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Author Topic:   chev 6 cyl vs v8's
srpalmer
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted October 01, 2005 09:45 PM  
Is it worth putting a chevy 250 6 cyl in my nova. is there anything i can do to make it compete with the v8's that i'll be running with next season that wont break my pocketbook?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted October 01, 2005 10:15 PM  
actually you will be surprised at the straight 6. my friend has 1 in a crusier car. won every night out, then lost a motor in the street stock friday night so we put the 6 in to keep up in points and he busted every ones but. matter of fact it won tonight as well. try bullet cams that is all he did to it besides install flat tops. that 512.00 inline 6 runs and pulls better than the 5 grand 350-413's on the track.
if you dont want it and its not the intergrated head he will buy it and every other you can find..

DJR22
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted October 03, 2005 12:34 PM  
I've seen a guy runnin an inline 300 ford in a street stock. Car pulls away off the corners, but the v8's catch him at the end of the straight. If nothing else it just sounds bad a$$!

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neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted October 04, 2005 08:00 PM  
luv those old inline motors!

racinrob
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted October 05, 2005 06:53 PM  
If the rules keep the engines relatively stock and you are running a small track, like a 1/4 mile, the 250 can be competitive. We ran one in a stock division against v8's with good success. Clifford Engineering has some very good 250 parts, but they aren't cheap.

If the rules say you must use OEM parts try to find an engine out of a 79-84 pickup. They had 2 bbl carbs as an option. All the others were 1 bbl.

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2003 Path Valley Speedway 6 cyl. Strictly Stock points champion
Winner of 1st Annual 50 Lap Strictly Stock Special, V8 division

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