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Old 09-27-2010, 04:01 PM
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Probably shoeing a magnum into an A body and trying to get the ECM stuff and the fuel delivery right is about gonna eat your budget up. You'll need the correct fuel pump and filter, and have to wire in the ECM.

An enduro car...its about finishing the race, not horsepower. You need reliability so I'd skip the high compression type stuff and work on keeping things together. That means checking bearing clearences and and having good oil pressure and a reliable cooling system and transmission.
As far as handling goes, make sure you have good shocks, your sway bar bushings aren't shot, and you have plenty of good matching tires.
A big hi horsepower motor is useless if your front wheel bearings sieze or your tranny overheats, or a fanbelt breaks. These are the thiings you want to spend your money on.
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