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This Week’s Sale Items: CNC Ported small block Mopar heads

Friday, May 28th, 2010

This weekend’s sale items are our CNC ported Edelbrock heads for small block Mopar. No coupon code is needed, we just reduced the price $100.  Check them out here. This discount is for online orders only, and only on those products mentioned. Sale valid from 5/28/2010-5/31/2010. These heads are built to order, and may take up to 2 weeks lead time. This is in addition to Edelbrock’s cylinder head rebate offer

Update on E85 powered 455 Buick with Ported Edelbrock heads

Monday, May 24th, 2010

We managed to get Brian’s 72 Buick GS to Norwalk for the Annual Buick Raceday and get some passes on it. On the dyno, it made 703 HP, full results here. We had a great first outing running three passes in the 10.60’s right out of the box. The engine has been dyno’d, but we hadn’t made any passes in the car, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect. We had some charging issues which plays hell with the MSD ignition boxes, and a big hesitation on launch, so overall we were very pleased with our first outing. I’m sure with some attention to detail, and getting issues straightened out, the car will run even better.

Overall, the Norwalk Buick Raceday is a great event, and it was nice to be able to put faces with all of the names of the Buick guys I have spoken to over the years. Roberta, Bill and crew do a great job putting this event on. If you have an opportunity, you should check it out. More info here: Buick Raceday: Facebook Page

This weekend’s sale Items: Edelbrock CNC ported Buick Heads

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This weekend’s sale items are our CNC ported Edelbrock heads for 455 Buick. These heads are proven performers, used on our 700HP E85 Buildup. To get the sale price, enter the part number of the heads youo are ordering as the coupon code. You will recieve $100 of the cnc ported heads, or $150 off the cnc ported heads for mechanical cams, or $200 off of the top end kit with the CNC ported heads which includes the Comp Cams Ultra Pro Magnum rocker arms, Cometic Gaskets, and ARP Head Studs. Check them out here. This discount is for online orders only, and only on those products mentioned. Coupon codes valid from 5/21/2010-5/23/2010. These heads are built to order, and may take up to 2 weeks lead time. This is in addition to Edelbrock’s cylinder head rebate offer

Gary Giessen’s 65 Skylark Convertible

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
When you own your car as long as Gary has had this ’65, you have a long time to get it to perform the way you want it too. 23 years of hard work and dedication have made this car into a car that looks great and runs hard.  On motor, the car has gone a best of  10.29 @ 131, and a 9.53 @ 143 with a 200HP Nitrous hit.
The Engine consists of a .038 over 455 Buick, running a BME Nitrous piston with Total Seal file fit rings, with 12.5 to 1 Compression. Stock length aluminum rods swing on a stock 455 Crank that is cross-drilled. A TA Performance HAlo Girdle helps keep the bottom end where its supposed to be, with ARP Studs clamping both the main caps and the heads in place. Speaking of heads, they are TA Track Eliminators that use the big 2.260/1.750 valve package with matching TA 1.7 ratio Roller Rockers.  The cam is a custom flat tappet piece from Scott Brown at Competition Components. Specs are in the 260 at .050 range and .636 lift with the big 1.7 rockers. Atop the TA Intake is a single 1050 Dominator, with a Nitrous Express Gemini Twin single stage plate snuck between them. An MSD Billet distributor lights it all off, and a set of Lemon’s custom 2 1/8- 2 1/4 step headers direct the burnt mixture into the Dynomax bullet mufflers that try to keep things quiet. A Petersen external oil pump and a Meziere water pump, push their resective fluids through the engine.
The Trans and Converter are from Mike’s transmission, including the Ultimate TH400, as well as the 9inch converter. The rear end houses a spool and 3.70 gears, while 35 spline axles get the power to the tires. Gary has spent a lot of effort on the suspension on the car, and it has definitely paid off. The front end consists of  TRZ Control arms, Moroso trick front springs, and HAL shocks to keep the Bogart Superfly lights heading the right direction. The rear sports Wolf Racecraft lower control arms, and HR Parts and Stuff uppers, as well as their anti roll bar. These work hard together to keep the 29.5X10.5 slicks planted, and Wilwood disc brakes all 4 corners make sure the 3550lb  car stops on the big end. As I said before, all of this hard work has paid off, with 60′ times in the 1.48 range on motor, and a 1.38 (lifting) on the juice.
Check out a video of Gary here: youtube

This weekend’s sale items: F.A.S.T. EZ EFI Kits and XFI Complete kits

Friday, May 14th, 2010

About FAST™

For over 10 years, FAST™ has been recognized as the leading developer of advanced electronic fuel injection technology. Our engineers have ignited new sparks never before seen in the EFI performance aftermarket year after year. With technical assistance that is beyond comparison, FAST™ has been able to build close relationships with customers. Many of these relationships have helped our Research & Development team stay on top simply by listening to the needs of our customers.

In 2001, FAST™ became a member of the COMP Performance Group™, gaining a larger source of technological resources than ever before. This enabled the fuel injection innovator to conduct more extensive R&D efforts with a larger team of engineers, which ultimately led to even more discoveries in computer-controlled horsepower.

Today, FAST™ continues to drive the aftermarket industry through constant new product development. And with a complete line of superior, easy-to-use EFI systems, intake manifolds, throttle bodies and other EFI components, FAST™ is committed to bringing the best fuel injection experience to both racers and street enthusiasts everywhere.

This weekend, we have deep discounts on both the FAST XFI Complete systems, as well as EZ EFI conversion kits. Check them out HERE


This weekend’s performance coupon: $25 off Bullet Pistons by CP

Friday, May 7th, 2010

This weeks’ special is Bullet series pistons from CP. Type in the coupon code “bullet” when placing your order and recieve $25 off on a set of Bullet Pistons.

Offer valid online only. Sale from 12:01 AM Friday 5/7/2010- 11:59 PM Sunday 5/9/2010. Not valid on any other products.


• Piston balance 1 gram

• Available off the shelf

• 2618 alloy for strength and durability

• Dual forced pin oilers

• Contact reduction grooves

• Accumulator groove

• Contemporary ring sets included

• Forged side relief

• Chromoly wrist pins with wire locks

• FEA designed forging

• Tight tolerances

• Same manufacturing process as CP Pistons

• Rigorous quality control

• ISO 9000 certified