Salt Cat Racing - The BIG Engine - Straight 8, 367 C.I.
Recorded on May 25, 2010. Over the winter a bored & stroked 325 was built (367 C.I.). Also, Frank started boring holes in one of the old heads -- resulting in a 16 port. He named it the "Henry 16 Port" (his 1st name is Henry). Bigger injectors (90#) were added. The engine was really making awesome horsepower, until one of the upper cylinder walls let loose! We hope to get this engine/head combination back together in time for World of Speed in September and run it in the XXO Class. For Speed Week we will be running in the XO Class using the Henry head.
1932 Cadillac V12 STARTS
First attempt to start 1932 Cadillac V12 following restoration of valves, valve train and valve silencers.
Chrysler Straight 8 Flathead Marine startup-idle
Chrysler Marine Flathead straight 8, starting and idling in a beautiful triple cockpit mahogany runabout. This was shot about 20 years ago. Sounds great! I first posted this as an Imperial, but upon further review, I believe it is actually a Royal, 323 cid. Not sure, at any rate it was a long time ago that I took this video....
Pontiac Straight 8 Engine
Pontiac used this engine from 1933 to 1954. This is my 1953 Pontiac engine running after I changed the oil.
Heating up Salt Cat's "big" engine
August 29, 2010. Again, it is nearly impossible to torque the head or set the valves while the engine is in the car -- we have a straight 8 Buick set in the body of a XJ6 Jaguar and the engine extends through the firewall into the drivers compartment). So we hooked the engine to the air compressor and heated the engine to 210' for 4 hours so we could re-torque the head and set the valves hot. We will be participating in World of Speed, in Bonneville in just under 2 weeks...Yee Haw!