Tag: DART

PROJECT ENGINES TO BE DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD & RESTORATION SHOW

PROJECT ENGINES TO BE DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD & RESTORATION SHOW

The Pontiac is being completed today, getting ready for display. . Both current project engines, including the “Retro” LS engine and the Pontiac 455 will be on display at the upcoming Hot Rod & Restoration show in Indianapolis. This year’s show is held at the Lucas Stadium complex, adjacent to the Indianapolis Convention Center, March [...]

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DECISIONS, DECISIONS: WHICH ENGINE IS NEXT?

DECISIONS, DECISIONS: WHICH ENGINE IS NEXT?

We’ve done a handful of project engines. What should we choose as the focal point of our next build?   by Mike Mavrigian   Ever since I asked our readers for their suggestions regarding our next engine build project, the response has been overwhelming. The suggestions have included a hi-po build of a Ford 4.6L [...]

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ENGINE PRO GIVEAWAY WINNER

ENGINE PRO GIVEAWAY WINNER

    (l to r) Scott Overlund, Engine Pro; Brent Walk, Dart Machinery; Nick Weed, Performance Engineering; Tom Stuyvesant, Engine Pro; Dave Lorentz, engine winner; Tom DeBlasis, Hastings Manufacturing; Paul Hauglie, Melling Engine Parts; Shane Turner , JE/SRP; Jeff Hutchinson, Pro Finish Powder Coating   The winner of the Engine Pro $20,000 engine giveaway at US [...]

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PROJECT 427W, PART 6 THE DYNO RUN

PROJECT 427W, PART 6     THE DYNO RUN

THE DYNO RUN   Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian   . Well, we finally ran this engine on dyno. The dyno location was Platinum Engine Designs in Norwich, Ohio, a clean-as-a-whistle top-notch race engine shop in southeast Ohio, equipped with a late-model SuperFlow engine dyno.

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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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DART 427W PROJECT, PART 4

DART 427W PROJECT, PART 4

FROM SHORTBLOCK TO LONGBLOCK CYLINDER HEADS & VALVETRAIN    Our beasty 427W is finally in longblock form. Engine build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian      The use of studs, as compared to bolts, provides a more accurate and consistent clamping load for the cylinder heads, and eliminates wear & tear on the block’s threaded [...]

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DART 427W PROJECT, PART 3

DART 427W PROJECT, PART 3

by Mike Mavrigian Build/assembly and all photos by author     Our Lunati roller cam features 0.544″ valve lift at intake and 0.560″ at exhaust, with duration of 232 intake and 242 exhaust. Centerline is 108 intake and 116 exhaust. CAMSHAFT AND TIMING Dart thoughtfully provided anti-friction-coated cam bearings with their block. Each bearing is [...]

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PROJECT DART 427W, PART 2

PROJECT DART 427W, PART 2

We machine the block, balance the crank and check clearances.    The Dart Iron Eagle 351W block is a precision-cast and raw-machined product of unparalleled quality. Dart provides a bit of extra deck height and minimal bore diameter, allowing the builder to precisely achieve desired dimensions.   By Mike Mavrigian  all photos by author   [...]

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DART 427W, PART 1

DART 427W, PART 1

STROKIN’ THE DART WINDSOR Our current engine project begins with a 351W block and increasing displacement to a whopping 427 CID.   Text & photos by Mike Mavrigian   The Dart 351W iron-alloy block is available in either a 9.200” (standard Cleveland) or 9.500” deck height. We opted for the 9.5” deck.    This project [...]

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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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