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Author Topic:   V6 opinions
shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 07, 2002 12:41 AM
Has anybody ever built a chev 200 V6 for racing? And how good are PAW cams?

Dirt-Tracker
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted January 08, 2002 06:47 PM
I hope the **** my dad dont see this post!!!! He is totally for V6's, every time were working on the car we get to hear the "back when I was racing" stories about the 6 packs running all over the 8's. We always get a good chuckle

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted January 08, 2002 07:18 PM
check out my reply to your other post about the V6 and you will like my V6 for sale SHADOWZ. DIRT-TRACKER watch your language you will get in trouble because i got in trouble too for it. i could care less but AJ & JAMMIN dont.

Gene
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted January 08, 2002 07:43 PM
I'll be giving a V6 chevy a shot this year, its 266ci. I'll post here and let y'all know how it runs aginst those 430cis'.

shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 09, 2002 12:14 AM
well thanks everbody. I wasn't sure if it was just another brain fart or if I maybe had a chance.I'm going for the long shot. MY 2.8l in myS-10 used to beat up mustangs on occasion so I'm going to try and get serious with the big boys....hope i don't get spanked too hard!

shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 09, 2002 12:20 AM
by the way... anybody have any set up tips for a stock v6,can only change cam.timing?little things that can kinda hide?little secrets? Thanks in advance.

KSGerry
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 125
posted January 09, 2002 08:38 AM
For "stock" V-6 performance contact Mike Jeffries at Lane Parts and Machine 800-210-8721. If you have the big money, get an all-aluminum 292 cid inline 6 from Deppe Engineering in Indianapolis 317-351-9165.
You can also check out the message board for the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series. They run 4 and 6 cylinder cars.

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KSGerry

jonboy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted January 22, 2002 01:52 AM
The chevy 4.3 (early) is the best choice in my opinion. The weak points are the crank and rods. I ran the stock rod and crank 60 nights before teardown and everything was ok, but this engine had a lot of attention given to the crank and was honed to match pistons, etc.etc. You just can't get one from the rebuilders with the piston in the hole and compression all over the place and even begin to make it work. I used a 550 lift cam with stock 229 heads and valves milled to fire ring on alcohol. Just came up short. Approx 11.5 to 1. You have to go to the big valve vortec heads and domed pistons to even think about enough horsepower on a sticky track, but I haven't seen these engines live very long with lots of compression, stock rods and crank. The weight savings is good and the car will handle better but you're just gonna come up short a lot. The guys who have been successful with the v-6 all have cars that are built for the light engine and weight down around 1850-1900lbs. A kosiski modified or mosts of the better built cars with a 4.3, powerglide and coupler, 16 gallons of fuel and no lead will weigh 2037. It just comes down to this, it takes horsepower to push weight down the racetrack. Either get more horses or cut some weight. Either way forget the 2.8, its not enough cubes. Good luck.

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