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#2410646 - 11/29/17 09:54 AM What would be a better combination?
hupmobile1920 Offline


Registered: 10/18/14
Posts: 11
Loc: possum lake
For a while I have wanted a Gen III in my super bee.

I have gone round and round about what type of Gen III do I want to build.

With the advent of the Hellcat crate motors I feel that it would be a very " me too" thing to build.

I also like the Drag Pak type motors with the awesome sound.

What would you folks build if you could? Starting from a blank slate here so I can go in either direction.

Thanks for any advice
Gen III Types
Only one choice allowed


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#2410656 - 11/29/17 10:04 AM Re: What would be a better combination? [Re: hupmobile1920]
BlakDak71 Offline
member

Registered: 10/13/13
Posts: 13
Loc: Michigan
Drag Pak style engines carry a lot of specific parts unless I'm mistaken, along with different valve train geometry. Hellcat or other production based engine would be "me too" because that's what everybody uses because parts are readily available and cheaper.

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#2410684 - 11/29/17 10:45 AM Re: What would be a better combination? [Re: hupmobile1920]
ric3xrt Offline
super stock

Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 827
Loc: Sellersville Pa
Tough choice, an option your not thinking of, but might be better is a old school 8-71 on top of the G3, unless your dead set about keeping it under the hood or some from of scoop.

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#2410724 - 11/29/17 12:25 PM Re: What would be a better combination? [Re: hupmobile1920]
WO23Coronet Offline
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Registered: 01/08/08
Posts: 3904
Loc: Canada
What are you using your car for? All out Drag Pack engines will put out comparable (probably more) hp than a stock hellcat but are nowhere near as street friendly (plus a hellcat is a pulley change away from glorious hp gains). They need gear and converter to work properly. A hellcat will be much more tractable and run better/faster with a combo that’s not optimum. It’s like comparing a 750hp 572 vs a 750 hp 360, both will be similarly fast with optimum set ups but waiver off the optimum and the 572 will stomp the 360 and won’t be such a nervous engine

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#2410759 - 11/29/17 01:28 PM Re: What would be a better combination? [Re: hupmobile1920]
RTSE4ME Online   confused
pro stock

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1543
Loc: MD
I would do a supercharged Drag Pak type engine with Whipple & new aluminum block.

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#2411712 - 12/01/17 08:09 AM Re: What would be a better combination? [Re: WO23Coronet]
MattW Offline
top fuel

Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 2489
Loc: Ontario Canada
Originally Posted By WO23Coronet
What are you using your car for? All out Drag Pack engines will put out comparable (probably more) hp than a stock hellcat but are nowhere near as street friendly (plus a hellcat is a pulley change away from glorious hp gains). They need gear and converter to work properly. A hellcat will be much more tractable and run better/faster with a combo that’s not optimum. It’s like comparing a 750hp 572 vs a 750 hp 360, both will be similarly fast with optimum set ups but waiver off the optimum and the 572 will stomp the 360 and won’t be such a nervous engine


iagree

Hellcat all the way!

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