Pettis Performance 598ci Big-Block - Big, Wild, & Nasty Part two

Our Pettis 598ci Cranks Out 1,120 hp-Without Nitrous!

Michael Galimi Apr 26, 2010 0 Comment(s)
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On track, the '71 Nova is a beast as the team eclipsed its best time with a 7.82 at 183 mph this past fall at the Street Car Super Nationals. Houston's career best e.t. was even sweeter due to the fact that it was accomplished with a few baby hits of nitrous. "That was with all three systems but they were small and we have a lot more left in it. As the chassis continues to get sorted with the torque converter dialed-in, we can start adding more nitrous. There isn't a whole lot of nitrous going through that thing yet," said Johnson. He went on to say that if the team can get the Nova more efficient through the 60-foot times, then they could run 7.60s on the 275 drag radials. The big, wild, and nasty 598ci is ready for all challengers.

Quick Notes

What is it
Pettis Performance-built 598ci big-block

What it made
1,120 hp on motor with three units to go

Final word
On nitrous, this big-block powered our '71 Nova to 7-second e.t.'s at well over 180 mph

Check out chevyhiperformance.com for bonus content on this story, including full dyno details.

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