Originally Posted by barrman
800hp? sorry to jack your thread rich, but what do you have in store? that thing is going to be a rocket when youre done with it.
Actually I've got 95% of the parts and machine work done already. At this point I just need to balance the pistons a little better (about 0.5 grams difference right now... and am making them perfect).
I'm going to be pushing 15psi boost and a 200shot of direct port nitrous on top of that. If you check the racetested.com site and look for a direct port lightning kit you'll see what I helped Denny engineer/design. (were working on the next generation right now which will wind up in my truck)
So... it's basicly a 5.4L lighting motor with perfect machining, balancing, and forged everything. Running a set of comp 278s that have been specifically made for this motor (113 lobe sep). And the heads flow about 40% more than when they were stock. Should be 600 crank hp w/o nitrous and 800 on nitrous.
Here is the kicker.. I'm building this motor to be completely drivable. I love to take it on cross country trips, tow the boat, runs to home depot, cruise, and go to the dragstrip a couple times a year. So everything I'm doing has longevity in mind. IMO the cams were a little over the top... but I just LOVE the rumpity rump idle.
Thanks for the compliments on the ranger! I think I'm picking up a westin bull bar here soon. I bought a set of silverstars bulbs last night for the headlights.. & am trying to find a set for the fogs? I'll mod this thing somewhat... but not too much.