Author Topic: What's a typical 392 Hemi build look like to run 8.60 in a FED or Altered?  (Read 118 times)

Offline ChevJerico

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I'd like to step up and run Nostalgia Eliminator, I can build SBC, BBC, but would love to have the cool factor of a Hemi.  Build something that looks vintage.   I go to many nostalgia races, but this year I plan on networking more and picking racers brains.  See what I can learn.  I'm not jumping into anything.  Figured I'd start out and build an engine mainly for the fun factor.  Then find a roller.

What's a typical 600HP 392 build look like?  I know many are injected on alcohol.  Can you do it with stock rockers, and the smallish cams that go with them?  Buy taller stands maybe for more lift?  What valve sizes are most common if bigger then stock?  Maybe just put a 6-71 on a simpler build?  Looking for smart builds, not cubic dollar builds.  Safe reliable low RPM power.

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Re: What's a typical 392 Hemi build look like to run 8.60 in a FED or Altered?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 04:52:56 AM »
Two sites to read are
https://myth-racing.com/tech-talk/  (this site is often down)
And Alky diggers article by Gene Adams.
This is very doable, but you may feel like a salmon swimming against the flow of sbc,bbc .

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Re: What's a typical 392 Hemi build look like to run 8.60 in a FED or Altered?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 05:23:08 AM »
Two sites to read are
https://myth-racing.com/tech-talk/  (this site is often down)
And Alky diggers article by Gene Adams.
This is very doable, but you may feel like a salmon swimming against the flow of sbc,bbc .

Cool, I've read the Gene Adams article.  I'll check out the other.  Wow that's good stuff.  Glad you told me about it ;D
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