Thread: 603S Engine
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Old 08-04-11, 08:02 AM
Kevin H Kevin H is offline
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Originally Posted by will7262 View Post
That EBay engine you sent me the link to has 420HP and 440ftlbs torque with ancillaries.
Fantastic value for money but perhaps tomuch for the Britol gearbox, drive train chassis and brakes?
My gut feeling is 350HP is enough.
I don't think you need to worry too much about those numbers. The transmission and drive train are heavy duty, but at the end of the day it depends on how you drive it. You don't have to use all the power. A Chrysler V8 at 5000 rpm is a scary thing!

As for brakes, speed and weight are the two important factors, unless you plan on applying the brakes while you have your foot on the accelerator
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