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    Hopefully I'm not just dreaming: 289 HIPO, Hp/Ft.Lbs. expectancy?


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    Hopefully I'm not just dreaming: 289 HIPO, Hp/Ft.Lbs. expectancy?

    Post  shameless on Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:48 pm

    ok, I may be asking for a good taunting. But I was wondering what the max performance expectancy would be on my 289 hipo. with out a supercharger, with supercharger, should I even consider nos. Nos with supercharger, nos without? wondering what your opinions would be.

    I may be off my rocker, but I'd love to hit 400 rear wheel Hp. Even if it takes a supercharger to do so. (although I'd love to get close without help, it just isnt gonna happen. lol.)

    I'm pretty green when it comes to knowing what to look at when it comes to building a motor, (I know whats in a motor, just not wich size cams, lifters, etc.) Feel free to take me to school if you'd like. lol

    I do know that statisticly, the HIPO's had 271hp from factory with a 4barrel carb. but I'm sure that was at the crank, not the wheels. According to Wikipedia, Carol Shelby got around 390 hp with a supercharger, could I get near 400 "rear wheel" hp. with nos, or am I just asking for trouble going that route? lol

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    Re: Hopefully I'm not just dreaming: 289 HIPO, Hp/Ft.Lbs. expectancy?

    Post  charger on Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:10 am

    should be able to achieve 400 hp at the wheels with a supercharger or turbo,few years ago i built a 5.0l, bored it to a 306, trick flow pistons 8.5to1,trick flow heads,intake,bigger injectors, we dynoed the car and it made 395 at the rear wheels,had a supercharger set up for 14 lbs never installed it but i was gunning for 550 hp.

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