Engine Power Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

Accel
Spark Plug Wires, Extreme 9000 Ceramic, Spiral Core, 8mm, Black, 45 Degree Boots, Ford, Mercury, V8, Set
ARP
Assembly Lubricant, for Engine Assembly and Fastener Installation, Ultra Torque, 1 Pint, Each
ARP
Cylinder Head Studs, Pro Series, 12-Point Head, Ford, 429-460, with Aftermarket/Stock Heads, Kit
Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Head Gasket, MLS, 4.500 in. Bore, .027 in. Compressed Thickness, Ford, 429, 460, Each
Comp Cams
Lifters, Mechanical Roller, Vertical Link Bar, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Set of 16
Dupli-Color
Duplicolor Tire Paint is designed to spray on freshly cleaned tires. The coating chemically binds itself to the tires to maintain shine longer and prevent fading
Dupli-Color
Paint, Metalcast, Anodized Color, Enamel, Gloss, Blue Anodized, 11 oz., Aerosol, Each
Holley
Carburetor, 4 Barrel, Holley Gen 3 Ultra Dominator, Gasoline - Dual Inlet, 1,150 CFM, Tumble Polished, Each
Meziere Enterprises,Inc.
Water Pump, Electric, 55 gpm, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, 429/460, V8, Each
MSD Ignition
Distributor, Pro-Billet, Small Base, Magnetic Trigger, Mechanical Advance, Ford, 351C, 351M, 400, 429, 460
National Muscle Car Association
NMCA Drag Racing Series
NOS
Nitrous Oxide System, Big Shot, Wet, 190-300 hp, 10 lb. Bottle, Blue, Dominator 4500, 4-Barrel, Kit
Pace Performance
FITECH - 4 Injector System for up to 600HP
Pennzoil
Pennzoil Ultra Platinum, Full Synthetic Motor Oil with PurePlus Technology, 10-30, 5qt
School of Automotive Machinists
School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, TX
The Industrial Depot
Fasteners, Hardware, Shop Supplies
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
Trick Flow Specialties
Rocker Arms, 1.73 Ratio, 7/16 in. Stud, Full Roller Design, Aluminum, Ford 351C, 351M/400, and 429/460, Set 16
Trick Flow Specialties
Valve Covers, Tall Height, Cast Aluminum, Natural Finish, Ford 429/460, Pair

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY PROJECT BLUE BLOOD 557 GETS FINISHED UP AND DYNOED.

PLUS A TRIP TO THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS.

(PAT)>> WELCOME TO ENGINE POWER. WE'RE CONTINUING ON OUR 557 INCH BIG BLOCK FORD BUILD FOR ALL OF YOU BLUE OVAL FANS. IT STARTED OUT AS A 385 SERIES 460 BLOCK WE HAD LAYING AROUND. IT WAS FULLY MACHINED, RECEIVED AN EAGLE ROTATING ASSEMBLY, A CUSTOM GROUND CAM, AND A GOOD OILING SYSTEM.

(MIKE)>> NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE TOP END. NOW THE INDUCTION IS ALWAYS THE KEY RECIPE IN THE HORSEPOWER EQUATION, AND IT ALSO HAS THE BIGGEST EFFECT ON THE ENTIRE COMBINATION. NOW WITH AS MANY CUBIC INCHES AS WE'RE PACKING, WE NEEDED A SET OF CYLINDER HEADS THAT WOULD COMPLIMENT THEM. SO WE CHOSE TRICK FLOW'S POWER PORT 325 COMPETITION PORTED HEADS. THE INTAKE AND EXHAUST PORTS ARE CNC MACHINED. THE INTAKE MEASURES IN AT 325cc, THE EXHAUST AT 145cc. NOW THE EXHAUST IS ALSO RAISED UP 270 THOUSANDTHS FOR INCREASED AIR FLOW. NOW DOWN HERE VALVE SIZES ARE TWO-200 ON THE INTAKE AND INCH SEVEN-60 ON THE EXHAUST. AND THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER IS CNC MACHINED AND COMES IN AT 78cc. NOW THE VALVE SPRINGS WILL WORK WITH OUR CUSTOM SOLID ROLLER ALREADY, SO WE DON'T EVEN NEED TO CHANGE THEM.

(PAT)>> 27 THOUSANDTHS COMPRESSED THICKNESS COMEDIC GASKETS WILL PUT OUR COMPRESSION RATIO RIGHT ON TARGET AT 10 TO ONE. THAT'S A GREAT SETUP FOR STREET FRIENDLY PUMP GAS AND ALLOWS A BIG HIT OF NITROUS WHEN DUTY CALLS ON THE DRAG STRIP OF COURSE.

NOW THE POWER PORT HEADS CAN BE LOCATED ON THE DOWELS, AND THE MASSIVE NINESIXTEENTHS ARP STUDS CAN BE SCREWED INTO THE BLOCK.

WE'RE PUTTING THEM IN AFTER THE HEADS ARE IN PLACE SO NO ALUMINUM GETS SCRAPED OFF IN THE BOLT HOLES CONTAMINATING THE GASKET AND THROWING OFF THE TORQUE VALUE. WE'LL DRESS THE WASHERS AND THE NUTS WITH ARP ULTRA TORQUE LUBE, AND CINCH THE HEADS DOWN IN THREE PASSES. FIRST TO 70 POUND FEET, THEN 100, AND THE FINAL 140. YEAH BABY! NOW OUR SOLID ROLLER COMP CAMS LIFTERS CAN DROP IN. WE ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO SOAK THEM IN OIL. BEFORE THE PUSH RODS THE GUIDE PLATES ARE POSITIONED WITH SEVENSIXTEENTHS STUDS, THEN TORQUED TO 55 POUND FEET. RESTING ON THEM ARE THREEEIGHTHS DIAMETER, EIGHT-800 LONG 135 WALL COMP HIGH TECH PUSH RODS. THE THICKER WALL IS STRONGER AND STIFFER, DECREASING VALVE TRAIN DEFLECTION. ONE POINT SEVENTHREE RATIO TRICK FLOW ROCKER ARMS WERE ALSO IN THE PILE. SO WE'RE REUSING THEM. THEY'RE POSITIONED ON A SEVENSIXTEENTHS STUD. HOT LASH IS 16 THOUSANDTHS ON BOTH INTAKE AND EXHAUST. SO COLD LASH WILL BE SET AT 10.

(MIKE)>> THE INTAKE IS A TRICK FLOW RSERIES HIGH RISE WITH A DOMINATOR FLANGE. THE OPERATING RANGE IS FROM 3,500 TO 8,000 RPM. NOW IT HAS EXTRA MATERIAL FOR CUSTOM PORT WORK AND HAS BOSSES FOR FUEL INJECTION. NOW AN ELECTRIC MAZERE WATER PUMP CAN BE ATTACHED TO THEIR PLATE WE INSTALLED EARLIER. CAPPING OFF THE VALVETRAIN ARE TRICK FLOW'S SHEET METAL ALUMINUM VALVE COVERS.

WE ADDED A LITTLE DUPLICOLOR METAL CAST ANODIZED SURFACE COLOR TO, IN BLUE OF COURSE.

(PAT)>> MIKE AND I HAVE A THREE PART PROCEDURE WHEN BUILDING AN ENGINE. ASSEMBLE IT, WHICH IS DONE, DOCK IT, WHICH IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN, AND RUN IT TO GIVE YOU THE RESULTS YOU DESERVE TO SEE FOR WATCHING US.

(MIKE)>> OUR HEADERS CAME TO US A LONG TIME AGO FROM COOKS. THEY WERE CUSTOM BUILT FOR USE IN THE DYNO ROOM, HAVE A TWO INCH PRIMARY, AND A TRICK MERGE COLLECTOR THAT HAS A THREE AND A HALF INCH OUTLET. WE'LL RUN THIS ENGINE WITH SEVEN QUARTS OF PENZOIL ULTRA PLATINUM FULL SYNTHETIC 10 W-30.

AS ALWAYS A QUICK PRIME TO INSURE ADEQUATE OIL PRESSURE AND LUBRICATION TO THE AREAS IT NEEDS MOST. A LOCKED OUT MSD PRO BILLET DISTRIBUTOR HANDLES

THE SPARKING DUTIES, AND ACCEL EXTREME 9,000 CERAMIC EIGHT MILLIMETER PLUG WIRES WILL CARRY THAT VOLTAGE TO THE SPARK BOLTS. WE KNOW THEY'RE CALLED SPARK PLUGS, BUT SPARK BOLTS IS MORE FUN. A TWO INCH SPACER WILL REST ON THE MANIFOLD AND WE BORROWED THIS 1,150 CFM HOLLEY HP DOMINATOR FROM THE 572 WE BUILT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. WHEN WE COME BACK IT'S RUN TIME.

(MIKE)>> THIS DYNO SESSION IS GONNA BE SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT FORWARD.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE PULLS WE MAKE IS GONNA BE

WITH 93 OCTANE PUMP GAS STRAIGHT FROM

THE SHELL STATION. NOW WE'LL MAKE A COUPLE NATURALLY ASPIRATED FIRST, THEN BOLT ON THE NITROUS AND THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GONNA PRESS THE LIMITS. SO LET'S GET STARTED. WHEN PAT DROPS IN A DISTRIBUTOR WE KNOW THE ENGINE WILL FIRE RIGHT UP. THE SOUND OF BIG CUBIC INCHES IS UNMISTAKABLE.

(PAT)>> TOTAL TIMING IS AT 30 DEGREES. WE'RE GONNA LET IT RUN FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TO LET THE RINGS SEAT AND TO GET IT TO OPERATING TEMPERATURE. [ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> ALRIGHT, SHE SOUND GOOD. UP TO TEMPERATURE, NEXT THING IN ORDER.

(PAT)>> LASH HER UP. HERE'S A QUICK TIP. ALWAYS SET YOUR VALVE LASH AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND ONLY TAKE ONE VALVE COVER OFF AT A TIME TO HELP MAINTAIN THE ENGINE'S TEMP. I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS. AFTER A COUPLE OF RUNS WITH THE TIMING AT 34 DEGREES THE RESULTS WERE BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

(MIKE)>> LOOKED GOOD!

(PAT)>> THAT WAS REALLY NICE.

(MIKE)>> YES SIR, 754!

(PAT)>> 664 FOR TORQUE.

(MIKE)>> THAT IS AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME.

(PAT)>> AND WE'RE ONLY HALF WAY DONE.

(MIKE)>> THIS THING IS GONNA WAKE UP ON SOME NITROUS. IT'S NOS' BIG SHOT KIT THAT USES A PLATE WITH A NITROUS AND FUEL SPRAY BAR, MAKING IT A WET KIT. NEXT ARE THE SOLENOIDS, ONE FOR THE FUEL AND ONE FOR NITROUS. WE'LL START OFF WITH A 225 HORSEPOWER HIT. NOW THIS KIT COMES WITH JETS FOR 190 TO 300 HORSEPOWER. FUEL IS SUPPLIED TO THE FUEL SOLENOID FROM A

YBLOCK ON THE DYNO'S FUEL SYSTEM. NOW A LINE RUNS FROM THE NITROUS SOLENOID TO THE BOTTLE. WITH THE ACTIVATION SWITCH WIRED UP, WE'RE READY TO

RESTART THE ENGINE AND DROP THE TIMING

BACK TO 22 DEGREES.

THAT'S FOUR DEGREES PER 100 HORSEPOWER OF NITROUS.

(MIKE)>> 4,300 TO 6,500? MAYBE 200 TO START?

(PAT)>> YEP, I'M GONNA HIT THIS ABOUT 4,500.

(MIKE)>> HERE WE GO!

(PAT)>> TECHNICALLY NITROUS IS CHEMICAL SUPERCHARGING. IT'S AN OXIDIZER THAT INCREASES THE ENGINE'S VOLUMETRIC EFFICIENCY IN A BIG WAY. THAT WAS BIG, THAT WAS BIG FOR TORQUE. I SAW BIG TORQUE NUMBERS.

(MIKE)>> SO BIG IT'S OFF THE GRAPH.

LET'S RESCALE IT.

(PAT)>> IT'S OFF THE GRAPH.

(MIKE)>> 1,031 ON POWER, 996 POUND FEET OF TORQUE.

(PAT)>> THAT IS EVIL RIGHT THERE.

(MIKE)>> WE HAVE A BIGGER SHOT TOO. LET'S CHECK PLUGS AND SEE HOW SHE SURVIVED.

(PAT)>> I'VE GOT TO PULL EVERY PLUG IN THAT THING TO MAKE SURE IT'S OKAY. AT THIS POWER LEVEL IT'S A LITTLE ON THE RICH SIDE BUT I DON'T CARE.

THAT'S WHERE IT SHOULD BE.

WE'RE GOING TWO HEAT RANGES COLDER ON THE SPARK PLUG AND STEPPING UP THE NITROUS SHOT TO 300 BY CHANGING THE JETS. AND ANOTHER DROP IN TIMING TO 16 DEGREES. YOU READY FOR THIS?

(MIKE)>> I'M READY. WHEN THE NITROUS ACTIVATES I WISH YOU COULD FEEL THE RUMBLE WE FEEL IN OUR FEET. 1,058, BUT LOOK AT THE TORQUE, WHAT THAT 75 SHOT GAIN GAVE US, 1,091 POUND FEET. 93 OCTANE GAS!

(PAT)>> THAT IS STRAIGHT OCTANE RIGHT OUT OF THE PUMP.

(MIKE)>> WE SAID WE'RE GONNA PUSH THE LIMIT. LOOKING A LITTLE ON THE EDGE. SO WE'RE CHECKING THE PLUGS IN HOPES OF ONE MORE RUN.

(PAT)>> I WOULD MUCH RATHER HAVE IT BE SOFT THAN TO BURN SOMETHING UP. WE'RE GONNA STICK SOME TIMING IN IT.

(MIKE)>> ANOTHER RUN. THREE DEGREES ARE BEING ADDED FOR A TOTAL OF 19,

AND HERE IT GOES AGAIN. WHAT'S ADDING THREE DEGREES OF TIMING WORTH? HOLY COW, 1,080 ON POWER, 1,119 POUND FEET.

(PAT)>> I AM ACTUALLY GLAD WE'RE DONE. I'VE NEVER RAN SOMETHING THIS HARD ON STRAIGHT PUMP GAS, AND WE'RE DONE.

(MIKE)>> LAST ENGINE OF THE SEASON.

(PAT)>> CONGRATULATIONS MAN.

(MIKE)>> THIS ENGINE WAS BUILT FOR NITROUS BUT

PERFORMED LIKE A CHAMP NATURALLY ASPIRATED. NOW IT GOES TO SHOW BIG POWER CAN BE MADE WITH PUMP GAS WITH EVERYTHING SET UP CORRECTLY. NOW THIS ONE'S FINISHED BUT ALL YOU MOPAR FANS DON'T WORRY. YOUR BIG BLOCK BUILD IS COMING UP SOON.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WHERE ARE TOMORROW'S ENGINE BUILDERS COMING FROM? STAY WITH US AND FIND OUT.

(MIKE)>> WE'VE WORKED WITH THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE

MACHINISTS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. NOW THEY DO GREAT WORK BUT THEIR MAIN ORDER OF

BUSINESS IS TRAINING TOMORROW'S RACE TEAM

MEMBERS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE MACHINISTS. HERE'S A QUICK TOUR OF THEIR HEADQUARTERS IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

[ engine revving ]

(JUDSON)>> IN THE EARLY DAYS WHEN I WAS BUILDING MY ENGINES, MY ENGINES WERE KIND OF MY MALE EGO, YOU KNOW, AND NOW MY GRADUATES ARE.

(LINDA)>> OUR GRADUATES THAT GRADUATED 29 YEARS AGO ARE HIRING OUR GRADUATES NOW.

(PAT)>> THE SCHOOL OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINISTS, SAM FOR SHORT, IS A FAMILY BUSINESS THAT SPECIALIZES IN EDUCATION AT FULL SPEED. VETERAN RACERS JUD AND LINDA MASSENGILL OPENED THE DOORS IN 1985. IT'S NOW THE GO TO PLACE FOR EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES TO WORK FOR RACE TEAMS AND HIGH PERFORMANCE INDUSTRIES.

(KIM)>> WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE MORE EMPLOYERS CALLING THAN WE HAVE STUDENTS GRADUATING. WHAT I FIND HAPPENS IS WE WILL PLACE A STUDENT WITH AN EMPLOYER.

WELL THAT STUDENT DOES A GOOD JOB AND SO THEY CALL US AGAIN AND WANT MORE STUDENTS. ( )>> THE CENTERLINE IS GONNA CHANGE.

(MIKE)>> HERE YOU GET BOTH ENGINE THEORY AND HANDS ON TRAINING IN BLOCK AND COMPONENT MACHINING, BLUE

PRINTING, ENGINE ASSEMBLY, AND TESTING. IN THE EVER GROWING CNC PROGRAM STUDENTS CAN STEP

INTO THE FUTURE OF HIGH PERFORMANCE CYLINDER HEAD AND BLOCK MODIFICATION. ( )>> THEY'LL BASICALLY CREATE A COPY, A DIGITAL COPY, THROUGH THE COMPUTER AND THE FERAL ARM. SO THAT WAY WE CAN TAKE IT AND WE CAN ACTUALLY PUT IT ON THE HAAS BECAUSE WHATEVER THEY HAVE IT'S GONNA BE DUPLICATED BETWEEN ALL

OF THE CYLINDERS.

(SHAWN)>> THEY STILL HAVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY TO DESIGN THAT FIRST PORT.

(MIKE)>> AND THAT'S WHERE THE CYLINDER

HEAD MACHINING PROGRAM COMES IN.

(SHAWN)>> IT'S STILL SO IMPORTANT TO LEARN THE

GRINDING SKILLS, TO LEARN OUR MEASURING SKILLS CAUSE EVEN ONCE IT'S OUT OF THAT MACHINE IT STILL HAS TO BE VALVE JOBBED, ALL THE GUIDE WORK HAS TO BE DONE, AND THERE'S STILL A LOT OF DETAIL JOB THAT HAS TO BE DONE. [ engine revving ]

(LINDA)>> THE THING THAT MAKES US SO GREAT, I THINK, IS BECAUSE EACH STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO HAVE A PROJECT.

(JUDSON)>> IT'S SOMETHING SPECIAL IF IT'S YOUR OWN

WHEN IT FIRES UP ON THAT DYNO, YOU KNOW, AND THEN YOU SEE GOOD NUMBERS ON IT AND EVERYTHING.

(PAT)>> PLUS STUDENTS GET ALL THE HANDS ON EXPERIENCE THEY NEED TO OPERATE AN ENGINE DYNO.

(CHRIS)>> THEY LEARN HOW TO HOOK THE ENGINE UP ON THE STAND. HOW TO HOOK UP ALL THE WIRING, ALL THE PLUMBING, AND THEN THEY COME IN HERE AND THEY LEARN HOW TO MAKE A DYNO PULL.

(PAT)>> IMAGINE GETTING TO HELP BUILD A RACE ENGINE, THEN WORKING AS A MEMBER OF THE PIT CREW.

(JUDSON)>> THEY'RE THE ONES PUTTING THE CAR TOGETHER. WE CERTAINLY KEEP AN EYE ON THEM RIGHT. SO IT'S REAL HANDS ON. THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT THEY LOVE THAT. I MEAN THE CAR JUST KINDA BECOMES A PART OF THEM.

(PAT)>> SAM'S PROUD TO BE AN OFFICIAL MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL. GAVIN SIMCOE IS ATTENDING ALL THANKS TO THE POST 9/11 BILL.

(GAVIN)>> TOOK A TOUR OF THIS SCHOOL AND DID A LOT OF REVIEWS ON THE SCHOOL, LOOKED IT UP, AND I FOUND NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS. NOT ONE BAD REVIEW. GOT HERE AND SAW THE STUDENTS WORKING ON THINGS, STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOMS. IT IS WHAT IS, IT'S A GREAT SCHOOL.

(MIKE)>> TO STAY GREAT CHANGE HAS TO BE PART OF THE PLAN. A BUILDING EXPANSION WILL SOON BE UNDER WAY ALONG WITH CLASSES IN PERFORMANCE WELDING. AND JUST RECENTLY SAM BEGAN OFFERING A FULLY ACCREDITED ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM.

(LINDA)>> IT DOES LET THEM MOVE INTO MANAGEMENT. THEY NOW HAVE PSYCHOLOGY COURSES, THEY TAKE THE ENGLISH COURSES, THEY TAKE THE ALGEBRA AND PHYSICS COURSE, AND THE COMMUNICATION CLASSES. SO IT LETS THEM EVOLVE INTO A MORE ROUNDED STUDENT.

(MIKE)>> AT SAM EDUCATION AT FULL SPEED IS MORE THAN A CATCH PHRASE. IT'S A COMMITMENT TO ANYONE WITH A PASSION FOR ENGINES AND HUNGER FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING.

[ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> PAT AND I ARE BACK AT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES, BEECH BEND RACEWAY IN BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY, AND THIS WEEKEND IT'S THE NMCA MUSCLE CAR NATIONALS. WE'RE HERE TO SHOW YOU GUYS WHAT A GREAT SANCTIONING BODY THIS IS AND COVER SOME OF THE HEAVY HITTERS IN THE FASTEST CLASSES.

IT'S ACTUALLY TEST AND TUNE DAY BEFORE THE RACE. A GREAT TIME FOR YOU TO COME OUT, MEET THE RACERS, AND GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH SOME OF THE CARS IN A RANGE OF CLASSES.

(STEVE)>> WELL THE NMCA HAS EVERYTHING FROM MILD TO WILD. FROM OUR VP RACING FUELS PRO MOD CATEGORY ALL THE WAY DOWN TO OUR GEAR VENDORS TRUE STREET CATEGORY, WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY.

(MIKE)>> DO YOU LIKE OLD SCHOOL ENGINE POWER?

THESE MUSCLE CARS ARE COMPETING IN THE DAVE DUELL CLASSIC. IT'S THE WORLD'S LARGEST NOSTALGIA SUPER STOCK RACE

AND A WILD RIDE BACK IN TIME. THIS YEAR A MASSIVE MOPAR SHOWED UP TO VIE FOR NATIONAL HONORS. EVEN A COUPLE OF '59 PLYMOUTH FURIES. I WONDER IF THOSE FINS HELP WITH AERODYNAMICS.

(PAT)>> OUR FIRST STOP OUT HERE IN THE PITS IS HAIRSTON MOTORSPORTS. THEY'RE A TEAM OUT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHO HAVE BEEN RACING BIG POWER ADDER CARS SINCE THE EARLY

2000'S, AND THEY'RE THE GUYS THAT ARE SETTING THE NEW STANDARD IN THE PRO MOD CLASS. HAIRSTON MOTORSPORTS BECAME WELL KNOWN IN THE RACING WORLD FOR RUNNING THE FASTEST SMALL BLOCK CAR IN NHRA HISTORY. THEY DID IT IN THE THIS 2007 TWIN TURBO GTO THEY BOUGHT FROM JERRY BICKLE. BUT AFTER A WHILE THE FAMILY TEAM DECIDED THEY NEEDED SOMETHING BIGGER AND BADDER TO WIN IN PRO MOD.

(JIM)>> SHOWING UP WITH A SMALL BLOCK IS LIKE SHOWING UP AT A GUN FIGHT WITH A KNIFE. WE DON'T GET ENOUGH OF THE WEIGHT BREAK, SO THAT'S WHY WE SWITCHED TO THE BIG BLOCK.

(PAT)>> WITH JAKE'S EXPERIENCE BUILDING ENGINES AND RUNNING RACE PROGRAMS, IT COMES AS NO SURPRISE THAT HE IS THE CREW CHIEF AND THE GUY IN CHARGE OF THE NEW BIG BLOCK PROGRAM.

(JAKE)>> WE BOUGHT THE ENGINE. IT WAS MORE OR LESS COMPLETE. TOOK IT APART, EVALUATED IT, MADE SOME CHANGES TO

IT, AND IT'S BASICALLY A 525 INCH BIG BLOCK

CHEVROLET ON A FIVE INCH BORE CENTER. IT'S GOT A BILLET BLOCK, A SET OF BILLET HEADS. I PUT IT ON THE DYNO ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, MADE SOME LOW BOOST PULLS, RAN EXCELLENT, ALL THE ENGINE DATA WAS GOOD. SO WE DECIDED TO PUT IT IN THE CAR AND COME HERE TO BOWLING GREEN.

(MIKE)>> OF COURSE A WELL ENGINEERED CAR AND COMPETENT DRIVER ARE PART OF THE EQUATION.

(CLINT)>> THE AERODYNAMICS ARE JUST PHENOMENAL. I MEAN THEY'RE DESIGNED TO GO FAST, AND THEY STAY ON THE GROUND, AND THE FASTER YOU GO THE STRAIGHTER THEY GO.

(MIKE)>> THIS WILL BE THE VERY FIRST QUARTER MILE RUN WITH THE NEW ENGINE COMBO. IN A WAY IT'S THE CULMINATION OF INTENSE PLANNING AND HARD WORK, NOT TO MENTION ALL THE COSTS. SO WILL IT PAY OFF? [ engine revving ]

(MIKE)>> THE ANSWER IS YES! A 596 AT 249 MILES AN HOUR.

(PAT)>> AND THIS IS JUST A TASTE OF WHAT YOU NEED TO COME SEE AT ONE OF THESE EVENTS.

(MIKE)>> AND CLASSES RANGE FROM ENTRY LEVEL ALL THE WAY UP TO THE BIG PRO MODS LIKE THE HAIRSTONS RUN, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, EVEN NOSTALGIA CARS. NOW THESE RACES ARE HELD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND THEY'RE SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING BECAUSE THEY HAVE SMALL TIRE AND BIG TIRE CARS.

IF YOU WANT TO FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU, LOG ONTO NMCA DIGITAL DOT COM. THIS FITECH EFI PACKAGE FROM PACE PERFORMANCE IS PERFECT FOR YOUR DAILY DRIVER, STREET MACHINE, OR BRACKET RACER. NOW THIS SYSTEM HAS THE FASTEST AND MOST ACCURATE SELF LEARNING FEATURES AVAILABLE. NOW THE THROTTLE BODY COMES IN AT JUST UNDER 950 CFM AND IS DESIGNED TO SUPPORT ENGINE BETWEEN 250 AND 600 HORSEPOWER. NOW BUILT ONTO THE THROTTLE BODY IS AN ECU THAT HAS FULL SPARK CONTROL. SO THERE'S NO NEED FOR AN EXTERNAL BOX. ALSO BUILT ON IS A FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. NOW HAVING THE ECU THERE MEANS A SUPER SLIM HARNESS TO KEEP YOUR ENGINE NEAT AND CLEAN. HIGH FLOW INJECTORS WITH WET FLOW TECHNOLOGY HAVE A UNIQUE SWIRL SPRAY ANNULAR DISCHARGE DESIGN THAT

INSURES COMPLETE ATOMIZATION. PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FUEL SYSTEM, HAND HELD MONITOR, AND ALL THE SENSORS YOU NEED FOR AN EASY INSTALL. NOW THE COOL THING IS THESE THINGS DON'T JUST SUPPORT NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINES.

THEY HAVE ONES FOR POWER ADDERS AS WELL. SO CONTACT PACE PERFORMANCE TO FIND THE ONE THAT SUITS YOU NEEDS.

(PAT)>> IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR NEW TIRES LOOKING GREAT OR JUST PUT THE SHINE BACK ON YOUR OLD ONES DUPLICOLOR HAS A TIRE PAINT BELIEVE IT OR NOT. IT'S SILICONE FREE AND COMES IN EITHER BLACK OR CLEAR. IT ACTUALLY BONDS TO THE RUBBER AND GIVES ALL WEATHER LONG LASTING PERFORMANCE FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW OR RECENTLY CLEAN TIRES LOOKING LIKE THEY JUST CAME OUT OF THE DETAIL SHOP. APPLICATION IS AS EASY AS IT GETS AND YOU CAN PICK YOURS UP AT YOUR LOCAL PART STORE FOR JUST UNDER $7 BUCKS.

(MIKE)>> IF YOU DRIVE A GAS OR DIESEL POWERED VEHICLE, WHETHER IT'S A DODGE, FORD, OR CHEVROLET, DIABLOSPORT'S TRINITY T-1,000 IS A GREAT TUNER FOR YOUR RIDE. NOW THIS THING FEATURES PERFORMANCE TUNES, DATA LOGGING, A RACING MODE, AND IS EVEN A DIAGNOSTIC SCAN TOOL.

PLUS IT'LL GIVE YOU BETTER FUEL MILEAGE. NOW THEY'RE IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP AT SUMMIT

RACING FOR $599 BUCKS. THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR THIS WEEK'S SHOW. WE HOPE YOU LIKE ALL THE POWER WE PULLED OUT OF THAT BIG BLOCK FORD ON THE DYNO. WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT TIME RIGHT HERE ON ENGINE POWER.
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