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post #26 of (permalink) Old 06-16-2006
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Originally Posted by mustang9584
Eventually I want it to have A LOT of hp. Around 500-600 or more, but still street driveable. I would just like to know what the best things to start out with would before before doing something like supercharging. Starting with the cheaper upgrades then going to the more expensive. I was considering the powerpak from, ~2400 for about 90 hp.

A budget however I haven't considered, I will put a lot of money in it. But I dont have it at the moment, so I will do what I can with the cash I have at the time and save.
For that much power, you're better off building your chassis first. You won't be able to put the power to the ground, so it will be useless power. you need to make the car safe for the power before you put the powerplant in (Plan on spending $2000-3000 or so in chassis and driveline improvements 1st.

500-600 will NOT be streetable, and will require changing your cooling and fuel systems before you can even beging to build the engine. You are going to need at least 2-3000 for the one-off computer controls, fuel rails, 1-off intake, upgraded radiator, fittings, etc.

and then the engine will cost you at LEAST 8,000 . .. (Including power adder)
If you want to see what one looks like, pick up the latest issue of MMFF.

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