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.
by Jason Reiss on December 2, 2013
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 Andrew Wolf on September 16, 2013
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.
by Paul Huizenga on August 6, 2013
Our Drag Radial Camaro is seeing another round of changes and upgrades, and to keep it all together we’ve enlisted the help of Race Part Solutions. Check it out!
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2013
When it comes to muscle cars there are both good noises and bad noises. Follow along as we treat our 1971 Nova – Project Swinger – to a full regimen of Dynamat Xtreme using their pre-cut Custom Cut kits to keep vibrations and resonance out, while letting us better hear all the sounds we do want to hear.
Want to keep track of all that’s going on with our Chevy Hardcore project ’64 Chevelle build? From the 600HP BluePrint Engine LS powerplant to the complete front-to-rear Ridetech coilover suspension system and Gearstar Performance overdrive transmission, we’ve got the entire build thread right here!
by Bruce Sawicki on July 5, 2013
Along with a host of other off season changes, Project BlownZ received a new peice from the folks at Meziere Enterprises — a Billet flexplate — and today we’re going to highlight the flexplate and our experiences with its installation into the car.
by Lindsey Fisher on July 2, 2013
Our Project BluePrint Chevelle has made it through yet another series of modifications, upgrades and tests and we couldn’t be happier. Not only did we upgrade our car’s power and performance by strapping a BluePrint carbureted LSX powerhouse between the front fenders, we also topped her off with many more extras!
by Lindsey Fisher on June 27, 2013
When it comes to building anything substantial, having a blueprint is a vital part of the process. After all, you wouldn’t build a house without an exact plan, would you? Well, the same goes for building cars, and for our 1964 Chevelle we have the ultimate blueprint- a 427ci LS engine from BluePrint Engines.
by Paul Huizenga on June 26, 2013
Designed specifically to clear tall valve gear like Jesel’s shaft-mount rocker arms without the use of a spacer, these billet aluminum covers are available with rocker oilers (Part number VC-0081), or without (Part number VC-0081X) like ours.
by Jason Reiss on June 13, 2013
Project BlownZ gets a power upgrade in the form of a brand-spankin’-new ProCharger F-1X supercharger. We spoke with ProCharger’s Sergio Schifman, who was happy to detail some of the performance advantages of this new piece. Testing and race results inside!
by Lindsey Fisher on June 12, 2013
For the last several months, we’ve been teasing about our ultimate Chevy project car receiving its very special LSX engine from our friends at BluePrint Engines. Luckily, the 1964 Chevelle, appropriately named Project BluePrint, is now finally ready for the process we’ve all been waiting for – check it out!
by Dragzine on June 12, 2013
Those familiar with the popular saying, ‘Hard Work beats Talent, Every Time’ should relate to our tale of our infamous drag racing project car ‘BlownZ’. But our crew pounded away and we proved the slogan true, recording our first seven-second run in Pomona.
by Andrew Wolf on May 24, 2013
Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the design and advantages of Derale’s Hyper-Cool Remote transmission cooler unit and show you why it’s remote mounting and stacked plate design are perfect for our racing application. We’ll also give you a brief walk-through of the installation process.
If you’ve been following along with the recent updates on our Project BlownZ 275 Drag Radial Camaro, you know that we’ve already hit the track twice this spring. But before doing so, the car underwent a number of upgrades in an effort to crack into the seven’s and go some rounds this season.
by Andrew Wolf on April 16, 2013
In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.
by Mike Magda on April 16, 2013
Stepping up to a larger F-1X ProCharger prompted the Blown Z team to rethink the compression ratio strategy during the 388 LSX engine’s winter rebuild. A new set of JE piston dropped the compression down to a more tunable level as the team prepares for its second season in 275 Drag Radial competition.
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.
In our latest installment of our ongoing Camaro project car, BlownZ, we remove our racing exhaust to get them ceramic coated. More precisely, Jet-Hot coated in the company’s Extreme 2500 Series – exactly what we need in our high-horsepower, high-boosted 388 cubic inch LSX mill.
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by Rick Seitz on March 20, 2013
We’re currently cooking up a ’69 Camaro project car that we’re going to call “Blank Slate.” Basically, it’s going to be a no BS, hardcore, badass pro-touring car – and we’re not going to cut any corners for this girl. For power, we’ll be using a 502 ci. LS engine, built by our good friends over at RHS.