Johnson’s Mopar dominates European Pro Stock

Written by Moore Good Ink Santa Pod, UK: Each year J&J Racing’s Roy Johnson brings a fresh new presence to drag racing. With an astute engineering perspective and a committed Git ‘er done attitude, Johnson is living his golden era. Not only is his son Allen currently leading the NHRA’s Pro Stock points standing but also his highly-tuned Mopar race engines recently secured victory for Sweden’s Thomas Lindstrom in the FIA’s 2012 Pro Stock Championship.       Coming into the European final round at the UK’s Santa Pod raceway, held September 6-9th Lindstrom led the championship. In the final elimination, Lindstrom was paired against another Swedish driver, Jimmy Alund who won the event. But Lindstrom’s points lead prevailed and he carried the title.     Both Diamond pistons and Trend pushrods and pins are used exclusively in J&J’s Mopar engines.  ...

Sicilio claims 12th Bonneville speed record with Ray Barton's 498 Hemi

Written by Moore Good Ink Robesonia, PA: On August 16th during this year’s Bonneville Speed Week, Lee Sicilio driving his 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, powered by a Ray Barton 498cu in Hemi, elevated the A/BGALT speed record from 257+mph to 273+mph. Sicilio, from Fort Worth, Texas, said “Our fastest trap speed of 283+mph occurred at the 5-mile marker. Though the air was pretty bad with a density altitude in the 6,500 to 7,000ft range, I ran a 2.00 rear end ratio with a 1:1 fifth gear in the transmission on my last run. This was the only record we attempted this year.” Lee Sicilio’s race engine was completed earlier this year. “Since about 2000, I’ve been running Ray Barton race motors and in that time we have succeeded in capturing 12 world land speed records.” How to trace the airflow at 300mph…          ...

Industry veteran Dave Ferrato releases new CD

Written by Moore Good Ink Anyone attending Indy’s Slippery Noodle blues joint during our winter trade shows will probably have heard Dave Ferrato. A former leading voice of the eminent magazine Speedway Illustrated, Ferrato, a New Orleans native, has been playing clubs in the French Quarter and surrounding stomping grounds since his twenties. An engaging and generous man with a keen insight on topics as diverse as Manx Nortons and Vincents to stock car racing, publishing and blues music, Dave has joined with some of his New Orleans musicians to create a remarkable album. Several years in the making and just released, this new CD “Later, on Decatur,” is a collection of songs about the unique and eccentric people, places, and situations of his hometown. A favorite “Feeling so unnecessary” combines Dave’s voice with all the energy of a New Orleans brass section! Check out Ferrato’s new CD here: http://laterondecatur.com/...

New Speed Demon 8-hole annular-discharge booster carburetors

Written by Moore Good Ink Seasoned tuners speaking of annular-boosted carburetors will tell you of their fine atomization qualities and their impressive capacity for generating torque, especially at low engine speeds. At high engine speeds on smaller CFM carburetors they might express a hint of caution concerning slight richness. But on competent street machines with the right combination they generally insist the annular is often in a class by itself. •Annular discharge boosters improve fuel distribution •Atomize fuel more efficiently •Generate greater torque especially at low engine speeds •Achieve better throttle response on street vehicles •Produce convincingly better part-throttle drivability •Invigorate engines impeded by lethargic air speed Dawsonville, GA: Demon Carburetion has unleashed 4 new annular-discharge Speed Demon carburetors: two 650cfm and two 750cfm. Both models are available with either mechanical- or vacuum-secondary throttle mechanisms. Their chief functions are to increase engine torque, especially at low engine speeds, and to provide first-class throttle response and drivability. This is achieved by use of 8-hole annular boost venturii with corresponding air-fuel metering circuits. The success of any annular-boosted carburetor derives from careful and accurate fuel distribution and superior air-fuel atomization. Heartening news for thousands of enthusiasts, this is particularly relevant for owners of 350-360cu in small-block Chevrolet engines and also 289-302cu in small-block Ford engines that operate with camshaft durations of up to 240 degrees @ 0.050in of valve lift. In fact these carburetors, depending upon the engine combination, could invigorate any small displacement V8 engine that’s impeded by lethargic air speed. At low engine speeds, particularly from 1,800 to 2,500rpm the annular-discharge Speed Demons can generate up to 100lb-ft of additional...

Kaase’s new P-38 small-block Ford gets stack induction

Written by Moore Good Ink Winder, GA: Jon Kaase is releasing a new stack induction system to empower his P-38 canted-valve small-block Ford engine. The operational benefits of this new sequential stack-induction system include smooth, fast and dependable engine response during rapid throttling, easy and reliable hot or cold starting, and admirable fuel efficiency. Naturally, the system ends all choke operations, generally necessary on carburetor-equipped engines when cold starting. Available in individual components or as a fully assembled kit, Kaase’s new stack induction arrangement also delivers precise cylinder-to-cylinder air-fuel distribution to any Windsor-based small-block Ford. This kit comprises an intake manifold with concealed plenum, 50 or 52mm throttle bodies with attendant linkage and bell stacks, fuel rails with correctly sized injectors, and wiring harness with ECU and sensors. These sense air and water temperatures, manifold absolute pressure, and throttle position. The plenum has sufficient vacuum ports and capacity to accommodate an idle control motor, fuel pressure regulator, power brakes, PCV, and other essentials. Most importantly it offers a range of tuning possibilities beyond the imaginings of the conventional carburetor. Injectors are selected by the following simple formula: HP x .5 (naturally aspirated) (or .6 for supercharged or .625 for turbo charged) and divided by the number of cylinders. This figure is then multiplied by .9, which represents 90 percent of the duty cycle. For example, if a naturally aspirated small-block generates 520hp the correct injector output can be calculated by multiplying 520 by .5 which comes to 260 and then dividing it by 8, which gives us 32.5. By multiplying this value by .9 our injectors should dispense 30lbs...

Wilson Manifolds Now Hiring CNC Manager, Programmer, Operator, Machinist

Job Description: Wilson Manifolds, the prominent CNC-manufacturing company in Fort Lauderdale, FL that specializes in the design, development, manufacture, assembly and testing of aftermarket automotive parts, seeks highly skilled and experienced CNC programmer for 3, 4 and 5 axis machining centers. Experience Requirements: Complex 3D part modeling design experience utilizing Solidworks Experience in AlphaCAM, SurfCAM or GibbsCAM 5-Axis tool path creation using SurfCAM Experience Pluses: Background of DMG, Haas, Fadal, and possibly Heidenhein Controls Automatic (DCC) Brown & Sharpe CMM experience using PC-DMIS Personal Requirements: Team player Good communicator Ability to prioritize multiple projects. Enthusiastic, cooperative, and positive Please submit detailed resume to...
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