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Mod Coupes and the 602 Engine

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    WHY THE 602 SHOULD NOT BE RUN IN THE MOD COUPES

    The 602 is the Death Knell for a mod coupe.
    Cost. All I hear. Cheap cheap.
    Remember you get what you pay for.
    Average cost for the 602 long block $3,5000 that $3,500 engine will cost $5,000 by the time it is running in a coupe.
    The 602 has soft valve springs.
    The 602 has cast pistons.
    The 602 has steel rods.
    The 602 if you’re lucky will only turn about 5100 P.M.N.
    The 602 will lose 25 H.P. in the first 3-4 races.
    The 602 might be good in a street stock. But in a mod coupe, not so good. The coupe
    is a big parachute (the wing) and the big tires. Lots of strain for a 602. Pop goes the 602 and another $3,500.
    The 602 will need an OVERHAUL at the end of a racing season. If it even survives.
    Racing with a 602 in the mod coupe will be BORING BORING.
    It will be called following the leader.
    A mod coupe driver likes to race and pass. But with no power the driver will try to pass. With wheels on wheels (Remember street stocks have fenders.) Wheels and wheels will put your coupe in the wall.
    I will say that after about two years of 602 racing the mod coupe will be no more.
    BORING BORING 602 as also the once FAST coupe will be no more.
    Let’s SAVE the FAST MOD coupe.
    Call Me.
    Ken Bennett
    720-634-4996

     

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