Ok im "new" to big blocks and carbs, but ive been reading car craft since i was 15, so for 5 years now lol. I love old school tech and muscle cars, and feel im fairly knowledgeable with certain builds.
Recently I bought my first street machine. I have yet to put it on the road and dial it in and all, but some ricers and nay sayers on another forum are really pissing me off..
The engine is a 460, DOOE-R heads ( not sure if stock or not ), weiand tunnel ram, dual holley 660s, we are estimating about 11:1 compression, and a at least .700 lift cam with 280 duration. Its got hooker headers with 2" primaries, that are basically well.. straight. Obviously its a C6 tranny, with a non-locking convertor ( not sure of stall speed), its got a converted 9" rear with coil springs that are bagged. Thats pretty much the general run down. It also has nitrous brackets, but we think its mostly an NA motor that he used a small shot with.
So here is the challenge these guys offered me.
One said, he will give me a dollar for every horse it makes over 300. He drives a mitsubishi galant.
Another told me he will give me 200$ if I can run at least a 13.5 with it, even with my 11.5" Mickeys in the rear.. Dont get me wrong, I know testing and tuning the car is not fabulous and im not going to run the best time at first.. but still.
Am I just an idiot ? or will i make some money ? My estimations for crank power were anywhere from 450-700, only because we dont know exact specs except for the obvious.
The car needs major TLC, and a good tune and all around work.. Someone bypassed an accel coil on it as you will see in the pics. Dont get upset at me, this is how the previous owner left it.. i have cleaned it up alot since.. lol
:? thanks. I just figured hopefully someone on here has built something like this.. especially with tunnel ram, and it is odd on a big block except it would spread the power accross the higher band..