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Author Topic:   cost of running a ford vs. chevy
racing33A
Member
posted November 01, 2004 06:10 AM
This is for a street stock. 2bbl, claimer class. No roller componets at all, otherwise fairly open engine rules. So what is the cost comparision of running the fords vs. the chevy. I am considering switching from chevy to ford for two reasons. One reason is that I am a blue oval freak at heart, and I race a claim class. Everyone runs a chevy so if I was to race a ford then they could not claim it because they run chevy. Also what ford cars make good street stocks on a dry slick 3/8, high banked dirt track.
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akadirtracer7
Member
posted November 01, 2004 07:26 PM
Most of us around here were using 70's frames but there are alot of 80's crown vics sitting around .It should be easy to find one.What makes you think someone wouldn't claim it just to toss it behind the shed.If you do to good you might get hassled ,thats the way it went for me this year.Started the year in factory stock finished in limited late models.thers a lot of different motors you can build to.


modfan
Member
posted November 02, 2004 05:47 AM
I may get beat up on this but in my opinion. The Chevy's are cheaper to build, but Fords last longer.


stockcar5
Member
posted November 02, 2004 06:03 AM
we had a guy up here than ran fords for a while in a mod. he got claimed and lost a nice motor.

he went back to chevy.

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19J
Member
posted November 02, 2004 09:12 AM
In fifteen years I've built 7 chevy's and 3 fords. They were built, timed, and freshened the same way. The chevy's just didn't last like the ford's did. I abuse the Fords a whole lot worse then I ever did a Chevys


FFMM
Member
posted November 04, 2004 09:53 AM
There is a company in Illinios that has been building imca type mods out of the ford crown vic type chassis from 80 to 85 i think, the claim their pretty strong in relation to the metric
also the chassis parts are easy to come by and u can usually find a 2 dr pretty affordable, you will however gain a little wheel base not necessarily a downfall, you didnt say which sanction you run. I am a fan of the ford also i also switch from chevy to ford, and yes timing should never exceed 34 degrees of advance, and in a situation when the mojority of the motor is aftermarket parts pretty much the engine building cost is the same, might spend a little more on acc. like distrib. and headers but they are getting pretty good.


stockcar5
Member
posted November 04, 2004 11:05 AM
the guy that does my dyno work is a ford nut. he says some of his better outlaw modified motors make the best power at 22 degrees of timing!

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