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Old 10-31-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
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what kinda of motor do the nascar cars have? i have always wondered that.
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They are v8'* and they put out about 750 HP on average. I believe they are required to be OHV design. I don't think they are very big displacement either.
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wow thats alot of power
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depending on the track they have more or less, on super speedways they must put a plate over the intake manifold or carb. It has 4 small holes, they do this to keep speed down, and keep the cars together. This is more "exciting" but there'* always a "big one" (wreck) now because of this, and it'* scary.
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yeah i found the dodge engine size they use a 5.87 sounds like to me a bored over 350
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Basically, they are totally custom. My folks used to live next to one of the shops that make 'em in Midland TX.

Jus a boring looking old pole barn, but the noises you'd hear coming out of it every once in a while....
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Basically, they are totally custom. My folks used to live next to one of the shops that make 'em in Midland TX.

Jus a boring looking old pole barn, but the noises you'd hear coming out of it every once in a while....
Ahhh...music to my ears...
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Push-rod V8 with a maximum displacement of 358 cu. in., 12.5:1 compression and a maximum 850cfm carb. The work done to the heads cost more than out cars.
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Push-rod V8 with a maximum displacement of 358 cu. in., 12.5:1 compression and a maximum 850cfm carb. The work done to the heads cost more than out cars.
That sounds right...I think Ford is still using the Cleveland block, too...
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