Powermaster Performance announces compact, powerful alternator.

Powermaster Performance announces compact, powerful alternator.

This 100mm Denso-style alternator weighs 6.4 pounds, delivers 35amps at idle with 75 amps peak, making it ideal for traditional hot rods, circle track and many drag race cars. With a Denso-style housing exclusive to Powermaster and its ability to mount directly in place of a lower output 93mm model, this 100mm alternator is available with a V-belt pulley in natural or polished finishes as well as in a durable black coating without a pulley. Powermaster also offers several low mounting bracket assemblies for small- and big-block Chevrolet engines as well as for 9in and Quick Change rear ends. ♦ Lightweight 100mm Denso-style housing weighs less than 6.5lb ♦ Efficient design produces 35 amps at idle, 75 amps at high rpm ♦ One-wire connection for a clean, simple installation ♦ Machined mounting points for perfect alignment and a complete ground path   XS Volt 100mm Denso for 12-16 Volt Systems For racers running 16-volt batteries, Powermaster also offers an XS Volt version of the new 100mm alternator. The XS Volt 100mm model features a unique voltage control system that allows the voltage output to be adjusted from 13.5-18.5. This feature enables racers to run their electronics at full operating voltage, which is important for ignition systems and fuel pumps. Adjustments are made through an easily accessible potentiometer.   Natural w/ Pulley Polished w/ Pulley Black w/o Pulley 100mm Denso Alternator 8173 28163 8163 XS Volt 100mm Denso 8174 28164 8164 If you have any questions about the new 100mm Denso-style alternator or other Powermaster alternators and starters contact JR Richmond at jrichmond@powermasterperformance.com (630-957-4019). PowerMasterPerformance.com...
TorqStorm’s new facility, its grounding, and its foray into Drifting

TorqStorm’s new facility, its grounding, and its foray into Drifting

By Alfie Bilk: TorqStorm Superchargers has announced it is selling its existing 10,000sq ft premises in Wyoming, Michigan and purchasing a new building of 25,000sq ft located about two miles away at 2909 Buchanan Avenue. They hope to take possession by August 2018. The company was founded and developed by two car enthusiasts, Chris Brooker and Scott Oshinski, with life-long affection for power and speed. Together they own Accelerated Tooling LLC, a successful CNC-machine shop housed in the same building as their supercharger enterprise. Pioneering a centrifugal supercharger Both Brooker and Oshinski emerged from the tool and die profession where precision and thoroughness is foremost. Predictably, when they had built the initial prototypes, they tested them for over two years before releasing their new designs for sale in 2009. Adding an independent oiling system to the supercharger was regarded as essential from the earliest design stage, and Brooker was adamant that the product should be covered by a lifetime warranty. But the unit’s central provisions are its sturdy blend of billet aluminum components and its ability to produce about 40 percent power increase over base with 7psi of boost pressure. Also, the supercharger’s rampant power is generated barely off idle. With its turbo-inspired compressor wheel, it commonly builds boost as early as 1,800rpm and continues with gusto to 6,500. Light, robust, energy-dense and most enticingly of all, the TorqStorm at $2,800 is inexpensive. In 2017 the company enjoyed its most productive year to date.   Drifting: The flourish of youth, a TorqStorm supercharged LS-powered Nissan and its eye-catching livery for Formula Drift 2018     In the higher tiers...
New 3.5in aluminum driveshafts and 850hp axles for 2018 Mustang S550.

New 3.5in aluminum driveshafts and 850hp axles for 2018 Mustang S550.

Wichita, Kansas: GForce Performance Engineering has introduced new one-piece aluminum driveshafts and 850hp axles for the 10-speed automatic transmission Mustang S550. Precision engineered and for use in high-horsepower vehicles, these driveshafts feature solid-core U-joints. They are also high-speed balanced and supplied as a direct bolt-in factory replacement with perfect fit and alignment. By omitting the CV joint, 5lb of unnecessary weight is removed from the front of the driveshaft, reducing stress and loads on output shaft and seals and eliminating CV joint wear and service. OEM driveshaft rubber couplers are also eliminated.   3.5-INCH ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFTS Both front and rear adapters attach to the stock yoke or flange and all necessary hardware is supplied for a trouble-free installation. Designed to maximize improved acceleration and response while handling increased stress and abuse, they weigh an average of 17 pounds.   Features include: ♦ 6061-T6 aluminum driveline tubing ♦ Splined slip-shaft design ♦ Solid core HD U-joints front & rear ♦ CNC-machined billet adapters (if applicable) ♦ Direct bolt-in installation ♦ Peak HP & torque increase ♦ Reduced rotating mass ♦ Increased fuel economy   Mustang S550 (2015+) 850 HP Axles, Left and Right   Completely redesigned from ground up, the all-new GForce Engineering Axles for the S550 Mustang are unlike any entry-level axle on the market. This axle set uses CNC-machined billet CV internals, one-piece CNC-machined inner and outer stubs and the strongest axle bars available in this configuration.   Source GForce Performance Engineering Wichita, Kansas Tel: (316) 260-8433...
Kaase goes off-shore with Miss Geico.

Kaase goes off-shore with Miss Geico.

By Ben Mozart: Have you ever read online discussions on off-shore power boat racing?  For the young and the young at heart, it seems to offer an irresistible future, an intoxicating new world they wish to be part of. For Kaase, the prospects of entering this new world came in 2015 when his engine shop was approached by the West Palm Beach-based Miss Geico power boat racing team. Though the team’s engines were fast they were not always reliable, so their crew chief, Gary Stray, then contesting his fifth season with Miss Geico in the premier class, flew to Kaase’s north Georgia location for discussions. His race boat team urgently needed an injection of top-flight talent. Stray (48), who’s in charge of Miss Geico’s entire engineering operations of which the engine package is a major part, knew his engines’ architecture would be a departure from Kaase’s normal fare. Geico’s power is derived from two 550cid V8 twin-turbocharged engines in each boat configured with double overhead cams, each generating 2,000hp and operating with fly-by-wire throttle control and boost control. So, he predicted a steep learning curve for any race engine shop that didn’t know boats. But Stray also knew of Kaase’s meticulous preparation and race engine history, including the numerous diverse power units that distinguished themselves so well in the national Engine Masters Challenge events. “We gave him all the data from the boat and other info we’d learned,” said Stray, “and he began attending the races with us to see how everything worked. We race Class 1 boats—which is an unlimited class, meaning you can race whatever you desire....
Obituary: Steve McAllister (1956 – 2018)

Obituary: Steve McAllister (1956 – 2018)

By Victor Moore:  The inventor of modern drive plates for boats and dynamometers Steve McAllister died from liver failure at his home in Monroe, Georgia on Saturday, 7 April, 2018. At age 62 he had been in declining health since initially diagnosed with kidney troubles, then more accurately with stage-four prostate cancer in December 2015. Though without pain, his final weeks were disrupted by chemotherapy as the insidious disease invaded his bones. Like many of us, Steve McAllister might have expected his name to sink to oblivion, but as fate would have it he is one of the beloved engineers of our time. An enticing conversationalist and generous friend, it was friendship that structured his life and work, together with an inventiveness and engineering legacy that befits an ingenious career. Born in Glendale, Southern California and growing up in the Sacramento area of Northern California, he returned to Los Angeles after graduating to start his career with Mr. Gasket. Engaged in their Mallory division, his work included productive collaboration with Top Fuel racer Jeb Allen. After marrying in 1979, he joined Cyclone Headers, remaining in California before moving to Speed Distributors Warehouse in Chattanooga, TN in 1981. While there, he represented the firm in outside sales. This period was followed by thirteen-year tenure at Manley Performance as a southeast salesman. It was during this time his passions were stirred by the potential for designing and developing flywheels and drive plates for off-shore powerboats. As a result, he and his wife, Cindy, formed a side business, Innovation Engineering at their Georgia home premises. Says Harold Bettes of Power Technology Consultants:...
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