New, powerful Kaase Boss Nine Hemi kit to suit 429-460 big-block Fords:

Written by Moore Good Ink   Winder, GA, January 2009:  Though this new Boss Nine retrofit Hemi kit produces 100 horsepower more than its counterpart, the P51 Wedge—Kaase’s competent replacement for the Cobra Jet, it is not the power advantage that attracts the punters, but instead it is the look. Still the spectacle of a ‘69 Boss Mustang power plant maintains an indestructible image for many.    Kaase has a genius for these things: he contrived to set his sophisticated Boss Nine cylinder heads and intake on a stock 429-460 big-block Ford, added an upgraded oil pump and dressed the package with evocative Boss 429-style valve covers.  This new system makes more power, makes it reliably, and looks terrific.   In his quest for power increases, he revised the shapes of the combustion chambers, the intake and exhaust ports, and changed the spark plug locations.  For reliability, a new rocker system was devised in conjunction with W.W. Engineering to eliminate the adverse offsets of the stock Boss parts. And for availability and economy, Manley big-block Chevrolet valves with 11/32-inch stems were selected.  This Boss Nine kit adopts stock 460 head gaskets (Fel-Pro 1018), intake gaskets, and exhaust gaskets and uses 429-460 stock internal oil drain-back holes.     Intake Manifold: When tested on a 466 CID engine, the new intake manifold proved 50 horsepower better than the best NASCAR single-plane counterpart and 100 horsepower better than the factory dual-plane manifolds supplied with 1969-1970 production cars. Un-ported, this Kaase intake has sustained over 1000 horsepower on a well-built 600 CID engine. Moreover, on an engine as small as 429 CID, it has supported...

Evolution of Fuel Rails: Advances in the consistency of fuel distribution

Written By Moore Good Ink Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Earlier this year Wilson, the Fort Lauderdale induction specialists, set out to improve conventional fuel rail design by developing a system that promotes consistency in fuel distribution.  They focused on three principal areas: increasing fuel rail capacity, isolating the injectors from the detrimental effects of pulsations and of siphoning within the rails, and improving the fuel flow to the injectors.  Recent tests demonstrated the new Wilson D-shaped fuel rails gain power.   These D-shaped fuel rails accommodate approximately 50 percent greater volume than comparable OEM and aftermarket counterparts. Wilson and his team of engineers started with an 11/16-inch inner diameter delivery tube and reshaped it to a D-form.  Then they cleverly developed radiused inlet ports to even the fuel distribution to the injectors.  These radiused inlet ports reduce the harmful effects of siphoning—especially at injector ports placed at the beginning of the fuel paths.  Wilson also carefully positioned the injectors below the radiused inlets.  By increasing the capacity of the fuel rails, radiusing the inlet ports, and setting the injectors in their submerged locations, Wilson reduced the adverse effects of pulsations and siphoning, improved the fuel distribution, and picked-up engine power.   As yet, no part numbers have been assigned for specific models.  Nonetheless, with specifications supplied, these new D-shaped rails can be produced for all applications.   Wilson is keen for you to evaluate them, believing these rails to be the best, the most advanced fuel rails produced today. For further information contact: Wilson Manifolds, 4700 NE 11th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 Telephone (954) 771-6216 or Fax (954) 771-3413...

Molded ABS Composite Dash for ’77-’79 Nova

Written by Moore Good Ink Cumming GA- Classic Dash recently announced a new molded ABS composite dash panel to suit the 1977 to 1979 Chevy Nova.   In common with all the company’s previous dash panels, this new ’77-’79 composite dash has a modern, clean look, and is available in carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, or classic black finishes. With this recent addition, the range of Classic Dash panels for the Nova now includes production years: ’62 -‘65, ’66 -‘67, ‘68, ’69 -‘74 and ’77 -‘79.   All Classic Dash panels are offered in three forms: with or without gauges, with or without gauge openings, or complete with gauges installed. Twenty-two different styles of gauges are offered, including 10 variations from Autometer, 8 from Classic Instruments, and 4 from Dolphin Instruments. Prices for complete Classic Dash instrument panels for the ’77-’79 Nova start at $600.  For further information contact: Classic Dash, 6020 Parkway North Drive, Building A Suite 300, Cumming GA 30040 Telephone (866) 882-3525 or (770) 667-7684 or email: Jcovancctas@aol.com Visit the Covan website www.covanclassic.com for the latest...