Bug catcher HP limit

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  1. Bob sherry

    Bob sherry Member

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    Gday guys it's Australia calling, I was wondering what is a bug catcher capable of making in horsepower? Using a std helix non stripped 871 blower on a 469 cui big block chev on alcohol. Is there a limit that can be made with a Bug?
     
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    i would think that it will handle anything that particular blower will want. Someone pointed out to me once that "little bug catchers" went 5's many years before all the big injectors
     
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    Just curious if someone has any figures on a bug or an example on a running car.
     
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  4. Graham Brown

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    Hi Bob,
    Just to compare with carbs, a Bug Catcher has ~32 square inches of butterfly area, that equates to a 1 x 4 bbl all with 3-3/16" diameter butterflies or 2 x 4 bbl all with 2-1/4" butterflies.
     
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