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aFe Power Announces the Release of an Air Intake System for the 2013 GM Silverado HD/Sierra HD V8-6.6L (td) LML Duramax

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Corona, Calif. – aFe Power announce the release of the Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Intake System for the 2013 GM Silverado HD/Sierra HD V8-6.6L (td) LML Duramax, P/N 54-12322. The aFe Stage 2 cold air intake produces up to 36hp and up to 63lbs. x ft. torque while outflowing the factory intake by up to 33%. This intake uses a powder-coated heat-shielded air box with a two-piece intake tube. The heat-insulating, molded plastic intake tube and unique silicone turbo adaptor is engineered for improved volumetric efficiency and maximum performance while lowering Intake Air Temps (I.A.T). Utilizing factory mounting points, this system provides a hassle free installation. A one-piece powder-coated heat-shield is used to keep the air intake charge cool and dense. This heat-shield features two built-in grille side fresh air scoops and two rows of louvers that bring in additional outside air for a cooler, denser air intake charge. The three-angle adaptor is used to speed up the air flow for


Champion “Classic” Blue Flame® High-Performance Diesel Motor Oil Now Available in 2.5 Gallon Containers

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricant blending and manufacturing for over five decades, has recently announced Champion “Classic” 15w-40 Blue Flame® Performance Diesel Motor Oil is now available in 2.5 gallon containers with a convenient view stripe from top to bottom to review content levels.


Champion’s “Classic” Motor Oil is a purpose-built diesel motor oil specifically designed to meet the demands of diesel competition builders, racers, and enthusiasts of turbo and super-charged pre-2007 diesel engines. It is a unique hybrid synthetic 15W-40 diesel engine oil that combines workhorse high-zinc performance additives, superior protection, advanced polymer technology, and high TBN, supported by a carrier blend of synthetic and conventional base fluids.


RHS® 23° Aluminum Intake Manifolds

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Memphis, TN – RHS® 23° Aluminum Intake Manifolds are designed to provide power and a strong torque curve throughout the mid-RPM range for both EFI and carbureted Small Block Chevy applications.

RHS® 23°Aluminum Intake Manifolds are engineered specifically to port match fit RHS® 23° Small Block Chevy cylinder heads. Additionally, these manifolds are the only ones designed with a 4150 flange and bolt machining to fit all versions of SBC heads, including classic originals, Vortec GM heads and late model perimeter corner vertical bolt style crate engine heads. They provide the power and strong torque curve throughout the mid-RPM range that is required for performance street, circle track and drag race applications up to 434c.i. The manifolds also feature auxiliary water ports, integral water crossover and dual-sided distributor mounting points. Female pipe fittings at all four corners allow external water lines for reverse cooling applications. RHS® and sister company FAST™ have also teamed up to design a revolutionary port fuel (more…)

Ernie Adams Dwarf Car

Monday, April 8th, 2013



Working on his property in Arizona, Adams is building cars. It’s hard to tell without another car for reference, but as you can see in the images above, 72-year-old Ernie Adams drives a very small car. Actually, the technical name is a “dwarf car,” a road-legal nearly-perfect replica of a full-sized car, and Adams built it from scratch. He’s been building dwarf cars since 1965 – all of them from scratch, by hand. Adams was apparently the first to do it.

A Dwarf Car is the end result of a dream Ernie Adams had. Ernie made his dream a reality by taking the design of early model cars and scaling them down to a smaller size.

At the insistence of excited fans, Ernie built a 1949 Mercury sedan Dwarf. This wide-bodied, low riding Mercury is fully decked out. With all its hand made chrome and amazing detail, people are awestruck at Ernie’s craftsmanship.

Here is a link to a Youtube video you might enjoy. It’s six minutes long.






Gearz film crew descend upon Winder, Georgia

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Written by Moore Good Ink
Stacey David, connoisseur of American V8 power and host of Speed Channel’s Gearz program, visited Jon Kaase Racing Engines recently.

The film team had arrived in Winder, Georgia to record the assembly and dyno testing of Kaase’s new P-38 cross ram, the firm’s latest innovation for small-block Fords.

Earlier, a 302 Windsor small block with over 100,000 miles of use had been retrieved from a junk yard. Kaase installed an upgraded camshaft, fly-cut valve reliefs in the existing pistons to allow the P-38’s canted valves to operate, installed the heads with 60cc combustion chambers and recorded 498hp with barely 9:1 compression ratio.

On the day before the film crew arrived they removed the heads and machined them, reducing their combustion chamber volumes from 60 to 48cc. Now with 10:1 compression ratio they mounted the engine on the dynamometer for the benefit of Gearz. It recorded 560hp and Stacey David laughed and said, “Not bad for a junkyard dog.”

Airing on the Speed channel and now entering its seventh season, the Gearz production team creates 13 to 15 episodes each year, which are broadcast nationwide. Interestingly, Gearz reaches enthusiastic audiences as distant as Russia and France.

Jon Kaase Racing Engines, Inc.
735 West Winder Ind. Parkway
Winder, GA 30680
Telephone (770) 307-0241

aFe Power Releases the New Momentum HD Sealed Air Intake System for Cummins, Duramax and Power Stroke Diesel Trucks

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Corona, CA - advanced FLOW engineering (aFe Power) releases the all new Momentum HD Sealed Air
Intake System for the Cummins, Duramax, and Power Stroke Diesel Trucks.
The Next Generation of Intakes: The Momentum HD sealed air intake system is designed using the
most up-to-date engineering tools and techniques to provide you with the perfect blend of power and
protection. This intake system is premium in every way. From the one-piece sealed housing with a built
in sight window to the massive 1,000cfm air filter to the premium hardware.
Unique One-Piece Housing: The smooth one-piece sealed housing with auxiliary air scoop is used to
eliminate the use of multiple-piece housings and ensure the coolest air intake charge available. A
urethane plug is also included for those cold weather applications where you want to block the auxiliary
air scoop. A large, clear sight window is used for a hassle-free filter inspection.

Huge 10-Layer Performance Air Filter: The Momentum HD is designed around a massive 1,000cfm
performance 360 degree radial flow air filter with 10-layers of progressive cotton media producing 99.47%
cumulative efficiency. The unique air filter to housing interface (patent pending) allows for maximum filter
size which increases the available air volume while simplifying the installation process. The air filter is
wrapped in reinforced metal providing maximum strength to prevent filter collapse

Premium Hardware: Premium stainless steel T-bold clamps and a 2-ply reinforced silicone hump
coupler at the turbo is used for strength and durability while also providing the most secure installation
available. Momentum HD intakes are designed with fewer parts for a quick and simple installation.

Proven Results: The Momentum HD intake system outflowed the factory intake by 42% and produced
20 additional horsepower and 57lbs. x ft. torque.
Momentum HD Intakes retail for around $417.00 and are available in-stores now.
For more information on this or any other aFe product, please visit our website at or
contact our Power Professionals at (888) 901-7693.
Media Contact: Indika Wijesekera
951-493-7135 – Direct Office


252 Granite St. ▪ Corona ▪ CA ▪ 92879 ▪


Monday, March 25th, 2013

Performance Automatic is proud to announce its latest addition to our GM Performance Transmission line of parts, the 700R4/4L60E Pro Shift Super Servo Package, PA70411. Our 700R4/4L60E Pro Shift Super Servo Package fits all GM 700R4 and 4L60E transmissions. Our 700R4/4L60E Pro Shift Super Servo Package comes complete with the 2nd Gear and Overdrive Servo assemblies, springs and hardware. The PA70411, 700R4/4L60E Pro Shift Super Servo Package is perfect for heavy duty and high performance applications. The PA70411 has 35% more apply area than the Corvette servo. An adjustable pin tip is included to set perfect band clearance. Some of the benefits you will see when using our Pro Shift Super Servo Package are positive 1-2 shifts, quicker servo release on the 4-3 downshift, positive 3-2 kick down and better holding capacity in 4th. American made and built from 6061-T6 billet aluminum, the Performance Automatic 700R4/4L60E Pro Shift Super Servo Package, PA70411 is the servo you want for your 700R4 or 4L60E!



Performance Automatic is an authentic American transmission manufacturer dedicated to the design, engineering and quality of the country’s most respected performance transmissions.  For more information, please visit our website  or follow us on Facebook.



Harvey Baker

Director of Sales and Marketing

Performance Automatic, Inc

aFe Power Announces the Release of a 5” Down-Pipe Exhaust System for the 2007.5-10 GM Diesel Trucks V8-6.6L (td)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Corona, CA –aFe Power releases a 5” Down-Pipe Exhaust for the 2007.5-10 GM Diesel Trucks V8-6.6L (td), P/N 49-44033NM.

The new MACH Force XP exhaust is engineered to perform in the most extreme environments. Constructed from 5″ mandrel bent, 409-stainless steel tubing for maximum flow, this system increaseshorsepower and torque while lowering EGT’s. This system is available in 5″ turbo-back without muffler. All MACH Force exhaust systems come with all the necessary hardware for a clean and simple installation.


MACH Force XP exhaust systems utilize a  twopiece tailpipe design for a perfect fit by allowing adjustability at the tailpipe section. High quality OE style flange and band clamps are used for a complete 360 degree sealing surface. A muffler delete-pipe is used for a true race-inspired sound and maximum flow. OE style bayonet hangers are used to maintain a stable pipe location during high vibration and high heat conditions. The bayonet tip holds the hanger bushing in place for an OE style fit that does not change with time.

P/N 49-440033NMretails for $660.45and is available in stores now.


For more information on this or any other aFe product, please visit our website at www.aFepower.comor contact our Power Professionals at (888) 901-7693.

Media Contact:              Indika Wijesekera

951-493-7135 – Direct Office

Two daughters embark upon journeys of a lifetime

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Courtney Force, the twenty-four year old and youngest daughter of the 15-time NHRA Funny Car national champion John Force, scored her first victory of the year by winning the NHRA 2013 Winternationals at Pomona, California. She was driving the Traxxas Ford Mustang.

In a remarkable start to the season she prevailed as No.1 qualifier. Rewarded with the accompanying bonus points, she then propelled her way to victory through four rounds of eliminations on Sunday, February 17. She defeated Phil Burkart Jr., Matt Hagan, Bob Tasca III and finally Ron Capps to earn her second career victory in the Funny Car category.


Coincidentally, it was during the Winternationals of 2012 at Pomona, California where Courtney made her Funny Car debut. Later in the year she recorded her first Funny Car victory at Seattle where she defeated Matt Hagan in the finals and by year end she was bestowed the Rookie of the Year award.

Courtney’s older sister Brittany (26) is the third daughter of the Force family to become a professional drag racing driver and the first to drive a Top Fuel dragster at John Force Racing. Coming from a household where racing has always been first and foremost, one can only imagine the motivation for this particular career would be high. John Force, a racer who is universally well liked, has nothing if not a complete passion for the sport.


Making her Top Fuel driving debut at this year’s Winternationals, Brittany is a college English major trained as a schoolteacher and a rookie driver of one of the world’s fastest race cars, capable of reaching speeds of 330mph

Powered by a Boss 500 nitro motor, the new Castrol EDGE Top Fuel Dragster is prepared and maintained by crew chief Guido Antonelli and assistant crew chief Eric Lane.


After earning her Super Comp license and under the guidance of current NHRA Funny Car champion Jack Beckman, Brittany drove an A/Fuel dragster for Jerry Darien. She has been piloting dragsters solely since she began racing in Super Comp almost seven years ago. In 2012 she devoted herself to honing her talents during a year-long Top Fuel dragster testing program.

These sisters bring a fresh new presence to the highest echelons of drag racing and though competition becomes more ferocious every year, these are the beginnings of their unforgettable journeys.


Moore Good Ink

What makes classic instruments and panels appealing? Actually…it’s price

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Even the most committed enthusiasts feel some resistance to the purchase of original equipment gauges that could cost as much as $1,500. The expense is particularly hard to justify when superior replacement gauges with many more features, like those of Autometer, are available at half the cost. The only complication is they are slightly different in size and therefore require the original dashboard to be modified.

This was the scenario that had persuaded Classic Dash to enter the instrument panel business in 2002. Their first panel, which graced the 1967 Camaro, not only accepted the Autometer gauges but also replaced the entire original panel and gauges for less than half the cost. Furthermore, it was the first aftermarket ABS composite dash panel. It changed forever the landscape of replacement instrument panels and gauges for muscle cars and interesting pick-up trucks of the last century.



3-piece ABS composite panels in three finishes with or without gauges

Carson City, NV: Classic Thunder Road has developed a new three-piece door-to-door instrument panel for 1968-’70 Dodge Charger and Coronet and Plymouth GTX as well as the 1970 Road Runner.

Developed as direct replacements for the original dashes, Classic Thunder Road offers them in three finishes: matte black, brushed aluminum or carbon fiber. Further, they are manufactured from high quality ABS composite and available with or without gauges and wiring harness.

However, the new panels accept Autometer 3-3/8in diameter speedometer and tachometer dials and 2-1/16in water temperature, oil pressure, fuel level and volt meter gauges. The most popular Autometer gauges provided include their electrically powered American Muscle and Ultralite styles. The Ultralite is also available as mechanically operated.

Of particular interest are Classic Thunder Road’s own High Velocity or Concours gauges. The Concours range is a low-cost line while the High Velocity is a programmable series that offers several interesting features including peak recall on the tachometer. Both styles are of high quality, their chief advantage lies in their economy.

See Classic Thunder Road’s Gauge offerings here

For further information contact:
Classic Thunder Road
5225 Grumman Drive, Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89706
Telephone (866) 882-3525
E-mail Greg Wambold at


Written by Moore Good Ink