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Definition: Street Engine vs Race Engine?
I have read many responses here, the people I have great respect for, correct the poster stating “That is a race motor son! not a street motor”
It always makes me think about the line between the two.
If we can buy an all alum, dry sump, titanium rod, supercharged, inter-cooled, 600+hp car off the dealer lot (street motor?) and we routinely build all iron, two barrel, hydraulic cammed, push rod engines for a hobby stock race car (race motor?) What makes one or the other?
So in your opinions:
What is the difference between a “street” and a “race” engine?
In my mind it was always the fuel. If it ran on race gas (something not available at regular gas stations) it was a race motor. Conversely, if I could get a Nitro Hemi to run on pump gas, it was a street motor. Admittedly, not a practical one, but a street motor none the less.
Just looking to hear opinions
As always, Thank you so much for the information and advice.
Superformance Cobra (#239)
All Alum 460 A96,10.5-1, A429s,Torker II, BG850 RD-RR
All alum 565, 12-1, SCJ' by CER, 5 stage Dry Sump, Danny Bee, Kinsler EFI,