In this installment of project updates on our Project “Biting The Bullitt” supercharged 1965 Ford Mustang, we take a look at the installation of AIRAID’s U-Build-It air intake system to collect fresh air from the left fender to feed into our Paxton supercharger.
by Andrew Wolf on October 5, 2012
by Andrew Wolf on September 20, 2012
Canton has engineered these new Coyote oil pans to provide not only an added degree of oiling function, but much effort has been targeted at the form side of things, and the result is three top-of-the-line oil pans to fit virtually any application for which you can drop a 5.0L Coyote powerplant into.
Every garage, engine builder, or race team has a torque wrench, and we all use it a considerable bit! But when was the last time you gave more than a moments glance at your torque wrench?
by Tim Kern on September 14, 2012
There’s no denying that piston engines shake, some more than others. The vibration that is created by an engine has to be controlled somehow, and this is the reason why torsional dampers exist. But what are dampers? Is their power to be found by having the correct one for your application?
by Don Creason on September 6, 2012
The first mod many of us do to our cars is a cold air intake. We got with JLT and Brenspeed to install a JLT intake kit for a 2013 along with a custom tune from Brenspeed using SCT’s new iTSX. We then strapped the ’13 on our Dynojet and took it to Irwindale for some eighth mile track testing.
by Rob Kinnan on August 31, 2012
What does a vacuum pump do, you may wonder? It pumps vacuum, dummy! We brought in Greg Zucco from GZ Motorsports – one of the leading vacuum pump experts – to tell our readers how vacuum pumps work and how you can select the right one.
In this tech piece, we’ll take a look at the differences between the two oiling methods, look at the components utilized in both systems, educate on the lesser-understood dry sump avenue, and answer the question “when and why should I dry sump my engine”?
by Bobby Kimbrough on August 20, 2012
We present a little plumbing knowledge and Fragola Performance System’s top ten tips every enthusiast should know about proper plumbing, focusing on techniques that consumers need to know when plumbing a car for performance applications.
by Shane McGlaun on August 6, 2012
There is no arguing that the Boss 302 is a race-bread monster straight from the factory, We are kicking off the modifications to our 2012 Boss 302 with the addition a Steeda cold air intake, Dynatech headers, Flowmaster axle back and a dyno tune using SCT software.
by Don Creason on July 20, 2012
Dart’s SHP line offers high quality features normally found in race-only parts for street cars and weekend warriors. These tough components are built right alongside the rest of Dart’s renowned product lineup right here in the USA.
by Bobby Kimbrough on July 13, 2012
The debate on oil additives continues and is hotly debated by enthusiasts that are convinced that aftermarket oil additives work and those that are convinced that they do not work and may even be detrimental to engine lubrication. We talk to top experts in field to find out what oil additives are all about.
Controlling fuel delivery in a vehicle is not a new concept, however, Fuelab has recently introduced its most innovative electronic fuel pressure regulator in their 529 series. Devised for street-strip and drag race applications generating up to 1,800hp. Check out our complete review, right here!
by Jim Smart on June 8, 2012
The terminology, “There is no replacement for displacement”, is a thing of the past with Ford’s new EcoBoost technology. But there is always more power, and gas mileage, to be had. In this how-to we installed AIRAID’s cold air kit, part number 400-239, on our 2011 EcoBoost F-150 and then strapped it to the Dynojet
by Andrew Wolf on May 31, 2012
To gain a greater perspective of the many Coyote upgrade builds for boost and nitrous applications, we teamed with Livernois Motorsports in Dearborn, Mich. to highlight a recent ground-up 5.0L engine build for a customer.
by Cam Benty on April 18, 2012
Beehive springs, such as those offered by COMP Cams, offer a huge number of benefits over stock style cylindrical springs; reduced valve spring mass, faster valve acceleration, increased valve train rigidity, reduced valve train component stress and a whole laundry list of other positives.
by Shane McGlaun on March 14, 2012
Which is the better car, a new Mustang GT or a new Camaro SS? While we’re not going to give our opinion on which one we like better, with help from host Jessica Barton, we took these cars to BBK Performance and threw the company’s most popular bolt-ons at them and ran them on the dyno after each step.
by Mark Gearhart on March 13, 2012
Maximizing the NOVI 2200 supercharger output will help achieve that goal as the JPC Racing ’11 Mustang shop car has already run 9.34 at 150 mph and cranks out 843 rwhp at 15 psi of boost and 6,600 rpm—any higher resulted in belt slippage. Now with the 8-rib upgrade, the team from JPC went back to the dyno…
by Mark Gearhart on February 28, 2012
1,000 horsepower, 91 octane, and reliability are all words that you normally don’t hear together. But that is exactly what we are going for with our 427 cubic inch small block Ford destined for our ’65 Mustang we call “Biting the Bullitt”. Follow along through the entire engine build and engine dyno sessio
by Bobby Kimbrough on February 22, 2012
Do fasteners and torque methods play a significant role in critical engine measurements. We take a look at how fasteners and torquing methods can affect how well, and how long your engine runs.
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by Bobby Kimbrough on January 18, 2012
Rebuilding a blown motor may end up being a habit unless you take the time to diagnose the problem. We go to the experts at King Engine Bearings, and MAHLE Clevite to get the straight scoop on the how’s and why’s of bearing replacement.