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 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 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 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.
Keeping a 1,200 horsepower supercharged LS engine properly fed is a big job – here’s how we stoke the fires on Project BlownZ with help from Aeromotive and Fragola.
by Don Creason on February 18, 2013
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.
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 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.
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!
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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…