Edelbrock is pleased to announce the delivery of the E-Force Supercharger System for the 2010 Camaro SS manual transmission cars. This system dramatically improves the horsepower of the stock LS3 engine, from 426 HP to 599 HP (as measured at the engine flywheel), while reducing parasitic loss through the use of an integrated bypass valve.
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’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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.