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Old 04-04-2003, 02:28 PM
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Are they just the 500 hp or is there a difference? what went wrong with them? I know the hp carb motor had some problems for a while but that all was fixed about the time the EFI hp came out. I know some had valve spring problems, and heard about cam/dist. gear problems. What else and what did they need to be trust worthy with the Whipple set up.
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it's a great motor. basically bullet proof. it has all the good stuff in it. they don't makem because people did not want to pay the price.

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So it's not just the hp carb ?
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So it's not just the hp carb ?
Nope, not the same. The 500 Bulldogs are 540 cubic inches. They do still have 500hp.
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I think they are 540 CI
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I just did some other looking it apears that a 500 bull dog is the 540 bull dog. 540ci 500hp people just use one of those #'s and put bull dog behind it. I knew what the 540 was just never heard about the 500 before. I guess it depends on who you are for what # you use, I like 540.
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Now I need Dustin to chime in with the dyno #'s for one with the Whipple's on it.
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Very good, expensive motor.
540 cid, tall deck, 4.375 stroke, all the good internals. Block, crank, and heads are the basis for the 900SC motor.
I think it originally came out as a 575 hp NA version years ago. Lots of potential in those motors.
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The 540 was originally a 575 MCM. This was a 540 with a 1050 dominator carb. The 540 bulldog was almost the same engine with a smaller (850?) carb. It was rated at 500 HP, but at a lower RPM range which means it had more torque. The later engines were internally balanced. I have an article with specs and will look for it- Cool name for an engine.

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They are the same as the "bow tie blocks" right??

I know a guy that might want to sell some that have been boxed up for over 5 years.

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