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shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 07, 2002 12:34 AM
I'm seriously thinking about running a chev 200 v6 in my street stock. It'll be stock, but with a bigger cam. I'll be running a 3/8 mile track with about 15deg. banking, wide corners and short straights. Any opinions welcome.

WesternAuto17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted January 07, 2002 08:52 AM
They talked about this in the modified section, you might want to check that out. Personally, I think that the increased weight of a street stock would really hurt you with a V-6, but I'd really like to know how it turns out if you try it. If it could work, your kind of track is the right place, the shorter the straights, the better.

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shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 07, 2002 08:02 PM
thanks western.any more thoughts would be nice because i'm about to order a new cam and valvetrain.

KWTracer
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posted January 08, 2002 06:41 AM
My uncle won races with one in a street stock camaro a couples of year ago. He now runs one in an IMCA stockcar. The motors nothing special really. Its a stock botttom out of an astrovan with a bigger cam and some mild head work. The key is keeping the car as light as possible.

WesternAuto17
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posted January 08, 2002 08:35 AM
I'm sure you've got the 200 already, but if you're serious about trying this, you might want to find a 4.3 liter V6 because a 4.3 is just like a 350 with 2 cylinders missing. Then, for example, you could use underdrive pulleys from a 350. Plus you'd get a couple more inches.

techmaster35
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posted January 08, 2002 04:58 PM
SHADOWZ i have 335-350 hp (MAYBE MORE) 4.3 V6 professionally machine shop built, i would be willing to sell. 30 over aluminum dirt track claimer pistons, plasma moly rings, full roller cam and solid lifters, 1.7 ratio roller rockers, align honed and decked and torque plate bored, full motor block prepped with all block work, 4 barrel intake, 30 over, all magnafluxed heads and block, 3 angle valve job with bigger manley valves 2.02 int 1.94 exh, ported and polished, ARP bolts, miked crank, federal mogul rod bearings, 350 rods, hedman hedders for S-10 4x4, high volume oil pump, ALL JEGS & SUMMIT, stock water pump, never ran and never dynoed but power is a good guess. IS READY TO GO!!!! BALLS TO THE WALL POWER!!!! built for my S-10 4X4 pickup, needs a new oil pan (it is for an S-10 4X4)it can go for the right price. needs carb and distributor. you name your price and i will tell you if its right. if its less than 1400$$ you dont even need to answer with a reply. i know i sound like a jerk but this is a serious money deal here and i am losing about 700$$ with this deal. i am in southeren ohio and can deliver within 70 miles. you can pick it up if you want. my # is 937-365-1332 or you can e-mail me at loganstanforth@hotmail.com. THIS MOTOR WILL WIN YOU A TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP IF IT IS RUN RIGHT.

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shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 09, 2002 12:08 AM
thanks for the offer techmaster,but i must decline,can't afford and no roller cams allowed. that and the 200 V6 came with the car.other wise at $1400 its a steal.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted January 09, 2002 02:52 PM
the roller cam is a stock chevrolet part that came in the motor when i got it. too bad now it looks like im gonna be tearing up the streets in my S-10 from now on.

WesternAuto17
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posted January 10, 2002 09:06 AM
Here's something else I just thought of. I've never raced a V6, but I would think you want to lean toward a high rpm cam. The whole advantage of using the 200 is weight placement. If you do things right, you should gain a lot of speed through the corners because the car will be handling better because, by definition, a V6 will be farther back in the car and weighs quite a bit less. The trade off is you're gonna loose a lot of acceleration which, in a perfect world, you won't need because you're never lettin off the gas.

Here's my conclusion, put an insanely high gear in the rear end so you can twist the crud out of the motor (which is OK because 200 V6 engines are pretty cheap, I've even got one in the back of the garage). If you don't have a 9" or have to use a stock rear end, than you could use a turbo 350 and race in first gear.

I'm sure you were looking for someone who's done this before, but this is my 2 cents.

shadowz
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 50
posted January 10, 2002 06:21 PM
that was sort of what i was thinking about;stand on the gas and turn left and swerve around lap traffic
still trying to find a 9",till then I'm stuck with the stocker.

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