We take the 1970 nova dubbed Notorious for a little test. First its driven without the Supercharger belt, running on the 572 BB motor only. Then after a quick belt add on, the procharger is turned on and ready to go. The question is, do we run the car with or without it?
Music: Ferry Corsten-Its time
Super Sleeper 1972 Nova - /BIG MUSCLE
Wanna race? If so you may want to reconsider. You see this is Dru Diesner's
1972 Chevrolet Nova and it's anything but stock. From a looks perspective
it's nothing special, in fact most people wouldn't put up $500 for this
thing. Look a little deeper though and OH MOMMA! You see under its faded
green paint lurks a twin supercharged LS2 that makes 1,160 hp... at the
rear wheels. It epitomizes the term "sleeper", and is lethal to just about
every other road going vehicle it comes in contact with. Big Muscle
recently visited Northern Chicago to get a sample of this beast, and holy
crap was it one of the best automotive experiences we've ever had.
Sick Fish Dyno.wmv
"Sick Fish" a 1970 Cuda built at Rad Rides by Troy for Joe Rogan (and
maintained here at Pure Vision) is on the Westech Dyno for a tune up to fix some
driveablitiy issues. Power at the wheel out of this 528ci Hemi is a little
over 440 with more than 520 ft/lbs through an automatic 727. The beautiful
sounds come from a custom Rad Rides 3" system with modified Flowmaster
Troy Trepanier's Stunning 1954 Buick "Old Skool" featuring Mercedes Power!?
Rad Rides by Troy's own Troy Trepanier talks about his latest creation, a
1954 Buick powered - incredibly - by a Mercedes supercharged drivetrain.
powerTV found it in the Eaton booth at SEMA 2011, and our own Amber Goetz
talked with Troy about this build as well as his efforts at Bonneville this
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Rad Rides by Troy
In spite of having monster engines, many hot rods will never see a mile on
the road. These cars, built entirely for show, are referred to as trailer
queens and its not necessarily a compliment. Troy Trepanier of Rad Rides by
Troy in Manteno, IL, has built his share of trailer queens.
That doesnt mean Troy isnt into going fast. It just means he has somehow
managed to master both ends of the spectrum. Hes good at show and GO.
The Sound of 1424HP
Car Craft Nationals 2009. July 17th,18th,19th. St. Paul, MN
Ford Thunderbird, All-Aluminum 572, F3 Pro-Charger. The car actually makes
over 1700HP to the wheels but the day before the owner discovered one(of
two) blow-off valves was cracked at the based where it was welded to the
piping. They fixed it right quick by placing the Car Craft license plate
givin' to them from entering in the show and wrapped a slab of thick rubber
around the license plate and tied it all down with 3 hose clamps. This car
won the Mobil 1 Dyno
Challenge for the weekend with this pull.
Rate. Critique dont Criticize.
Blowfish Run 2011
Well, they did it again! The Rad Rides/Poteet team has shattered a
twenty-five year old record with the world famous "Blowfish"! Five passes
were made this year at the salt flats, all of them were over 300mph! A new
record was set at 307.399 in B, Blown Fuel Competition Coupe with Danny
Burrows at the wheel. Top run was 315.913mph with an exit speed of
This put the Blowfish into the Bonneville history book as one of the
fastest production cars on the salt!
Procharger BBC 1st start @ Eric Stubbs' TURBO shop. (E.S.R.)
ADRL XTF racer, Eric Stubbs, of Eric Stubbs Racing fires off the latest BBC
Procharged project that he has done the fab work for and will be doing the
ERIC is on the initial phase of gathering data and getting this baby tuned
up enough to go and gather some Track Data. This blower is almost as large
as the BBC engine. The 2010 track data is coming soon. More VIDS to come.
E.S.R. is the PLACE to BE if you are building a ProCharged or turbocharged Street OR Race Car. ESR is near
Houston,Tx @ 281.468.1805.
Rad Rides By Troy Spring 2011 Teaser
Rad Rides By Troy is at it again. Get ready for another seat of your pants
adrenaline rush. The Crew at Rad Rides is pumped and ready for action this
spring with a whole shop full of new projects that are sure to get your
attention. We hope you enjoy!