First off is some insiteso I guess budget is a bad word, let's take that out of the equation I want to do this right what is it going to take
Futs here on the boards is the man to talk to about your SWTD, his father owned Southwind. Maybe he will chime in here and give you a good direction to go with your boat. I'll check back tomorrow If he hasn't I will see If I can bring his attention to your thread.1977 southwind dragster, I actually just pick it up yesterday from a guy that had it in a garage covered up for the last 20 years, berkley pump with a b impeller. Drag ra
Nothing to add.Wait for GN-7 he'll set you straight!!!
have things gone up that much?$15-18k
Sure, you could do it, Bob could do it, hell, I might even pull it off...BUT, we also have a selection of performance parts to put back into service... For years we raced Pro Stock with used parts. I've built more than one engine from the Recycler...... Here we have a guy wanting to kinda start from scratch, he has the stock stuff, but apparently, not a lot more..... When I did it, we were building "weekend bullets", one race weekend and tear it down to see what was ready to break... If you build a low budget deal, you're fully aware of the risks involved, and if one of those used, "serviceable" performance parts fail, it isn't the end of the world, you'll just pick up the pieces and throw something else together.... Now this guy, asking for advise, and "hints/secrets", is looking for something a little more "lasting"..... His performance goal is quite "lofty", and his budget, isn't....I just built a 477 on a budget and it made over 700. It's 12:1, 4 in stroke, Canfield heads, Straub roller, tunnel ram. Mostly used parts. It can be done