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Old 02-09-2009, 09:35 AM   #51
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I'm looking forward to riding in this thing when it's done.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:02 AM   #52
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Tim you made a good choice in engines for a budget build. You're right the 5.0 engines are only good for about 500hp. With the removal of the trans axle I'm sure you'll have less weight in the front.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:46 AM   #53
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because they crack right down the center of the block under the IM, when you make a lot of power. i mean over 5-600hp. i have seen to many on theturboforums that crack all the way down the middle of the block.

i am very happy with my choice on the block. there are better motors out there for sure. but for a budget build i will be happy with this motor and 800whp will be more than enough and the cast iron block will easily hold that.

fair enough i suppose...were it me id have sourced a 351 i think...
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Old 02-09-2009, 12:11 PM   #54
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I was refering to which chevy motor you were using... I had a couple of 5.3 and I was never impressed with any of them.

If you want to go Chevy thats fine but there are just better choices.... reguardless it'll still be FUN!!!
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This is an awesome build there are now three people with V8 foci on the forum and I'm a wee bit jealous.
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Old 02-09-2009, 01:16 PM   #56
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john you bought toms car???

yeah there are better chevy motors for sure. i would have loved to have afforded a 6.0 or a cast 427 lsx. but for the price and the power it can make once it is built i will be more than happy with that in a little fungus.
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Good luck on the build, Tim... I'm sure this will be fun :)
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progress for today.
ordered a complete 8.8 out of mustang gt. comes with 4 link, calipers, rotors, lines, locker, etc. $650

pics as soon as i get it in.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:43 PM   #59
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ordered the th400 tranny today.

heater ducting out along with one side of the harness

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Old 02-11-2009, 02:42 AM   #60
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Good progress tim! What's the ETA on this bad boy? Winter '09?

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