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Old 09-30-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

I have an opportunity to purchase a 540cid Big Block Chevrolet engine for a reasonable price. It was a turbo race engine and I was considering using a streetable camshaft and running it in a 3500# street/strip car.

Anyone run something like this? I was thinking about using a cast wheel 106mm on it with a 1.50 exhaust housing. I was hoping it would be something that I could cruise with once in a while, but still maybe sneak into the low 5 or high 4s in the 1/8th mile with.

Wasn't sure how that would work with such a large engine and a single 106.
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Old 09-30-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

I am planning the same thing and have been asking questions too. Planning a big motor and turbos or a blower on pump gas if I can. It's Been done on drag week rides. If not I'll run methanol. Pump gas would be sweet and still run low 5's.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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I have an opportunity to purchase a 540cid Big Block Chevrolet engine for a reasonable price. It was a turbo race engine and I was considering using a streetable camshaft and running it in a 3500# street/strip car.

Anyone run something like this? I was thinking about using a cast wheel 106mm on it with a 1.50 exhaust housing. I was hoping it would be something that I could cruise with once in a while, but still maybe sneak into the low 5 or high 4s in the 1/8th mile with.

Wasn't sure how that would work with such a large engine and a single 106.
I can run 5.0's with a 1.35 60' and 20# of boost with a 531 and a single 114. The 106 will work just fine with a 1.50 a/r. My car weighs 3500#. The power won't be a problem, the chassis will be if it's not up to the task of taking that kind of power. My car had an 8 point cage in it and handled fine at 5.0's. At 4.80's it was not very smart to continue racing a "street car" at the power level. It's now 25.3
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

Had plans to do a 511 inch BBC with a 98mm g trim and a 1.50 housing. Wanted 1000 rwhp on pump gas. Scrapped the idea due to lack of funds and traded it all for a 6 liter LS engine and everything needed to get it in a car and.running. All thats left is a fuel pump, alternator, and MSD box to run the COP ignition. Much closer to having a running something after the trade.
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

sounds good, i am putting a 500+ bbc in my capri with a g trim .
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

my car is a 501 ford with twin junkyard ht3b turbos and its works pretty well, quik spool Ive only had it to 17lbs and it has gone 8.50@169
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:56 PM   #7
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

well here you go close to what you want not pump gas but my is cam only .702 lift i plan to drive a little local cruz and stuf like that 106 cast wheel 1.50 ar 540 http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/...t=SDV_0043.mp4
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

How big do you think you can go and still have fun with a 106 with a 1.50 A/R?

Anyone running a 565 or 572? Or would twins be necessary at that size engine? The car is heavy, and the engine is really heavy. Would rather not use two heavy turbos and plumbing for two turbos.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

If your not looking to set the world on fire a 106 would be fine. It can support 2400hp i believe
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #10
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

It's not running yet, but my build is progressing forward still.

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Goal = ~1,400 hp (or whatever it takes to go 10.0x).
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I say go for it. Especially, if the long block is built for the power. I figure I'll never need to upgrade the my long block. If I want/'need' more power, increase the boost. If that's not enough, swap in a bigger turbo. I've seen singles up to 114 mm --> WAY more than I'll ever need!!!

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Old 11-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #11
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don`t think the pipe over the driveshaft is going to last, but man what a build. good grief
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:29 AM   #12
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How big do you think you can go and still have fun with a 106 with a 1.50 A/R?

Anyone running a 565 or 572? Or would twins be necessary at that size engine? The car is heavy, and the engine is really heavy. Would rather not use two heavy turbos and plumbing for two turbos.
I'm building a similar combo. Car is '70 Challenger with 588 c.i. mopar wedge motor and PT-106 turbo. Car is all-steel and heavy at 4,000 lbs; built for the street not for competition. Cam is 224/230 degrees .590 lift. Trans is a built TH400 with a Gear Vendors overdrive and a 2.91 gear in the rear. Just got the engine and trans in the car and it only has a street tune on it for now. I've just been street driving it some before winter shut down. Hope to get dyno tuning (for power) done and car ready to try some 1/4 mile runs by spring. My opinion is this kind of combo is fine for a street car but if you're planning on building something competitive for the track then you should plan for twins on this size engine.

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:08 PM   #13
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Default Re: Anyone running a large (500+ cid) single turbo engine in a street/strip car?

I have a 496 in a 3600 lb car with a 101mm Precision turbo, runs mid fives in the 1/8 and I drive it to work once in a while. I wouldn't hesitate to do it.
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