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Old 01-01-2016
mgty3whlr mgty3whlr is offline
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Well, back in the day a lot of teams leased engines from a limited group of builders and if you had the bigger wallet, you got the best motor out of the batch that the engine builders setup.
Thats kinda why a lot of teams went to in house engine program .
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And it was the cost of in-house programs that created the lease market. I can't even begin to imagine the cost of an in-house P/S engine build program... especially for a competitive team. A dyno is a must as is the latest, greatest flow bench. And now you almost need a good r-d printer to print test intake runners and such. And all that equipment is just junk without extremely experienced people running it.
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Old 01-02-2016
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I agree, You have Bo Butner leasing from KB.. Vincent Nobile Elite, etc.
I guess from the stand point it is more of a financial stand point being, If you had an "in house" program, It would probably be more expensive.
The employees doing the R&D, the engine builders, Cylinder porting dept., Dyno guys, fabricators, etc...

What do you think the cost is to have you're own engine program?
Equipment and employees plus parts?

The cost to lease a motor for a National event is enormous as well and the pay back is nil compared to the investment of building a competitive motor, car, drivetrain.
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