Just bought a 77 Rogers Drag Star w/o motor. First motor was a KB Hemi; last motor was a 541 Merlin, so I belive it's still setup for a BBC... I do intend on racing this boat again, but I'm undecided on what power to put in it.
Not sure which class I want to run in. I'm thinking the boost class might be more than I want and at the same time, I'd like to hold true to the non boost classes (ME/CJ class?) this boat has competed in the past.
I'd like to run a LS based motor, say LQ9 (6.0) with about 20-30 lbs of boost.
BBC, like a Merlin or LSX for high compression ratio and big cubes
I think the LS motor would be easier (and probably better $'s per HP?) to get more power out of than the old school BBC...? But either way I'm torn....