Holley has announced their all-new, whiz-bang LS engine components catalog, chock-full of newly-released go-fast goodies for GM LS engines.
Lunati has taken the wraps off its all-new 4340 alloy steel Signature series connecting rods. As direct replacements for their successful FM (fully machined) series, these new race-ready I-beam forgings are 100 percent sonic tested and Magnaflux inspected. In addition, they are manufactured to extremely close tolerances (.0005in between centers), weight-matched to plus-or-minus 1 gram, and heat treated to 28-30 on the Rockwell C scale. They are made to the most precise standards Lunati knows and are available in sizes from 5.4in to 6.4in.
LISTA ANNOUNCES NEW TECHNICIAN SERIES TOOL BOXES, CARTS AND CART GARAGES
Lista International Corporation announces the availability of its new Technician Series toolboxes, technician carts, and cart garages.
The New VDO Short Style Racing Fuel Injector is another exclusive addition to the performance proven VDO Deka Fuel Injector line. Introduced by Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a leading OE and aftermarket parts supplier, this new, one-of-a-kind, short style injector delivers a whopping 80lb/hr at 43.5 PSI (3 BAR). It features a short body design that makes it ideal for applications on late model, high horsepower engines with tight manifold to fuel rail clearances.
The supplement includes new applications for cylinder heads, cylinder head bolt sets, oil pans, oil pan rail set, cam thrust plates, guide plate conversion kits, dipstick tube, standard transmission flywheel, and valve cover.
To obtain a copy of EQ’s new catalog supplement, contact AAEQ at (800) 426-8771 or visit www.aaeq.net.
With their all-in-one-box convenience and “no guesswork” performance appeal, Edelbrock Power Package Top End Kits are in high demand. Now Edelbrock is proud to introduce the new line of E-Street Power Package Top End kits for small-block Chevy, big-block Chevy and small-block Ford.
Diamond has announced new premium forged pistons with tool steel piston pins for turbocharged small-block Chevrolet engines.
Especially suitable for drag racing applications, this new piston is produced in 2618 aluminum and is designed to fit most 23-degree cylinder heads. Accepting up to 25lb of boost the piston features a robust .260in thick crown and Herculean pin bosses that accommodate tough H13 tool steel piston pins.
In recent months we have all heard the unfortunate rumors surrounding Barry Grant Incorporated since their filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late 2009. And, as of February 18, 2011 they ceased operation all together. This is unsettling news for all of us in this industry. Even as competitors, we at Aeromotive are deeply saddened by the hard times this company has fallen upon. We know that the Barry Grant line of products will be sorely missed. “You never wish this on anyone,” said Steve Matusek, President and Founder of Aeromotive. “I have a deep respect for Barry and what he has done for the performance industry. It’s unfortunate and it’s a reminder just how fragile things can be sometimes.”
Turbochargers generate a lot of heat and without protection and can potentially affect under-the-hood components and overall turbo performance. Now there is a way to manage excessive turbo heat in the turbine housing and related radiant heat under the hood with DEI’s new T25/T28 Titanium™ Turbo Shield with LR™ Technology. Much like DEI’s T3, T4, and T6 shields, the T25/T28 handles direct continuous heat in the turbine up to 1800°F (980°C), and up to 2500°F (1370°C) of radiant heat. The T25/T28 Titanium Turbo Shield combines two highly effective insulators – pulverized lava rock, extruded into fibers then woven into a tight weave, and high temperature rated silica insulation padding, to provide the ultimate protection against extreme heat.
The flattie, adorned with chrome plated headers from Red’s Headers. These pipes fit like a dream.
I thought I’d provide an update with regard to both the Ford flathead build (which has already appeared as a 5-part series on precisionenginetech.com and in the latest issue of Hot Rod & Restoration magazine), as well as an update on the next engine build project that involves a healthy from-scratch build series of a Pontiac 455.