Get rid of the Strom-it's slowin' you down, man! (besides-they're
such a pain!)
Really, my other spittys had the stock strom-I hated those!@#$ things!
The Weber is so much easier to live with!
LG and Nigel
----- Original Message -----
From: Craig Smith <CraigS@iewc.com>
To: <Laura.G@141.com>; Terry L. Thompson <email@example.com>;
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: BHP ?
> Ok, I believe...
> I have a question.
> A stock MKIV
> Head shaved .020
> Valve job new rings, bearings
> Long Flow header
> Balanced Crank and Pistons
> Stock Strom.
> HP ???
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura.G@141.com [mailto:Laura.G@141.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 29, 1999 10:25 AM
> To: Terry L. Thompson; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: BHP ?
> > has anyone heard of a 1500cc Spit engine being brought above 100 hp?
> > (I know a twin SU equiped spit is rated at 71 bhp without catalyst.)
> Yes. When the engine on my car was being rebuilt, the PO had the intention
> racing it-so....it was tweaked. Remember-F1 engines used to be 1500-it's
> not the size-it's the skill of the mechanic!
> The engine was completely taken apart. A lot of time and effort was put
> putting it back together. (Remember-he does this for a living-and he used
> race cars-) Combined with the headers and side draft Weber...Oil
> every little detail. It's a very fast car. And there haven't been any
> and I drive it hard. But, he and his son took it out to test it when they
> finished-to see if
> he could "break" it-and he couldn't (and he drove it REALLY hard!)-it
> redlines up
> around 9500.
> I know that no one on the list believes me-so, I won't even go into the
> the answer to your question is emphatically YES-given the time, skill and
> Laura G. and Nigel
> > The reason I'm asking is that since an engine swap for another engine
> > 302?)
> > is a very daunting task, requiring mods for frame, body, drive-train and
> > suspension,
> > I'm wondering how effective it would be to have another Spit engine
> > up with
> > performance cam, dual point distributor, roller rocker, tubular push
> > competition valves, dual valve springs, etc. (I'm specing the cost, and
> > seems
> > a lot more reasonable to do than to modify the car with a larger foreign
> > block and
> > drive train.)
> > Terry L. Thompson
> > '76 Spit 1500
> > Maryland