Based on the results of the $2013 Challenge I need an ~11 s car to win the drag.
Turning to an ET-MPH-HP calculator I need to make 327 hp assuming a weight of 2200 lbs (10% reduction of stock weight). Going to another on-line calculator to convert RWHP to Crank HP I get 400 bhp at crank.
According to Wikipedia the stock motor makes 271 bhp, so I’d be looking to get 150% more given the load of the alternator and water pump.
|289 cu in (4.7 L) Windsor HiPo V8 (1964–1966) 4-barrel||271 bhp (202 kW; 275 PS) @ 6,000||312 lb·ft (423 N·m) @ 3,40|
The guys at vintage-mustang say its possible and the motor already has many go fast parts that I have to quantify. Gotta get it ready for Epping in the spring…