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1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

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1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Craig J » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:34 pm

I need some suggestions on proven combinations to make 1400 hp with a Big Block Chevy.

Budget is $6000

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by fdicrasto » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:19 pm

I'll bite. Is the budget number a misprint? I ask that because $6000 might get you a rotating assembly that would barely support that h.p. in a reliable fashion.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by af2 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:22 pm

fdicrasto wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:19 pm
I'll bite. Is the budget number a misprint? I ask that because $6000 might get you a rotating assembly that would barely support that h.p. in a reliable fashion.
HAHA I have double that with a 800 hp deal................
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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by af2 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:23 pm

And the fact a blower will cost more to get you there.
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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Circlotron » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:00 pm

How long is it required to run at the 1400hp level?

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by lefty o » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:07 pm

first step is to invest that $6000 for a couple years.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Tom Walker » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:16 pm

That power goal with that budget? I will be interested in the suggestions.
Maybe remove a 0 from the power goal or add a 0 to the budget😳

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by dannobee » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:46 am

That's gonna be tough. But as others have asked, how long do you need it to live? Or is this just to see a big number on the dyno before something lets go? And what parts are you starting with?

Throw some ebay chinese turbos and intercoolers on it, some decent forged pistons with chinese H-beam rods and hope the crank doesn't break at 25 lbs of boost.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by raynorshine » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:17 am

3/4's of that budget should be invested in Kevlar... :P

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by swampbuggy » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:36 am

Craig J, Search Reher-Morrison Racing Engines and you will get a idea of the cost of horsepower. I do not know what percentage of their prices is gross profit but subtracting a fair number, you get the idea :idea: . The world of high performance/high horsepower with some degree of dependability is NOT (inexpensive). This is a reality. The only way to get to your goal would be to buy something already built, that somebody would sell dirt cheap. Hope this helps? Mark H.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Rick! » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:56 am

You missed a zero in your budget number.
A Bryant crank is about $4300 for starters.
1400hp is turbo or pro-charged.
Here's some proven combinations:
https://www.stevemorrisengines.com/engi ... 500-hp-efi
https://rehermorrison.com/product/665-a ... er-series/ needs the nitrous upgrade to hit 1400hp

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by bobmc » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:21 am

sounds like a job for nitromethane

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Craig J » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:27 am

I should have mentioned that I am ok with used parts.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Craig J » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:32 am

bobmc wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:21 am
sounds like a job for nitromethane
hmmm.. I never considered turbo + nitro, I was really thinking twin 76 mm on methanol...

Interesting idea.

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Re: 1400 hp Big Chevy combinations

Post by Craig J » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 am

af2 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:23 pm
And the fact a blower will cost more to get you there.
Not sure if I understand your statement... you mean blowers are not the cheapest way, or the blower alone would cost more than $6K ?

I bought this one for under $1500 and I am sure that on methanol it would get the job done... but I am putting this engine in my ranger and don't really want to cut the hood. Honestly I think the best way to get it done cheap is with turbos using E85 or methanol.

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