Is it possible? 598-632 and 1200+ for $15k

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Re: Is it possible? 598-632 and 1200+ for $15k

Post  IDT-572 on September 15th 2017, 1:59 pm

Your welcome.............. Wink
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Re: Is it possible? 598-632 and 1200+ for $15k

Post  68formalGT on September 15th 2017, 2:19 pm

cool40 wrote:
BBFTorino wrote:I see the C460 heads listed online for $1050 each, bare. Not bad there, but when you look at the price of the valvetrain...like Jessel, T&D, Crower, etc. you get 'sticker shock' LoL
 a set of A460 heads for 1200hp will be in the same neighborhood as C's with comparable valvetrain. Port work,ti valves and shaft rockers all cost real money. Laughing

I've heard the difference is $2,000 to $3,000 more for an all out set of C460 heads over an all out set of A460 heads if starting with all new parts. That's coming from a guy with a really, really good C headed 632.
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Post  cool40 on September 15th 2017, 10:18 pm

It comes down to how much you put into the castings. All the parts that go on them are basically the same money. You can spend however much you want to on these things. Smile
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Post  dfree383 on September 16th 2017, 9:17 am

BOSS 429 wrote:what did it cost anyone in here to make 700hp or 800?

I've done that pretty darn cheap, about $8500 with Eddy heads an a 466
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Post  dr's wife racing on September 18th 2017, 10:00 am

rmcomprandy wrote:Buy one from another racer who is going on to some other build.  Then have it freshened somewhere.
That would be about as inexpensive as you'll ever get.

I agree 100% with you Randy. My first engine was a stock block 533 ci. 1st gen alum. cobra jet head engine. Mostly used stuff. Blake the snake helped me a bunch with cam heads and intake. It ran 5.50 in a stock susp. mustang. IE. the red one I wrecked so bad. It would step up to mid 5.30's . It ran it about 5 yrs before the block split. Yes it was on spray. I had about 6 g's in the whole set up.
My current set up is a alum. c&c block 605. Ahead I bought it used. Keith Fulp did it at engine systems. It makes 1040 something with a nos cam and a single 1350 on a tunnel ram. I'm in it at good price less than you would think, but I lucked into the big pieces from a limited street racer that lost his funding. It runs very easy 5.30's in 3000 lb car on 100 hp nos and a digi set turning it on a few tenths out. I won the 5.30 class at the memorial race with it. It runs much better with the wick turned up. I'll hold that one in the bag for now.
If your getting used stuff for high HP avoid cranks and rods hard to tell about them unless you know their history. Blocks and heads should go to the machine shop for check out.
I just have no time to race any more
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