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21-Schwartz is #1
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posted July 28, 2002 01:57 AM
Could it happen? How much would it cost to buy one?


tdevans93
Member
posted July 29, 2002 01:17 PM
Sure it could happen,
All you have to do is pay for your IMCA license, and get a car. Go to your local IMCA track and run in the top 5 in a feature. Then, you can have a mod motor for your street car.
But the true answer is that it is not ethical to have a local driver claim an engine for you so you can get a cheap hot rod. Also even though they sound mean, a lot of mods have engines that I would be afraid to run in a wood truck. much less on the street. (cheap parts)


dluna
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posted July 29, 2002 03:23 PM
Which IMCA track are you going to???


jammin
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posted July 29, 2002 07:15 PM
LOL...that was what I was wondering!


jammin


racer17j
Member
posted July 29, 2002 09:26 PM
to answer your question there is realy nothing that wouldn't work except for the oil pan posible a small block 350 or 400 we all run is the same thing thats in your truck or car before it becomes a race engine.it's realy kinda pointless to put as much money as some guys run in these things into a street car for a daily driver. but if you think it's necasarry you coile spend anywhere from 2000 -10,000 cepending on what you want but regaurdless you can still only go 65 no matter how much you put in it

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21-Schwartz is #1
Member
posted July 30, 2002 01:05 AM
quote:
Originally posted by racer17j:
to answer your question there is realy nothing that wouldn't work except for the oil pan posible a small block 350 or 400 we all run is the same thing thats in your truck or car before it becomes a race engine.it's realy kinda pointless to put as much money as some guys run in these things into a street car for a daily driver. but if you think it's necasarry you coile spend anywhere from 2000 -10,000 cepending on what you want but regaurdless you can still only go 65 no matter how much you put in it

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You can go over 65 on the drag strip.

I was just wondering what it would cost to buy one and if it could be put in a street car. They just sound so **** awesome. Power is unbelievable as well. Anybody sell used ones? lol

21-Schwartz is #1
Member
posted July 30, 2002 01:07 AM
quote:
Originally posted by dluna:
Which IMCA track are you going to???

Me? I dont race. lol

racer17j
Member
posted July 30, 2002 08:52 PM
you could make a stock 305 sound like a mod with a set of headers if you want one then just get some racing catologs and get one midwestmotorsports you can get a complete "claimer"355 long block for around 1500 i had a buddy that had one of there 383 strokers in his monte drag car and i still beat him with my old 74 pontiac bonneville w/stock 400


awkwardjeff
Member
posted August 03, 2002 01:38 PM
I got a aluminum rod 406 that is 12 to 1 compression.........short block you could buy. You would need to run a big chamber head to lower the compression to get buy on GOOD pump gas........I live in WI and you in IL. so for $1200 I will meet you half way. I go to Milwaukee almost every week....if you live north in IL. that would be more than half way.

I sold another 406 to a friend (LOL), he bolted it into a 66' chevy car......He didn't take MY advice......he wanted our motor straight out of the car......so he has to run racing gas at $3.50 a gallon. then not enough vacume to run power brakes or anything else..........

email or PM me if you want to talk about doing this.

Jeff