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ARP’s Secret Fastener Technology Lab

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ARP's test lab has quantified the potential for a 20% or more loss in clamping force with used nuts...

540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

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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...

Blown Hi-Torque E85 Chevy Small Block

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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.

383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

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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...

Understanding the Rod Length and Pin Height Connection

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The relationship between connecting rod length, piston compression height and compression ratio is often misunderstood, largely due to the misuse of the term “compression”. In all honesty it probably shouldn’t be applied to piston terminology at all except as it relates to the shape of the piston crown surface....

Goldenrod Cockpit View Art Print

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This 24 x 36-inch Art Quality print shows the cockpit view of the goldenrod on the International FIA course at Bonneville...

Goldenrod Limited Edition Numbered Blueprint Poster

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This 24 x 36-inch Art Quality print of the Goldenrod and it's main blueprints is...

Goldenrod

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This acclaimed work has been praised far and wide as the best book ever written about Bonneville racing and the World's Land Speed Record. it delivers a deep dive look at how the new 1964 Chrysler Race Hemis were modified to suit the trying conditions of Bonneville's legendary five mile dyno; fuel injected Race Hemis on methanol at wide open throttle for five miles running as fast as 425.99 mph.
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Beast Mode: 2000 HP LSX Based Arias Hemi

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A 427 cubic inch turbocharged LSX based Bonneville engine with super trick Arias Hemi Heads pushing 2000 horsepower is truly a beast by any standards. This goes into a '65 Buick Riviera for the Classic/ Blown Gas Coupe category...
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Hardcore Hemi Attacks the Engine Masters Challenge

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The Adams and Smithberg team injected Hemi entry at the 2017 Engine Masters Challenge displayed one of the most unique active-tuning induction systems yet seen in the annual engine dyno competition...
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Direct Injection Piston Damage? Check Your Oil

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Low Speed Pre-Ignition or LSPI is a previously unrecognized combustion anomaly that leads to severe engine damage on late model turbocharged engines operating at low engine speeds and high loading. Driven Racing Oils...
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All New Merlin IV Big Block Chevy

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World Products has completely redesigned the famed Merlin Big Block Chevy casting, incorporating numerous improvements and new features to virtually every area of the block. Thicker decks and new deck height options increase the versatility of the Merlin...
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Holley Releases 1050 CFM Gen 3 Marine Dominator Carbs

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Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of Holley 1050 CFM Gen 3 Marine Dominator Carburetors, which exceed performance demands whether you're out for high-speed fun or just hitting the lake for an easy cruise...
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Blue Box Digital Manometer Revolutionizes Air Flow Testing

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Upgrading to a precision digital manometer to streamline your air flow testing efficiency, is a snap with “The Blue Box” from C&D Technologies. It is the most capable, all-in-one flow measurement and data evaluation...
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Are Your Pistons Round?

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A piston’s operating environment strongly influences its overall shape and that form becomes complex when the piston is asked to perform multiple tasks while enduring a high order of abuse in performance applications. The piston’s job is to capture cylinder pressure via ring sealing...

Factory 409 Fuel Injection: No Really!

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In a bid to improve power and economy, GM engineering staff undertook extensive research on fuel injection options for W-motored cars and trucks back in the day. This research was conducted in the late fifties as you will note from the accompanying GM memo...
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1290 HP, 421ci Small Block Chevy Build

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Sportsman racers have pretty much gone big league thanks to a broad performance market that offers a remarkable variety of supercharging options and supporting components. Whether carbureted or fuel injected, the responsive aftermarket has provided...
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Boosting a 482ci Ford SOHC Cammer

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When exotic excess isn't quite enough to satisfy the power demons lurking within, artificial aspiration frequently brings the heavy heat. Jim Ring's 1964 Galaxie is an off-the-hook Pro Street ride that demands an over the top powerplant to help make the Pro Street statement.

Mystery Motor Development Engineer Bill Howell Tells All

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Our first story on Chevrolet’s legendary mystery motor generated a lot of new questions and a few sour comments by desktop experts still insisting it was a revised 409 W-motor. So we decided to solicit more facts straight from the horses’ mouth. We consulted an old...
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Chevrolet 427 Mystery Motor

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Most of the testing and development was done with 409ci versions. Development engineers were able to generate the required power at that displacement, but in October of ‘62 negotiations with NASCAR resulted in approval to enlarge it to 427ci to gain parity with Ford. A mad rush ensued to design longer 3.65-inch...
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Understanding Engine Fastener Quality with ARP

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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

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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

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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...
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Burns Stainless Introduces Innovative Technology with Gill Sensors & Controls

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Burns Stainless introduces new innovative sensor technology with Gill Sensor and Controls; currently a supplier to European motorsports including Formula One, Rally Car and the World Endurance Championships.
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All New Terminator Stealth EFI from Holley

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Holley Performance Products is pleased to announce its all-new Terminator Stealth EFI, which provides the classic, traditional look of a carburetor with all the tunability and drivability of electronic fuel injection. Terminator EFI will support any engine with a...