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Old 02-17-2013, 01:15 PM
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race fuel budget engine advice needed

Basically ok looking into building a engine for my 89 Camaro. Looking to build something that's race fuel only. My local track ha 105 110 118 then methonal. I'm thinking either 383 or 396 Stroker sbc. I'm not looking for this to be to powerful but a good engine to build using junk yard parts. I'm going with a forged rotating assembly but not sure what else i need.

I'm looking for 600 horsepower roughly if possible. Any tips to point me in the right direction or good reads?

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Basically ok looking into building a engine for my 89 Camaro. Looking to build something that's race fuel only. My local track ha 105 110 118 then methonal. I'm thinking either 383 or 396 Stroker sbc. I'm not looking for this to be to powerful but a good engine to build using junk yard parts. I'm going with a forged rotating assembly but not sure what else i need.

I'm looking for 600 horsepower roughly if possible. Any tips to point me in the right direction or good reads?
for 600hp you're not going to be able to use almost anything out of a junkyard, at least not if you want any sort of reliability.
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Find a 454 or 502 in the junk yard and build that.
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"Budget" does not go with a 600hp race fuel engine. And it certainly wont come from a junkyard.
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Basically ok looking into building a engine for my 89 Camaro. Looking to build something that's race fuel only. My local track ha 105 110 118 then methonal. I'm thinking either 383 or 396 Stroker sbc. I'm not looking for this to be to powerful but a good engine to build using junk yard parts. I'm going with a forged rotating assembly but not sure what else i need.

I'm looking for 600 horsepower roughly if possible. Any tips to point me in the right direction or good reads?
buy a 6 liter LS truck engine,buy 2 turbos off 6 liter ford diesels,make a simple platform on upsidedown cast exhaust manifolds, and run 15 pounds boost. injectors will need up grading


lol good luck
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buy a 6 liter LS truck engine,buy 2 turbos off 6 liter ford diesels,make a simple platform on upsidedown cast exhaust manifolds, and run 15 pounds boost. injectors will need up grading


lol good luck
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buy a 6 liter LS truck engine,buy 2 turbos off 6 liter ford diesels,make a simple platform on upsidedown cast exhaust manifolds, and run 15 pounds boost. injectors will need up grading


lol good luck
or for a cheaper, and easier to find alternative- single turbo on a cammed 5.3L running E85. It'll still be a few grand before you're done but its about the cheapest way to hit 9's.
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I was once in your position, the engine budget vs the fuel budget, although im a ford person the platform is basically the same, I used a 351w block with a stock crank and rods with kb forged 60 over pistons and molly rings, aluminum strike force heads and a competition products intake, I had it a 14/1 compression and running on turbo blue, but at $8.00 per gallon it was tough, so I sold the gas carb and bought a alky carb, changed over fuel system and run methanol. methanol here is $170.00 per 55 gal drum.


89 mustang with 351w on turbo blue at 1/8 mile ran 7's same car on methanol runs low 6's
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