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RWT that is.

I know, it's a low number by most people's standards, but that's where I want to get to. Simple fact is, I'm not that good a driver yet. Better than most average Joe's, but I'm honest with myself. I'm not a race car driver. Yet. I am, however, in training (LOTS of schooling coming up) and I figure a 400 ft-lb car will be plenty of power until I am good. I'm focusing primarily on the suspension right now, anyway, since I don't drag as much as I road race.

I have now a reman'd LT1 Long block. It's a 355 ci motor with an LT4 hot cam already installed. It was there when I bought it. The heads are stock. No Idea what it's putting out, I just got a screaming deal on it. I was going to refresh the 92's tired engine, but this is just as good.

So, given that I want a measley 400 rear wheel ft-lbs, what should I be looking at? I mean, I'd go AFR 190's, but they seem perhaps more extreme than I need. Looking around, there's a lot of information, and it all seems to conflict with information from another source. It's very difficult. So I'd like your help putting together a list of how to get a 1992 Corvette to 400 RWT. I also figure this range will allow me to keep my ZF6 pretty much as is, since that gives me a decent buffer before reaching the 450 ft-lb limit.

Also, I'm having trouble identifying the proper clutch for this, so any ideas on that would be great!

So, thoughts? Keep in mind we're not going for maximum power, just nice, usable, streetable power.

Thanks!

~EG
 

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RWT that is.

I know, it's a low number by most people's standards, but that's where I want to get to. Simple fact is, I'm not that good a driver yet. Better than most average Joe's, but I'm honest with myself. I'm not a race car driver. Yet. I am, however, in training (LOTS of schooling coming up) and I figure a 400 ft-lb car will be plenty of power until I am good. I'm focusing primarily on the suspension right now, anyway, since I don't drag as much as I road race.

I have now a reman'd LT1 Long block. It's a 355 ci motor with an LT4 hot cam already installed. It was there when I bought it. The heads are stock. No Idea what it's putting out, I just got a screaming deal on it. I was going to refresh the 92's tired engine, but this is just as good.

So, given that I want a measley 400 rear wheel ft-lbs, what should I be looking at? I mean, I'd go AFR 190's, but they seem perhaps more extreme than I need. Looking around, there's a lot of information, and it all seems to conflict with information from another source. It's very difficult. So I'd like your help putting together a list of how to get a 1992 Corvette to 400 RWT. I also figure this range will allow me to keep my ZF6 pretty much as is, since that gives me a decent buffer before reaching the 450 ft-lb limit.

Also, I'm having trouble identifying the proper clutch for this, so any ideas on that would be great!

So, thoughts? Keep in mind we're not going for maximum power, just nice, usable, streetable power.

Thanks!

~EG
www.eportworks.com In the LT1 section, the LE2 package will put you right where your wanting ....these packages are tried and true, and are also the most cost effective way to add the power to an existing LT1/LT4 engine(naturally aspirated anyway)......In your aformentioned situation, there's really no need at all to spend the additional cash for aftermarket heads...and stay away from the AFR 190's that you mentioned...that's an OLD casting configuration that AFR dosn't even make anymore(nothing special or extreme there).......now AFR's newly designed "Eliminator" series of heads are real real nice, and they offer them in fully CNC ported versions in 180cc and 195cc(and ofcourse larger for more extreme type engine combos that were not talking about here).....but "all and all", the stock casting LT1 heads (as done from the website listed) are "right" there with them as far as flow, and the engines ultimate power output(I have watched this be the case over and over again on both the dyno and the track)........good luck with it.........Joe:thumbsup:
 
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