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Old 04-02-2015, 12:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bullheimer View Post
i mean, weight here: 1941 Chevrolet Specifications ... that groovy guide. according to that all you need is 300 HP.
. Those cars are fairly light and streamlined...

. That guide assumes idealized suspension, rear end ratio, and sticky tires to run the number at "300 HP"... none of which is likely to be used in a "driver"... but since a mild 425 HP 355" or 450 HP 383" daily drivable engine can be simply, easily, and inexpensively put together these days with modern cams and heads and crank/rods/pistons kits, there's not much reason to go any lower in power... or if budget allows, various newer EFI engines...

. Might consider the lighter, more efficient TH350 tranny... or even one of the now common overdrive trannies for more comfortable cruising...

. The "10 bolt rear end" should be the larger 8 1/2" version, rather than the more common 7 1/2"... although 7 1/2" will work if not abused a lot and no sticky tires used...
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