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Pace Exclusive ZZ383 430HP Engine with 8-Stack EFI

Pace Exclusive ZZ383 430HP Engine with 8-Stack EFI

We took the new 8-Stack fuel injection system and mounted it on a brand new Chevrolet performance ZZ383 then added a FAST EZ-EFI ECU and harness. The Dyno results where surprising with 430HP @ 5200 RPM & 475 ft. lbs. of torque @ 4300 RPM. More surprising was tight air fuel ratio reading which stayed […]

Pace Exclusive LSX454 585HP Crate Engine

Pace Exclusive LSX454 585HP Crate Engine

An engine with 454 cubic inches will always be associated with higher performance Chevys, and that tradition continues with the all new LSX454 crate engine. We started with the new LSX bowtie block, stuffed it with an all-forged, super tough rotating assembly, and bolted on a pair of new GM deep breathing LSX six-bolt cylinder […]

Pace Exclusive 350CID 5.7L HD Truck Engine with Holley Avenger EFI

Pace Exclusive 350CID 5.7L HD Truck Engine with Holley Avenger EFI

This engine & EFI combination is an excellent choice for around town cruising with 315 HP @ 4600 RPM, 385 ft. lbs. of torque @ 4000 RPM. We used GM’s 96-00 HD 1Ton truck replacement engine and topped it off with an Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap intake and Holley’s self-tuning Avenger TBI fuel injection system with […]

Heavy Duty Back to Basics LS Serpentine Drive System

Heavy Duty Back to Basics LS Serpentine Drive System

These affordable Pace Exclusive LS engine drive systems are just the ticket for LS engine swaps. These kits are available with 1 wire or CS130D style alternators and with or w/o power steering. The wet jet cut brackets offer more clearance along with a cleaner performance look and are stronger than the OE cast aluminum […]

Ford Flathead Serpentine Conversion


New from March Performance is their new Ford Flathead Serpentine Conversion. Modernize your old Flatty with the look and functionality of a modern serpentine belt system. Here is the info. from March Performance: NEW! FORD FLATHEAD SERPENTINE DRIVE If your Ford Flathead powered Hot Rod still has the old V-Belts, this March Performance serpentine conversion […]

Small Block Ford Engine Cylinder Numbering

Small Block Ford Firing Order

Here’s a handy little chart to have around. Below is the firing order of the 289, 302 and 351 small block engines. 289 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 302 (Pre-1982) 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 5.0 & 5.0 Truck 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 5.0 HO 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 351 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 Here is the cylinder numbering for all SBF engines: Back of Engine 4     8 3     7 […]

Exterior Balanced Damper

Internally or Externally Balanced Engine?

How do you know if your engine is internally or externally balanced? Externally balanced engines have a noticeable weight on both the damper (also called a harmonic balancer) and the flywheel/flexplate. Internally balanced engines do not rely on any counterweight on the damper (harmonic balancer) or flywheel/flexplate. Photo Courtesy of Fluidampr Fluidampr by Horschel Motorsports […]

How Much Carburetor Do You Need?

How Much Carburetor Do You Need?

Here’s a simple formula that most speed shops use to size a basic carburetor to an engine. Carburetor CFM = (Engine RPM x Engine Cubic Inches)/3,456 Let’s take a 350 ci engine that we will run about 5,000 RPM at most. Carburetor CFM = (5,000 x 350)/3,456 = 506 CFM –> A 500 CFM carb […]

SBC - Small Block Chevy Engine Firing Order Cylinder Arrangement

Small & Big Block Chevy Firing Order & Cylinder Arrangement

The (SBC) Small Block & (BBC) Big Block Chevy firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Rotor spins clockwise when looking down from the top at it. Cylinder Arrangement: Looking at the front of the engine block: The #1 cylinder is on the right side (Driver side) in the front. #2 is the front cylinder on the left […]

AN Hose End & Braided Hose

AN Hose Fitting Sizes Explained

Maybe you haven’t realized a few things about AN hose fittings. “AN” stands for “Army Navy”, in reference to their original application with military equipment. AN sizes are very simple. You simply make a fraction out of the AN size. Place the AN size over 16. For example: A “3 AN ” size fitting fits […]

MSD Flathead Distributor

Update that old Flathead ignition with an MSD Flathead Distributor

Your old Flathead may not be sparking so well anymore. Try this MSD distributor on your Flathead Ford. Link to MSD MSD Specifications and Information: Early Flathead racers and cruisers alike will be excited to see these front mount Flathead Distributors! These distributors are built around a CNCmachined billet aluminum housing for precise tolerances. The […]

E-Rod LC9 5.3 Liter – Crate Engine Package On A Budget

Looking for a modern high performance bolt in engine option on a budget? The new 5.3 Liter E-Rod from Chevy Performance (formerly GM Performance Parts). The E-Rod kit uses the 5.3 Liter crate engine to build affordable power in the range of 315 to 335 HP, depending on the version you buy. This engine package […]

GM Performance Engines - 350 Turn-Key

GM Performance Engines – 350 Turn-Key

You won’t go broke finishing off your project car with a GM Performance Parts 350 HO Turn-Key crate engine! It’s packed with all the features you need to get a reliable 330 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft. of torque from a dependable, time-tested combination of GM Performance Parts. Of course, all of the GM Performance components used […]