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Old July 14th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #21
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If you go LS3 or L92 I have a cam that would put you in the HP range you are looking to get. It's the TSP MS4 cam. I'm looking to get $300 for it.

On topic, I would definitly go with an LSx motor if you have the cash to do it and leave it EFI.
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #22
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fuel injection is gay on a hot rod...
this makes me lol
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Old July 14th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #23
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this makes me lol
HEhehe,,

now, don't get me wrong, just depends on the vehicle, and what you're doing with it. I mean on something like a rat rod, or t bucket or something.

I want this to look like an old school gasser style car. Would prefer crude, lumpy, loud, and smelly.

But the idea of a crate LS3 with a nice cam and outside the frame long tubes is starting to grow on me..

At least I'll have a hood I can close to hide the gayness....
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now, don't get me wrong, just depends on the vehicle, and what you're doing with it. I mean on something like a rat rod, or t bucket or something.

I want this to look like an old school gasser style car. Would prefer crude, lumpy, loud, and smelly.

Now that you said that, I would go with a gen 1 sbc. I am all about the ls engines. They are quiet smooth and dont seem that radical, Compared to a gen 1 sbc at the same horsepower rating. I would do a stroker gen 1 sbc based off a dart shp block. $1200 with all the maching done ready to assemble. 3.85 stroke crank with a 6" rod. Would give you a 421 cubic inch small block. Be a good 500-550hp , Depending on heads and cam and a good base to build on later if you needed more.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #25
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If you're going through all that effort to put a carb on something that comes will all the electronics to begin with, just put a big block in and make up for the weight difference in HP

Edit: Besides, you've already done it once, the 2nd time would be the easy part. Buy HP tuners, follow thier guide, tune both your toys. It's a NA engine..........cake walk, especially for an EE.
Putting a BB in and trying to make up the HP for the weight difference isn't the full story either. Just because you add 400lbs of weight and you add the extra HP to make up for that weight, doesn't mean it would even out with a SBC up front. It's not just a weight/HP issue.
While I think the LS motors can make some serious HP, it's no different than anything else. Unless it's the right combo, it won't matter. I've seen some 6.0 Jeeps get their ass handed to them by very mild 406 Gen I SBC's.
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