how much power do i need

Old 03-09-2010, 05:50 PM
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hi i am new to this. i have restored a 1967 delta 88 before when i was young. now i want to take my 67 cutlass supreme and make it pretty fast. I just want to know what type of engine to drop in there. I was thinking of a 383 stroker but i m not sure if that will be enough please help
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:00 PM
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power is relative. how deep are the pockets what you intend to do with the car and your idea of fast. so ore info would help. btw ive seen 4 bangers that are fast and v8s that where dogs. gears and tranny play a part in fast also
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:33 AM
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There's no replacement for displacement. The bigger the better.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:08 PM
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:14 PM
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same thing here guys i have bought me a 1983 camaro z/28 for my 1st real racecar and was wondering what kind of horsepower i would need to get it goin good and i run in an 1/8th mile track so i dont need nothing to big just a sbc i was either thinkn a 406 or 355 or somthn in that category
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:36 PM
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hey bj not the corvette thing again
burns my monte has a good beginer motor and can be build even more buy the whole car for $3500
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bjuice
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with 3/4 cam...
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:45 PM
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thnx man i'm just gonna put a 355 sbc in it or i found a stock 454 vortec i thought about putting in it u know just put a lil cam in it and maybe build the heads a little it seems like the heads is where everybody gets there hp and torque to me
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