New member Here,
As two guys looking to go racing ( weekend warriors only / Tight budget ! ), we would like any / all in put on sorting out which set up to build .
I'm of the mind set that the lighter the better. IE : a small block ( 289-351w ) in say a 65 Mustang coupe. My friend would like to go say a big block ( 428-460 ) in a bigger / heavier Mustang ( 71-73 ). If your of the mind set that "torque matters most" , then a big block delivers more of that and sooner in a given RPM range BUT at the expense of weight . So I'm thinking to sort this out we need a way to calculate Power / Torque (at a given RPM ) to the cars Weight . We are aware that getting a heavier car to hand will be an investment in aftermarket suspension parts . But I'm thinking that should not be a budget buster . ???? I'm I missing something ??? Should we be looking to go the old school COBRA approach ? Aluminum headed big block in a light weight Mustang. Like I mentioned ... tight budget , as in we can't afford a Ford Racing small block 427 engine. HELP !