Re: Hello everyone! How much HP is too much?
Rusty, is that 500 crank or RWHP ... and the bigger question you should be asking is how much torque is too much ??
Since your only running a 383 SBC what you'll want to do is bring it up to the highest HP that is still 'streetable' and drives nice and that is proper cam, 10.5:1 CR etc ... and since your torque is limited to the 383 cubes you'll be fine. In a nutshell your not going to be anywhere near too much HP with that motor
'Most' people get into too much HP when you start getting over 500 rear wheel torque
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