Posts Tagged ‘sema’
This Blazer is a Metal Masterpiece Drenched in Eye Candy
This Blazer started out as a a beat up truck in Northern California. Steve Ortega Jr. of Brentwood, California, picked up the primered and ‘bagged but otherwise stock Blazer dirt cheap. He brought in Grant Kustoms (http://www NULL.grantkustoms NULL.com) in Oroville, California, to begin some of the bodywork, including raking back the windshield, smoothing the pillars and welding up a rear combo skin. Then he brought it down to West Coast Nationals to cruise around in the hot sun where a simple conversation ensued about getting a spot with Street Trucks for the Blazer at SEMA (http://www NULL.semashow NULL.com). The answer, “If you think you can get it done in the four weeks before the big show, then sure!” The Blazer went straight to Grant Kustoms that next day where Bob Grant and the rest of the guys tackled the monstrous feat to turn the Blazer into a show stunner in a mere few weeks’ time. (more…)
The Lowdown on GM Performance Part’s E-ROD LS3 – Finding a Solution to SMOG Problems
For those of us that are looking to accomplish a complete motor swap in our trucks or a brand new build with the goal of more power and reliability, modern LS-based motors are currently the best ticket. They offer great control over power and reliability and are considered to be our generations SBC. The Small Block Chevrolet (SBC) engine has long been a staple of the customizing community. The engine has remained relatively unchanged for decades and thousands of parts are available for the SBC in case you want some added power. If you are looking to get past the 300 or 400 horsepower range however you would have to build up the engine greatly. This usually consists of a new performance parts including a hot camshaft, forged pistons, ported heads, etc.. The list goes on and the dent in the wallet deepens. But no matter how you cut it, once a emissions control referee pops the hood and sees a different motor that has been built up, red flags go off at the inspection and your truck will most likely only see the streets while sitting atop a trailer. A solution is needed that offers the best of both worlds, power and emissions compliance.