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Eastbound & Down: BlownZ Heads East To The NMCA Super Bowl!

High off the fumes of winning the NMCA Street Outlaw Race at Fontana just a couple of weeks ago, we're embarking on a cross-country journey to the Route 66 Raceway in Chicago for the annual NMCA/NMRA Super Bowl. Read More

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Inside Blown Z’s Valvetrain With Jesel, Manton, PAC and Comp Cams

See how Jesel, Manton Pushrods, COMP Cams and PAC Racing Springs worked with Late Model Engines to get the valvetrain in Blown Z's 400ci LSX running right! Read More

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Blownz Debuts New Look At NMCA West In Pomona – Goes To Semi-Finals

Dragzine’s Project BlownZ Chevrolet Camaro made its second start of the 2014 racing season last weekend in Pomona with a fresh new look, and advanced to the semifinals on the heels of a 7.46 in the opening round. Read More

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Tech: Custom Building A Driveshaft Build With Mark Williams

Join us as we take a closer look at Mark Williams' driveshafts, the types of applications they're best suited for, and how you can go about electing the proper part for your needs. Read More

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Beadlocks Aren’t Just For Looks: BlownZ Gets Upgraded By Mac-Fab

Project BlownZ gets treated to a safety and performance upgrade in the form of a beadlock conversion from Mac-Fab Performance Beadlocks in North Carolina. Proprietor Tommy Kirk explains the process inside! Read More

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Project BlownZ’s Winter Chassis Build-Up At PMR Race Cars

A detailed look at of the off season re-construction of our Project BlownZ Camaro, from the build-up of the new 25.5 chassis to the long list of new parts, we walk you through the entire process. Read More

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TECH: Inside Carbon Fiber Wheel Tubs With Tim McAmis Race Cars

We’ve teamed up with Tim McAmis Race Cars to learn more about the in’s and out’s of wheel tubs, including sizing and installation tips, and a explanation on the advantages of lightweight carbon fiber tubs. Read More

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BlownZ 2.0 runs 7.52/190 in NMCA West Street Outlaw Debut

Project BlownZ 2.0 made its season debut just over a week ago at the NMCA WEST’s opener showing exceptional promise with a 7.52 in the first round. We give you the details on the first debut race weekend. Read More

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Blown Z: LME Assembles Super-stout 400ci LSX For New ProCharger

Part of a winter rebuild for Blown Z included a new 400ci LSX engine built by Late Model Engines to support a bigger ProCharger supercharger. Check out all the details that make up this very stout engine. Read More

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Project BlownZ’s Intercooler and Tubing Update for the 2014 Season

Project BlownZ takes advantage of the latest advances in intercooling technology with a 5-inch tubing upgrade, along with a brand-new air-to-water intercooler with a straight-through design. Read More

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A Look At ‘Bullhorns’ As We Build A Custom Set Of Headers With Kooks

We dive into what a set of bullhorns are and what they accomplish as we build a set of custom headers for our Project BlownZ Camaro with PMR Race Cars and the team at Kooks Custom Headers. Read More

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Reviewing Racetech’s Lightweight One-Piece Carbon Seat

Our project car Blown Z has been outfitted with an ultra-trick Kevlar/Carbon seat supplied by Racetech USA, designed for the utmost in the driver safety while remaining lightweight and strong. Read More

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Building A Billet NXS Torque Converter With Neal Chance

Find out all about the tricks of the trade that went into Neal Chance Racing Converters' brand-new NXS torque converter and every converter that NCRC builds. Read More

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Distributor Belt Drive Versus Coil-On-Plug In LS Racing Applications

When we built the engine for Project BlownZ, we realized that we had a choice – stick with the factory-style coil-on-plug ignition, or “go backwards” and make use of a distributor. We discuss both inside. Read More

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Project BlownZ Drag Radial Camaro Build Update

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! Read More

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Tech Install: Losing Weight With Fiberglass Doors On BlownZ

We've embarked on a mission to shed some pounds from our 275 radial tire project car known as BlownZ, with the installation of a set of fiberglass doors and lexan windows to replace the bloated factory doors. Read More

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