The NHRA AAA Midwest nationals was a very good weekend for Muscle Motors Super Gas competitors. The inclement weather reduced Super Gas to 2 qualifying shots. Hometown racer Brian Miller qualified #1 with a 9.902 in his MM prepared 528” engine with 440-1 heads IN A full bodied 70 challenger. Unfoutunatly Brian went red in the first round. The David and Goliath story of the weekend was Scott Vandewalker. Scott definitely takes a different approach to SG racing. Not only does he use a BB Mopar, Scott uses a manual 4 sp Lenco transmission with a clutch! This is TOTALLY unheard of in “super” class racing. This was Scott first event with his new 565” BB Mopar MM engine. Scott used a series of good lights and tight packages to make it all the way to the finals. Well Scott just missed winning the event in a double breakout final.
Joe Baker qualified solidly in the Pro Mod field in 14th place. Joe used a better reaction time and a solid 5.99 to beat Brad Personett’s quicker 5.95. The Pro Mods all weekend favored the left lane. In the second round Joe had the tricky right lane. Joe made the best of it but lost with a 6.09 to Denis Radford’s quicker 6.04. After 3 races Joe is 3rd in points just 2 rounds out of first place.
All in all, a great weekend for Brian, Scott, Joe and Muscle Motors!
Muscle Motors wants to congratulate Joe Baker, and crew Denis and Jeremy for their strong showing in Pro Mod this past weekend at the Spring nationals in Houston Texas. Joe qualified #10 with a 5.95 @ 243.50 MPH. Joe made it to the Semi finals where he lost to the events eventual winner Danny Rowe. Joe’s strong qualifying and ability to go round has lifted Joe to 2nd in points and only 2 points out of the lead after 2 of 10 events.
450”/383 based stroker engine. 4340 heat treated 3.91 stroke crankshaft, 4340 H-beam connecting rods, Forged Ross pump gas pistons, Michigan 77 bearings, Melling HV oil pump, 6 qt hemi oil pan, Comp Cams custom ground hydraulic cam & lifters, Mopar Performance “452 aluminum heads”. Basically these are Edelbrock Performer RPM heads with straight spark plugs instead of angled. These straight plugs are perfect for use with exhaust manifolds or headers. Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Double roller timing chain, Fel Pro gaskets, ARP fasteners, a new OEM appearing vibration dampner< Mopar Performance heavy duty non adjustable rockers, Comp Cams heavy duty pushrods and Chrome Moroso valve covers.
The block has been race prepped: bored and honed w/deck plate, align honed, parallel decks, new cam bearing and brass freeze plus installed. The engine was professionally assembled and it comes w/build sheet. The engine has also been run on the dyno to break in the cam and tuned for optimum power, dyno sheets provided. Engine is complete from intake to oil pan. Distributor, water/fuel pumps, and carburetor are available at an additional cost.
This engine made 474 HP and 543 torque. It has a cam design for power brakes and makes 12” of vacuum @ 900 RPM. This is a small cubic inch version of our Street Killer Krate.
Normally $7869 (with dyno test and custom cam)
Only one available @ $7200
493”/440 based stroker engine. 4340 heat treated 4.15 stroke crankshaft, 4340 H-beam connecting rods, Forged Diamond pump gas pistons, Michigan 77 bearings, Melling HV oil pump, 6 qt hemi oil pan, Comp Cams Hydraulic cam & lifters, ported aluminum heads with stock exhaust port location and stock intake port window, Gasket matched Edelbrock Torquer 2 intake for hood clearance, Double roller timing chain, 10 degree locks, retainers and spring cups, Fel Pro gaskets, ARP fastners, an SFI approved vibration dampner, 1.5 roller rockers and Chrome Moroso valve covers
The block has been race prepped: bored and honed w/deck plate, align honed, parallel decks, new cam bearing and brass freeze plus installed. The engine was professionally assembled and comes w/build sheet. The engine has also been run on the dyno to break in the cam and tuned for optimum power, dyno sheets provided. Engine is complete from intake to oil pan. Distributor, water/fuel pumps, and carb are available at an additional cost.
This engine made 577 HP and 643 torque. Basicly it is our Killer Krate with a small intake port. The heads could be made larger at a later date for more power.
You can win this engine, no purchase necessary. All you have to do is attend the Chrysler’s at Carsile event this July 09. The engine will be given away on Sunday afternoon and you must be present to win. For exact details check out the web site http://www.carlisleevents.com/ce/events/chrysler-nationals/ .
Last year we built a 505” 440 that made just over 600 HP and 660 ft/lbs of torque. For this years project we decide to do a low deck engine and tone down the power output a little do make a more docile yet still VERY strong combination. The exact output of the engine is being withheld as there maybe some sort of giveaway to who can guess how much power it made. Don’t quote me on that because details have not been finalized.
The engine: We based this year’s giveaway on a 383. We chose our Muscle Motors brand stroker kit featuring a 4.25 stroke. H-beam rods, Diamond pistons and Clevite bearings and Federal Mogul rings complete this balanced rotating assembly. Milodon supplied the ultra low profile oil pan, windage tray, HV oil pump, bronze distributor drive, and Stainless Steel valves for the heads. Comp Cams supplied the timing chain, hydraulic roller cam & lifters, valve springs, locks, retainers, seals, pushrods and 8620 Chromemoly steel rocker arms. The heads we decided to keep the “sleeper look” by using a set of Muscle Motors CNC ported 906 cylinder heads. The idea behind CNC porting a set of 906’s is maximum flow yet maintaining a OEM appearance. There are more cost effective ways to get a set of good flowing heads. The Edelbrock Performer RPM would be more cost effective but again our goal was to maintain a “sleeper” appearance. The heads are topped off with a Edelbrock Performer RPM intake and a Quick Fuel 830 cfm Super Street carb.
This 489 cubic inch 383 with 906 heads and a hydraulic roller cammed engine has a 1960’s appearance with 2000’s technology. No one will know your “383” has a Stroker rotating assembly, hydraulic roller cam, and CNC ported, unleaded compatible heads. This engine will be right at home in any Mopar engine bay. Make sure you attend the 2009 Chrysler’s at Carsile for your chance to win this engine FOR FREE!!!!!
2009 Engine giveaway Presented by:
Mopar Muscle Magazine
Diamond Racing Products
Quick Fuel Technology
Muscle Motors is proud to introduce our latest product for the Mopar racer. If you have ever tried to transport an expensive race crankshaft you know difficult it can be. Good crank boxes will only last so long and are hard to come by. To resolve this problem we now have injected molded plastic crank boxes. They come with rubber inserts for the main journal to prevent damage in transport. They also have metal inserts that accept a 3/8 cap screw so you can securely attach the top and bottom pieces. These boxes will work with big and small block crankshafts and we have sent cranks back and forth across the country a number of times in the same box with ZERO issues. Our introductory sale price is $49.95. Boxes are in stock and we will also have them at the Indy trade show March 7th & 8th. If you have any questions please call us @ 888 482 4900.
If you purchase one of our stroker kits you can purchase a crank box for shipping for an additional $40 dollars!!
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