Engine Power Builds

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Accel
Ignition Coil - SuperCoil - Toyota - 2.5/2.7L I4 - 2.5/3.5/4.0L V6 - 4.6/5.0/5.7L V8 - part # 140630
ARP
Main Bolts, 2-Bolt Main, Ford, 429, 460, Kit
ARP
Oil Pump Fasteners, Bolts, Pump to Pickup, Hex Head, Chromoly, Black Oxide, Ford, V8, Kit
ARP
Oil Pump Driveshaft, Ford, 429/460, Each
Continental Tire
Continental Tire, Extreme Contact Dw, 275/35/18 Front, 325/30/19 Rear
Edelbrock
Supercharger System, E-Force, Serpentine, Black Powdercoated, Intercooler, Chevy, 7.0L, Kit
Holley
Carburetor, 4 Barrel, Holley Gen 3 Ultra Dominator, Gasoline - Dual Inlet, 1,150 CFM, Tumble Polished, Each
Hooker Headers
Exhaust System, Blackheart, Cat-Back, 3.00 inch, Split Rear, Stainless Steel, Natural, Ford, V8, Kit
JBA Performance Exhaust Co.
Headers, Long Tube, Full-length, Stainless Steel, Silver Ceramic Coated, Chevy, 7.0L, Pair
Meziere Enterprises,Inc.
Water Pump, Electric, 55 gpm, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, 429/460, V8, Each
Meziere Enterprises,Inc.
Water Pump Backing Plate, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, 429/460 Big Block, Each
Optima
Battery Charger, Digital 1200, 12 V, 12 Amps, Each
Power Stop
Z23 Evolution Sport Track Day, Performance 1-Click Brake Kit
PowerBond Harmonic Balancers
Harmonic Balancer SPEC 18.1
Trick Flow Specialties
Cylinder Head, PowerPort 325, CNC Comp Ported, Assy, 78cc CNC Chambers, Ford 429/460, Each
Trick Flow Specialties
Intake Manifold, R-Series, Aluminum, Single Quad, High Rise, Dominator Flange, Fits Ford 429/460 Heads, Each
AntiVenom High Performance
LSX, Corvette, and F-Body Specialist
Axe Equipment
ES-40 Engine Stand is constructed from 3" x 4" 11 Gauge Square Tubing providing a rigid foundation for capacities up to 1000 lbs
Comp Cams
Custom Grind Ford 460 Hyd. Roller Cam
Eagle Specialty Products
Eagle Specialty Products 557 Ford Rotating Assembly W/ Mahle Piston, King Bearings
Jon Kaase Racing Engines, Inc.
Kaase Pump - Big Block Ford Oil Pump
Mr. Speed Coatings
We are THE choice for powder coating and sand blasting jobs. We specialize in custom two tone powder coated wheels with over 37 years experience, and outstanding customer service
The Industrial Depot
Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON ENGINE POWER WE START THE BUILD OF A 557 INCH FORD BIG BLOCK AND TEAR UP THE TRACK WITH A SWEEPSTAKES POWERSTOP Z-06.

(PAT)>> WELCOME TO ENGINE POWER. TODAY WE'RE GONNA BE GIVING YOU BIG BLOCK FANS

ANOTHER DOSE OF RACE ENGINE HOW TO, AND THIS TIME AROUND IT'S FOR ALL OF YOU FORD FANATICS WHO HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR THE OLD 385 SERIES, WHICH ARE THE 429 AND 460 POWER PLANTS. A FEW WEEKS AGO WE BUILT A 572 CUBIC INCH BIG BLOCK CHEVY FROM BITS AND PIECES LAYING AROUND THE SHOP. THE BLOCK RECEIVED SOME IN HOUSE CLEAN UP WORK WHICH INCLUDED JAZZING UP THE FINISH ON THE CYLINDER WALLS AND LIFTER BORES. PLUS DEBURRING SO IT WAS EASIER TO HANDLE. ONCE ASSEMBLED WE SECURED IT TO THE RUN STAND AND TESTED TWO DIFFERENT INTAKE MANIFOLDS AND CONCLUDED WITH 750 HORSEPOWER ON 93 OCTANE PUMP GAS. TODAY WE'RE DOING A SIMILAR BUILD ON AN OLD 460 BLOCK WE HAD LAYING IN THE HALLWAY.

IT'S GONNA RECEIVE EAGLE'S COMPETITION 557 CUBIC INCH ROTATING ASSEMBLY, A SET OF 325 POWER PORT HEADS FROM TRICK FLOW, ALONG WITH THEIR

RSERIES MANIFOLD. FEEDING IT IS A SINGLE 1,150 DOMINATOR FROM HOLLEY, AND ONCE WE GET ALL OF OUR N/A NUMBERS WE'RE GONNA SPRAY IT WITH A BIG SHOT OF NITROUS. OUR BUILD STARTED BY TAKING THIS BLOCK

TO SHACKLETT'S AUTOMOTIVE MACHINE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. JOHN SHACKLETT PUT THE SUPER TUNE TO IT FOR US BY BORING AND HONING WITH TORQUE PLATES THE BORE 80

OVER FOR A FINAL BORE SIZE OF FOURFOUR 40. HE ALSO NAILED IT WHEN HE SET THE DECKS UP AND GOT THEM WITHIN A HALF THOUSANDTHS OF EACH OTHER.

THE BLOCK CAME BACK TO US SUPER CLEAN AND READY TO PAINT. SO IF YOU NEED PRECISION WORK DONE HE'S THE MAN TO SEE.

THESE BLOCKS ARE A LOT STRONGER THAN MOST REALIZE. THEY'RE VERY POPULAR, NOT ONLY IN DRAG RACING, BUT

IN MUD TRUCKS AND THE MARINE INDUSTRY AS WELL. THE GREAT THING ABOUT THEM IS HOW EASY THEY ARE TO MAKE A STROKER OUT OF. THERE'S NO GRINDING OR CLEARANCING NEEDED FOR STROKES UP TO FOUR-500, AND THE CHEVY BOYS CAN'T MAKE THAT CLAIM. THE BORES CAN HANDLE 80 THOUSANDTHS OVER WITH EASE AND WITH SOME SONIC CHECKING UP TO 110 OVER, AND IN STOCK FORM THE BLOCK HEIGHT ON THESE ARE TALLER THAN A TALL DECK BIG BLOCK CHEVY AT 10 INCH, 322 THOUSANDTHS. THESE HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO HANDLE UP TO 1,000 HORSEPOWER AND LAST WHILE DOING SO. THE 460'S OILING SYSTEM IS SIMILAR TO THAT OF A 351 CLEVELAND, MEANING IT OILS THE PASSENGER SIDE LIFTER BANK BEFORE IT OILS THE MAINS. BUT THAT WILL BE SUFFICIENT FOR US AND THE RPM RANGE AND THE POWER LEVEL THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE. A LITTLE RADIUS WORK AND LIGHT DEBURRING ON THE

DRAIN BACKS WILL SATISFY OUR NEEDS. LIKE WE MENTIONED ON PREVIOUS BUILDS, ONLY LIGHT PRESSURE IS NEEDED. LET THE BURR DO THE WORK. WE'LL USE A CARTRIDGE ROLL TO SMOOTH OUT THE GRINDING AREAS EVEN MORE. WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR ARE SMOOTH TRANSITIONS AND NOTHING TO CUT YOURSELF ON. THE SAME TREATMENT WAS GIVEN TO THE OIL FILTER BOSS. NO MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE GRINDING YOU DO, IT'S STILL GRINDING. SO A FINAL WASH IS NECESSARY. DURING THE WASH CYCLE OUR NEW AXE EQUIPMENT ES 40 ENGINE STAND WITH OPTIONAL DRIP PAN SHOWED UP. NOW THE CYLINDERS ARE READY TO BE CLEANED. USING AUTOMATIC TRANS FLUID, WIPE THEM IN A CIRCULAR PATTERN UNTIL NO GRAY RESIDUE COMES OUT. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PARTS OF THE PREP PROCESS TO INSURE THE RINGS SEAT PROPERLY. WITH THE SADDLES CLEAN WE CAN LAY IN OUR HIGH PERFORMANCE KING MAIN BEARINGS. THEY'RE INCLUDED WITH THE EAGLE ROTATING KIT. OUR CLEARANCES HAVE ALL BEEN CHECKED AND WE ARE IN THE GOOD. THREE THOUSANDTHS TO THREE AND A HALF THOUSANDTHS ON THE MAINS. LIKE ALWAYS WE'LL USE A HIGH VISCOSITY ASSEMBLY LUBE ON THE BEARINGS. THE REAR MAIN SEAL GOES IN OFFSET TO AVOID LEAKS AT THE PARTING LINE. GOING IN THE BLOCK NOW IS AN EAGLE 4340 FORGED STEEL CRANK WITH A FOUR-500 STROKE. IT'S INTERNALLY BALANCED, HAS MICRO POLISHED

JOURNALS, AND WEIGHS 82 POUNDS. WITH THE BEARING AND LUBE FILLED CAPS DROPPING INTO PLACE...

FOLLOWED BY THE MAIN GIRDLE WITH ARP MAIN BOLTS, THE FINAL STEP FOR THE CRANK IS TO TORQUE IT IN TO 100 POUND FEET. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, A ROTATING ASSEMBLY

WORTHY OF BIG POWER.

(PAT)>> OUR 557 INCH BIG BLOCK FORD BUILD CONTINUES. THE CRANK IS IN AND THE MAINS ARE TORQUED UP. SO NEXT UP ARE THE ROD AND PISTON ASSEMBLIES. NOW THE CONNECTING RODS ARE EAGLE'S FORGE 4340 HBEAMS THAT HAVE A SIX-700 CENTER TO CENTER LENGTH.

THE CAPS ARE HELD DOWN BY ARP'S 8740 ROD BOLTS. THESE WILL TAKE WAY MORE POWER THAN WE'RE

GONNA THROW AT THEM.

THE PISTON IS MAHLE'S FORGED WITH A 38cc DISH AND A SINGLE VALVE RELIEF, AND THEY'RE PHOSPHATE COATED.

THEY'RE PROTECTED FROM DRY START UP WITH THEIR ANTIFRICTION COATING ON THE SKIRT. THEY'RE SET UP FOR A 16TH, 16TH, THREE MILLIMETER RING PACK, AND ALL OF THIS CAME FROM EAGLE. WITH THE RINGS INSTALLED AND THE ASSEMBLIES LUBED, THEY'RE READY TO FILL THE BORES. THE SAME PROCESS AS USUAL, TAKE YOUR TIME AND USE A LITTLE FINESSE. IF SOMETHING DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT IT'S NOT. DON'T RISK BREAKING A RING TO GET THE JOB DONE FAST. UNDERNEATH THE CAP IS SNUGGED UP. BEARING CLEARANCES ARE BETWEEN TWOFOUR AND TWOSEVEN ACROSS THE JOURNALS. ALL CAPS WILL GET FINAL TORQUED AFTER ALL OF THEM ARE IN. USING ARP'S ULTRA TORQUE ON THE ROD BOLTS THEY GET TORQUED TO 636 FOOT POUNDS. THIS IS THE HALF CRANK SHAFT SPEED ROTATING VALVE ACTUATOR, OR AS YOU KNOW IT THE CAM SHAFT. IT'S A SOLID ROLLER THAT'S AN ENGINE POWER EXCLUSIVE. WE SPECED IT OUT SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS BUILD TO COMPLIMENT THAT BIG HIT OF NITROUS. WE WISH WE COULD SHOW YOU THE SPECS BUT IT'S A SECRET GRIND, JUST KIDDING. HERE'S THE CAM CORE PART NUMBER, 34-000-9. AND THE SERIAL NUMBER COMP KEEPS ON FILE SO YOU CAN CALL AND ORDER THIS CAM. THE GRIND NUMBER IS THE LOBE PROFILE OUT OF THE COMP CATALOG.

AND WITH ALL THAT INFO, YOU CAN ORDER YOUR CAM IDENTICAL TO THIS. GROSS LIFT IS 763 THOUSANDTHS ON THE INTAKE, 773 ON THE EXHAUST. DURATION AT 50 IS 266 ON THE INTAKE, 278 ON THE EXHAUST, AND THE LOBE SEPARATION IS 114 DEGREES. THE CAM RETAINING PLATE IS NEXT, FOLLOWED BY THE DOUBLE ROW TIMING SET. NOW I'LL DEGREE THE CAM.

I'M INSTALLING IT STRAIGHT UP AT 114 DEGREES. THE TIMING COVER GOES ON ALONG WITH THE BALANCER SPACER. ORIGINALLY IT WAS A COUNTER WEIGHT, BUT SINCE THE CRANK IS INTERNALLY BALANCED THAT'S NOT NEEDED. AND A MAZERE BACKING PLATE SINCE WE'RE RUNNING ONE OF THEIR PUMPS ON THE DYNO. TO FINISH OFF OUR OILING SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS THE OIL FILTER ADAPTER ALSO NEEDED A LITTLE ATTENTION.

WITHOUT BEVELING THIS AREA OF THE ADAPTER ALL THE MODS WE DID WOULDN'T HELP MUCH. IT HAD A FLAT EDGE LEADING TO THE HEX. SO THIS 45 DEGREE BEVEL REMOVED THE RESTRICTION AND OPENED UP SOME AREA. AN ARP OIL PUMP SHAFT AND JOHN KAASE OIL PUMP WILL GUARANTEE WE WILL HAVE EFFICIENT OILING THROUGHOUT THE OIL GALLERIES. TO INCREASE IDLE AND HIGH RPM OIL PRESSURE IT HAS DUAL FEEDS TO THE ROTORS. ARP STUDS WILL SECURE IT TO THE BLOCK.

THE PICK UP IS NEXT AND IS A MATCH FOR THE NEXT PART TO GO ON. LAYING NEXT TO THE BLOCK IN THE HALLWAY WAS THIS SEVEN QUART OIL PAN THAT HAS A NINE INCH REAR SUMP TO KEEP MORE OIL AROUND THE PICK UP TO AVOID OIL STARVATION PROBLEMS. AND TO KEEP WINDAGE UNDER CONTROL IT HAS THIS NICE BOLT IN WINDAGE SCREEN. THIS GASKET HAS COMPRESSION STOPS LETTING US KNOW WHEN IT'S TIGHT.

AND MORE ARP FASTENERS WILL CINCH IT DOWN. WHEN TIGHTENING THE PAN, WORK FROM THE CENTER OUT.

UP FRONT AND WRAPPING UP THE BOTTOM END FOR TODAY IS A POWER BOND 18.1 SFI BALANCER. THIS IS THEIR RACE SERIES. IT'S TESTED TO 21,000 RPM WITHOUT FAILURE AND ARE CNC MACHINED. WE'LL FINISH THIS BUILD UP NEXT TIME. WE'RE HEADING OUT TO SHOW YOU HOW A PREVIOUS PROJECT CAR WILL PERFORM, AND TRUST ME, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT.

(MIKE)>> BEFORE WE PUT THIS POWERSTOP ULTIMATE Z-06 SWEEPSTAKES CAR THROUGH THE PACES, HERE'S HOW IT ALL STARTED. POWERSTOP BRAKES USED THIS CAR TO DEVELOP THEIR ONE CLICK TRACK KIT FOR THE Z-06 PLATFORM. THEN WE WERE ASKED TO MODIFY AND PREP IT FOR A SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY. OUR PREMISE WAS TO BUILD AN OLDER Z-06 THAT COULD COMPETE WITH THE AMAZING NEW 2015 ONE FOR HALF THE COST. NOW WE TORE THE DRIVELINE FROM THE ENGINE BACK OUT OF THE CAR. THAT WAS TO ACCESS AND REMOVE A TRANSMISSION THAT

HAD SOME ISSUES WITH FIRST GEAR. A DIRECT TREMEC REPLACEMENT WENT IN. AT THIS TIME WE INSTALLED A NEW FLY WHEEL AND CLUTCH, AND JBA LONG TUBE HEADERS.

WITH ALL THE NEW THE DRIVELINE WAS REASSEMBLED. NOW WE'RE READY FOR THE PRODUCT THAT MADE THIS BUILD POSSIBLE. IT'S A ONE CLICK TRACK KIT FOR Z-06 CORVETTES. IT USES CROSS DRILLED AND SLOTTED ROTORS. THE PADS ARE A SEMIMETALLIC COMPOUND IDEAL FOR TRACK DAY APPLICATIONS. THIS IS FOR ALL YOU AUTO CROSSERS AND OPEN TRACKERS LOOKING FOR A LITTLE ADVANTAGE. NOW WE HAD THE FACTORY WHEELS POWDER COATED MATTE BLACK TO GIVE THE CAR A LITTLE SINISTER LOOK. THEY WERE WRAPPED IN CONTINENTAL EXTREME

CONTACT DW'S, WHICH STANDS FOR DRY/WET. THE SECOND PHASE OF THE BUILD WAS ALL ABOUT ADDING POWER AND WE GOT THAT WITH AN EDELBROCK EFORCE SUPERCHARGER DESIGNED FOR THE LS SEVEN. THE INSTALL WAS STRAIGHT FORWARD AND CAN BE HANDLED BY TWO GUYS OVER A WEEKEND'S TIME. NOW BECAUSE OF OUR LONG TUBE HEADERS WE NEEDED A CUSTOM TUNE. GREG LOVELL FROM ANTIVENOM PERFORMANCE WAS OUR CHOICE AND TRULY SHOWED HIS SKILLS. IN FOUR RUNS WE WERE DONE. THIS THING IS TRACK READY, SO WE'RE HEADING TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES IN KENTUCKY.

(PAT)>> IF YOU DON'T RECOGNIZE THIS BUILDING BEHIND ME, WELL YOU'RE NOT A CAR GUY. WE'RE BACK AT THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, AND WE'RE HERE TO PAYOFF OUR POWERSTOP ULTIMATE Z-06 SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY CAR

AT THE MUSEUM'S TRACK NEXT DOOR. BUT BEFORE WE DO THAT WE'RE GONNA GO INSIDE AND CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW. AND THE FIRST ROOM YOU ENTER IS NOTHING BUT NEW. IT'S THE STAGING AREA FOR THE PURCHASED 2015 CORVETTES, ALL WAITING FOR THEIR NEW OWNERS. AND FROM THE LOOKS OF IT SALES ARE GOOD. THIS ROOM IS CALLED THE NURSERY. NO DROOLING ALLOWED. AND JUST A FEW FEET AWAY IS A HUGE STEP BACK IN TIME. IT'S A PLACE TO REMINISCE THE PAST. RELIVE DREAMS WITH REALISTIC SCENES MIRRORING CORVETTE'S EARLY HISTORY, FROM THE PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP TO THE THRILL OF THE CHECKERED FLAG. IT'S ALSO A PLACE TO KINDLE A NEW PASSION IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF CORVETTE LOVERS.

GREGG DIBSIE AND SON FROM NEW JERSEY HAVE A HEAD START ON THAT.

(GREGG)>> IT'S THE AMERICAN SPORTS CAR. THERE'S JUST NOTHING BETTER, NOTHING FASTER, NOTHING COOLER.

(GREGORY)>> I FIND THEM TO JUST BE VERY INSANELY BEAUTIFUL, AND THERE'S JUST NOTHING THAT CAN COMPETE WITH IT, NOT EVEN A MUSTANG.

(GREGG)>> IF YOU'RE A CORVETTE PERSON, IT'S JUST WOW, YOU WALK IN AND YOU'RE JUST AMAZED. YOU KNOW, FROM THE MINUTE YOU WALK IN YOU SEE THE NURSERY FOR THE BRAND NEW CORVETTES. AND YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR ONE FIRE UP.

(GREGORY)>> IT'S JUST LIKE MUSIC TO YOUR EARS.

(GREGG)>> IT'S DEFINITELY A COOL PLACE.

(PAT)>> SINCE OPENING IN 1994, CORVETTE ENTHUSIASTS TRAVEL HERE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. IN FACT THE MUSEUM DRAWS WELL OVER 100,000 VISITORS EACH YEAR AND GROWING. IT'S THE ONLY FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN THE UNITED STATES DEDICATED TO A SINGLE MODEL. EACH CAR IS IN THE SAME CONDITION AS IT ARRIVED. ( )>> LOOK AT THAT CAR.

(PAT)>> EXCEPT FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE INFAMOUS SINK HOLE. NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING. IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SAFETY I'M GONNA CHECK IT OUT FOR YOU. IT'S GOOD, AND IT'S TIME TO CROSS THE HIGHWAY TO THE NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM'S MOTORSPORTS PARK TO SEE IF WE CAN CREATE ANY HISTORY WITH OUR MODIFIED POWERSTOP Z-06, STAY WITH US.

(MIKE)>> WE'RE BACK AT A FAMILIAR TRACK. WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE.

(MITCH)>> THE LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE, IT WAS EARLY ON. I THINK WE HAD JUST OPENED, AND WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE MORE THAN YOU PROBABLY EVEN NOTICED. MARKING THE CORNERS, CORNER STATIONS, BRAKE MARKERS, WE'VE ADDED SOME ADDITIONAL TRACK OUT CURBING. BASICALLY WHEN PEOPLE START RUNNING ON IT WE SEE WHERE THEY'RE RUNNING OFF THEIR TRACK. SO WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE SOME LESSONS FROM THAT.

(MIKE)>> AND TODAY IS GOING TO

GET A LITTLE TRICKY. ANOTHER NEW ADDITION FOR US, IT'S STARTING TO RAIN, BUT WE'RE CONTINUING ON. THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT NEED TO BE ADJUSTED. THE MOST IMPORTANT OUR DRIVING STYLE. NOW IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME FINESSE ON THE WHEEL AND THROTTLE CONTROL. NOW REMEMBER, THIS THING MAKES OVER 520 POUND FEET OF TORQUE AT 2,500 RPM. THAT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO. NOW IT'S GOING TO TAKE A FEW LAPS TO FIND OUT HOW THE CAR REALLY HANDLES, BUT RIGHT OFF THE BAT WE CAN TELL THESE CONTINENTAL DW'S ARE UP TO THE TASK. THEY HOLD TIGHT IN THE CORNERS, AND THE SAME UNDER HARD BRAKING.

I ONLY FINISHED A COUPLE OF LAPS AND I'M ALREADY IMPRESSED AT THIS Z-06 UPGRADE. THE TRANS IS TIGHT WITH SOLID SHIFTS AND THE EDELBROCK SUPERCHARGER HAS VERY QUICK RESPONSE, AND GREAT POWER WHENEVER ASKED FOR. NOW THIS THING, ALONG WITH THE PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED TRACK, QUICKLY BUILDS UP A DRIVER'S CONFIDENCE, AND THAT'S WHEN MISTAKES CAN HAPPEN. SO WE'LL WAIT OUT THIS SHOWER FOR A SAFER TRACK AND HAND THE WHEEL TO JOHN NIEMIERA, POWERSTOP'S PRODUCT MANAGER. HE WAS A BIG PART OF THEIR TESTING AT BONDURANT AND THE FORMULA IN THE BRAKE PADS.

(JOHN)>> WE ADDED 200 FOOT POUNDS OF TORQUE AND ABOUT 150 HORSEPOWER TO THIS VEHICLE. AND THESE BRAKES ARE HOLDING UP EXACTLY THE WAY

WE DESIGNED THEM TO. THE MODULATION IS PERFECT. YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE VEHICLE'S GONNA DO AS SOON AS YOU HIT THAT BRAKE PEDAL. I'M EXTREMELY PROUD OF THE JOB WE'VE DONE ENGINEERING THIS BRAKE SYSTEM.

(MIKE)>> WHEN WE STARTED THIS PROJECT, OUR GOAL WAS

TO MAKE IT PERFORM EQUAL OR A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE NEW 2015 Z-06. SO THE ONLY WAY TO COMPARE THAT WAS TO BRING ONE. THE DRIVER IS OUR EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, JIM CAMPISANO. HE'S TESTED AND REVIEWED HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS IN NATIONAL MAGAZINES FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE OVER 100 YEARS. WE'RE NOT FULLY OUT RACING, BUT WE ARE PUSHING IT A LITTLE. NOW IT'S A BIT INTIMIDATING TO SEE THE NEW CORVETTE BEHIND ME, BUT I SOON REALIZED IT'S A PRETTY FAIR MATCH UP EXCEPT FOR THE WEIGHT DIFFERENCE. THE 2015 IS AT 3,528, OUR MODIFIED 2008 IS AT 3,177. SO FAR I'M KEEPING JIM AT BAY, BUT THE RAIN HAS RETURNED. I HAVE LOGGED SEVERAL HOURS ON THIS TRACK THIS YEAR. JIM HASN'T HAD THE LAPS TO GET FAMILIAR WITH IT, AND HERE'S HOW YOU LEARN. AND HERE'S HOW A PRO GETS OUT OF IT. HE KEPT IT ON THE TRACK SURFACE, OUT OF THE GRASS, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OUT OF THE TIRE BARRIER. HE'S COMING BACK WITH A VENGEANCE BUT IT'S CLEAR WE MET OUR GOAL.

(JIM)>> AS GREAT AS THIS CAR IS, I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA COME HERE TODAY AND SAY WOW. IF WE CAN BUILD ANYTHING THAT'S CLOSE TO WHAT THIS CAR IS. AND THAT BLUE CAR, THE POWERSTOP CORVETTE, JUST WALKED AWAY FROM THIS CAR, WHICH IS NO MEAN FEAT. THIS IS ONE OF THE TOP PERFORMANCE CARS IN THE WORLD REGARDLESS OF PRICE AND WE BEAT IT HANDILY.

(MIKE)>> ONE MORE TEST. WE HIT THE CONES AT 30 MILES AN HOUR IN SECOND GEAR, THEN NAIL IT. THE NEW CAR MAKES 650, 650 AT THE FLYWHEEL. WE MADE 594, 593 AT THE TIRES, AND THERE YOU HAVE IT. AND IT COULD BE YOURS BY SIGNING UP FOR THE

SWEEPSTAKES AT POWERSTOP DOT COM.

(PAT)>> IF YOU HAVE A COIL ON PLUG IGNITION SYSTEM IN YOUR VEHICLE, ACCEL HAS A SUPER COIL IGNITION COIL FOR YOU. THESE FIT TWO POINT FOUR, TWO POINT SEVEN, AND FOUR LITER TOYOTA FOUR AND SIX CYLINDER ENGINES. THEY HAVE 15 PERCENT MORE SPARK ENERGY THAN THE OE'S, HAVE BETTER THROTTLE RESPONSE AND FUEL MILEAGE. PLUS THEY ONLY TAKE ABOUT AN HOUR TO INSTALL. THEY'RE A FACTORY DIRECT REPLACEMENT, SO THEY WORK

WITH ALL THE SENSORS, AND YOU CAN GET A SET FOR A FOUR CYLINDER FROM SUMMIT RACING FOR AROUND $180 BUCKS.

(MIKE)>> IF YOU RUN OPTIMA BATTERIES LIKE WE DO, HERE'S SOME REALLY COOL INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW. THEY'VE EXTENDED THEIR PRODUCT LINE TO INCLUDE HIGH PERFORMANCE BATTERY CHARGERS FOR AGM BATTERIES. NOW THIS THING IS DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN, RECHARGE, AND REPLENISH DEEPLY DRAINED AGM BATTERIES. NOW IT HAS A FULLY LIT LCD BACK SCREEN THAT DISPLAYS BATTERY LIFE AND FILL RATE. PLUS ON THE SIDE THIS THING WILL ALSO JUICE UP DEVICES LIKE IPHONES AND DIGITAL CAMERAS. NOW HERE'S SOMETHING REALLY COOL. IF YOU BUY THE CHARGER AND THE BATTERY TOGETHER OPTIMA WILL EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON THE BATTERY BY ONE FULL YEAR. NOW THE PRICE ON THE CHARGER BY ITSELF IS $199.99. LOG ON TO OPTIMA BATTERIES DOT COM TO FIND A DEALER NEAR YOU.

(PAT)>> IF YOU'RE THE NEW OWNER OF A 2015 MUSTANG GT, HERE'S AN EXHAUST SYSTEM YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

IT'S HOOKER'S BLACK HEART CAT BACK SYSTEM MADE OUT OF 304 STAINLESS STEEL. THE PIPE SIZE IS THREE INCHES AND IT EVEN

INCLUDES AN XPIPE. THE MUFFLERS ARE A HIGH FLOW STRAIGHT THROUGH DESIGN THAT HAVE AN AGGRESSIVE EXHAUST NOTE ON ACCELERATION BUT A MELLO TON AT IDLE, AND THE ENTIRE SYSTEM IS 100 PERCENT HAND MIG WELDED, AND YOU CAN PICK YOURS UP AT SUMMIT RACING FOR UNDER $1,100 BUCKS.

WELL WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW, WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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