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Author Topic:   what is the best motor t o start out with in a modified
motorfreek
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 05, 2003 02:40 PM
what is the best motor to start out with when starting in a modified

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted May 05, 2003 03:38 PM
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dirtbuster
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 354
posted May 05, 2003 03:51 PM
355... easy to find parts, easy to build, and inexpensive.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 625
posted May 05, 2003 04:06 PM
the one your buddy claimed from the fastest guy at the track, lol!

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted May 05, 2003 04:56 PM
Of course!The reason i said that here is that a modified seems to spin maybe just a little.Outlaw you have the fastest dang ford i've ever seen without roush or penske on the valvecover.

outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 625
posted May 05, 2003 09:04 PM
i'll be back out for the may 16th show, richie. i think i've corrected the brake problem. the reason we couldn't move the bias adjuster is because it was already bottomed out in that direction. i switched the master cylinders. that should help the push. also took some crossweight out of it. i changed the gear to a 6.20. wait until you hear that ford really get wound up.

i pulled the tranny cover and everything seems to be fine. i think a piece of mud must've knocked it out of gear. i'm working on the slave cylinder to get that sorted out too. it should be a different racecar next time.

hey, it was good to meet you. hope to see you out there on may 16th.

Geffy95x
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 126
posted May 06, 2003 10:00 AM
The best motor of course would be a 355 with just enough power to have some fun, Don't go overboard with too much because you will have enough trouble learning to drive a mod .
The best motor as well is a reliable one with good top end components ,balanced rotating assembly and don't spin it over 7000 rpm and it should last a long time with little problems letting you have seat time with no worry .

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1574
posted May 06, 2003 04:59 PM UIN: 54865418
i'm with geffy you don't need alot you'll have your handsfull enough tring to learn to setup and drive the car it makes it that much harder with some big horse to try to keep the rear end under you and going forward

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