Originally posted by chip
you'll be needing a cam of 300+, the standard injection wont flow it so youll need TBs or carbs.
Would mean revving to about 9000rpm too, so the bottom end wouldnt be able to take it in standard form.
Id expect to pay probably in the region of 4 grand out all in to get a fairly reliable 200bhp from an 8V.
And it would be crap lower down the rev range.
All in all a pointless exercise when a std 8v with a 100bhp progressvie nitrous kit would be quicker anyway and far easier to convert back to standard if an insurance assessor came knocking (im asusming you wont be declaring the mods as if you do you will pay as much in insurance as on a LET anyway)
And there are plenty of cheap NE SEH engines about to replace it with if it does go pear shaped.