Common questions

How much nitrous can a big block handle?

How much nitrous can a big block handle?

Ive seen a bunch of stock big block chevys take 200 with no problems. With nothing other than forged pistons ive seen 300 or more. You just need to know what you are doing.

Can you run nitrous with a blower?

Having both installed means you can use either one depending on the climate. With electric superchargers, this really can be an exclusive OR, but with most forced induction you can’t shut off the blower so you’re either using your super/turbo by itself or you’re using it along with the nitrous.

How much nitrous can a stock engine take?

Nothing is ‘safe’ But 150 is the max that is recommended on a stock motor.

How much HP can a 460 block handle?

They have been proven to hold up to 2500hp.

Can you spray nitrous with a turbo?

Dave Vasser: Both a turbocharger and supercharger can greatly benefit from adding nitrous. The results vary with different applications. Keep in mind that keeping intake air temps down helps aid in detonation.

Is putting nitrous in your car illegal?

The short answer is yes. Possession of nitrous oxide in California–for recreational, non-medical purposes–is a crime under Penal Code 381b PC. Nitrous oxide–often referred to as “laughing gas”–is often seen as more of a harmless diversion than “hard” drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine.

What kind of distributor do I need for a big block ignition?

Distributor with a cam synch sensor must be used with computerized ignition systems and EFI. (Photo Courtesy MSD) The HEI is a unitized distributor with magnetic reluctors to trigger its internal control module and an ignition coil built into the large-diameter cap. Note that small-block and big-block Chevy distributors are interchangeable.

Can a big block engine have too much ignition power?

According to some trendy types, you can never be too rich or too thin. If you’re a torque wrench-wielding big-block enthusiast, add that you can never have too much ignition power. Today’s hot rodder can choose from three basic levels of sophistication for the ignition system:

How much horsepower does a Chevy 454 have?

Only a set of dyno headers and an electric water pump were different. Surprisingly, the 454 laid down an impressive 330 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Naturally, the truck-based 454s were tuned for torque, so having nearly 500 pound-feet wasn’t a big surprise.

What makes a 454 block different from a bowtie block?

454 blocks have a slightly beefier main web than previous blocks All blocks are made with the standard production roller camshaft and lifter machining 502 and Bowtie blocks share the same main web, which is strengthened considerably from the Mark IV and the first-generation Gen V Bowtie block

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