Motor mod plans, comments welcomed
Starting with 06 88":
Darkhorse crank works bottom end work w/timken conversion. Was also looking at Drago for bottom end work.
97" Axtell Cly and pistojns 10:1
HPI 55mm induction
Steve Allsteadt Heads
Black Widow Cams (specs unknown at this time. grind isn't posted)
Feuling or Tman camplate, oil pump and lifters
Dragula or Fatcat 2 into 1 pipe.
Bakker DD6 in trans.
A similar build makes 110HP/113 TQ, thats what I'm look for and it should last awhile.
I worked with Steve at a dealership and lean on him for vendor choices. I still have to decide whether to go gear drive or cam plate conversion. When I wrenched I installed quite a few gear drives and never had anyone complain about gear noise. Now I hear everyone loves the conversion and hydraulic tensioner. My performance mind say use the gear drive (more accurate valve timing, less parts wearing or that can break. Don't know which way parisitic loss falls. Probably less with the gear drive) I hear lots of vendors are dumping their gear drives because of the popularity of the cam conversion. Comments welcomed.