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Author Topic:   To much engine?
sideways
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 273
posted November 02, 2001 08:17 PM
How do you tell if one builds to much engine?I guess my question is why waste all that money on a big engine if it cant be put to the ground?How do you tell when you are building one if it wont be to much?I know guys that would say "never big enough" but surely there is a line between enough and to much.Just a thoght.

millerlt3
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 96
posted November 03, 2001 07:49 PM
I think It depends on what size tires your running you can only get so much to the ground with an 8" tire, and what the tracks are like that you run on. The biggest motor in the world only goes so fast on a dry slick track. Just my 2 cents.

hrspwr
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted November 03, 2001 10:22 PM
I would rather have too much motor than not enough. You can always lift or feather but if your foots on the firewall and there is no more it`s gonna be a long night. Been there.

bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 256
posted November 03, 2001 11:21 PM
The only time I ever felt like I had to much was when it was dry slick so I just didn't mash the gas as far.

NWModracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted November 05, 2001 11:55 AM
I elect to have as much as I can without sacrificing durability. I'd rather keep working on better throttle control for those dry slick tracks and have the motor for when things are hooked up. But I don't want any surprises with the engine either so I go for a combination that will give me a solid season and has power to spare.

Racer111
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 54
posted November 16, 2001 08:53 PM
Engine size today doesnt mean much.I have seen several 360 motors with 18 degree heads put out 700 + HP turn 8000-8500.My 434 puts out 600 HP but 555 FT LBS turns 7300.Ive seen some 430 at 675-700 HP.It all depends on the way the cam reacts.The cam is the most important part of a engine.But sometimes forgotten over the size of the engine.

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