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cambra
Member
posted August 18, 2003 04:17 AM
I resently got an old street stock and wanted to start fixing it up to race again. I have raced before but never in this class.my question is what kind of engine setups do you guys out there run? what works for you?


towmandan
Member
posted August 18, 2003 11:03 AM
We need to know what kind of rules you will be running under first....Then we can get you hooked up.....Towman


cambra
Member
posted August 19, 2003 07:53 PM
quote:
Originally posted by towmandan:
We need to know what kind of rules you will be running under first....Then we can get you hooked up.....Towman

the rules are as follows; small blocks only,no strokers,flat top pistons are allowed with steel or cast rods,no aluminum heads, only GM cast heads but they can be worked, single carb only any type intake as long as not tunnels.any type headers and exhaust are allowed.MSD ignition is allowed. any trans single disc clutch only.any rear end and gear. what would be a good rear end to use? is a 12 bolt ok



BIGDADDYBOZ
Member
posted August 19, 2003 07:57 PM
I would run a Ford 9". Gears are much cheaper and you can get alot more dif ratios.


Eljojo
Member
posted August 19, 2003 08:52 PM
A lot depends on your budget. Those rules are pretty wide open, so you'll have to ask yourself just how fast can you afford to go! Personally, I'd start with a 406, put in some of the machined Speed-Pro's, good rings and bearings, a set of decent rods with good bolts, and spend some money on the heads. Stay away from budget priced assemblies! Good valves and good springs are not cheap and when you see an assembly for a hundred bucks more than a bare casting-you figure what you're going to get! GM makes aluminum intakes for the Vortec heads which make great power.I spent that money myself and haven't regreted it. Cam selection should be left up to a pro, and talk to KP about fixing you a Holley carb. You'll have a dependable motor -(spend the extra $150 to balance it) that should get you up front and not break the bank. Go to the race track you plan to run and find out who is doing the machine work for the front runners. Don't loose sight of the fact that this is all for fun!!!!!


cambra
Member
posted August 22, 2003 04:33 AM
Thanks for the help.


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