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warren Johnson

Inside Warren Johnson’s Pro Stock Engine!

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To those who follow NHRA Pro Stock, Warren Johnson needs no introduction. Winner of six Pro Stock World Championships, "The Professor" was also the first to exceed 180 MPH, 190 MPH, and 200 MPH in an NHRA-legal Pro Stocker. He was named as one of...

Finding Vintage Big Blocks

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Vintage Big Blocks www.vintagebigblocks.com stands out with an easy to use web site that lists all the original blocks, cranks, heads, and manifolds they have collected for sale. Owner David Swartz (Swartz Enterprises) provides a well organized web site with listings by year...

Cool Cars and Engines at Riverside International Automotive Museum

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For engine enthusiasts the best part is the opportunity to get up close to the open wheel cars and study the engines which include turbocharged Meyer/Drake Offys, Gurney Eagles, and Ford and Toyota race engines. Modelers will love the opportunity to...
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1 HP/ci Edelbrock 265 Chevy in 1956

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In the mid-1950s, Ronnie Householder (who later headed up Chrysler’s NASCAR program) was the GM forerunner of Vince Piggins and the “Product Performance” group. He was also a friend of Vic Edelbrock, Sr. Upon the introduction of the small-block V8 in 1955...

The Leo Goossen Archive

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Readers interested in vintage Miller and Offy racing engines may be pleased to learn that the Leo Goossen Archive (The Robert Sutherland, Mark Dees Collection) of Miller and Offenhauser drawings has been preserved under the care of curator Gordon White...
Zora Arkus Duntov

The Duntov “Performance” Manifesto

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“I ask him if he recalled when the small-block Chevy had been introduced in ’55, and if he remembered that you could buy GM performance parts for the engine right over the counter at dealerships. I still recall the wry smile as he paused to pull a file of documents from his desk, offering one for me to read...
Jay Brown FE Ford Expert

Ford FE Engine Power Secrets

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Ford built FEs from 1958 through 1976, in a wide variety of configurations. Displacements included 332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, and 428. From a performance perspective the best known engines are the 427s found in the original 427 Cobras, Galaxies, Fairlanes, and Cougars, and the...

Next Gen Chevy LT1 Small Block Unveiled

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Cheverolet has just release pre-production details of the next generation (Gen V) all aluminum small block that will power the Corvette. The new engine revives the LT1 RPO moniker with a 6.2L version offering 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft torque...
Zora Duntov Interview

Zora Arkus Duntov’s Last Public Interview

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Ever wonder where the "Z" came from in RPO codes like Z28, ZL1, Z06 and so forth? It stands for Zora in honor of Zora Arkus Duntov the founding father of Chevrolet's extraordinary high performance legacy. The accompanying video interview was conducted many...