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wvenable
02-22-2008, 12:05 PM
Does anyone know what a 27 t roadster would weigh totally complete and dressed out? I am cosidering a project like this powered by a slant six. I am looking at what my horsepower would be as well a rear diff. ratio and weight to see what kind of performance I would be looking at. Thanks for your help!:)

RPM
02-22-2008, 12:13 PM
We were at the NSRA show here in Knoxville and QA1 had a scale and several buckets rolled across the scales. They went from about 1500 to 2000 lbs depending on a lot of variables.

wvenable
02-22-2008, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the info. I am hoping for anywhere from 200 to 250 horsepower from my slant (normally aspirated). With those kind weights sounds like it would really scoot!:D

Dennis Bynum
02-22-2008, 07:00 PM
my 27 is 2200#. It is a steel body, well it is steel and bondo, and rust!

23Tzer
02-23-2008, 01:53 PM
my 27 is 2200#. It is a steel body, well it is steel and bondo, and rust!

And at least four layers of paint of various colors that I know of.

PAR-T
02-24-2008, 03:26 PM
27 roadster with a v6 and auto trans, parked on the truck scales ( me not in it) 1460

wvenable
02-25-2008, 12:00 PM
Thanks for your help!:cool:

tfeverfred
02-26-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the info. I am hoping for anywhere from 200 to 250 horsepower from my slant (normally aspirated). With those kind weights sounds like it would really scoot!:D

Put your weight and horsepower in the appropriate spaces and check th results. you WILL be surprised!;) Keep in mind, these numbers are on a perfect track, perfect day, good traction and good reaction time, but they will get you in the ballpark. Your ballpark seems to be fairly quick, even if the weight comes in at 2,000 lbs, you'll be in the 12's with 200HP. Not bad. That's why they call these cars Vette Hunters!

http://www.race-cars.net/calculators/et_calculator.html

B.C.
02-27-2008, 12:02 AM
Thanks tfeverfred I just inputed the #'s and wow. When we build a turnkey we usually put a 330hp crate motor in them. I knew they were very quick from experience but 10's in the 1/4?

wvenable
02-27-2008, 09:17 AM
WOW- Indeed! I know producing a horse power amount and getting it down on the ground are two different things but this looks very promising! Thank you all for your help!:D

Photoman
02-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Thanks tfeverfred I just inputed the #'s and wow. When we build a turnkey we usually put a 330hp crate motor in them. I knew they were very quick from experience but 10's in the 1/4?


Bob...those calculators use rear wheel horsepower. That's about 85% of flywheel horsepower depending on transmission and rear axle used.

For example: The 330hp crate engine would be around 280 rear wheel horsepower. With a 2000 pound car, that results in 11.20's in the 1/4 assuming you have good traction. Realistically, you would probably see 12 flat or so.

wvenable
03-01-2008, 07:30 PM
I would again like to thank all of you for your help. My goal is a father son project 27 T roadster. It may take us awhile but we want to make this project a reality!:) :) :cool: