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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 27
posted May 09, 2004 06:57 PM  
We have been running an outlaw track with a 372 engine. We are looking at going to the nationals this year and need a claimer. We have looked at a couple builders out there but need some relialability help. Midwest seems to have the best pricing but I cannot find anyone who runs one. We are thinking about the 6500 open wheel engine built without the roller cam. anyone have any advice or used one of these??

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Total posts: 874
posted May 09, 2004 09:28 PM  
honest opinion
find someone local that can assemble a motor for you...
buy all the parts and have him do all the work
for parts for nationals... if your serious...
probably want-
crank-scat new cast-169
rods-eagle i beams-199
pistons-use a good light forged piston, srp more then likely-450
camshaft... get a midwest number 2 or SP, no need to spend a lot of money on a cam for a week of racing-129 bux with a set of solid lifters
heads-cheaper to get a set of darts- 799 and have the port work done yourself....
intake-victor jr..189
rockers-199 set of roller rockers...
claimer oil pan-89.99
cheap valve covers-20 bux
re ring kit-89 bux (only use gaskets)
then have your builder find a block, timing cover and have him clean it all up...
timing chain-39.99
cam button and lock-10 bux
pushrods-25 bux
cleaning operations-60 bux
can of cheap spray paint-1 buck
bolt kit-leave yourself room... probably 50 bux maybe less
good claimer for around 2500 ready to run... and it'll run respectable you dont need a hog over at boone just a level head and the right setup on the car and after you win and the motor sells for 6000 after its all said and done you'll get a check in the mail for quite a bit from the auction so.... do the math...
simple upgrades would be h beam rods, different crank and a different cam.... so you can go anywhere from 2500 up to 3500 by going to a little stronger crank, custom ground cam, and h beam rods...
one thing to keep in mind... run a 5.7 motor... on a quarter mile 6 inch rod just cant keep the r's up...

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted May 09, 2004 09:57 PM  
PTM Race Engines, Talk to Doug, Kelly or Steve. My wife even went and picked up mine and they treated us with the utmost respect.

[This message has been edited by Wildside17 (edited May 09, 2004).]

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Total posts: 5390
posted May 09, 2004 10:07 PM  
all the good builders from midwest split up in the last couple years myself i agree with ptm they build some good stuff and have the super nat win to prove it the other guys started another shop just down the road from midwest they go by hard core race engines in ames iowa basicly from what i have heard the head builder at midwest right now was just learning how to recon rods a couple years ago.jr motorsports is another good shop to deal with

[This message has been edited by racer17j (edited May 09, 2004).]

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