"If it doesn't live on the dyno pull it won't live on the salt"

Written by Moore Good Ink On its last visit to Bonneville, Duttweiler’s record-holding 300cu inch turbocharged small block ran 436mph in the Poteet & Main Speed Demon. “The advantage of Diamond pistons at high boost pressures,” said Ken Duttweiler, “is they don’t crack or bend-they are free of deflection concerns.” Earlier the astute Duttweiler had created a program that enables their dynamometer to assimilate four- to five-mile Bonneville passes at speeds in excess of 400mph. They run it up from 6,000 to 8,500rpm, assimilating each gear change, and when they reach full throttle in 5th gear with 30lb of boost the dyno runs for a further 1min and 10sec with power output at 1,900hp and an exhaust system glowing bright white hot. Says Diamond advocate Duttweiler, “If it doesn’t live on the dyno pull it won’t live on the...

RAM INTRODUCES BEST TOOL EVER DEVISED FOR ADJUSTING CLUTCH PEDAL HEIGHT

Written by Moore Good Ink Ram has pioneered a new clutch pedal adjuster (PN 78300) that not only corrects the pedal height of all aftermarket high performance clutch systems but also OEM systems. In addition it’s designed to function with any OEM or aftermarket hydraulic clutch system and eradicates all concerns associated with the over-travel of the release bearings. (Release Bearings with excessive travel can destroy the bearing or cause the clutch diaphragm to travel over center, resulting in high rpm engagement troubles) Compared with factory-style originals, most modern high performance aftermarket clutches require less travel to disengage. As a result, the pedal often sits higher than the enthusiast might desire; in fact, the factory pedal could often benefit from a slightly lower position. Available for immediate delivery and priced at $138.95, this new Ram HSA (Hydraulic System Adjuster) is easily installed and adjustable without lifting the car if the valve is mounted under the hood. Click here for printable catalog fact sheet.    For further infomation contact: RAM Clutches 201 Business Park Blvd. Columbia, SC 29203 Telephone (803) 788-6034...

John Urist wins his sixth NMRA Super Street Outlaw title

John Urist knows forced induction. Though the Albuquerque native is only thirty-two years of age, he formed Hellion Power Systems when he was twenty-three. He has been building and developing turbo and supercharger systems for a living since. “It was Arkansas engine builder Jim Kuntz who recommended I go with a Wilson throttle body for the 2006 race season. In fact, I also bought a Wilson elbow, a custom-ported intake manifold, and a D-fuel rail fuel injected conversion. When I received the parts, I was surprised at just how beautifully made Wilson’s stuff is-it’s second to none. “To maximize horsepower in an engine like mine, it is vital every cylinder receives identical air-fuel mixture. The task of distributing equal airflow through an intake system and into the cylinders of an engine is very difficult. I think Wilson stands alone in airflow research-they are one of the very few who really understands...