Roush Yates’ New 360 Sprint Car Engine

Written by Moore Good Ink Roush Yates Engines recently unveiled a new lightweight 360 Sprint Car engine. Complying with ASCS engine rules the new engine is approximately 25-35lb lighter than its Chevy counterpart and is based on a Ford Motorsports cast iron block with a deck height of 9 inches. This deck height is chosen for its robustness, handling higher loads, and permits the use of long connecting rods. The longer rods generate less friction and produce excellent top-end performance. The 9-inch deck height not only provides sufficient space for the magneto and the fuel injection arrangement but also allows the desirable bore and stroke dimensions of 4.090 inches and 3.400 inches respectively. Perhaps the most impressive single item in the crankcase is the crankshaft—a proprietary component—which is REM finished, immensely strong, and gives the appearance of fine jewelry.   The cylinder heads are Brodix aluminum ASCS-spec heads specially prepared by Roush Yates. Fitted with titanium valves and retainers, inlet and exhaust, their lighter weight combined with the advanced Jesel valve-actuating system and roller tappets promote rapid engine acceleration.   Running on methanol and with 15:1 compression ratio and CP forged pistons, this new 360 Roush Yates Sprint Car engine bristles with all the best components, including a five-stage dry-sump arrangement, with four scavenge pumps and one pressure. Custom-built these new engines are supplied as complete as the customer wishes.   See this new race engine at the IMIS show Indianapolis, Dec 2-3, at the Roush Yates booth number 929 and also at the PRI Exhibition Orlando, Florida, Dec 10-12, booth number 3144   For further information contact: Roush...

Composite Instrument Panels for the 1978-’88 GM G-Body: A New Look from Classic Dash

Written by Moore Good Ink Carson City, NV: Classic Dash has announced a new molded ABS composite dash panel in three finishes for GM G-body cars, rear-wheel drive iterations that were produced from late ’78 until early 1988. These cars include the Buick Regal/Grand National/GNX, Chevrolet Monte Carlo, El Camino, Malibu, GMC Caballero, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Pontiac Gran Prix and Grand Le Mans and Bonneville. In keeping with all the company’s previous offerings, the G-Body panel is clean and stylish. Lightweight and exceedingly rigid ABS plastic sheets are vacuum-formed at 320 degrees Fahrenheit and the material is impregnated with a UV inhibiter that protects it from sun damage. Accuracy is the key. A Thermwood 5-axis CNC high-speed router consistently trims the dash panels to within 0.005-inch. The Classic Dash panel is available in carbon fiber, brushed aluminum, or black finishes. All panels are offered in two forms: with or without gauge openings, and with or without gauges. Gauge selection includes several variations from Auto Meter and Classic Instruments. Auto Meter kits include wiring harness from gauges to factory loom, LED turn signal indicators, and high-beam and emergency brake light indicators. Classic Dash was formed in 2002 and was the first company to create replacement ABS composite dash panels for vehicles of the muscle car era. Their new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located in Carson City, Nevada. Its website has a new make-over with easy navigation and access to ordering. Staff members can easily answer any technical questions you may have and same-day shipping is available on orders received before 3PM, PST. Classic Dash instrument panels complete with gauges are priced...

RAM REPLACEMENT LIGHTWEIGHT FLYWHEEL FOR ALL 5.7 AND 6.1L DODGE HEMI ENGINES SHEDS 14LB OF SURPLUS ROTATING WEIGHT

Written by Moore Good Ink Columbia, SC, September, 2009: For those wishing to shed 14 pounds of surplus rotating weight from their 5.7 or 6.1 liter Dodge Hemi, here is the latest bolt-in upgrade. It’s a 6061 alloy flywheel designed to replace the factory 12.5-inch heavy, steel unit and to accept the twin-disc hardware. It is probably the first of its kind. Ideal for road racers and auto crossers, in fact, anyone who wishes to experience the dramatic improvements of a lower moment of inertia, this lightweight, direct replacement flywheel will pick up acceleration and induce less wheel spin. Designed as a fully rebuildable flywheel, it features a ¼-inch thick mild steel friction insert to dissipate the heat faster, maintain a flat friction surface, and reduce the likelihood of distortion. Though replacement inserts can be renewed by the factory, Ram’s flywheels rarely require them. Typically they are resurfaced when wear exceeds .015 inches. Under constant, hard use this re-surfacing process could, if necessary, be applied many times. To provide a proper friction surface and to ensure the flywheel is parallel to the crankshaft mounting flange, Ram’s flywheels are prepared with a Blanchard-ground surface (see superlative surface finish on lead image). The starter gear ring is machined for three button-head securing screws and heat-shrunk in place. This new SFI certified Ram flywheel is dynamically balanced to ½ oz/in and is identified by part number 2587. The MSRP is $499 and shipping is prompt. For further information contact: RAM Clutches 201 Business Park Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203 Telephone (803) 788-6034 or visit:...

Stoa Takes IMCA’s Triple Crown With World Products

Written by Moore Good Ink Boone, Iowa: Kevin Stoa is enjoying another excellent year in IMCA’s Modified division. By winning Friday’s Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational race at Boone Speedway, Stoa acquired IMCA Triple Crown status—a remarkable achievement.   The Triple Crown consists of IMCA’s Super Nationals, which he won in 2000 and again in 2008, the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions in 2005, and now the Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational race.   “It’s always a wonderful thing to win a race at Boone because you run against very, very tough competition,” Stoa said.     Minnesota born and bred, Stoa lives in Salisbury, NC, but plans to return to his homeland around Christmas to develop his new race engine-building business. Stoa, renowned for his preparation and his thoroughness, has for years been a strong advocate of World Products, running their blocks, heads, and intake manifolds. His engine customer, Cale Sponsler, also a World Products runner, deserved the Drama Award at this year’s Super Nationals by racing hard in the heats and in the A-features and qualifying, flipping the car in the finals, and still finishing fifth in this year’s most prestigious IMCA...

Stoa Takes IMCA's Triple Crown With World Products

Written by Moore Good Ink Boone, Iowa: Kevin Stoa is enjoying another excellent year in IMCA’s Modified division. By winning Friday’s Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational race at Boone Speedway, Stoa acquired IMCA Triple Crown status—a remarkable achievement.   The Triple Crown consists of IMCA’s Super Nationals, which he won in 2000 and again in 2008, the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions in 2005, and now the Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational race.   “It’s always a wonderful thing to win a race at Boone because you run against very, very tough competition,” Stoa said.     Minnesota born and bred, Stoa lives in Salisbury, NC, but plans to return to his homeland around Christmas to develop his new race engine-building business. Stoa, renowned for his preparation and his thoroughness, has for years been a strong advocate of World Products, running their blocks, heads, and intake manifolds. His engine customer, Cale Sponsler, also a World Products runner, deserved the Drama Award at this year’s Super Nationals by racing hard in the heats and in the A-features and qualifying, flipping the car in the finals, and still finishing fifth in this year’s most prestigious IMCA...
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