Re: 289 or mod I6?
I started a thread called "Six Cylinder Performance Mods" on 5/9/12 that has pictures and lists what I did. The car is still in the body shop so I have not put any real miles on it yet. I did about everything you can do, to a street performance level, except aluminum head or multiple carbs. If you use a used engine with no performance mods, you can probably beat my cost. If you make all the changes to convert to a V8 and modify your new V8, I don't think you'll do it for less. One of my main reasons to do it is because everybody has a V8 and you know what? if I don't spend a bunch of money, I won't beat them. So, I'm not trying to beat anybody in a race and I think I will get some attention when the hood is up. By the way, the exhaust sounds pretty good out the dual out headers and dual exhaust.