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Truck Engine in a Car

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigburban383, May 7, 2004.

  1. bigburban383

    bigburban383 1/2 ton status

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    How can you make the most of a low RPM torquer engine in a car to go fast. I am thinking high gears and large tires. Like say a 388 in a Camaro.
     
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    not too high a gear ratio but, good sticky tires cause other wise you are gonna spin off the line and some decent ratios. Say low 3s? little below 3.42. Thats my opinion anyway.
     
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    You could also recam the engine (100 - 200 bucks) to put the powerband up alittle higher in the car. A Camaro being so light would be incredibly fast, stock Iroc , which feels REAL fast only ran 14.5 to 15.5 ets stock. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    How can you make the most of a low RPM torquer engine in a car to go fast. I am thinking high gears and large tires. Like say a 388 in a Camaro.

    [/ QUOTE ] Do you want fast or quick ??? Quick as in 1/4 mile races = low gears. Fast on the highway = high gears. It's a trade off either way. Low gears you can't hold the high speeds for long cause you'll over rev your engine. High gears and it'll be a pooch off the line. I think 3.73's with a 700r4 is a good combo to go behind a small block. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif Cam ?? Comp Cams 292-H with a 3000rpm stall converter. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    If you want a quarter mile demon slap in a powerglide and 3.08s and hold on to your ass.
     

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