I'd look at the big dogs in your class and see what they run...August 11 2017 at 9:47 AM
|Brent Lykins (Login blykins)|
Response to Convince me to stay with an FE
If you only need 450-500 hp, that's easy, but I'd be surprised if you didn't need more.
Pulling truck engines are all about the camshaft. There are no off-the-shelfers for a pulling application and it can sometimes take something WAY out of the box to make them work. Building a 555 inch BBF pulling truck engine right now and the LSA is 119.
If you have a cubic inch limit, I'd take that into account, but I'd run as much compression as you can and find the right camshaft.
To answer your question, you're always gonna spend more money on an FE, especially when you compare it to something like a 385 series engine.
If you're able to use your block and heads/intake, you'll be ahead that way, but again, it's all depending on realistic goals.