GOODSON OFFERS NEW .572″ TOP PILOTS

 

Goodson announces its release of their .572” Top Pilots for larger diameter Sioux-style & OE stone holders. Use with our SX-1703 Stone Holder for large diameter stones. 11 ½” OAL. Check out their website @ www.goodson.com or call toll free, 1-800-533-8010 for more information.                             

DIAMOND OFFERS NEW NITROUS PISTONS

Diamond’s new, comprehensive range of nitrous pistons comes with all the bells and whistles.

Obviously, they are not designed to compete on price with entry-level conventional pistons. However, for those who need an entry-level piston today but may be considering adding nitrous or forced induction later, choosing the nitrous piston now might be the wiser plan.

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DART 427W PART 5

Our build is done. See the end of this article for several tasty photos of the finished engine, followed by a complete list of the participating manufacturers.

FINAL ASSEMBLY OF OUR

NASTY LITTLE DART 427W

 

OUR ONE TRICK PONY IS DONE.

WE’RE READY FOR THE DYNO RUN.

 

Engine build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian

 

INTAKE MANIFOLD

Since our Trick Flow heads feature taller-than-stock intake ports, I port-matched the manifold ports (only at the roof areas) to match the height of the head ports.

FYI: the Trick Flow intake ports measure 2.24” high x 1.375” wide. The Professional Products Hurricane intake manifold’s ports measured approximately 1.870” high x 1.120” wide. In order to take advantage of the increased cylinder head port size,  I needed to port-match the intake manifold’s ports.

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EQ MAGNUM HEADS FOR MOPAR TORQUE

 

EngineQuest® (EQ®) cast iron Magnum cylinder head is a power improved alternative to stock that offers better flowing intake and exhaust ports for enhanced horsepower and torque. Designed with a 172cc intake runner volume and 62cc combustion chamber, EQ’s Magnum heads have an exceptionally smooth casting for immediate bolt-on performance. Made in Australia, these heads offer superior quality at an affordable price with no additional machining, porting or polishing required.

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FOLDING BENCH SYSTEM

This wall/bench system may be intended for hobbyists, but we can see a potential for engine assembly rooms and race trailers as well.

 

Bench Solution™ converts in seconds from the down position into a large
workbench, counter or desk. This is the largest “On Demand” work surface available and only uses 4″ of depth from the wall when not in use.

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DIAMOND VALVE GUIDE FLEX-HONES

 

Goodson announces its release of the Diamond Valve Guide Flex-Hones®. Combines the flexibility of a Flex-Hone with the speed of a diamond. These 400 grit Flex-Hones® are made with highly friable resin bond diamond crystals for the more demanding finish requirements of hard materials. Applications include: Heat treated steel, High nickel stainless steel, Chromed or plated bores, MMX aluminum alloys, and Ceramic & Carbide. Other grits are also available by special order, call toll free 800-533-8010 for ordering details.

VALVE REFACING WHEELS

Goodson announces its release of their Valve Refacing Wheels for Rottler VR8 Refacers. 3 new sizes to choose from. Featuring a 45° back cut.

 Please check out our website at www.goodson.com or call toll free at 800-533-8010 for more information regarding this new product.

OIL FILTERS EXPOSED

Straight Talk About Oil Filters

 Information provided courtesy of Purolator Filters

 

Let’s face it. While performance engines represent the most fun in our businesses, it’s the everyday engines we build that pay the rent for most of us. That’s just a fact of life. We can all put valve guides in small-block Chevy heads pretty much blindfolded, and we all know how easily a Honda Accord crank should turn once all the main bearings are torqued up.

 

But what do we do when it’s time to spin an oil filter onto a newly assembled stock engine? In most cases, it’s probably the equivalent of asking our helper to pick up an oil filter and quickly put it on so we can send the finished job out to the customer.

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PRO INSPECTION LIGHT

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Goodson announces its release of the Maxxeon WorkStar™ 220 Compact Inspection Light. All the brilliance of a full-size professional inspection light in a compact size. This all new inspection light is up to 20 times brighter than ordinary pen lights thanks to a special high performance LED.

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BAD TO THE BARE BONES

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Though several Lunati BareBones cam and lifter kits have been in existence for the past two years, now these economical hard parts encompass a comprehensive schedule for small- and big-block Chevrolet and Ford enthusiasts.

 Owners of street rods and muscle cars, mild race engines, street performance cars, 4×4 off-road, and marine applications will find that these new-era developments create camshafts that are spot-on accurate, endowed with a very attractive price, and now cover the complete range of popular applications.

 The Lunati BareBones flat tappet cam and lifter sets accommodate four versions of Chevrolet small-block engines (l955-98 and 1987-up LT1 and LT4) and two versions of Chevrolet big-blocks (1965-96). For small-block Fords there are six versions (302 and 351 firing order) and three versions for big-block Fords. BareBones flat tappet cam and lifter kits begin at a mere $106.39. Eight versions of the BareBones roller camshafts and corresponding lifter sets for these same engines begin at $599.99.

 BareBones cams are ground with asymmetrical lobes which means that the dynamics of the opening and closing ramp profiles are different. One side of the ramp is usually straight to the nose of the lobe while the opposite (closing) ramp profile has a pronounced dip or wave in the middle, thus producing quieter operation and being gentler on the valve train. These cams improve throttle response, acceleration, and maintain excellent engine vacuum on the street. Further, matched cam lobes and lifters maximize torque, horsepower, and durability.

Briefly, the range of hydraulic flat tappet BareBones cams provide revs from 1,000 to 5,800rpm, intake durations from 204 to 224 degrees (at 0.050 inch), exhaust durations from 214 to 234 degrees, gross intake valve lifts of 0.420 to 0.534-inch, and gross exhaust valve lifts from 0.443 to 0.569-inch. All of them utilize 112 degree lobe separation and an intake centerline of 107 degrees. All BareBones roller cams maintain a 108 degree centerline and a lobe separation angle of 112 degrees.

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