You’ve no doubt heard of lithium ion batteries powering the latest green innovation from one auotmaker or another. These batteries though have a place in racing as well, offering lightweight and superior output when compared to their lead acid counterparts.
by Don Creason on February 18, 2013
by Rob Kinnan on January 16, 2013
The first two parts covered on our BlownZ ProCharger-blown 388ci LS motor was block prep and the short block assembly. This time around, we’ll go into detail on the Trick Flow Specialties/Total Engine Airflow cylinder heads, what they’re all about and why they were chosen for this application.
Our Project 2002 Camaro BlownZ receives an exhaust upgrade courtesy of Kooks Custom Headers and Vibrant Performance pipes. Not only does this give us an unique setup, but it provides the ultimate in sound and performance. To learn more about our new upgrade, click on the link here.
by Andrew Wolf on January 7, 2013
Chris Alston’s Chassisworks has helped lead the charge in hardcore supercharging accessories with the development of the Component Drive System, a supercharger belt and gear drive setup that also features a host of innovative accessory drives. Join us as we review the CDS system on our Project BlownZ Camaro.
by Rick Seitz on January 7, 2013
We finally have our Chiseled Performance intercooler and water tank installed into our BlownZ Camaro project car, and we are happy with the results to say the least. Check out this latest installment of our ongoing build to learn more!
Want to keep track of all that’s going on with our NMCA and PSCA 275 Drag Radial 4th Gen Camaro build, from the ProCharged LSX down to the Mickey Thompson tires? It’s all right here!
by Rob Kinnan on July 10, 2012
When it came time to choose brakes for our Project Blown Z Camaro, there was really only one choice: Moser Engineering’s new Performance Drag Brake kit. Moser didn’t just copy another manufacturer’s kit; they started with a clean sheet of paper and designed these new brakes from the ground-up.
We know the best way to keep our ProCharged 388ci LSX race engine healthy and running strong pass after pass is a stout oiling system. But we figured why not unleash even more power with a dry sump system – and that’s exactly what we did with our oil system from Peterson Fluid Systems. Check it out inside…
by Rob Kinnan on August 30, 2012
On a street LS motor, valvetrain parts can be bought “off-the-shelf”, and work great. But when you start getting into the extreme cam profiles of a serious race engine like our boosted 388ci LSX, it calls for a lot more research, and even some completely custom valvetrain parts…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2012
With plans to make almost 1,300 RWHP, we wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered with the fuel system in Project BlownZ. So, we took BlownZ’s fuel injectors to RC Engineering, in Torrance, California for a good cleaning and flow test, and found out exactly what goes on during the process.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on September 5, 2012
The job of getting BlownZ’s power to the ground at the starting line lies on the suspension, and it all starts with the front suspension setting the events in motion to get the weight to the rear tires. Read along as we set up Project BlownZ’s front suspension for maximum effectiveness at the drag strip…
by Michael Harding on September 5, 2012
Fragola Performance Systems is an American company that prides itself on quality. This is just one of the reasons why we have their hoses and fittings on our 1,300+ horsepower Project BlownZ
by Jason Reiss on August 31, 2012
With the addition of two AEM Electronics 4-channel Wideband UEGO controllers to our BlownZ Camaro, the way in which we can monitor how that air and fuel is being turned into horsepower is taken to an entirely new level. Read on to learn more about this unique tuning tool.
by Rob Kinnan on September 26, 2012
Huge power potential and a multitude of options – that’s exactly what Holley’s trick Hi-Ram Intake Manifold for LS engines is all about. Join us as we examine the components and design of this fully modular induction masterpiece…
by Rick Seitz on September 20, 2012
Being as how BlownZ is no longer a street car, the thick factory installed safety glass is just slowing us down. So, we replaced the heavy front windshield and rear hatch glass with Five Star Bodies composite windows for far less weight and added safety. Step inside to find out more…
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
by James Lawrence on March 31, 2013
Testing (and Troubles) find BlownZ during our preparation for the 2013 NMCA West 275 Drag Radial championship chase. Follow along as we strive for the mid 7-second range at over 185 mph with a ProCharger F1X Upgrade.
by Andrew Wolf on October 23, 2012
In this tech review, we take a look at a pair of Mickey Thompson’s latest and greatest products on our Project BlownZ Camaro that have made waves in the sport: the one-piece Pro-5 ET Drag Wheel and the record-breaking ET Street Radial Pro tire.
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You’ve waited patiently with great anticipation, but now the time has come to get BlownZ on the dyno and track tested. We worked very hard to get this far and we have more work to do, but the results are still impressive. If you want to learn more about our blown 388ci. LSX-powered Camaro, click here!