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- Oct 13, 2022
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- hagerhill Kentucky
392 hemi going in next week with a magnus super charger going to be awsome
Doesn't really matter where the HP and Torque is coming from. What gives the newer engines the power is really good electronic engine management. Have you ever weighed the crankshafts, rods and pistons from say a 383/400 vs the present day 392? Don't really know what the weight difference is but thinking they are not as heavy. Lightweight components makes a pretty big difference in how an engine revs up which can help reduce ET. Light weight parts allows an engine to rev up much quicker than the old stuff but I'm sure you already knew that.Bringing this thread back, the original topic was about 1/4 mile times gen3 hemi vs our old school V8’s.
Lets say you swap a 485 hp scat pack 6.4 into a b body, I’d like to think you would have a mid 11 second car. I see numerous people at our local track running 11.90’s easily with only a sticky tire. Those 6.4’s FLAT RUN.
Man, you said exactly what I feel and have to fight against as well. So much physical abuse in my younger years from what I did for work, to what I did for play, has taken a toll that I never really thought I'd have until it became a problem that just gets worse with time. I have great respect for those who fight through their injuries and pain far better than I can, some with many more serious ailments. In 2011 I was working out in my home gym daily, but doing sit-ups on an "Abdominal Lounger" I felt a sharp pain in my stomach, and soon thereafter found I had my first and only hernia, that I still haven't had surgery for. I am going to have to get it fixed, but I am the only one who does the work required for my business, and that is a problem I have to figure out a way to deal with.I like to tinker with my cars but the older I get, the more of a chore it gets.
Late last year I went to an LX fest at the drag strip and it was amazing with all the 10 second cars out there that were licensed and inspected for the street. The LX fest allowed ANY brand of car to show up so long as it had a Hemi in it. There were a few out there with the Gen 2 engine but didn't see any with the Gen 1 but there were a ton with the Gen 3. There were a few that were in the high 9's too and a couple of them that had license plates and inspection stickers on them. Kinda doubt it was legit inspection stickers though. Heck, I got my beater 95 V6 Dakota inspected with a straight pipe on it last May.....but I tip well The coolest old school car out there that night was a 55 Chevy 2dr sedan with a 426 in it and the next one that was ok cool was an early Fox body with a Gen 3 in it. They allowed others in to test and tune but couldn't enter the program whatever that was.....was out there with a buddy with a 94 Dakota with a turbo 318 that ran a 9.999! Yep, barely made it into the 9's.I've had my cat for a year. Sometimes I just sit there with it idling with 18" of vacuum at 700rpm and just marvel at the 717 ponies under the hood. And it might as well be 807 because that was just a bigger check.
I love the old engines and a big cam as well, but the gen 3 platform is stout!
My turbocharged 383 runs similar boost levels but makes no where near the same power.
There are places that don't require local nor state inspection stickers (brake tags) in Louisiana and Mississippi, but where I used to live did. A repair shop + gas station a few blocks from the house was a certified inspection location, the same place I'd go to get flats fixed and talk about the car cruising and street and local race scene, mostly from OUR teenage years in the 70s...Kinda doubt it was legit inspection stickers though. Heck, I got my beater 95 V6 Dakota inspected with a straight pipe on it last May.....but I tip well