Building a new 540

Old 10-22-2008, 06:57 PM
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My new 540 will be going in a '65 Nova tube chassis with ladder bars,Dana 60 w/4.56, tire 33x16.5, turbo 400, 2860lbs with me in it. The motor is Dart block, Brodix BB2x lightly ported and gasket matched, Brodix intake, cam specs 772 int 765 ex dur @ .050 285 int 296 ex with a Ken Jones 1050 Dom. Comp. is 12.8. What do you guys think it will run in the 1/4 ? I'm hoping 9.0s
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:00 PM
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With tuning right it could easly run 9.50's

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Old 10-23-2008, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BEAST477
My new 540 will be going in a '65 Nova tube chassis with ladder bars,Dana 60 w/4.56, tire 33x16.5, turbo 400, 2860lbs with me in it. The motor is Dart block, Brodix BB2x lightly ported and gasket matched, Brodix intake, cam specs 772 int 765 ex dur @ .050 285 int 296 ex with a Ken Jones 1050 Dom. Comp. is 12.8. What do you guys think it will run in the 1/4 ? I'm hoping 9.0s
9.0's wouldnt be out of reach for it, just depends on getting converter right. Either way it'll be fun right :wink:
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:14 AM
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.My camaro (3100lbs) with a 12 to 1 compression 511 ci ran mid 5.90's in 1/8.. which should be in the lower 9.60's in 1/4...

with my new 565ci if i do not run 5.60's in the 1/8 and 9.20 range in 1/4 i will be disapointed.



This is what i typed in another post.....i got a little more motor than you but your about 250lbs lighter then me.........

so this where i have been and where i think i will go..it will give you a good gauge..

the 9.0's your hoping for may be a little Quick...

but i hope you get 8.90's out of her !
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:03 AM
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You for sure can get there if you spray it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:36 PM
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Well right now with an iron headed 477 it runs 9.70s has gone a best of 9.67. Thanks for the responses though. And yes it will be FUN. It will be all motor no spray for me thanks.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:54 PM
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i have a 540 dart block 14/1 785 779 288 [email protected] dart 325s 3640lb car runs 970 with 60ft on the rear wheels they are a great torque motor
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BEAST477
Well right now with an iron headed 477 it runs 9.70s has gone a best of 9.67. Thanks for the responses though. And yes it will be FUN. It will be all motor no spray for me thanks.
That is a real good et with your 477 set up with iron heads... :!:

what MPH you running..also what is your 60 and 330 ?

Many oldtimers will tell you time and time again its not really how much motor you got (within reason) but how you lay it down...
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:07 PM
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bjuice my mph is 135-136. My 60's are usually 1.37-1.38. My 330's are 4.00- 4.05
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:56 PM
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My nova has a 540 in it with 345 dart heads Gen 6 block and injection 3563.lbs and goes 9.21 at 149.88

i just blew the trans and converter out rebuilt the trans and borrowed a converter from a friend that runs a small block and it goes 6800 behind mine way to loose but here's a short video. from this weekend it went 585 in the 1/8.

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j4...acing_0001.flv
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