Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Connecticut, USA
Well, as a wise dragracer once told me, horsepower wins drag races, torque wins tractor pulls.
If you can afford real good heads, like a set of raised runner 23 degrees, or even better 18 degree left over winston cup stuff... a 377 is near ideal--- the big bore unshrouds the valves for more flow, and the 377 combo is a good intermediate to still have plenty of torque, great rod ratio, and be able to spin 7500-8000 rpm, which is where those high dollar heads can make some incredible power.
The more rpm's you can spin, the more horsepower you can make... remember, horsepower is only calculated off the torque, and while big torque can get you out of the hole, once your past the first 100-200 feet, it's all horsepower. -Dan