RevTheory wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:23 pm
Man hours porting heads for a competition that could've been spent porting heads for a customer... etc.
GARY C wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:12 pm
Rick, could you share with us the total cost of the "sets" of heads, all the cams, lifters, "intakes," "carbs" 100's of hours of dyno time of "both" engines plus all the misc and travel cost to get to a winning engine if a guy like me without the free access of above mentioned stuff was going to try to enter next years competition?
I know you guys disagree with about everything I post on this site and that's fine, that's what this site is for, so I guess we''ll just disagree on the cost too.
But think about this. Joe has 2 very good running small blocks sittin in his shop now. They are certainly worth something.
The bigger one is already headed to a dirt track car.
It paid $11,700 to win. That will go a long way towards paying for things.
That oil pan will go on my Nova. It needed one anyway.
Those headers may end up on Atrocity in my work truck, after we see what they do to Chad's SN engine.
The Braswell carb we used is Joe's dyno mule carb.
He had both cranks and one of the blocks sittin in the shop.
About the only parts that are likely to not get used again are the flat tappet cams we tested.
Right when we got back to Joe's shop a potential customer came walking in asking about engine work. It didn't hurt Joe's situation with that customer for us to walk up and hand him the trophy right in front of the guy.
And for me, there is absolutely no other way to learn what I learn on a deal like this. There's no book, no school, no seminar, to learn what I get to learn being involved with this bunch.
It ain't free but neither is flying, boating, drag racing, pulling trucks, etc. Just depends on what you what to spend your hobby money on.