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09-30-2012, 09:34 AM #11
09-30-2012, 04:06 PM #12
It's a a rhethorical question posed as food for thought -- and it's one I've asked and answered for myself, already. I see a slippery slope of large expenses, there ... one that may or may not make sense depending on how far one wants to go with bullet-proofing in order to 'handle whatever I throw at it'. I'm personally of the mindset that one goes all the way, or not at all, since going part-way is pricey and doesn't allow full use of what one paid for due to fear of something else breaking. But that's me ...
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09-30-2012, 06:25 PM #13
Stuff is going to break. Especially when you're making lots of power. It just happens. I've been up at 1:00 AM at the drag strip rebuilding transmissions so we could go on racing the next day. The only solution for wanting to go fast and not break parts, is to get the income to support your want to go fast, so you can replace the things that break.
09-30-2012, 06:34 PM #14
Planned modification to a system yields expected/anticipated results to that system ... which may require yet more modification to allow the rest of the system to handle those results, properly. Sure, unexpected things happen, but that wasn't the basis of my response. Expected/predictable things were the basis of the response...
09-30-2012, 08:30 PM #15
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Ive thought about that as well but I know a tranny rebuild will be coming sometime down the road. Maddog transmission is not far from me so I can swap my old one for one of there built ones. So when that times come ill get something to handle whatever I do after that. I will most likely do a solid axle swap and will upgrade to something strong in the rear at the same time. i Have a friend who is going to start a nnbs sas in the next few weeks. Hopefully his goes well and mine will be done once he gets some good miles on it.
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09-30-2012, 11:42 PM #16
10-01-2012, 12:54 AM #17
If you are replacing the head a little "prep" work on them would help a bit. Things like porting and polishing, and gasket matching. With the other work you have listed you should be able to go to a bigger bored throttle body. Since a motor is just a big air compressor. The more air you can bring in and expell you will make more power.
I hope the bottom end of your engine is in good shape. It would suck to redo the top end and than have problems with the bottom. How much power do you think you are going to make?
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