You’re wasting your time trying to explain to these day dreamers and know it alls. Save your breath. I was once in your shoes and got banned from this forum many times.Uh...no, it's a pretty darn big deal to try and do that. The block construction is totally different aluminum vs iron. It'd be a massive investment to do that.
Why are you on this forum if your desire is cast iron engine blocks with carbs?As funny as it sounds he may actually have one as my place is littered with them. It’s like a status symbol. But I want my old fashioned engine. And with a four barrel carbs. I could do it myself.
In the end if it’s just a change of engine computer along with the truck tranny I could see this as a bit of a cult car thing. I have to look at this closer. I just arrived in Manhattan and still haven’t checked in - but this is good news! I hate banging up the engine bay to make an engine fit.
Why are you on this forum if your desire is cast iron engine blocks with carbs?
Look I’m 48 years old and have been drag racing for 33 years. I’m also a professional mechanic.
Times change brother. You need to either go find a vintage car or get with the times.
No body in their right mind removes a modern high performance 1.53 hp + / per cubic inch high reving engine and replaces it with a cast iron, low rpm, carburetor, less than 1.0 hp / per cubic inch boat anchor.
I get it.Ok maybe I got carried away but some of the best days of my early hot rod life were messing about with carbs and driving around with a Snap-On distributor wrench.
I’m almost 60 so old enough to care but young enough to have missed out.
I also agree with you about the aluminum block. Anyone who has ever done casting on even small parts knows what an expensive nightmare that is!
Also, guys who get really critical about other guys and the issues they prattle about probably have the same leanings, likes and dislikes and that is why they react more than the others.
So what I’m trying to say is: Hi there and a pleasure to meet you Sir!
every engine can do it "once". The question becomes how long do the springs/retainers last if you spin it that high and how much it costs to do the periodic rebuild. Hell the >4" Copo Camaro spins to over 8000. but I'm not familiar with it's rebuild interval.A perfect example, Brian Wolfe of Team Z motorsports built a 7.3 for his fox body and spun it to 7600 rpm