Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian This final article installment covers the completion of the 408 LS build, along with the engine dyno results. Our radical-looking baby pulled a respectable 670.5 HP at 6500 rpm and 581/7 lb-ft of torque at 4900 rpm.
Tag: CYLINDER HEADS
Build, photos and text by Mike Mavrigian This build features a GM LS platform, bored and stroked to 408 CID, with a 4.0305” bore and 4.000” stroke. A few of the notable elements include adapting Gen 1 smallblock Chevy valve covers to LS heads and a conversion to carburetion, this time using a [...]
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 [...]
WE COMPLETE THE SHORT BLOCK Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian In this build installment, I’ll cover camshaft, timing, oil pump, windage tray, oil pickup, front and rear engine covers, oil pan installation and more. Due to the length of this article, I’ll save cylinder head details and installation in the next part of this build [...]
Edelbrock is excited to announce the Cylinder Head Shop Jacket promotion. Consumers will receive a FREE Edelbrock Shop Jacket with the proof of purchase on any pair of new Edelbrock cylinder heads – October 1 through November 30, 2011.
Edelbrock Adds Big-Block Chrysler Cylinder Heads to its Popular E-Street™ Line Adding to their line of E-Street cylinder heads, Edelbrock has announced the addition of the Big-Block Chrysler for 361-440 cid B and RB applications. E-Street cylinder heads are an affordable line of aluminum performance cylinder heads designed for street performance engines operating in [...]
EngineQuest has introduced a new catalog supplement to the aftermarket. The supplement is an update to the company’s 2010-2011 catalog. 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 [...]
EngineQuest® (EQ®) has renewed as the title sponsor of the IMCA Wild West Modified Tour for 2011. It was also announced that EQ will continue as a general sponsor of IMCA racing and will provide contingency awards to the opening feature winners in five IMCA divisions during the 2011 season.
Edelbrock has released its new 2011 performance parts catalog, chock full of every go-fast goodies offered by the iconic manufacturer. Included are cylinder heads, cams, EFI components and systems, nitrous systems, carbs, intake manifolds, and more. Check out their full line, including a slew of just-released components.
General Motors may have given up on the Pontiac brand, but Edelbrock continues to roll out great new products for all those classic Ponchos still on the street. Their latest innovation is the new series of performance aluminum cylinder heads for 1965-79 389-455 cid engines. Unlike current Edelbrock RPM heads that feature Ram Air IV [...]