Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Missouri
Decided on an engine today
Went and talked to the guy that used to build my circle track engines today and ended up buying an engine he had just built for another guy who decided he could no longer afford to race any more. It was built to go in a mud truck, the kind that drag races thru 130' of muck. It's an all steel 496, carb to oil pan. Heads are 6272292, block is 3999289. It has Moroso valve covers and oil pan, BG Demon 850 carb, roller tip rockers, Weiand dual plane intake, hydraulic cam in the 510-520 lift range, and an MSD HEI Distributor. He fired up an identical motor sitting outside in another truck with full exhaust and I was surprised how lopey it sounded. He told me he would put a more radical cam in mine if that's what I wanted. I told him sometime down the road I would probably go hydraulic roller cam, AFR heads, and a single plane intake. I think for now the present combo will get my old Camaro down the road pretty well.
Last edited by tilley88; Jan 2nd, 09 at 07:18 PM.