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How much power are you running on your street/strip car?

I am wonder how much power some of you guys are running on your dual purpose car? i know a full street car is one thing and a full strip car is another but there are many who want a "slasher". now of course asking a 1000hp 460 stroker motor to have good street manners would be asking too much and of course asking a highly streetable street motor that gets a good 15 or so MPG 460 to run a 9 second mile would be ridiculous.

i ask the question because i have my plans set and my eyes on a 460 stroker build and want to hear input from others. i was thinking a 600-650HP 460 stroker build should be very streetable and lay down a good track ET. from reading past post, it looks like a few are running 700ish HP motor on the street.
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I was making ~695 on 93 octane with my 523, street use was limited but it was drivable. I was just more concerned with going fast than street driving it so I didn't drive it much.

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I was making ~695 on 93 octane with my 523, street use was limited but it was drivable. I was just more concerned with going fast than street driving it so I didn't drive it much.

P.S. And I put the combo together with all out of the box parts so don't let anyone BS you it can be done.
I'm wondering how much I will have? 460 with 429 cj heads. Valves are 2.25/1.75, mildly ported. Edlebrock RPM. Cloyes true roller timing gear set. New stock pistons, .20 over slight bore. Holley 750, Hooker pro comp headers. Comp thumper cam. What do you think? How much does a dyno cost? Haven't got the car back yet, they will be done next week I think.
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i got 480hp and very streetable does have a lumpy cam but idles ok at 900rpm gets 13mph. put 2500 to 3000 miles thru the summer and 3-4 trips to the track best et on motor 11.45 @ 116 10.90s on spray

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I'm wondering how much I will have? 460 with 429 cj heads. Valves are 2.25/1.75, mildly ported. Edlebrock RPM. Cloyes true roller timing gear set. New stock pistons, .20 over slight bore. Holley 750, Hooker pro comp headers. Comp thumper cam. What do you think? How much does a dyno cost? Haven't got the car back yet, they will be done next week I think.
i would think ~375-400 depending on cam and degree of porting done. Dyno time runs ~$400-800/day from the places I have talked to.

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What's your car weigh and what's a GOOD ET?
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i got 480hp and very streetable does have a lumpy cam but idles ok at 900rpm gets 13mph. put 2500 to 3000 miles thru the summer and 3-4 trips to the track best et on motor 11.45 @ 116 10.90s on spray
You must have a pretty light car with this combo. my current set up idles at 650-700 with a manual transmission and i've only gone 12.69 at 108mph. driving it for 5 days straight to work and around town, i got 11mpg average until the tank went low.

i'm hoping to have my new motor built to run 11.0 ET or very close to it. 625hp'ish should get me really close. but yet again, i really enjoy driving on the street and i cruise alot at 50-60mph around my town so i do more steady driving than stop light to stop light. but do i want to have to rev to 3000rpms and slip the clutch just to get going, NO.
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I built my 91 Lincoln MKVII as a race car to drive on the street.Weighs 3900lbs with a 557 and a C6.Easy to drive and runs 10.0s.I don't even think about gas milage and I understand that it P.Os a few neighbors whenever I start it.Good luck with your project.
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You must have a pretty light car with this combo. my current set up idles at 650-700 with a manual transmission and i've only gone 12.69 at 108mph. driving it for 5 days straight to work and around town, i got 11mpg average until the tank went low.

i'm hoping to have my new motor built to run 11.0 ET or very close to it. 625hp'ish should get me really close. but yet again, i really enjoy driving on the street and i cruise alot at 50-60mph around my town so i do more steady driving than stop light to stop light. but do i want to have to rev to 3000rpms and slip the clutch just to get going, NO.
my car is a 1952 f1 truck 3870# with driver does have overdrive trans. ive drove it on 2 drag weeks around 1200 miles each time plus the trip to the event 400 each way so 2000 miles in a week and average 11.67 et for the week hp rating is from wallace racing calulator online for mph in the 1/4

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What is 'streetable'?

I was using my fairly mild 77 Cougar (when it had a higher compression 460 now in my F100) deliver product to three stores with an 60 mile trip combined city and highway and still make a little money from the mileage check. Had no problem hopping in it at the last minute for a 110 mile round trip to my girlfriend's family's place for a gathering during one of the several feasts that occur around here this past summer, and dealt with getting caught up in a parade and foot traffic.

Streetable to me is that, without panicking over temperature gauges or pedaling the idle.
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What is 'streetable'?

I was using my fairly mild 77 Cougar (when it had a higher compression 460 now in my F100) deliver product to three stores with an 60 mile trip combined city and highway and still make a little money from the mileage check. Had no problem hopping in it at the last minute for a 110 mile round trip to my girlfriend's family's place for a gathering during one of the several feasts that occur around here this past summer, and dealt with getting caught up in a parade and foot traffic.

Streetable to me is that, without panicking over temperature gauges or pedaling the idle.
i feel my truck is streetable but i dont use it as a daily driver its to nice and my toy plus 13mph on highway would brake me for gas

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I built my 91 Lincoln MKVII as a race car to drive on the street.Weighs 3900lbs with a 557 and a C6.Easy to drive and runs 10.0s.I don't even think about gas milage and I understand that it P.Os a few neighbors whenever I start it.Good luck with your project.
Man, I would love to see some pics of this.
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anybody else running some pretty serious motors on the street?
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