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Author Topic:   2800 cc stroker
keperkey
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted December 04, 2001 07:07 AM  
I am looking at buying a car with a 2800 stroker motor. Does anyone have experience with running this motor? Most other cars I have seen are 2.3 or 2.0. What are the advantages/disadvantages of 2800?

Thanks

KWTracer
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posted December 04, 2001 07:00 PM  
Advantage: a slight increase in power and torque.
Disadvantage: Way too expensive for the little performance increase over the 2.3-2.5.

keperkey
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posted December 04, 2001 08:04 PM  
How much would it cost to build one?

AJ GARBE70
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posted December 05, 2001 10:05 PM  
to tell you the truth if you can afford it then go ahead and put one together but i have seen some of the 2.3 with little things done to them and out run them high dollar motors i race a 2600 with a stock backe up 2300 the only thing i done to the 2300 was change the intake

keperkey
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posted December 06, 2001 06:42 AM  
I am trying to value the car for sale. Give me some idea of what it would cost to build a "big" motor. What about a 2.3?

AJ GARBE70
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posted December 06, 2001 04:32 PM  
yep it will awsome 4 it is a winning motor if you have a good set up and keep the tires frome spinning so much. it depends on what all you put in it or what it has in it the kit will run around 2,000 or more fore just the crank pistons and rods and maybe a little more depending on what kind of pistons and rods ultralight pistons are costly if everythig else on the motor are aftermarket then one can be up to around 3,500 to 4,000 or less you put stock pullys and things like that on it help thise helps

keperkey
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted December 06, 2001 06:38 PM  
Is the set up much different in order to get the extra horsepower to hook up with the dirt?

Kevin

AWSOME4
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted December 06, 2001 08:08 PM  
IT DEPENDS ON WHETHER YOU RUN IT IN THE STOCK CLASS OR THE MODIFIED CLASS.YOU WILL HAVE TO GET USE TO THE POWER OFF THE CORNERS.MORE THAN LIKLY YOU WILL BREAK THE TIRES LOOSE EVERY TIME.WHAT TYPE OF CAR IS IT IN? IS IT ON DIRT OR ASPHALT? IS THIS YOUR FIRST CAR?
AWSOME4

keperkey
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted December 06, 2001 09:02 PM  
If I buy the car it will be my first. It is a mustang hatchback and I will race on dirt. The car does have a 2.3 spare motor which I have thought about using to get a feel for the car before putting the 2800 back in.

Thanks for the help.

P.S. What sources do you guys use for set up information?

AWSOME4
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 07, 2001 06:36 AM  
i think scince its your first time racing i would put the 2.3 in to get use to the car first. then sell the 2800 to awsome4 for about $500. that sounds like a fair price. lol just kidding. but i would run it and get used to the car first.
awsome4

wildcat4257
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted December 07, 2001 06:48 AM  
i would give $600.

keperkey
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted December 07, 2001 07:05 AM  
You guys are funny. First, I have not made the deal on the car. Second, if I do, the motor is not for sale, unless you come up with some serious jack.

AWSOME4
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 07, 2001 07:31 AM  
I'LL TRADE YOU A FLOOR JACK.I'D RATHER HAVE THE 2.5. IT'S NOT AS BAD ON THE ROD ANGLE.LOOK AROUND AND SEE HOW MANY HIGH CUBIC INCH ENGINES YOU SEE FOR SALE. BY THE WAY I'M KIDDING ON TRADING DON'T WANT TO UPSET THE GOD'S. LOL

AJ GARBE70
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posted December 07, 2001 09:30 AM  
lol guys but yes do what awsome 4 said put the 2300 in and get use to the car work with the set up then maybe put the 2800 in to be in the ballpark somewhat instead of having problems off the start with the car being illhandeling with the 2800 good luck ps what year car is this i race a 1987 mustang hatchback why not just build a 2600

KWTracer
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Total posts: 233
posted December 07, 2001 10:46 PM  
Get the car, put in the 2.3 and get a handle on the car. Then when your ready for more power, sell the 2800, take the money and build a couple of 2.5's.

wildcat4257
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted December 08, 2001 04:49 AM  
JUST A SUGGESTION. IF YOU HAVE NEVER RACED AT ALL, I WOULD SUGGEST STARTING THE REAR FOR A WHILE. TO GET A FEEL OF THE CAR, TRACK,ETC. IN HOT LAPS GET BEHIND SOME OF THE FRONT RUNNERS(YOU PROBABLY WON'T KEEP UP AT FIRST BUT)YOU CAN SEE THEIR LINES THAT THEY RUN.ETC. GOOD EXP. ALSO STARTING THE REAR SAVES THE EQUIPMENT. CAN'T GET USED TO A CAR THAT CHANGES EVERY WEEK BECAUSE OF WRECKS. GOOD LUCK. AND ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP...........

keperkey
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted December 08, 2001 06:24 AM  
I appreciate the suggestions. Now I am just trying to decide whether or not to go for this car or keep looking. By the way, who do you recommend for engine work. If I do what we have discussed, and pull the 2800 for a while, the 2.3's will probably need going through. Should I do that first, or wait until there is trouble?

dirttracker98
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posted December 08, 2001 03:39 PM  
I don't know of to many racers who sell a newly freshend engine at the end of the season unless they are going to another type/class of car or they are quitting racing.If they are quitting all togather and their equipment is "top shelf" they usually have competitors wanting their stuff.If this is to be your first racer,I would suggest starting with the smaller motor first,start in the back,and if possible rent the track to get the feel of things and get some track time!things will be different when there is a full field of cars out there with you,but you will get used to it,it takes "seat time",some people win the first race they start in!!but most don't!!ABOVE ALL take full advantage off all the safety equipment you can use,DON"T SKIMP HERE,have fun good luck!!

AWSOME4
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 08, 2001 07:24 PM  
I STARTED RACING 2 YEARS AGO AND I'M STILL LEARNING.MY FIRST RACE I DREW THIRD ROW OUTSIDE FOR THE RACE.NOT KNOWING ANYTHING BUT HIT THE GAS AND HANG ON.LOL WENT INTO TURN ONE AND TOOK MYSELF AND 2 OTHERS DRIVERS OUT OF THE RACE.I WASN'T HAPPY AND NEITHER WERE THEY. I WENT AND TOLD THEM I WAS SORRY AND MADE THINGS RIGHT.AFTER THAT I STARTED ABOUT 4 RACES ON THE REAR TO LEARN THE LINES.ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU MUST LEARN IS CAR CONTROL. IF YOUR SLOWER THAN THE OTHER CARS DON'T DRIVE OVER YOUR LIMIT TO TRY AND KEEP UP WITH THEM. IN TIME YOU WILL LEARN AND BE JUST AS FAST OR FASTER.DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK OTHER DRIVER QUESTIONS. THE FIRST THING TO ASK IS WHO DRIVES WILD SO YOU CAN KEEP AWAY FROM THEM.LOL ALL THE POWER IN THE WORLD WOULD NOT HELP YOU WIN IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHEELSPIN. LEARN THROTTLE CONTROL,BRAKING,SETUP,STAGGER AND I'M SURE THERE IS A MILLION OTHER THINGS I HAVEN'T MENTIONED.WELL I'VE BABBLED ENOUGH.
AWSOME4

dirttracker98
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted December 13, 2001 08:27 AM  
a lot of those carolina boys run them $7000.00 BIG motors so they can win $250.00 on a regular race nite if you gots the cash to spend, go for it,after all"its only money" see ya at the races!!

mrfasttrack
Dirt Roller

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posted December 26, 2001 10:32 PM  
I swear I think I am the only person here from Georgia???


Bill from Douglasville

coop25
Dirt Roller

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posted January 02, 2002 05:22 PM  
If interested in a good 2.5 new reply back with rules.

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