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cleatus
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posted February 01, 2002 09:49 PM
Depending where you run you can get a bert setup for a Mopar that is the same price as a chevy. Dollar for dollar the Mopar will make more horsepower. We have run a Mopar for 3 years in Pa & won two champinships and 7 features. I know we have less money in our Mopar than most of the chevy guys.


Mod57
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posted February 05, 2002 01:30 AM
hhhmmm, i seem to have been successfull beating chevy engines with my big old heavy ford stuff lol i think you are just like a sheep when you follow the flock, sometimes u might have to think outside the box, if you know what i mean? it would be a real dull world if we all raced chevys aka: ASA racing


modracr41
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posted March 27, 2002 02:22 PM
Cleatus, I run a mod with a mopar and I'll tell you that I do it because I want to be different and because it's easy to run a chevy. With that said, let me clue you in to some problems that I've experienced. Motor mounts are a problem. Unless you want to cut the chevy mounts out of your car and weld the mopar mounts in, you have to fabricate an adapted chevy mount to your mopar block. I've done just this. Then, coming up with a mount for an after-market racing power steering pump. I got a pattern for one from another mopar guy, and had it fabricated, it was VERY expensive. Just a couple of things to look at. Chevy parts are very abundant and CHEAP. You can get light-weight chevy stuff, and mopar stuff is just being available.
In the end, you have to ask yourself if you want to race cheaply, or to be different. I love mopars and that's one reason why I do what I do. The choice is yours and if I can be of any help, send me an email. Thanks and.............See ya at the track!!


brownstone
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posted March 28, 2002 05:22 PM
Terry Henson drove a car for Doug Cray at 1-30 & Beebe. he was fast in this car. They ran a 400 motor. If i was to run a Mopar I would look Doug Cray up, he was sharp on these motors. These motors did not cost to much.


modracr41
Member
posted March 29, 2002 09:03 AM
The problem with running a 400, or any big block motor for that matter, is the weight. In Mods, rear percentage as well as overall weight is a big part of the game, and if you handicap yourself with an extra 75 to 100 lbs. on the front, that means that you're going to have to add that much weight or more to the rear. This gets the weight of your car up in the 2700# area. When the rest of your competitors are running cars around 2350, they will be able to drive much deeper in the corners as well as drive away from you on the straights. The decision is yours, but I definitely would stay away from any big block power. Just my opinion, and............see ya at the track!!