quote: Originally posted by Mike N How much power you think you could get from a F*rd V8 for $5k? How many inches we talking here? Big block, small block? Nitrous or no? Im just curious.......... Starting with big blocks you can almost get a 460 Cobrajet crate motor 535 hp, $5395.00 from PAW 1999 catalog. Yes it has been a couple years since I priced out speed toys. Of course going for cubes 521 Ford Dinosaur strikes my fancy Long block $3595, Short block $3095.00. So adding new Cobrajet heads ($2000) on to a 521 short block would be the way I would spend $5000. Using the fairly conservative 1.5 hp per cubic inch method that would put the 521 Cobrajets hp around 780! Of course if I went the nitrous / supercharger route the 460 long block kit for $1999 would be a great place to start. I will post small block info later.