so a 500HP 500TQ chevelle would kick much ass from a gas stand point, but what about 500HP and like 750-1000TQ, why dont more people do this? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
Is there a small enough, light enough diesel with a high enough redline for such an application (lets exclude expensive and difficult to adapt euro-diesels for the moment...)? I think the biggest problem is packaging. You sure as hell aren't going to fit a Cummins in a muscle car. I'd sure like to see some light turbodiesels available in compact and 1/2 ton trucks. Those older LUV diesels got 40-50 mpg and ran forever. So did/do the Nissan and Toyota diesels available overseas.
Somewhere I saw a 4bt in I believe a Roadrunner or Belvedere, maybe it was a Dart, I cant remember. Anyway, it may have had a P-Pump which means it could easily push 400 hp and 800 ft lbs of torque and about the same weight as a 440.