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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...
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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...
Gen VI Chevy block

Top 10 Reasons to Build GEN VI Based Chevrolet Big Blocks

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Unless you require a specific block casting for a numbers matching restoration project, there is no longer any reason to seek, build or hoard original Mark IV engine blocks. Newer GEN VI blocks have become more available and Chevrolet Performance offers all new blocks providing all the improvements necessary for..
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Speed Demon: 439 MPH Small Block Land Speed Record

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The Poteet and Main streamliner with George Poteet at the wheel and the world's most powerful small block Chevy driving the wheels set new FIA International speed records in Category A, Group 1, Class 10.
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PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

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Larry shares some great porting tips that you can apply to your own engine building projects. His years of experience have made him a valuable resource for engine builders seeking to optimize power and torque in racing engines. Now he's willing to share it all with you in this exclusive Hot Rod Engine Tech interview featuring a host of new...

Camshaft Basics

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Pushrod based engines use two basic types of camshaft; either flat tappet or roller tappet. It’s a little more complicated than that, but it basically comes down to the type of lifter. Up until the mid-eighties most production engines used flat tappet lifters with a crowned face that rides directly on the camshaft lobe...

Automotive Specialists’ Sealed Racing Engines

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Automotive Specialists, Inc. has developed a new Chevrolet sealed engine utilizing its 46 years of racing engine experience. Their experience building racing engines for the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Truck Series and other top level racing engines helped play an important part in this package. The engine package was carefully designed to ensure durability...
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COMP Ultra Pro Magnum Stud Mount Rocker Arms

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With a nearly unbreakable investment cast 8650 chromemoly body, Ultra Pro Magnum™ Rocker Arms use an arched, web-like design to increase strength & rigidity while reducing the moment of inertia. These unique rockers feature hardened roller tips, an oversized trunion & precision-sorted needle bearings that easily stand up to the abuse of the high load valve springs needed to handle aggressive race applications.
Ross 409 Chevy Pistons

Ross Releases 409 Pistons

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Ross Pistons has released a new piston set for the CHEVY 409s using Edelbrock Performer RPM Cylinder Head in Street / Strip 10.5:1 Compression. Available in + .030 and .040 over, standard 3.500 stroke as well as 4.000 stroke cranks. ROSS 409 Chevrolet pistons are ideal for street/strip applications and are suitable for nitrous systems of 250 HP...
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Summit Factory 5 Cobra Engine Combo Kits

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The Summit Racing Equipment/Factory Five Racing Mk4 Roadster is alive and running strong—and now you can duplicate the project with the Summit Racing Factory Five Engine Kit Combos available at SummitRacing.com. The Summit Racing/Factory Five Mk4 Roadster is designed to show enthusiasts how easy it is to put together a killer replica car using a Factory Five kit and parts from Summit Racing’s...