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Understanding Engine Fastener Quality with ARP

December 12, 2016 @ 11:42 pm
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To some its just nuts and bolts, but the science behind the parts plays a critical role in keeping your high performance engine and other performance components together under high stress dynamic conditions. No one understands this better than ARP...
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Wiseco’s New Boostline Connecting Rods

December 11, 2016 @ 9:40 pm
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Weisco's new extreme duty BoostLine connecting rods are designed for up to 2000 horsepower applications in boosted domestic V8s and an large assortment of imports as well. The rods are intended for extreme duty, highly boosted applications and...
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Aeromotive’s New EFI to Carb Regulator

December 9, 2016 @ 6:50 pm
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Aeromotive’s New EFI to Carb Regulator (P/N 13220) allows any car or truck, originally equipped with a return-style EFI-powered engine, to affordably convert to a standard carburetor while retaining the full, stock EFI fuel system components...

Profiling JE Pistons for Maximum Performance

December 2, 2016 @ 11:04 pm
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There's a lot that goes into piston design and one of the most important aspects is the skirt design. Less drag created by the skirt in the bore equals more power. Take a look at how JE continues testing different skirt profiles for maximum power and performance..

383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

November 26, 2016 @ 12:22 am
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Is the 383 Chevy the Most Popular Small Block Ever? That's easy to believe based on the number of rotating assemblies sold by Scat Enterprises. It's also noteworthy that the 383 originated from the performance community in the late seventies and became so popular that...

A 735hp 438ci Small-Block Ford Bullet

September 4, 2016 @ 2:54 pm
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This 438ci 735 HP Ford drag racing engine represents Hardcore Horsepower's unconventional, but forward-thinking effort to create a strong single four-barrel engine based on an all Windsor parts collection. The result is one bad ass...

Digitizing Combustion Chambers to Increase Engine Power

September 3, 2016 @ 10:41 pm
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Extracting maximum power from racing engines requires extraordinary attention to small details that may be forgotten or easily overlooked. JE Pistons offers precision chamber digitizing so the piston designer can optimize the piston to...
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One-Piece Rear Main Seals for Big Block Chevys

September 2, 2016 @ 5:27 pm
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Rear main seal leakage remains a problem on engines that still use 2-piece rear main seals. We all know the time honored method of offsetting the seal parting lines so they do not match the main cap to block interface...
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Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

July 3, 2016 @ 6:42 pm
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Ever wonder how carefully your Cobra Jet drag racing engine gets assembled at the factory? No doubt you've seen old newsreels with sweaty line workers ramming pistons into cylinder blocks on an endless conveyor line or...

663hp 434ci Small-Block Street Engine

June 16, 2016 @ 3:00 am
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When tasked to build a 650hp+ street engine with lots of restrictions, Mike Petralia's Hardcore Horsepower, LLC in Franklin, TN crafted this 434ci beast ...

Blown Hi-Torque E85 Chevy Small Block

June 16, 2016 @ 1:00 am
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The key to power for this 628 HP 383ci blown street small block was the 177-cid Roots-style Weiand supercharger combined with E85 pump gas.

How to Build Racing Engines: Guide to Torque and Horsepower

May 29, 2016 @ 1:07 am
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Competition engines are designed and built to generate maximum torque and horsepower for their size and intended operating environment. Torque is the heart of the matter. Defined as...

Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kits

May 28, 2016 @ 6:16 pm
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Koul Tools hose end assembly kits have been on the market for some time, but its amazing how many people still don't take advantage of them ...

Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016 (RPM Act)

May 15, 2016 @ 6:22 pm
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The future of motorsports remains in jeopardy! The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM)…

Earl’s New Vapor Guard Hose and Fittings

May 10, 2016 @ 5:58 pm
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Earl's new Vapor Guard hose and hose ends provide a complete, economical solution that virtually eliminates fuel permeation issues common with...
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Why Johnson Hydraulic Roller Lifters Belong in Your Engine

April 24, 2016 @ 11:14 pm
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Johnson Lifters wants to be your valve lifter source.  A primary supplier with  top tier manufacturing…

1969 Z/28 Canted Valve 302

April 13, 2016 @ 6:54 pm
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An in depth look at a one-off all aluminum canted valve, crossram inducted Chevrolet small block evaluated for the '69 Z/28. A glimpse of something so unique and bad ass for its day...
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How To Build Racing Engines: Cylinder Heads

February 27, 2016 @ 3:34 am
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When selecting a cylinder head for a particular application it is important to closely match the desired RPM range based on port dimensions that include port length, cross section, and mid- and high-range flow rates...
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565ci Dart BBC Race Build

February 27, 2016 @ 12:35 am
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Our sample engine build is a 565-ci big-block Chevy based around a Dart Big M cylinder block and Dart Big Chief Pro 1 aluminum cylinder heads. Following the step-by-step procedures is designed to simplify the mating of all the important com­ponents in the engine...
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How To Build Racing Engines: Choosing the Right Induction System

February 23, 2016 @ 6:14 pm
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Intake manifold characteristics and dimen­sions exert considerable influence on engine performance with respect to power band shape and positioning on the RPM scale. Race applications deal with three basic manifold types: dual-plane intakes, single-plane intakes, and tunnel ram intakes...
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Holley Pro Stock Electronic Fuel Injection Debuts at Winternationals

February 13, 2016 @ 3:05 pm
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Anticipation finally crested as the NHRA Pro Stock entries began qualifying for the Circle K NHRA Winternationals on February 12th. Day one was a success as a full field of 16 cars showed up to qualify. All but one car made successful qualifying runs and indications point to some close racing...
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Understanding Dynamic Compression Ratio

February 10, 2016 @ 10:28 pm
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Your engine actually has two compression ratios, static compression ratio and dynamic compression ratio.
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Smokin’ the Speed Demon

February 7, 2016 @ 12:37 am
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George Poteet's Speed Demon streamliner is the fastest piston powered car in the world with Duttweiler horsepower and here's a look at the new wind tunnel test designed to find the perfect ride height and aerodynamic balance for record setting...

Turbocharged Y-Block for Bonneville

January 12, 2016 @ 2:38 am
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A turbocharged Ford Y-block in a GMC pickup truck seems a rather illogical choice for racing at first glance, but that's the nature of class racing at Bonneville and the El Mirage dry lakes. No other venues offer the broad choice of classes and...
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Fabricating a Single Plane Hemi Intake

January 1, 2016 @ 11:07 pm
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This is how hot rodders used to build the parts they needed back in the day. Its still happening today as the pioneering old timers and new young guns join forces to build powerful new pieces that other hot rodders can use. That's quite encouraging, not just for Hemi fans, but for hot rodding itself.
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Early Hemi Single Plane 4V Intake Test

December 28, 2015 @ 4:15 pm
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Legendary racer and engine builder Gene Adams has been one of the most successful navigators of the Hemi's long progression of power. Most Hemi race engines were either supercharged for dragster or Gasser racing or outfitted with dual four barrel carburetors for Super Stock racing...

Dart Reveals New Billet LS Cylinder Head

December 16, 2015 @ 4:33 pm
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Dart Machinery has revealed some details of its forthcoming all-new billet LS cylinder head which breaks new ground by coming with full water jacketed cooling. Its the last of the OEM level pushrod style engines that offers grass root enthusiasts...

Why is the Speed Demon So Damned Fast?

November 27, 2015 @ 10:40 pm
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Exclusive! What makes George Poteet's awesome Speed Demon streamliner consistently able to crack off seemingly effortless 400 mph plus runs on the Bonneville salt flats?
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Lingenfelter C7 Intercooler Manifold

November 12, 2015 @ 11:52 pm
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Lingenfelter Performance Engineering's liquid to air intercooler intake manifold for turbocharged or centrifugal supercharged 2014-2015 C7 Corvettes with the LT1 engine offers a unique combination of performance enhancements...
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Ford Debuts 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet Drag Package

November 6, 2015 @ 12:53 am
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The new 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang sports a blown Coyote 5.0L V8 engine with a refined Whipple 2.9L supercharger pumping up the power. The supercharged 5.0L Coyote engine has proved to be remarkably reliable when operating at maximum capacity which is said to approach if not exceed 1000 horsepower...

Art Chrisman Receives Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award

November 3, 2015 @ 3:24 pm
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Art Chrisman continues to serve as an inspiration to racers and automotive engineers worldwide. The Petersen Automotive Museum was proud to honor him with the 2015 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Awards Breakfast...
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Chevy’s New 405 HP ZZ6 Smallblock

October 11, 2015 @ 3:26 pm
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Chevrolet introduces the newest member of the small-block family, the ZZ6 Turn-Key crate engine. Delivering a solid 405 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm, the ZZ6 remains a solid competitor...
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New Boost Lock Prevents Boost Loss

October 9, 2015 @ 12:22 am
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Boost Lock is an innovative new product specifically designed to prevent the separation of inlet boost tubes under high boost conditions. When this occurs during a race you lose...
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ARP’s Secret Fastener Technology Lab

October 5, 2015 @ 1:35 am
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ARP's test lab has quantified the potential for a 20% or more loss in clamping force with used nuts...

A Few Hot Engine Pics from the 2015 Street Nats

June 28, 2015 @ 10:12 pm
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Engine guys love looking at hot engines to see what everyone else is doing. Here's a selection of great looking engines that were seen that the 2015 Street Machine Nationals. No doubt, you'll find more than few to your liking...
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Holley Ultra HP Now For E85

June 16, 2015 @ 1:00 am
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Holley has raised the bar on E85 race carburetors. Holley's popular 4150 Ultra HPs are now available with components and calibrations making them ready for ethanol. They’re available in 600, 650, 750, 850 and 950 CFM and all come in the exclusive Hard Core Gray hard-anodized finish...
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RTST Ported Flow Testing Valves

June 14, 2015 @ 6:47 pm
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The RTS kit permits precise mapping of the airflow values around the circumference of the valve at any lift value. It helps identify shrouded...
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Supercharged! Design, Testing and Installation of Supercharger Systems

May 28, 2015 @ 8:12 am
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Corky Bell is widely acknowledged for his expertise in turbocharging and supercharging. His new…

Factory 409 Fuel Injection: No Really!

May 22, 2015 @ 1:56 am
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Factory 348ci and 409ci Chevrolet engines were never equipped with OEM fuel injection, but that doesn't mean it never existed. In a bid to improve power and economy, GM did extensive research on fuel injection for W-motored cars and trucks back in the day. This research was conducted in the late fifties as you will note...

World’s First DOHC, 4-Valve per Cylinder Racing Engine

May 21, 2015 @ 5:32 pm
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The key concept to this timeless racing masterpiece is the airflow enhancing inclined 4-valve top end operating in a pent-roof combustion chamber and actuated by dual overhead camshafts. One hundred years and millions of racing miles later this configuration is still the most desirable racing design...

Fifty Years with Valley Head Service

May 4, 2015 @ 10:34 pm
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Fifty years ago this month Larry Ofria began porting cylinder heads in a run-down old chicken coup at the family property on Sherman Way in Reseda, California. Larry and the engine savvy crew at Valley Head Service are recognized far and wide for their contributions to the advancement of high performance engine...
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Why You Want ARP Bolts for Your Engine

April 30, 2015 @ 11:07 pm
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ARP is the first thing you think of when you need fasteners for your race engine. Need some head bolts? Call ARP. Need a complete fastener kit? Call ARP...

Holley Introduces Vent Tube Spill Reduction Valves

April 23, 2015 @ 11:27 pm
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Holley's new Vent Tube Spill Reduction Valves feature an internal valve ball that reduces fuel spillage from carburetor vent tubes in crash situations and reduces fuel slosh from vent tubes during hard launches/stops or while traversing rough terrain in...

Lunati Bootlegger Cams

March 27, 2015 @ 5:04 pm
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The most powerful series of street performance cams ever produced by the Lunati design team. They build on the popular Voodoo® Series, but feature even faster opening rates, a controlled closing and far more area under the lift curve.
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Holley EFI Harnesses for Ford Coyote and Mod Motors

February 23, 2015 @ 4:25 pm
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Holley has announced the release of plug & play EFI harnesses to use Holley EFI on Ford Coyote and Mod Motor platforms. These plug & play harnesses plug right into your factory sensors, including crank, cam, TPS, coolant, etc. This also includes your...

2015 Grand National Roadster Show

January 25, 2015 @ 4:50 pm
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If you couldn't make it to the 2015 Grand National Roadster Show at Pomona, here's a look at some of the engines on display at this year's event. As usual there was plenty to see and lots of great cars and engines on display for hardcore...

French Flathead V8 Block Prep Handbook

January 24, 2015 @ 4:50 pm
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Vern Tardel's French Flathead V8 Block Prep Manual is a valuable reservoir of tips and knowledge about the coveted Ford/Simca flathead cylinder block. Early Ford hot rodders will enjoy this technical look a prepping the French flathead V8 block for high performance use...

Factory Fuel Injected 409?

January 18, 2015 @ 6:50 am
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Here's something you don't see every day; a Rochester fuel injected 409 Chevy on the dyno. Fuel injected Chevy small blocks were a popular factory option on 283ci and 327ci production engines in the late fifties and early sixties. But no one's ever seen a Chevy W-motor with factory mechanical fuel injection, or have they?

Melling Debuts “Shark” SBC Oil Pumps at PRI Show

December 5, 2014 @ 3:23 pm
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Melling has re-engineered the traditional small block Chevy oil pump with newly designed asymmetrical helical cut gears. Set to debut at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, the "Shark" pump offers smoother oil flow than a traditional spur gear oil pump along with reduced power requirements and higher volume. The pump still incorporates a cast iron housing that is now equipped with the all new steel helical cut gears.
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MSD Atomic AirForce Wow’s SEMA

November 9, 2014 @ 5:46 pm
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MSD's new series of Atomic AirForce intake manifolds opened a lot of eyes at the 2014 SEMA Show. The new intake systems were thoroughly researched and painstakingly developed to deliver improved airflow to both stock and modified LS-series...
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High Flow LS Throttle Bodies from Holley

October 28, 2014 @ 9:56 pm
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Holley has released its new high flow throttle bodies for GM LS series engines. These feature-laden throttle bodies are constructed of billet aluminum to provide maximum durability and great looks. They feature a fully adjustable PCV passage valve that permits fine tuning and accommodates...
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BHJ’s Cool New Deck Height Caliper

October 27, 2014 @ 12:58 pm
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Quick and accurate deck height checks are a snap with BHJ’s new Deck Height Caliper! (Part# DHC-1) Now there's no need to set-up a new block in the surfacer. Just grab the calipers and simply pick-up the main saddle and deck surface from...
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New Edelbrock LS3 Super Victor Intakes

July 6, 2014 @ 1:18 pm
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Edelbrock announced the release of its new Super Victor intake manifold for Chevy LS3 engines. The new Super Victor intake manifolds are designed for use on Gen IV LS series engines equipped with LS3 cylinder heads...
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Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals

July 4, 2014 @ 1:12 am
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Hot Pro Street engines were in plentiful supply at the 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals this past weekend in DuQuoin, Illinois. Participants and spectators were treated to a dazzling display of top quality cars and engines...
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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP

July 2, 2014 @ 11:06 pm
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Dodge outpowers GM and Ford! They now claim the highest horsepower and torque figures offered by any domestic performance car from the factory. The 2015 Dodge Challenger delivers over 700 horsepower and 650 foot pounds of torque...
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100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show

June 15, 2014 @ 11:46 pm
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Hot Rods and cool engines filled the Pomona, California fairgrounds for the 50th annual father's day LA Roadster Show. Engine lovers were treated to a phenomenal display of racing and high performance engines that would take a lifetime to see if they were not assembled in one convenient spot...

Corvette LT4 Most Powerful & Drivable Production Small Block Ever

June 13, 2014 @ 5:53 pm
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The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower. The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is...
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Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection

May 22, 2014 @ 4:13 pm
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A new SV-20 honing system from Sunnen enables Dart to implement high-precision, highly-flexible honing of a wide range of block designs and metallurgies in a single continuous process without the need for stone changes...
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540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

May 3, 2014 @ 11:34 pm
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The new AFR cylinder heads are the central component of this remarkable piece; a real world engine designed to deliver off the hook performance without expensive power adders and in the face of fluctuating fuel quality...

Edelbrock’s New BBC Victor Tunnel Ram

April 20, 2014 @ 11:50 pm
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Edelbrock's new Victor Tunnel Ram is a modern updated design to its very successful Victor Ram 2-R Tunnel Ram, first released over 35 years ago. It's designed for use with 468-582 c.i.d. standard-deck Chevrolet V8 engines with conventional...