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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2002, 04:39 PM
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If you dont mind me asking..what are you gonnahave into that 468 by the time its up and running??Was looking thru "Summit" cat,and saw a 496,500 hrse for $5200..getting ready to look at 'Beck Racing Engines and see what they got..Trying to decide if it would be cheaper to build or buy..
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Well they got a "pro Off-Road" 454 turn key for $6600.pushing 479 [email protected] and 488 [email protected] month limited warr...www.beckracingengines.com....
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Re: Hey Willys Wanter

Well, first off, mines a 540[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. And I'm buying the short block kit from Bill Mitchel Racing <a target="_blank" href=http://www.theengienshop.com>http://www.theengineshop.com</a>. That kit is just over 4 grand then I have to get heads which are 1800, then tuned port efi which is 2500, and blah blah blah, I'll be able to afford it when I'm 95 when my 40 dollar savings bond my grandma got me pays out[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. I think the last time I added everything up turn key with all ignition stuff was at 10k[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]. I'm still working on getting my bank to offer engine loans[img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img].

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Re: Hey Willys Wanter

you sure it wouldnt be cheaper to get ahold of an Allison aircraft engine like the sled pullers often use? i believe they are 1300hp stock and are v12 config. i'm sure it'd be hassle to setup but DAMN think of the power wheelies on demand!
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Cheaper? Uh no. Those engines usually go for 20 grand easy as surplus. Now a Pratt &amp; Whitney gas turbine or APU with a gear reduction box, hmm, 10,000 horsepower???

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oh that just screams fuel economy.
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so does a 540[img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img][img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] besideds, fuel economy is for hondas not trucks
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Shooottt...20 large..that aint squat..bring me two cases of stubbies,not long necks,of gods gift to beer
"Coors Light",your own tools,and a u-haul and we are in biznit..nah really though,when i was stationed in VA,some guys on the air force base were busted for stealing and selling three of those pictured,to the Bud boat team.Tehy ahve a huge jet boat race right by the base...got away with it for awhile,I think they got tripped up in taxes or something..Aint going out like that..Now they are busting big rocks into lil rocks,and fellas"dont drop the soap"...
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Re: Hey Willys Wanter

Yeah, my 4th dream vehicle in life that I hope to own before the age of 73[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img], is a 42 foot scarab powered by two Allison helicopter engines running twin surface drive props. It's what they use in the catermerans use that race down the mississippi river. Mmmm, 300mph, mmmmm.

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dang, i thought thought goin really fast on a jet ski was a little iffy, hit a bad break with one of them at 300 i would think your screwed
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