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499 MOPAR BUILD, PART 1

499 MOPAR BUILD, PART 1

 The final build is shown here. Part 1 of the series provides an overview of the build, with more details to come as we progress with the article series.   Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian  (all machining by Koffel’s Place)   This is Part 1 of a series involving the build of a [...]

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PONTIAC 501 DYNO RUN

PONTIAC 501 DYNO RUN

  By Mike Mavrigian     We finally had a chance to run the Pontiac 501 on dyno. Following are the results. We ran the engine at Ross Racing Engine’s new Superflow SF-902 engine dynamometer in late May, 2012 (Ross is located in Niles, OH, about 62 miles east of my facility).

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PONTIAC 455, PART 4

PONTIAC 455, PART 4

  Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian   Note: This engine, as well as all of our engine projects, is designed, test-fit and assembled by Mike Mavrigian’s Birchwood Automotive facility in Creston, OH. Now that the block, oil pan, valley cover plate and timing cover have been painted, we can begin final assembly.   [...]

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PROJECT PONTIAC 455, PART 2

PROJECT PONTIAC 455, PART 2

  Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian   .     I realize it’s been a while since my last posting of this project’s Part 1 article, but I’ve been tied up with multiple projects at the same time. Since the Part 1 article, I’ve obtained the crankshaft, had the heads finish-machined and assembled [...]

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PROJECT PONTIAC 455, PART 1

PROJECT PONTIAC 455, PART 1

WE BEGIN THE BUILD OF A BORED STROKED PONTIAC 455 TO OBTAIN 501 CID AND ABOUT 600 PONIES. THE GOAL:TO CREATE AN IDEAL “INDIAN” POWERPLANT FOR STREET, STRIP AND STREET RODDER APPLICATIONS Prior to block machining, the block exterior was smoothed and detailed. Not only will this ressurected Pontiac provide some ground-pounding thump, but it’ll [...]

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DART 427W PART 5

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 [...]

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ENGINE PRO AWARDS DART RACE ENGINE

ENGINE PRO AWARDS DART RACE ENGINE

  A Kalamazoo, MI racer added a $20,000 racing engine to his list of winnings during Engine Pro’s Engine Giveaway presented by Dart Machinery at US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI on September 12, 2009, during the Fifth Annual IHRA Funny Car Nationals. Justin Wanamaker’s name was the last one remaining as names of [...]

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IN THE NEWS

IN THE NEWS

CV PRODUCTS ANNOUNCEMENT Entering their third decade as the racer’s ultimate resource, CV Products Inc. has announced several new initiatives and is celebrating many notable achievements during 2008. Part of a continuing effort to better serve their customers, CV Products new programs firmly focus on providing greater convenience, efficiency and service. A completely reorganized, full [...]

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PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (E)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (E)

Our JE forged pistons included wire locks for floating pin securing. The wire locks are installed by working your way around the lock with a small screwdriver. A nice option for wire lock installation is Lockintool’s W-927 installation tool. It takes some getting used to but, once you develop the knack, it’s a real time [...]

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PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (C)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (C)

Goodson reluctor ring installer jig is an absolute must for installing LS crank timing wheels. The Goodson tool indexes the ring via the 8mm hole in the ring face. The 8mm dowel is pictured here. It’s attached to a tang on the outside of the tool. An internal dowel in the tool engages into the [...]

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