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Old 09-07-2003, 02:20 PM
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putting a big block in a 91 caprice

I WENT TO THE TRACK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I LOVED IT AND I Am MOTIVATED By SOME OF THE ET'S THEY HAD.I have a 91 bubble caprice that weighs about 4200 lbs.I know I can put a LT1 it in but I need weigh more power to compete on the track without NOS.I want to roll with a big block 454 to get this bad boy going.Is this car too heavy to compete against these 9 and 10 second cars or will the big block give them lighter cars a run for there money.

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Hey Greg,

No matter what, it's gonna cost a lot of money, but if you're willing to spend it, then hell yes, you can compete with a big block in a heavy car.

I would say you're looking at >$10,000 for an engine that will last though and the tranny, suspension, and rear end to match.

Think poweradder!

-Erik
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As was stated in the previous post, with enough money, you can make anything go fast. But trying to make a boat like the Caprice run in the 9's is probably never going to happen. If you could shave off atleast 1500 pounds from the car, then drop in a 1000 hp Speed-o-motive 540 blown alky motor ($16,000), you might get into the high 10s. Add the killer automatic from Raptor ($2500) and a custom 14 bolt rear end, it might work.

Best thing is find an older plymouth A body car, 340 or 360 engine, or smaller chevy and build a budget racer. Start small, have fun, learn all you can, then go for the gusto if you really get the itch!
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