This disease called hot rodding

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I’ve been in parts gathering mode for quite some time now, and as things progress and change so do my needs....unfortunately this doesn’t tend to be kind to the wallet.

most recently I picked up a set of pro street ported 72cc iron heads....problem is the piston/rod combo I already bought were scienced our for 120cc and boost :oops: with 72cc heads puts me right around 13:1 :eek:

this is what I call the disease of hot rodding, it all starts easily enough then the next thing you know your storage unit has parts for builds that never were because of a change in direction.

As of that wasn’t enough now I’m looking at multi-port EFI systems...as if my build wasn’t getting complicated enough :rofl:
 

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If you was in the corn belt, E-85 would love 13 to 1. cheep too

oh I know, E-85 is great stuff! Definitely jealous of folks who can run that stuff as I have none local to me. Even if it was however with the plans to turbo the engine 13:1is a bit too much even for corn.
 

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Yes you are right. 13:1 even E85 won't wouldn't be good with a turbo. There was a guy on the HAMB that ran an Austin Somerset. Car was called "Dragnasty". You tube vids.
He ran a BBc, with a blower on E85. I think 9:75 or 10. Car ran I think in the 8's.
So now is the time to either buy custom pistons or sell the heads.
 

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You must have stolen those heads, because when you tack on the price of pistons and rods you could have just bought new Pro Street ported 120cc heads for the setup that you had. I'm hoping that you got them for $1000 or less.
 

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You must have stolen those heads, because when you tack on the price of pistons and rods you could have just bought new Pro Street ported 120cc heads for the setup that you had. I'm hoping that you got them for $1000 or less.

oh I got a killer deal, $1000 with the new valve train components (springs, retainers etc) otherwise it wouldn’t have worked out money wise.


Yes you are right. 13:1 even E85 won't wouldn't be good with a turbo. There was a guy on the HAMB that ran an Austin Somerset. Car was called "Dragnasty". You tube vids.
He ran a BBc, with a blower on E85. I think 9:75 or 10. Car ran I think in the 8's.
So now is the time to either buy custom pistons or sell the heads.

I will be purchasing custom pistons, which is definitely going to be fun($$$). Plans are to call Cadco next week, they’re familiar with boosted builds and they’ll be the ones doing my block machining anyways

....which reminds me that I am REALLLY far behind schedule this year, dang everything always seems to get in the way doesn’t it?
 

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Ditto!
 
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