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dirt_freek
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted January 12, 2005 03:27 PM  
what would the best engine for a 3/8 med bank dry slick all the time thanks for the replys

only rule is 2bl and no alu heads
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yankie
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted January 15, 2005 03:23 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by dirt_freek:
what would the best engine for a 3/8 med bank dry slick all the time thanks for the replys

only rule is 2bl and no alu heads



mopar

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted January 16, 2005 02:44 AM  
well from what I know you dont want to run tons of torque on dry slick tracks. but a neat trick I have seen is people running the timing retard boxes to ajust to dry slick track. could work.

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racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 16, 2005 03:59 AM  
Oh my Gosh!! Traction control? Seriously, I run a 355 on a dry slick 4/10ths and need more power for the new season. It really is a matter of getting it all hooking up with the track. So many guys (and girls) think more power is the way to go to get faster, but they haven't exhausted all available options with car set ups. We started last year off with a good solid engine, and worked our way up to the point where we NEED more power, even on the dry slick. Everybody is different though,... My last word would be to be sure to have a broad power band and not concentrate on having tons of torque or horsepower coming on all at once (out of the corners). Good luck!

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dirt_freek
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted January 16, 2005 09:04 PM  
we are thinking about a 383 anda 358 in a 400 block with custome ground cam
78p thanks for the reply
yankie I can't put a mopar in a chevy
or a ford

racin78p
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 333
posted January 16, 2005 11:55 PM  
dirt-freek: Only an opinion again, but I'd go with the 358 (350 @ .40 over). That's what we run, and is supposed to be the limit in my class where we run. But there are those who have bigger motors and they don't get hooked up consistently, especially when it is REALLY dry slick. I kill them coming out of the corners. I have posted here a couple of times and once more I highly suggest calling up "camcraft", one of the sponsors for this web site, and talk with Charles. I ordered a custom cut cam last week after talking with him for quite awhile. He knows his stuff, and he can get youy all the torque/power that you will need out of a 2 barrel engine running on a 3/8th track. Enjoy.

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