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Author Topic:   IMCA Stock with a 4.3???????
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted July 13, 2001 05:55 PM
Hey, I saw a guy on the IMCA forums that was looking for a 4.3 v-6 Chevy to build and put into a IMCA stock. I would think that these cars would be too heavy to be able use the 6cyl. I guess maybe if the track was very dry slick it might work, but it doesn't seem to practical for running different tracks? I have access to a few of these motors. Should I latch on to them???? What do you guys think?

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted July 14, 2001 10:33 AM
Normally you have to drop a suitcase full of money in a v-6 to get them to run with the v-8. We had a guy a couple of years ago showed up at the track (paved) with a buick that had an aluminum v-6 which he dumped a ton of money in. It was lightning fast and set fast time that night, not to mention the car was 200 to 300 pounds lighter than any car out there, but when you put him in traffic where your constantly on and off the throttle especially coming out of the corner he was easy to pass because he didnt have the torque the v-8's had coming out. So before you spend any money call an engine builder and ask what they suggest ask how much money to build, and ask how much horse power and torque compared to v-8.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 239
posted July 15, 2001 09:43 AM UIN: 25419780
I have herd that some of the sprints use v6 and after I think 5 or 6 runs the have to send them out to get new crank put in..not sure how true it is but thats what I herd..I would like to see a 6cly class myself

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