At the SEMA show Dart Heads released their brand new LS block, the first of it’s kind from Dart. For the PRI show, Dart has their updated aluminum small block Chevy and small block Ford engine blocks.
Mark Gearhart StangTV & DragZine Editor
Mark has been a big fan of drag racing, going to his first NHRA race in the late 80s. In 1995 he started photographing drag races at his once local track, Bradenton Motorsports Park. He became hooked and shot virtually every series that ever visited the track until 2007 when he moved to California to begin working for powerTV Media.
For a lot of people, going around a corner fast is just as fun as going down a dragstrip. The inherent problem with solid axle vehicles under braking is pad knock back. Moser has designed a new floating hub for street cars. Also new are their Fox body Mustang suspension parts.
Last year they debuted their newest Infinity standalone, but believe it or not, there was a demand for a less frills unit. This new unit is cheaper while still controlling up to 8 cylinders. Also new is their 320 lph fuel pump.
To match the sleek styling and carbon accents on the Camaro ZL1, K&N has introduced an all carbon fiber intake for the top notch Camaro platform. In addition, K&N continues to develop custom made racing parts for the industry.
Imagine a wheels-up launch and heading down the strip to a 9-second quarter mile time…with the top down? Yep, that dream can be yours if you manage to have the highest bid for COPO Camaro 69 at an up coming Barrett-Jackson auction. Also for those wondering, there will be another 69 COPOs again next year.
Strange Engineering has redesigned their version of a complete bolt-in rearend upgrade for the 5th generation Camaro. In addition, they have come out with a new floating hub system designed for road racers and autocrossers.
Ford Racing expands their line of Coyote Aluminator crate engines with the XS along with a pushrod Windsor small-block pushing 460ci. Also the new Cobra Jet intake looks to trump the BOSS 302 intake for maximum power gains.
It’s the last major, and certainly largest, doorslammer drag race of the year this weekend in Vegas for Street Car Super Nationals. From 46 Pro Street to 26 Outlaw 8.5 cars, the classes are packed. With cool, overcast weather look for some record breaking runs this weekend.
When it comes to making a lot of power through an automatic transmission, a Powerglide is typically everyone’s first choice. But what if you want a third gear for your track combination or street/strip car? Well, ATI is looking to make the Turbo 400 3-speed as durable as a Powerglide.
When SCT released their Livewire TS tuner just a few short weeks ago, it promised to pack the latest in flash tuner technology from SCT. This is the first, big update we have seen to a wired SCT tuner in quite some time.
When you have a production vehicle that is made with copious amounts of carbon fiber, wouldn’t you want to keep it going elsewhere? That’s exactly what K&N filters thought when they produced their ZR1 Corvette (and soon the ZL1 Camaro) air intake system.
Any power adder has their pros and cons. These differences are what weigh our buying decision on which to choose. But what if you could blend two of the most popular power adders together? That’s basically what ProCharger has done with their new programmable ratio supercharger.
If you have ever installed a clutch, you know how much of a pain it can be when it comes to properly aligning the discs. Additionally, if you buy most twin disc clutch kits, you have to purchase an expensive flywheel that is designed for the kit or setup for air gap. That us until Mcleod Racing introduced the RXT.
Ok we get it, there are a lot of anti-Apple activists out there that refuse to buy into the iTechnology mantra. Luckily, one company that has decided to support Android-based phones and tablets on their new tuner is SCT Flash with their iTSX.
The LS engine block has proven itself time and time again to be one stout piece for making a lot of power. But as any design goes, any company can tweak and test different options with the goal of making something greater and that’s exactly what Dart Machinery is attempting to do with their new LS block design.
The key to making more power comes with being able to flow more air. If you’re air track becomes restrictive, or if your mass airflow sensor is no longer able to keep up with the faster airspeed, then you’re going to be dead in the water. One of those companies that has that handled is Granatelli Motor Sports.