posted August 03, 2022 07:36 AM
They cost the same so 17 more cubes and say 1.8HP/ci that’s a free 30HP.
posted August 03, 2022 09:06 AM
Originally posted by NortonRacing:
Not a fan of a 4.600 bore in anything new.
LOL. Everything is 4.600 new basically. Still have plenty of room to grow/cleanup over the years
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posted August 03, 2022 09:08 AM
posted August 03, 2022 04:27 PM
posted August 05, 2022 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
Norton is a sbc guy, he misspoke.
I didn't, Merlin max overbore is 4.625 per their website. One bad groove or ding, well your either at max bore or sleeving it. You also have more forging options on pistons under 4.600. More deck surface between cylinders etc, numerous reasons in my opinion.
So while you may not agree with a conservative approach its still a very valid point.
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posted August 06, 2022 06:43 AM
It's like my girl friend always says, BIGGER IS BETTER, same goes for engines, why do you think there is such a push now days for Pro Chargers, Turbos, Blowers, Nitrous, or just BIG CUBES.
Who cares about clean ups etc, make it as big as you can, sleeves are cheap.
That's why they created THESE:
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posted August 06, 2022 06:53 AM
posted August 06, 2022 10:46 AM
Lazy and cheap is the new American way for many. That said, you’re just speaking about something you haven’t a clue about.
posted August 06, 2022 11:19 AM
The FACTS and the TRUTH is you don’t race a 4.600 bore bbc that as has been said is the norm today with bbc builds for fast top bulb bracket cars as well S/ST, S/C, S/G, TD and TS. Further, I have been running 4.600 bore engines since 2013. Further 2, I wouldn’t run anything Merlin.
posted August 06, 2022 12:50 PM
posted August 07, 2022 10:51 AM
What's wrong with a 4.600" bore????? 665" here, 4.600 bore, 5" stroke....on the bottle....
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posted August 15, 2022 11:35 AM
Pro @ 4.700 4.900 BS
Shoulda said; 4.680-4.700
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