and blowing through campers...they can't afford to do that.
Monster truck photo album
|12-12-2012 12:48 AM|
We know this guy from Canada :
Travels in this:
He has 100k in that hemi. Now I know apart of that is because him being from Canada,but not much of it.Dale Wilch from Kansas used to sell hard core hemi parts and some was from back in the day when he ran a top fuel car.We know the hemi stuff is more money.
|12-11-2012 09:05 PM|
Plenty of deals out there . . . .
We just found and bought an ex-drag boat blown gas KB Hemi. Four passes since new, solid KB block, Mullins ex-Pro Stock heads, 8-71, Enderle FI unit, Magneto, the whole works. Just been sitting in a guys garage for several years.
Made 1642 HP when it was on the dyno. We gonna run methanol in it.
Came with low compression, but blower pulleys will fix that.
You not have to wind a Blown Alcohol motor a bunch, set it up for torque.
If you want to twist it, plan on keeping blowers and valve springs on it.
The rods will live to 10,300 RPM, they exit the block at about 10,400!!!
You can make these VERY reliable if you pay attention and plan it out.
Oh yeah, you can find these for less than 15K!!
Take care, K
|12-11-2012 05:19 PM|
P-B-G is that a peanut butter and grease sandwhich! They are may favorite.
|12-11-2012 04:43 PM|
|1Gary||We been in the game so long we don't pay retail for anything.As I said we called in some favors.It is a national known builder.Ran best in the 1/8 4.56 at 150 mph. Sponsorship money for a good deal on a national sponsorship isn't that easy to get.For all the yrs we been in,we have only gone three yrs without someone's paint on the side of the car.Someone with a limited track record would have a hard time getting support.There is a saying:"The road is a hard life and it's a hard life on the road". Those tours are not for everyone either.Living in a transporter isn't as glorious as it looks from the outside. Big Foot is a huge corporation with multiple rigs and trucks. Same for Grave Digger. Multi million dollar operations. I'm not saying he couldn't get in,but it would take time and a boat load of money for the first one atleast.Oh yeah it could take yrs of P-B-G sandwiches too.LOL.|
|12-11-2012 07:40 AM|
50K for an engine seems high but todays money is not going very far these days. this is why it in important to find an engine builder already in the game and can get things together cheaply. If you pay retail for everything then 50K is easy number to reach.
1200 hp is good enough. If you can stand the truck on its wheels you are good to go. its a lot of work just to get them back on the track next week after an event. Spend most of your time on that.
Yep world of product merlin block is what grave digger and most of the guys run. 1500 hp is all most of then run. more probably wont make it faster. just more likely to break.
Axels and drive shafts blow out for many reasons. basicly they are as strong as they can make them and they are not good enough. Once they get out of alignment and you whack the gas they will snap the drive shaft right off. So this is why you see them snap on the landings. But yes jumping a truck is hard on everything. even simple things need to be bolted down with strong bolts and washers just to keep a 1 pound item in place during a jump. These are not like trophy trucks they do not land smooth.
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