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Old January 16th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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stock 5.0 engine strength?


wt can a stock 5.0 engine handle? nitrous, turbo..... etc?
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+or- 500hp, if you force it.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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So technically u could put nitrous to a stock engine or through a small turbo?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #4
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Yes you can but to much and you will crack it down the valley. 450 saftley they you would need to go to a better block.
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Originally Posted by flamed 98 gt View Post
Yes you can but to much and you will crack it down the valley. 450 saftley they you would need to go to a better block.
Somewhere between 50 and 1050 hp will split the block. Depends on how well it is tuned, how low you keep the revs, how hard you drive it, and how much luck you have.

Once you reach the 500-600 hp level, all bets are off, but there is no magic number that instantly result in a block splitting. There have been plenty of racers pushing 800 hp out of a stock block and sometimes they last a whole season.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by ryans88gt View Post
Somewhere between 50 and 1050 hp will split the block. Depends on how well it is tuned, how low you keep the revs, how hard you drive it, and how much luck you have.

Once you reach the 500-600 hp level, all bets are off, but there is no magic number that instantly result in a block splitting. There have been plenty of racers pushing 800 hp out of a stock block and sometimes they last a whole season.
True, but if you sort of look at an average driver, well tuned car I would say 450 is a pretty safe bet. There are indeed a lot of variables, but I would say at 450 he shouldn't have too much to worry about.
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Would the internals be able 2 handle it?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #8
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Would the internals be able 2 handle it? And what kind of compression do they run? 8.5:1?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #9
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you would have to change some internals to be up at that kind of power..
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #10
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im not sure he would have to change internals to hold that power......its gona have forged rods and pistons already......i think the internals can keep up with the block fairly well
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Old January 16th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #11
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550-650 at the crank i think is about the limit, unless u have a early block, or mexican block.
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its right around 500hp but like people have said variables are the killer..yes people have seen 800hp stock blockers, but i've seen slopyjosey's 300hp stock block split..i really myself wouldnt try it over 500hp..but an aftermarket block isnt a bad idea at any point, or for cheaper a 351w block..mexican blocks also have a higher nickel content so they technically are supposed to last longer but like i said..you could split it at 225hp...so all bets are off at any point

you could slap a 150hp shot at it a be safe, with a wet kit maybe 200..or like you said slap a nice little turbo on it, or s/c or even stroker, but i see it as if you tune it well and take good care of it, i dont see why not it could live a healthy life around 500hp..
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wt im dreamin up is just goin down the the junk yard and finding a turbo diesel truck (there are tons of them around here in colorado) and just pullin off the turbo, and or finding a stock turbo off a ricer, like off an eagle talon, and putting it into my mustang with a good tune, find a small enough one that i might not even need a boost controller to regulate lbs of boost. sound fun?
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would 4:10s and a top end kit be to much rpm for a stock motor?
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Old January 16th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #15
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no.....and why would that up the rpm
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Old January 16th, 2008, 11:36 PM   #16
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eagle talon turbos (volvo, saab, 300zx, most compacts) are too small, i already looked into that.... unless you did a quad turbo or sumthin crazy haha
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Originally Posted by Iwannagofast View Post
no.....and why would that up the rpm
If I'm not mistaken a steeper gear leaves you at a higher rev?
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Originally Posted by flattusmaximus78 View Post
If I'm not mistaken a steeper gear leaves you at a higher rev?
yeah if you shift at the same mph.....which isnt how it works.....if you put a steeper gear you shift at the same rpm but the mph will be lower
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