If You Could Build Any Engine

Discussion in 'Drag Racing' started by rotorr22, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. dan gregory

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    Hotrocks video of the high revving stick shifted cars is what I like & is what I`m trying to build.It`s what I grew up with,I get so bored watching automatics which don`t take nearly as much skill to drive & I know are`nt as much fun to drive.I used to go to Rockingham NC during the 80s & watch the super stockers race the 2 events they held every year with the big boys,Pro Am Nationals & I forget what the fall race was called.No sound matches any small blk turning 10 or 11,000 rpm & dropping the hammer on the starting line,there was no such thing as a 2 step rev limiter in those days.Just wind her up as high as you can & she either blows or GOES,that was drag racing.I really want to go back to the midwest oneday & watch The Ozark Mountain Super Shifters race one time,they are the fastest in the nation,check out their videos & you will be impressed or you just don`t like drag racin.
     
  2. Mustang1989

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    460 Hands down. Can still get ahold of 'em and nothing beats cubes. Now to find that perfect Fox Body to put it in....

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    The Boss 429 is hands down the best looking Engine.
     
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  4. mojo

    mojo "Everett"- Senior Citizen Supporting Member

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    Thought u sold the perfect Fox to put it in?
     
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    They do look great indeed.
     
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    Still.....kicking myself for that one. STILL!

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  7. mvw66gt

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    My cousin has a Boss 429 sitting in his garage. Came out of the 6th 429 down the line in 70. Car was cut up back in the day for a dirt track car. I’ve got a 429 CJ A bulkhead block, I’m trying to gather up parts to build for my 72 Cougar. But my favorite would have to be a 427 SOHC.
     
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    If I could wave a magic wand and the engine would appear already installed with 9", posi, subframe connecters, and reliable transmission, I would like a 351 based 408....just a mild build with 500 street friendly , pump gas, ponies and all the torque you normally need.
     
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    Since we are doing some dreaming here I would like a RoushYates Racing built NASCAR Maverick with this engine:

    RoushYates Engines.jpg

    Go to the RouchYates Racing website using the following link for some engine details and hear it scream. If I were going to have RoushYates build the Maverick for street duty it would have to have some really tall gears for this bad boy engine!!!!

    https://roushyates.com/engines/ford-fr9-carb/
     
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    You could also try a 410 Stewart/Haas/RYR sprint car engine!
     

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