You can't prove a point that does not exist. Fact is that most of the type classes that you are trying to compete in are dominated by ford small blocks, or aftermarket big blocks that people think are chevrolet motors. If it's not like that in your particular area, then your area is the exception. Regardless of whether or not it is actually cheaper to build a chevrolet motor, it's obvious that they are not capable of getting the job done at the cost levels needed for most people. Which, again, is why most of that type of racing people do not use sbc's.
A point that doesn't exist? Cost surely exists, in everything and that's the whole issue here. You keep deflecting, bring up what you perceive as dominant forces in the class I am racing and they are not. I gave you the ground rules to begin with and you couldn't come up with a viable ford solution. Remember the ground rules? It a SMALL BLOCK / NITROUS CLASS.
There are a lot of BBC/ SBF turbo cars that run in outlaw radial. I don't race there. I race in a restricted 275 radial class. Why is that so hard to keep in mind? But as with everything, there are always exceptions, don't forget Shane Stack, SBC turbo, and wrecking shop on a radial.
As far as the mustang platform is concerned, the only reason people in your type of racing would 'cross breed' one is because they don't know what they are doing, or they are blind loyal and trying to make a statement. Once racing reaches this level, stock suspension is long gone. They can call it stock all they want, but it's not even close. So, at this point anything can be the same for all makes. A camaro will require the same type of modifications, so there is no advantage to using a mustang for it's supposed 'superior' suspension. So why do they do it then? For reasons I just stated.
Did you even read this as you typed? Don't know what they are doing?!?!?!?! That's absolutely absurd! It's pretty funny in that tragic kind of way... These people know EXACTLY what they are doing. Mustangs are CHEAP, and they WORK, and there is a HUGE aftermarket for them. THAT'S why the mustang is used everywhere by some many different people. Think about it... Say you're staring over and building a new car, you can pick up a 4 cyl notch car for nothing, and for 1100-1200 bucks you can have suspension under it that rivals anything that's out there. (stock suspension wise) . And getting ot that, where you do see "stock suspension" not so stock is under GM cars. Must of the mustangs out there are just mini tubbed and have coil overs. The GM guys get pretty creative, but it takes all that to keep up with the mustang platform.
It seems to be very clear to me that you haven't spent very much time around this type of racing and looked under these cars.
You got a hell of a deal if you bought a pair of new heads, intake, valve covers, and two Dominator carbs for $3000. The carbs alone would be minimum of almost $2000, not counting the other stuff. Unless you know of a source where anyone can get deals like that, don't try to use your luck to make a point that chevrolets are cheaper than fords to build. If you want to play that game, I know of a ford motor (351) that was bought for $500, put into a mustang that was 2950 pounds raceweight, and ran 10.20s on motor. Does that mean anyone anytime can buy or build a 351 put a 2950 pound mustang in the low 10s for $500?
I never said I got everything in the pic for 3K. I said the heads were 3K and the total package (heads,rockers, intake, valve covers, gaskets, spacers, carb linkage) I got for what it was going to cost me to buy a comparable set of ford heads and shaft rockers. As far as adding the carbs... that may be a little much, but I'm into the carbs for 850.00 that's it. Please rad again...
Go to bennet, go to TEA, go to WHOEVER and see what a set of BF 201's/ 202's, or Blue thunder 4.3's, or SC1's with titanium everything, set up for an inch of lift would run you. Then call Jesel and see what a rocker system will run ya. THAT IS AGAIN THE POINT HERE!!! COST!!!!!! I don't have ANYTHING against running ford stuff, nothing, zero, zilch. But for what I was going to spend, it was more cost efficient to do a chevy.
Again, the big difference here is you're thinking like a guy who runs 10's. This may sound a bit hash, and lame but it's a fact. How you address your standpoint shows very clearly in fact that you have ZERO idea of what it takes to make what I will refer to as "real power". I'm talking power well into the 4 digits. You don't have a clue. ESPECIALLY with a sb nitrous motor no matter what the brand. The air requirements and cost curve completely escapes you.