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Holley Terminator EFI

Holley’s New Terminator EFI System

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Holley Performance Products has introduced the new Terminator™ line of carburetor replacement fuel injection systems. Terminator EFI is designed to help enthusiasts easily change from a carburetor to EFI. The Terminator throttle body delivers fuel through an annular discharge ring for excellent...

Watch the Doomsday Impala Buildup, then Ride Along on an 8.69 Pass!

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Hey fellas, All you drag racing fans will probably enjoy watching these videos of our Doomsday Impala friends from the UK building their awesome "three years in the making" doomsday Impala.The car has been upgraded to a new 496ci engine and has cracked into the 8.60s at 152 MPH. If you like these videos, give Dave and Andy a shout out on youtube and let them know you appreciate their efforts...
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Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning

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Consider a typical performance engine build plan that holds true for many budget based bracket racing builds and illustrates how insufficient research and planning can steer an engine project down the wrong path right from the beginning. The first mistake is...
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American V8 Firing Orders

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There’s nothing more frustrating than finishing up a build late at night and not remembering the firing order so you can install the plug wires and fire that baby up. Most of us naturally know the firing order for engines we are familiar with, but that doesn’t make much difference...

Basic Engine Block Prep 101

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It’s a time-honored tradition in the hot rod community - the day you take your block to the machinist for boring, decking, and line boring the mains. Sounds simple enough, but there is an amazing amount of precision measuring and machine work involved to do the job correctly. The good people at Speed-O-Motive in West Covina, California do this on a...
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2013 COPO Camaro Engine Lineup Announced

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The popular 427 returns since more than half of last year's 69 examples were ordered with the big 425 HP V-8. A new entry-level LS-based 325 HP 350 rated at 325 horsepower becomes the base engine along with an LS-based 396-cu.-in. big-block engine, making...
World Products Warhawk block sporting Arias heads

Hemi Head Chevy Big Blocks

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Mitech Racing Engines in Placentia, California sports a lengthy list of record setting engines, particularly in land speed record racing. They also specialize in custom engines for racing and street applications; among them some radical Chevy big blocks equipped with Arias...
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NEW Racing Alternator from MSD!

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MSD has developed the new DynaForce Racing Alternator. DynaForce Race Alternators are available in two models; 50 Amp and 100 Amp. The 50 Amp model is built in a compact housing and designed for lower demand racing series such as dirt track cars. The 100 amp is designed for drag racing and cars with higher current requirements. Both feature one wire technology...

1/8 Scale Ford 427 Sideoiler

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One of those models is this Ford FE V8 427 sideoiler engine with Weber carbs; the engine that Carroll Shelby chose for his semi-competition Cobras. Since I had already built one of those I figured it would be nice to have the engine as a stand alone Since I had already built one of those I figured it would be nice to have the engine as a stand alone model beside it. So I bought the virtual...
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The Doomsday Impala

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According to Andy, the single 4-barrel car has run a best of 8.80 at 150mph with 489ci naturally aspirated on methanol. They damaged the motor in 2012 so it was rebuilt to 496ci for 2013. They are hoping it will tip it below 8.80 as it already ran very consistent high 8's with...

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...
2013 COPO Camaro

Holley EFI is Standard Equipment on 2013 COPO Camaros

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Holley is pleased to announce that its phenomenal HP EFI engine control unit (ECU) will be offered as standard equipment on all Chevrolet Performance COPO Camaro factory-built race cars in 2013. This is the third Holley brand product to make it onto the COPO Camaro. Holley’s Hi-Ram intake Manifold was standard equipment on all 2012...

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...

Kaase Racing Engines Debuts P-38 Cross Ram Induction System

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Jon Kaase Racing engines has debuted its new Ford Windsor P-38 cross-ram induction system incorporating a unique low profile that assures top tuned length performance with desirable hood clearance. The new intake is specifically tuned for a driving range between 2500 to 6800 RPM with between 2500 to 6800 RPM with most OEM and aftermarket performance cylinder heads and...

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...

Build a Hemi: On Your Kitchen Table!

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The Summit kit is manufactured by Hawk, one of the oldest model kit makers in America. The Super Stock model is the same engine that terrorized the dragstrips back in the sixties with twin Holley four barrels on a cross-ram manifold. The kit replicates these components in great detail and no painting is required because the individual pieces are already...

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...

Shannon Wix sets Texas DoorSlammer Record: 7.15/195.65, “All Motor”

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October 27: Shannon Wix set a new Texas Doorslammer record with a 7.15 second 195.65 MPH blast at Evadale, Texas. Wix surpassed the existing record by nearly two miles per hour with a top end charge largely attributed to his 1387 HP, 647ci BBC built by C&S Performance and equipped with a set of...
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...
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Effects Of Changes in Cam Timing and Lobe Separation Angle

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The following tables provided by COMP Cams illustrate how variations in lobe separation angle and cam timing affect engine behavior. Engine builders can refer to these characteristics often to determine the likely effect of any cam timing alterations they may contemplate...
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...
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AutoScanner Pro Code Reader

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Professional street engine tuners will love the CP9190 Trilingual Elite AutoScanner Pro from www.summitracing.com. Its accurate and easy to use and it features useful support functions offering all the top scanning and diagnostic requirements you need to scan and diagnose you modern OBD I and II equipped vehicles. his unit is packed with professional features including the ability to read and...