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Speed Secrets: Zex Nitrous and Small Block Chevy Engines

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Whether from a turbo, blower, or nitrous, there is a lot to love about power adders. Especially when used in a Small Block designed specifically for them, like the SBC 383 Stroker from Blue Print Engines. It has everything you’d want for power adder applications, Including forged internals, low compression, and aluminum free flowing heads. Making the 383 that much ... Read More »

Speed Secrets: Combining a Big Block Chevy with Nitrous Means Big Power

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As far as naturally aspirated power, it’s hard to beat a Stroker Big Block Chevy, especially one with a nice hearty camshaft from Comp Cams. The fun doesn’t have to stop there though. With a little throttle in a bottle, a healthy BBC can get real serious, real fast. To explore just how far a little nitrous can go when ... Read More »

Dynamic Daily: Dr. Jekyll Meets Mr. Hyde

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By Richard Holdener/Photos By Author This is how you make your mild, carbureted 4.8L Dr. Jekyll becomes Mr. Hyde.     When it comes to power plants for an enthusiast vehicle, most guys have one of two distinct types, wild race car or mild daily driver. In truth, many have both, as the cantankerous race-car motor hardly makes for a reliable, ... Read More »

Modern Muscle: Zex-Injected DI L83

Nothing wakes up a new direct-injected, LT-based motor like a little Zex!

 Like anything new, the arrival of the junkyard L83 5.3L at Westech was met with a certain amount of skepticism. Having run endless testing on the previous generation LS engine family with tremendous success, we really didn’t know what to think about the new direct-injected LT motor. The LS was such a huge jump in performance over the previous Gen-2 ... Read More »

ZEX to the Max

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Words and Photos By: Richard Holdener Generally speaking, when we run nitrous testing, we take a good motor and add 100-150 HP using a plate or single fogger nozzle. Nitrous oxide is an impressive power adder, offering an unmatched combination of power and pricing. Nothing you buy can increases the power output of your motor (any motor) by 100, 150, ... Read More »

CPG Brands Celebrated With Diecast Collectibles Release

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M2 Machines is again celebrating the COMP Performance Group brands with its recent release of seven 1:64 scale diecast muscle cars, as well as an auto hauler with bonus car inside. The lineup includes the following: a blue 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback with 8-stack and a metallic silver 1968 Pontiac Firebird with blower, each bearing the COMP Cams logo; a purple ... Read More »

Eric Gullett Returns To Drag Racing With Unexpected Combo

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Following a three-year hiatus, Eric Gullett has returned to drag racing in a brand new ride that might appear to be under-powered for its class. The 45-year-old is confident, however, his engine and drivetrain are strong enough to put him in Victory Lane. “We finally have got a nice competitive package,” the Pennsylvania resident says of his team, which is ... Read More »

People Who Know: David Page – FAST Division Sales Manager

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We don’t know what you were doing at 15, but David Page was tuning nitrous systems. Today he serves as the Division Sales Manager for FAST, providing technical support to dealers and wholesalers. He’s on the front line of new product development and is an instructor for FAST’s in-house training classes. He also assists in tuning systems and software for ... Read More »

Popular Hot Rodding – Righteous Nitrous

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In the October issue Christopher Campbell of Popular Hot Rodding safely makes 735 horsepower from a 6.0L ’03 LS LQ4 from a 2500 series truck. To do so he enlisted the help of Ben Strader at EFI University and Brian Macy at the Horsepower Connection. The project features a FAST™ LSXR™ 102mm Intake Manifold, FAST™ LSXR™ LS1/LS6 Billet Fuel Rail ... Read More »

Vette – Go, Baby, Go! Part 2 (ZEX™)

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In the July 2012 issue of Vette, the editorial staff expands upon its installation of a ZEX™ perimeter plate system on a ’72 Stingray. Among the add-ons are a ZEX™ Pro Safety Blow-Down Kit and a Fuel Flow Check Tool in order to optimize the car’s performance. Read about the project by clicking on the attachment below, or we also ... Read More »