Gimli Dragway (June 28, 2008)
Saturday Test and Tune. My video cam battery died only a few runs into the
day. Thanks to the guys at Motion (especially Danny) for getting my buddy's
car running the night before (Red Civic hatch). Boosted B18C1 with burned out stock clutch
(slips into neutral under full throttle), and 7 year old Dunlop cheapo
tires. Best runs of 14.67 at 3/4 throttle, and 18.3X shutting down at the
1/8th. 10 mins of other great cars out at Gimli.
454 BBC replaced with SSRE 582 - Dyno Run #1
Out with the old (454) in with the new (582). This is the engine I
promised in the comments that is replacing my old 454 powerplant. As you
can see from the end of the video this tree stump pullin' 582 monster has
784HP @ 6200RPM and 742ftlbs of torque @ 5000RPM. NO BOTTLE....and is
streetable on pump gas at 10.5:1. Aside from the package Shafiroff offers
on this engine, I had Wilson Manifolds provide intermediate porting and
port matching of the intake to the DART PRO1 355cc heads which proves to be
money well spent as it is giving this beast an additional 35HP over
advertised on Shafiroff's website. Go to www.shafiroff.com for more specs
on the 582 Ultra Street BIG DAWG.
Scott Shafiroff E85 540 First start
First go, spankin' brand new 540 from Scott Shafiroff, New York. This was
the first E85 motor they built - and what a beast! 709 brake HP, and torque
to Boost. Hooked up to a Tremec
TKO600 in my '70 Elkie SS, it will be quite fun. To say the least, he he..
Helping out in the video is former European record holder in Competition
(dragracing) Jörgen "Julle" Lindgren.