More than the 24V??? Wow!
I said right on top of my STANDARD compression 24v - I did not say more
... Not to take away from what ol' Brad has achieved here, but just to keep it all in perspective; this is a heavily-modified 3.0 12v with HOURS and HOURS of Brad’s EXTREMELY detailed and tenacious time invested in sorting this thing! I mean - to his credit - it has taken a great deal to finally get the power from this motor!
The compression was increased in the 10.0:1 range, disck's cams are VERY lumpy (and set up for horsepower – not torque down-low…) They are quite lumpy, the exhaust is open, the intake is open, the EMS is a very expensive MoTec fully-programmable, stand-alone EMS, the cam-pulleys are variable, the intake is a custom affair that will cost big bucks to produce, it’s an internally-balanced motor with heads ported by Steve at Progressive Automotive, the intake runners are ported, there are custom headers, the enlarged throttle-body is a custom unit, so these are hardly "stock components” as dick jameson bloated below!
Yes, and without all the complexity and cost involved. From stock components we get 275-300 HP. I prefer Megasquirt as it will work with distributor rather than wheel. Again simplicity rather than more "CHANGE"!
Complexity and cost - what are you talking about dick!? Where's the complexity and cost in what I did with my stock 24v transplant in the black car!? Oh, you mean the GTA intake cams that I DROPPED in there WITHOUT having to screw with re-shimming lifters...!? Sounds complex.
You would rather run a grassroots EMS like Megasquirt through the hall-sender on the side of a sloppy old distributor!!!???
I did that with my first ever base-base GoTech install 7 years ago!
It works, but you could NEVER achieve the level of fine-tuning that Brad was able to accomplish here DUE to the precision of the 60-2 trigger-wheel and the crank-angle mag-sensor!!! Can’t – and should not – be compared! Play with carbs and leave the EMS to people who know what they are talking about!
Oh - and by the way - still waiting to see that 12 valve with "stock internal components" that makes 275 to 300 horsepower - don't care WHICH end of the car you measure the power at!
While one might be able to interpolate that Brad's car has around 265-270 at the crank at this stage (based on a projected 215 to 220 at the wheels), this motor is now a long-long way from being built with “stock components” dick!!! Re-read the list of mods above again and tell me what here is stock (besides the block’s external dimensions perhaps…?)
Again, credit to Brad for what he has accomplished – he has had to do a GREAT deal more than throw together some "stock components" simply with some blowhard’s cams and voila! Sorry, Brad has had to work his arse of to bring it this far - it is a work of art now!
Dick's posts smacks of plowing with another man's cattle.