1941 chevy running 13's - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans Advertise
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 12:52 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1941 chevy running 13's

Hello hot rodders I'm new to this forum and hot rodding. I purchased a '41 special deluxe 2 door rolling chassis.. I live in Denver and I want to put an engine in it that will run 13's down the strip. I'm thinking a turbo 400 trans, the chevy 10 bolt with I don't know gear ratio. It's gonna be a driver so I can't go too heavy on mods but I was looking for in put on what SBC to use and what upgrades needed. Thank you!

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 01:24 PM
techinspector1's Avatar
Member
 
Last wiki edit: DynoSim combinations
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Zephyrhills, Florida, USA
Age: 77
Posts: 16,912
Wiki Edits: 326

Thanks: 1,890
Thanked 2,801 Times in 2,098 Posts
Here's a calculator that will tell you what E.T. your car will run at whatever weight and hp.....
1/4 Mile ET Calculator
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 02:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
How much do I calculate in for being in such thin air? Add a second or 2?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 03:29 PM
35WINDOW's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Update on my Build-Lights
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: In a State of Confusion
Age: 64
Posts: 1,611
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 75
Thanked 87 Times in 73 Posts
Here, this might help:

http://www.hardtail.com/techtips/altitude.html
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 35WINDOW For This Useful Post:
techinspector1 (04-01-2015)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 10:34 PM
bullheimer's Avatar
NEVER use credit cards!
 

Last journal entry: car with tt2's, (stockers going back on)
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North of Seattle
Posts: 3,089
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 61
Thanked 73 Times in 58 Posts
wait here.

i mean, weight here: 1941 Chevrolet Specifications

aint google wonderful?

thanks tech inspector for that groovy guide. according to that all you need is 300 HP. that's almost stock. and that's 13 flat with you in it i'm thinking. welcome to the site.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-01-2015, 10:57 PM
ericnova72's Avatar
More for Less Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: S.W. Lower Michigan
Age: 52
Posts: 17,524
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 268
Thanked 3,160 Times in 2,650 Posts
A simple 350 or 383 stroker Generation 1 SBC will get you there...or you can step up to a 5.3 liter LS engine(324 cubic inch) with a cam upgrade if you want to go modern(or even the 6.0(366") or 6.2(374) LS engines if you can get a good deal),..... 2500-3000 rpm stall converter, 3.42 or 3.73 rear gear.

Pay attention to details and it could even get you low 13's/high 12's
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2015, 12:56 AM
Cars, Trucks, Boats
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Toledo, N.W.Ohio, USA
Age: 71
Posts: 6,338
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 13
Thanked 772 Times in 726 Posts
Quote:
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...
.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah I'm thinking around 400hp and a set of street slicks for the track to swap on when I take her to the track. I like the turbo 350 and what I have found out is if I beef the tranny up a bit she should hold.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2015, 07:44 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 12
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Now do I have to get a aftermarket block or using an old 350 work? I might be able to get my hands on a cheap 454 but then that's more fabrication to mount it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2015, 08:19 AM
ericnova72's Avatar
More for Less Racer
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: S.W. Lower Michigan
Age: 52
Posts: 17,524
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 268
Thanked 3,160 Times in 2,650 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellcat41 View Post
Now do I have to get a aftermarket block or using an old 350 work? I might be able to get my hands on a cheap 454 but then that's more fabrication to mount it.
At the less than 550 HP level a stock 4-bolt main 350 block will be plenty strong enough, even a stock 2-bolt 350 block will be fine at 400 HP...no need for an aftermarket block.

454 is nice, big cubes make big power easier, but might open up a cooling nightmare in the narrow '41 nose, require an expensive radiator and expensive custom headers. Big block performance parts are also more expensive than small block.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 04-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 27
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i'm not really in drag racing but i do know that it does take more than a car strong enough to be able to run good times, from stoplight racing i learned that the way a car shift is more crucial than weight per hp...
also aerodynamics, tyre grip counts
so if you need at least 300hp make sure you got 350...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1941 chevy zellaree Introduce Yourself 2 05-02-2011 03:07 PM
1941 ford running board bushings yeepman2 General Rodding Tech 1 09-20-2006 10:56 PM
1941-46 chevy 1/2 ton pu rsachen Introduce Yourself 2 01-24-2006 09:45 PM
1941 Ak Chevy 1/2 Ton Spank Introduce Yourself 3 11-21-2005 09:35 PM
1941 Chevy Pickup JhnBrackett Hotrodding Basics 1 04-09-2004 01:20 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.