AWD Turbo LSX "AMS Express" Van - 12 Second, 700hp!!!
AMS AWD turbo Chevy Express Van
12.49 @ 108mph
Quick Spool Valve
Tial 50mm waste gate
Electric Exhaust cut out
Aeromotive 340lph fuel pump (x2)
Fuelab fuel pressure regulator
Devils Own water/meth injection (50/50 mix)
Stock 5.3L short block
Corvette LS6 cam
GM 317 Heads
ARP head studs
Rossler built 4L80E with PI 3000 triple lock up stall.
I've long had an obsession with Van's. I know, you'd think being the Vice President of AMS I'd be more inclined to build a GTR or something else we specialize in. Instead my mind is filled with crazy ideas of modifying big, heavy vehicles that should not be fast into the most ridiculous street sleepers.
My Van fascination must've all started with the A-Team episodes I watched in my childhood. For my first Van project my buddy Brandon and I built a 13 second Powerstroke Diesel Van back in 2005. Then I converted our AMS shop Van into an A-Team Van in 2006. Since then I got distracted building the World's Quickest & Fastest Hearse and a couple Bluesmobile replicas but that is another story for another time...
I originally saw this turbo Chevy Express Van in a video from a drag strip in Las Vegas in late 2009. The title was "turbo Van Kills ZR-1″. The title really made the video go viral (at least for a video about a Van). Being a Van lover, it really caught my attention since you don't see many fast Vans out there for good reason. Although a simple video, it showed this Van hole-shotting the ZR-1 which clearly had no traction but it was still pretty cool. I remember thinking to myself, this video does not do this sweet-ass Van justice!
At the time I really knew very little about the LSX engines but this video made a real impression on me. Fast forward a few years (and a turbo LSX project of my own) later, I stumbled upon a for sale ad for this beast. I knew I had to have it. After a few phone calls with the owner, Tyler, and I arranged to fly out and pick the Van up.
On the way home to Chicago all I could think about was making a few modifications and getting it to the track with some proper filming equipment to make the video that this unique creation deserved. After making a few improvements I set out to put her firmly into the 12′s and make a video to show what this Van is all about.
Here is the video that I envisioned years ago when I first saw this Van.
4X4 Ford Van (after the snow storm)
Really old video of my Ford 4X4 Van after a weekend snow storm many years
ago (as you can see from the video quality, lol)... just me and a couple
pals cruising around and having fun in the snow, with a guest appearance
from "Gracie" the Cat (yep, named after the original UFC champ and
Jiu-Jitsu fighter, the great Royce Gracie, lol) Sorry about the shaky
video, my friend Scott sux as a camera man, lol... anyway, the Van has a
slightly modded 5.8 liter (351ci) with mild cam, intake, carb, headers, and
Flowmaster 2-chamber mufflers... Dana 60 and Dana 44 axles, with some
custom suspension mods and 39.5" Super Swamper tires. This 4X4 Ford Van was
an absolute blast, lol.
Produced by nedaCFilms & Mustang-Town.com with music produced
by Burn the Earth... for more info on our local Virginia Valley Thrashers
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26b 4Rotor Turbo GS300
Carl Thompsons 26b quad rotor turbo.
Lexus GS300 drifter fires up at Madmikes HQ in New Zealand
Rotang Klan 'rotating since 93'
Engine built by Brent at Curran Brothers Racing NZ
Fabrication by Rolling Addiction and M3Racing
Wiring by Elite Automotive
Super car driver idiots [NO pics, only videos]
I got bored with all the "super car crashes"-videos here on YouTube that
only contained PICTURES, CRAPPY MUSIC or/and clips of pure racing cars on
official racing events.
This compilation DOES NOT include pure racing cars on official racing
events - only real life FAILures on the STREETS, made by people with more
money than driving skills...
(Though, even the best car drivers can crash too of course.)
Notice 1: The "Dodge Ram" may not be a super car, but still it's a SRT10
with the 8.3L Viper V10 which produces 510hp. Pretty super for a pick up,
don't you think? It has more power than several of the cars in this video.
The intention with this video was to show that skills doesn't come with
Notice 2: Tire is the preferred spelling in the U.S. and Canada. Tyre is
preferred in most varieties of English outside North America. And I'm from
Sweden. So please think outside your box (country), you who claims "tyre"
is incorrect spelling.
Alpha Performance Wannagofast 2014 Chicago 1/2 Mile Highlights
The crew here at AMS is still recovering from the first 2014 Chicago
Wannagofast event. We had a ton of fun even with Mother Nature throwing us
a curve ball Saturday afternoon. Our team arrived at the venue in force
with more than 10 Alpha cars ranging from mild to customer owned 1,800+HP
Alpha 16 builds aiming to take home the fastest trap speed of the weekend.
For the full write up and images from the event check out the link below.
Alpha Ronin GT-R vs BMW M5, Alpha 12 - 3.8L, Bugatti Veyron Vittesse: Goldrush Rally GR6
We had the opportunity to meet up with the Goldrush Rally crew as they made
their way through Chicago on the GR6 tour this year. One stop on their
itinerary was No Limit Raceway since it was conveniently located one their
route to Ohio. This was not the best of drag strip venues but good enough
for some fun, spirited passes with a great group of guys.
The track was not prepped for the event -- no dragging or spraying.
Nonetheless, we wanted to see how the Alpha Ronin GT-R would perform
against some highly desired luxury-performance cars. It was doubtful any
mods were done to the other supercars outside of the Alpha 12 GT-R 3.8L,
but each car made a great benchmark for comparison including a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse :)
For more information on the Alpha Ronin GT-R, visit:
Junkyard Turbo Swap! Chevy-Powered 1971 Datsun 240Z Autocross Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 26
What do you get when you cross a rusted 1971 Datsun 240Z with a Chevy 4.3L
V6 and a turbo from a Ford Power Stroke
Diesel? The Rotsun! During Roadkill Episode 25, Freiburger and Finnegan
revived the Rotsun expecting it to dominate in the 9-car autocross showdown
of previous Roadkill project cars. It also needed to beat a 2014 Kia Rio 5,
but failed to do so with the Rotsun shamefully breaking down before
completing a decent lap. So in this episode: revenge. After swapping in the
mismatched turbo and making nearly 400
rear-wheel horsepower, the guys head to
the autocross at the Goodguys 5th Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Arizona
and mingle with fans on their way to a rematch with that dastardly Kia.
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LS Engine Swap On A Budget - Part 1 - Chassis Intro, Oil Pan & Engine Mounts
Chuck takes us on a tour of his $100 69 Chevelle chassis he picked up on
Craig's List. He also walks us through as he swaps out his Big Block 454
for a 5.3L LS Engine.
LS Retro-fit Oil Pans:
Engine Swap Mounts:
Twin Turbo TBSS Vs 9 Second Turbo LSx Foxbody
We are not street racers, we are professional stuntmen.
Included in this film are two 9 second vehicles.
Twin turbo tbss:
Ported L92 heads
Custom spec'd turbo cam
Stock Rockers (comp trunion upgrade)
Moroso Oil pan
LS9 head gaskets
L19 head studs
DBRODS fabricated intake
QA1 coilovers on all 4 corners
14 bolt with spool
Twin MP76 turbos
Bell core Intercooler
390/45R/17 M&H Drag radials
Fastest 1/4 time: 9.01 @ 153 | 1.43 60ft
Forged iron 370
The World's Quickest and Fastest Hearse: AMS "Madness"
On November 17th AMS "Madness" broke the existing World Record for the
Quickest and Fastest Hearse with a 10.7 @ 127mph run. The existing record
was an 11.6 set by the "Stiff Shifter" Hearse in 2010.
For detailed specs and pictures of the AMS "Madness" Hearse, visit this
Stock 6.0L LQ4 engine
Edelbrock Super Vic intake
76mm GT42R Precision turbo
AMS custom FMIC
Tial 38 WG's
Tial 44 BOV
ID 2000 injectors
255lph in-tank fuel pump
AMS custom surge tank
2 Bosch 044 pumps
AMS tuned by Da Man "C. Black "
4L85E with updated clutches and shift kit
3000 10.5" stall converter
Drive Shaft Shop 3 3/4" CF driveshaft
Moser 9" rearend
GM ZR1 Corvette V8 Engine Assembly LS9 and Car
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Animated Assembly of Torch Red Corvette ZR1 Supercharged LS9 Engine
Time Part Name
0:00 Engine Block
0:10 Piston Squirters
0:12 Upper Bearing Shells
0:14 Lower Bearing Shells
0:15 Main Bearing Caps
0:16 Bearing Cap Bolts
0:17 Bearing Cap Side Bolts
0:18 Knock Sensor & Crank Sensor
0:46 Camshaft Retainer & Bolts
0:48 Timing Chain Tensioner
0:50 Cam & Crank Sprocket with Timing Chain
0:53 Removal of Tensioner Grenade Pin
0:54 Oil Pump
0:55 Knock Sensor
0:56 Front Cover
0:58 Harmonic Balancer
0:59 Harmonic Balancer Bolt
1:00 Rear Cover
1:01 Oil Deflector and Nuts
1:03 Oil Pan Sealant
1:06 Oil Pan
1:12 Oil Filter
1:16 Valley Cover
1:18 Valve Guide with Lifters
1:20 Cylinder Head Dowels
1:21 Cylinder Head Gasket
1:24 Cylinder Head
1:35 Valve Seals
1:38 Valve Springs
1:39 Valve Retainers & Keys
1:43 Cylinder Head Bolts
1:44 Push Rods
1:45 Rocker Arm Rail
1:46 Rocker Arms
1:48 Waterpump Gasket
1:50 Vapor Vent Pipes
1:51 Vent Plugs
1:53 Spark Plugs
1:54 Cylinder Head Plug
1:55 Rocker Cover with Ignition Coils
1:57 Oil Pressure Sensor
2:01 Spark Plugs
2:02 Temperature Sensor
2:04 Rocker Cover with Ignition Coils
2:05 Ignition Coil
2:07 Oil Cooler
2:12 Exhaust Manifold Gasket
2:13 Exhaust Manifold
2:15 Spark Plug Wires
2:17 Oil Fill Cap
2:19 Power Steering Pump
2:20 Ignition Coil
2:22 Exhaust Manifold Gasket
2:23 Exhaust Manifold
2:26 Lower Intake Manifold
2:31 Supercharger Rotors
2:37 PCV Tube
2:39 Upper Intake Manifold with Inner Cooler
2:40 Alternator Bracket
2:43 Supercharger Belt Tensioner
2:45 Spark Plugs
2:49 AC Bracket
2:51 AC Pump
2:53 Alternator Belt Tensioner
2:57 Alternator Belt Idler
2:58 Supercharger Belt Idlers
3:00 Alternator Belt
3:01 Power Steering Pump Pulley
3:02 Supercharger Belt
3:03 Beauty Cover Studs
3:05 Beauty Cover
3:15 V8 Engine Combustion
3:44 Steering, Brakes, Craddles, Suspension, Engine, Drive Shaft,
Transmission & Exhaust System
4:00 Total Vehicle
Alpha Performance 2014 E63 AMG 4Matic Runs Back to Back 10 Second Passes
On June 26th we took our 2014 Mercedes E63 AMG 4Matic to Great Lakes
Dragway for some preliminary testing of the Alpha 7 upgrade package. Track
conditions were not ideal with the temperature somewhat pleasant in the
60's but accompanied by 100% humidity. When the track lights switched on at
dusk you could see the moisture in the air!
Our AMG was equipped with only our Alpha Tune and prototype Alpha Downpipes
and Cat-Back Exhaust. The full Alpha
7 Bi-turbo upgrade will include an Alpha
Boost Cooler Kit in the future but
we were eager to see the results of just a tune and Exhaust. Rolling on 20" Vorsteiner wheels and
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires we were hopeful for a very low 11 second
run, but ended up with the first E63 4Matic in the 10's!
First pass of the night Paul staged the car, applied the brakes and gave it
a bit of throttle, the launch was undramatic, smooth with no tire spin.
When the board lit up we were a bit surprised, 10.850 @ 129.31 MPH, setting
a new AMG 4Matic record! After letting the car cool down we staged it for
another run, the car launched exactly the same as the first pass, hard with
no drama and lit the board up with a 10.879 @ 129.21 MPH. Talk about
Overall we are very pleased with the results from the night's testing. Once
the M157 Alpha Boost Cooler Kit and
Carbon Fiber Intake System are complete we will bring the car back to the
track for another round of testing and hopefully hit 130+mph trap along
with a mid-low 10 second pass!
Learn more about Alpha Tuning for the E63 4Matic:
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