Engine Power Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

E3 Spark Plugs
DiamondFIRE 6CDI Racing Ignition Boxes
E3 Spark Plugs
Racing Ignition Coils
Strange Engineering
Strange S-Series 9″ Case Nodular Iron – 3.250″ Bore
Summit Racing
Kirkey 88 Series Aluminum Layback Containment Seats
Matco Tools
1/2" Composite Impact Wrench - MT2769
Matco Tools
Fluid Evacuator - MVA6852
Street Rod Garage
Custom chassis for 1973 Chevy Camaro

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON ENGINE POWER THE TRIPLE THREAT CAMARO CONTINUES ITS TRANSFORMATION FROM A BONE STOCK CHEVY TO A FULL FLEDGED HIGH HORSEPOWER RACER, BUT FIRST WE HAVE TO STRIP IT DOWN TO MAKE ROOM FOR A HIGH PERFORMANCE CHASSIS. PLUS WE VISIT THE MATCO TOOL EXPO, AND WE'LL NOT ONLY SHOW YOU SOME HOT NEW TOOLS BUT ALSO HOW TO JOIN OUR INDUSTRY AND BE YOUR OWN BOSS AT THE SAME TIME.

(PAT)>> TODAY ON ENGINE POWER MIKE AND I ARE GETTING BACK ON OUR TRIPLE THREAT CAMARO FOR THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL BARBECUE AND BURNOUTS COMPETITION. IT'S A 1973 SPLIT BUMPER MODEL THAT WAS A WELL TAKEN CARE OF ONE OWNER RIDE. IT DESERVES A CATCHY NICKNAME FOR SEVERAL REASONS. BIG POWER, A KILLER CHASSIS, AND A TON OF OTHER SAFETY AND GO FAST PARTS MAKE THIS A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH. IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY "THE SPLIT BUMPER THUMPER".

(MIKE)>> WE PUT THE CAR ON THE BACK BURNER TO BUILD A HEALTHY POWER PLANT FOR THIS TRIPLE THREAT CONTENDER. NOW IT'S WHAT WE CONSIDER A HYBRID. FROM THE DECK DOWN IT'S ALL ORIGINAL SMALL BLOCK CHEVY PARTS, BUT FROM THE DECK UP IT'S PACKED FULL OF KILLER LS INDUCTION. HERE'S A QUICK LOOK AT IT MAKING A POWER PULL BACK ON OUR SUPERFLOW DYNO. THIS STOUT SMALL BLOCK PACKS IN 440 CUBIC INCHES. THE COMPRESSION RATIO IS 11.35 TO ONE, AND IT RUNS ON 93 OCTANE PUMP GAS. WE TURNED IT 7,000 RPM AND WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE RESULTS. 677 HORSEPOWER AND 561 POUND FEET OF TORQUE.

(PAT)>> WE HAVE MORE TEAR DOWN AND PREP WORK TO HANDLE BEFORE THE NEW CHASSIS CAN GO UNDER THIS BODY. THE FRONT FENDERS, CORE SUPPORT, FRONT CLIP, REAR AXLE, AND LEAF SPRINGS ALL HAVE TO BE REMOVED, AND FOR THOSE OF YOU JUST CATCHING UP ON THIS BUILD, STREET ROD GARAGE BUILT US A ONE PIECE CHASSIS TO GO UNDER THIS SOON TO BE GMACHINE. IT WAS BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR OUR TRIPLE THREAT THEME. AN ENGINEERED MASTERPIECE DESIGNED TO GREATLY IMPROVE HANDLING, IMPROVE STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY GIVE THE DRIVER THE FEEDBACK OF THE PAVEMENT TO PUSH IT TO ITS LIMITS.

(MIKE)>> I GOT YOU SOMETHING TODAY.

(PAT)>> WHAT'S THAT? OH, THANK YOU! YOU BETTER MARK WHERE THIS GOES CAUSE I'M NOT GONNA KNOW.

(MIKE)>> TODAY THE FIRST THINGS TO COME OFF ARE THE FRONT FENDERS. LOOK HOW SOLID THE INSIDE OF THESE FENDERS ARE.

(PAT)>> THAT'S NOT BAD FOR A 1973, HUH?

(MIKE)>> THAT'S UNREAL!

(PAT)>> USUALLY THEY'RE ALL ROTTED OUT AND LOOKING BAD.

(MIKE)>> GOTTA LOVE CALIFORNIA FOR THE CARS.

(PAT)>> SO NICE, CAUSE EVERY TIME I PULL SOMETHING OFF A BUNCH OF THESE HIT THE GROUND. SEE!

DON'T SCRATCH IT PAT.

(MIKE)>> THE A/C LINES ARE REMOVED, FOLLOWED BY THE FRONT CLIP MOUNTS. [ drill spinning ]

(MIKE)>> NICE HUSTLE!

(PAT)>> LOOK AT THAT.

(MIKE)>> AN EASY, CLEAN WAY TO DRAIN OLD BRAKE FLUID IS BY USING A MATCO FLUID EVACUATOR. IT QUICKLY CLEARS THE RESERVOIR AND BRAKE LINES WITHOUT MAKING A MESS. SINCE WE'RE RUNNING ALL NEW BRAKE LINES WE'LL CUT THEM NEAR THE FIREWALL. NOW WE CAN GO UP, DO THE SAME THING ON THE FUEL LINE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE FRONT CLIP.

(PAT)>> I DO THE IMPORTANT WORK. [ drill spinning ]

(MIKE)>> WITH THE SUBFRAME MOUNTS UNBOLTED AND THE STEERING SHAFT HAMMERED OUT, THE FRONT SUBFRAME SLIDES OUT EASILY. THERE WE GO. NOW WE WILL NEED TO KEEP THESE, BUT EVERYTHING ELSE CAN GO.

(PAT)>> PERFECT!

(MIKE)>> WITH THAT THE FRONT END TEARDOWN IS COMPLETE.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, THE LATEST AND GREATEST FROM THE MATCO TOOL EXPO!

(PAT)>> WELCOME TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA, WITH ITS RUSTIC CHARM AND AMAZING SIGHTS. HOWEVER BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES AND HANDS OF THE BEHOLDER, AND THERE WAS A LOT TO BE HELD AT THIS YEAR'S MATCO TOOL EXPO AND BUSINESS CONFERENCE.

IT'S AN ANNUAL GATHERING FOR MATCO. ALL 1,700 DISTRIBUTION TEAMS IN THE US AND CANADA, INCLUDING MOBILE SHOP OWNERS, THEIR WIVES, AND LITTLE ONES. ( )>> GOOD EVENING MATCO!

(PAT)>> IT'S MORE THAN A BIG PEP RALLY. IT KICKS OFF SUNDAY NIGHT WHERE MATCO HONORS THEIR TOP EARNERS, BUT THE REAL ACTION BEGINS THE NEXT MORNING, WHICH CAN ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS MECHANICS' SHANGRI LA.

(BEN)>> IT'S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE SHOW SO FAR. I'VE BEEN WALKING AROUND TALKING TO A LOT OF THE DIFFERENT VENDORS HERE, AND THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THE TRAFFIC THEY'RE GETTING. OUR ATTENDANCE IS UP. IT'S A REALLY GOOD YEAR FOR US, AND I THINK PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW PRODUCTS, A LOT OF GREAT HANDS ON DEMONSTRATIONS, INCREDIBLE LINE OF TOOL BOXES THAT ARE HERE. THE POWER ALLEY LOOKS FANTASTIC. SO A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS YEAR AS WELL.

(PAT)>> THESE MEN AND WOMEN ARE HERE TO BUY, HERE TO LEARN ABOUT THE 550 NEW ITEMS IN THE MATCO LINE, AND FILL THEIR TRUCKS FOR THE COMING YEAR.

(JODY)>> WE HAVE THESE BEAUTIFUL 30 INCH LONG, HALF INCH FLEX HEAD, LOCKING FLEX HEAD RATCHETS, AND IF YOU NOTICE WE HAVE A NINE POSITION LOCKING FLEX HEAD BEAUTIFUL. WE HAVE THESE IN THREE DIFFERENT TYPES. WE HAVE THESE IN GREEN AND ORANGE ERGO, AND WE HAVE THESE IN CHROME. SO WE HAVE GIVEN THEM THE LONGEST RATCHET IN THE INDUSTRY.

(PAT)>> JODY BAKER'S ON MATCO'S PRODUCT MANAGEMENT TEAM, AND SHE'S EXCITED ABOUT A FEW MORE TOOLS IN HER DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING MAJOR INNOVATIONS IN THEIR 16 VOLT, THREEEIGHTHS CORDLESS IMPACT DRIVERS. 250 FOOT POUNDS OF BREAKAWAY TORQUE WITH BRUSHLESS MOTORS FOR A WAY LONGER LIFE. AND ANYONE WHO HAS SHARED A GARAGE KNOWS HOW SOCKETS CAN GROW LEGS AND WALK OFF ON YOU. THESE NEW HIGH VIZ IMPACT AND CHROME SOCKETS IN ORANGE OR GREEN ARE EASY TO IDENTIFY AT A GLANCE, ESPECIALLY IN SOMEONE ELSE TOOL BOX.

(JODY)>> THIS WAS MY IDEA. I REALLY PUSHED FOR THIS!

(PAT)>> MATCO'S NEW ADV BIT SOCKETS INCLUDE SEVERAL IMPROVEMENTS. NOW AVAILABLE IN 10 SMALLER SETS FOR THE MECHANIC ON A BUDGET. THE MIRROR CHROME VANADIUM FINISH RESISTS ABRASION AND CORROSION.

(LINDLEY)>> SO WITH THE OLD SILVER EAGLE PRODUCT WHAT WE HAVE IS WE HAVE THE ALL LASER ETCHING HERE FOR THE MARKINGS WITH THE BLOCK BACKGROUND, AND IN THE PAST WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD ISSUES WITH THAT BLACK MARKING OVER TIME DISAPPEARING. SO WE'RE ELIMINATING THAT WITH OUR NEW ADV BIT SOCKETS. IT'LL BE YOUR HIGH VIZ LASER ETCHING MARKINGS AT THE TOP, BUT THE PART NUMBER AND MARKINGS BELOW WILL ACTUALLY BE STAMPING.

(PAT)>> TOOL BOX ACCESSORIES ARE HOT, AND WHAT'S NEW IS A DIRECT RESULT FROM CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, INCLUDING TOOL BOX EXPANSION, BETTER LIGHTING, AND POWER.

(TONY)>> THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH THE LOCKERS IS THAT THERE WAS NO POWER. SO WHILE WE HAVE HAD POWER IN OUR TOOL BOXES FOR A WHILE, POWER STRIP HERE, NOW IF YOU HAVE A LOCKER YOU CAN RETROFIT IT AND GO WITH THE POWER SHELF. SO THIS SHELF IS DESIGNED. YOU CAN ADD IT TO AN EXISTING LOCKER. IT'S GONNA HAVE FIVE 110'S, IT'S GONNA HAVE TWO USB'S.

(PAT)>> AMERICAN MADE IN THEIR JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK PLANT, MATCO REMINDED ALL OF THEIR DISTRIBUTORS THIS YEAR THAT MANY OF THE BOXES THEY'VE SOLD THROUGH THE YEARS ARE EXPANDABLE, LIKE WITH THEIR TOP DRAWER AND LID ACCESSORIES.

(TONY)>> THESE HAVE BEEN IN THE LINE FOR A LONG TIME, AND WHAT THE ADVANTAGES ARE, IS ON OUR FOUR SERIES BOX ESPECIALLY, IT'S GONNA GIVE YOU OVER EIGHT INCHES OF ADDITIONAL HEIGHT. SO IF YOU HAVE A HUTCH, IT'LL STOP YOU FROM HITTING YOUR HEAD, BUT IT'LL ALSO RAISE THE WORKING SURFACE FROM HERE TO HERE. SO IF YOU'RE A TALLER TECHNICIAN IT MAKES IT EASIER. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BEND DOWN.

(PAT)>> MATCO TOOL BOXES PROVIDE A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING, AND TO PUT EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE IS THEIR NEW TOOL GRID SYSTEM. IT'S COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE AND A GREAT WAY TO ORGANIZE.

(CHRIS)>> WHEN PEOPLE ARE INSTALLING THIS IN THEIR TOOL BOXES THEY BECOME THE ENVY OF THEIR SHOP. IT JUST HIGHLIGHTS THE TOOLS, AND ENABLES THEM TO BE MORE EFFICIENT IN THEIR JOBS.

(DAVID)>> I GOT THE NEW COOLING SYSTEM PRESSURE TEST KIT FROM MATCO TOOLS. INSTEAD OF USING CAP ADAPTERS, IT USES A SERIES OF "T'S" TO "T" INTO THE SYSTEM. THIS ELIMINATES THE NEED FOR CAP ADAPTERS GOING FORWARD AND LETS YOU TEST THE CAP WHILE IT'S IN USE.

(PAT)>> FROM PRESSURE TESTERS TO AN IMPROVED DESIGN FOR SPRING CLAMP PLIERS, WE SAW A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING HERE. DISPOSABLE WORK GLOVES ARE POPULAR WITH TODAY'S MECHANICS, AND THESE ADINA DIE HARDS HAVE TWICE THE THICKNESS OF REGULAR LATEX GLOVES AND A TEXTURED SURFACE FOR BETTER GRIP. HOW ABOUT THIS? FORCE FLEX SAFETY GLASSES THAT WON'T BREAK IF YOU SIT ON THEM. FOR BIG AND TALL MECHANICS THIS HEAVY DUTY PLASTIC CREEPER IS LIGHTWEIGHT, UPSIZED, AND ERGONOMIC, SUPPORTING UP TO 440 POUNDS, AND FOR UNDER THE DASH AN IMPROVED IN CAR CREEPER THAT HAS A RATCHET ADJUSTMENT, A MAGNET TO HOLD A WORK LIGHT, AND FOLDS UP FOR EASY STORAGE. WE CAN'T DO THE JOB IF WE CAN'T SEE WHAT WE'RE DOING. VERSATILITY IS THE KEY WITH MATCO'S NEW UNDER HOOD LIGHT, FEATURING SPRING LOADED HOOKS AND 1,600 LUMEN FLOODS THAT ARE FULLY ADJUSTABLE AND DETACHABLE. STREAMLIGHT'S NEW SWITCH BLADE IS FIVE LIGHTS IN ONE. DROP LIGHT, HANDS FREE LIGHT, WHITE LIGHT, CRI LIGHT FOR COLOR MATCHING WIRES OR PAINT, AND A U/V LIGHT TO DETECT LEAKS.

(NARRATOR)>> AFTER THE BREAK, SEE HOW WATCHING POWERNATION HELPED CHANGE THIS MAN'S LIFE FOR THE BETTER.

[ "Matco Strong" ]

(MIKE)>> THESE ARE SOME OF MATCO'S BIGGEST MOTIVATORS. OFF SPRING OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO DECIDED TO CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOR THE BETTER BY OWNING THEIR OWN MATCO TOOLS DISTRIBUTORSHIP.

(ANTRON)>> WES, HOW YOU DOING BROTHER?

(WES)>> PRETTY GOOD, HOW YOU DOING?

(MIKE)>> AND THEIR ANNUAL GATHERING IS MORE LIKE A FAMILY REUNION THAT NHRA WORLD CHAMPION ANTRON BROWN HAS BEEN INVITED TO SINCE 2003.

(ANTRON)>> SO I'VE BEEN WITH MATCO FOR OVER 15 YEARS NOW, WHERE I HAVE SEEN KIDS THAT WERE BORN TO ADULTS. HOW YOU DOING SWEETHEART? IT'S SO COOL TO SEE HOW THEY EVOLVE, SEE THEIR FAMILIES GROW, AND TO SEE EVEN SEE SOME OF THE KIDS THAT WERE TEENAGERS ARE ACTUALLY IN THE BUSINESS.

(JOHN)>> WE'RE NOW SEEING WITHIN THE FAMILY THERE ARE MULTIPLE STORES WHERE THE CHILDREN OF THE DISTRIBUTOR ACTUALLY ARE BECOMING DISTRIBUTORS THEMSELVES.

(MIKE)>> IT'S ONE THING TO BE BORN INTO THE MATCO FAMILY. WHAT ABOUT THE AVERAGE GUY LOOKING FOR A CHANGE? FOR JOSH DILLEY IT MEANT WATCHING OUR SHOW AND FILLING OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION.

(JOSH)>> I SAW THE ADD ON POWERNATION ACTUALLY TO APPLY TO BE A DISTRIBUTOR, AND I WAS JUST WATCHING TV ONE SATURDAY MORNING AND I DECIDED TO GET ON THE COMPUTER AND CHECK IT OUT. IF YOU'RE SELF MOTIVATED, AND YOU WORK HARD, IT CAN DEFINITELY BE REWARDING AND WORK OUT WELL FOR YOU.

(MIKE)>> JOSH IS ONE OF MATCO'S RISING STARS. SO IS JOSH MELLOW FROM NEW YORK. BOTH ARE NOW IN MATCO'S TOP 200 IN SALES.

(JOSHUA)>> BEING MY OWN BOSS HAS BEEN AMAZING. IT REALLY WORKS WELL WITH MY FAMILY. I'M HOME EVERY MORNING. I PUT MY LITTLE GIRL EMILY ON THE BUS EVERYDAY. I CAN BE FLEXIBLE, AND FAMILY'S FIRST, AND BEING YOUR OWN BOSS, PARTICULARLY WITH SOMETHING LIKE MATCO REALLY MAKES THAT POSSIBLE.

(MIKE)>> MUCH OF WHAT MAKES OWNING A MATCO FRANCHISE SO APPEALING IS ALL THE TRAINING AND ORIENTATION THEY PROVIDE. COMMITMENT TO MILITARY VETERANS ENCOURAGED GRACE AND TRAVIS BROWN TO JOIN, AND THE $10,000 DOLLAR MILITARY TOOL ALLOWANCE HELPED TO FILL THEIR FIRST TRUCK.

(GRACE)>> THE TRAINING IS UNBELIEVABLE, AND THE SUPPORT IS UNBELIEVABLE IN MY OPINION. WE JUST HAD SUCH A GOOD EXPERIENCE. THERE'S ALWAYS SUPPORT AND THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE TO HELP YOU ANYTIME YOU NEED IT.

(TRAVIS)>> WHEN I CAME HOME FROM MY OTHER JOB I DIDN'T EVEN WANT TO TALK ABOUT WORK. NOW SHE KNOWS WHAT MY DAY IS CAUSE I COME HOME AND SHE'S LIKE, HOW'S YOUR DAY, AND I HAVE TO TELL HER BECAUSE SHE HANDLES A LOT OF THE BUSINESS. SO I HAVE TO TELL HER HOW MY DAY IS.

(GRACE)>> AND IT'S IN A GOOD WAY. IT'S SOMETHING THAT WHATEVER YOU PUT INTO IT YOU GET OUT OF IT, AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES EVEN MORE AMAZING.

(JOSHUA)>> IF YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS, AND THE PROSPECT OF WORKING WITH TOOLS, AND DEALING WITH MECHANICS, AND BEING INVOLVED IN THE AUTO INDUSTRY IN THAT CAPACITY IS EXCITING FOR YOU, IT'S A NO BRAINER. TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH AND TRY IT BECAUSE YOU KNOW, YOU'LL NEVER KNOW IF IT'LL WORK FOR YOU UNLESS YOU DO.

(GEOFF)>> I THINK A PERSON SHOULD CONSIDER MATCO BECAUSE THERE IS NO CEILING AS TO HOW MUCH YOU CAN MAKE. OUT THERE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD YOU USUALLY WORK FOR 40 YEARS FOR $40,000 A YEAR TO GET A $40 DOLLAR WATCH, AND THEN LIVE ABOUT 40 DAYS AND DIE. MATCO YOU LIVE EVERYDAY TO THE FULLEST.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, THE CAMARO GETS READY FOR A HIGH TECH FUEL SYSTEM THAT KEEPS THE OEM APPEARANCE.

(MIKE)>> WE'RE BACK ON ENGINE POWER TEARING DOWN THE BACK HALF OF OUR TRIPLE THREAT CAMARO. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IS IN IT.

(PAT)>> I DON'T EITHER. I'M KINDA NERVOUS ACTUALLY. THERE IT GOES, OKAY! IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THERE'S MUCH IN IT. THAT'S A PLUS. THERE WE GO!

(MIKE)>> NICE!

(PAT)>> JUST LIKE THAT. WE WANTED TO KEEP IT SIMPLE AS FAR AS FITMENT FOR THE FUEL SYSTEM ON THE CAMARO, AND HOLLEY MAKES THAT EASY WITH THEIR SNIPER EFI CONVERSION FUEL TANK SYSTEM. NOW WE ARE RUNNING A CARBURETOR ON OUR RIG, BUT THIS WILL STILL WORK GREAT FOR US, AND THE BEST PART ABOUT IT IS IT'S A DIRECT FIT FOR OUR APPLICATION. THE TANK IS MADE OUT OF GALVANIZED STEEL AND IS ALSO POWDER COATED FOR THE ULTIMATE IN CORROSION RESISTANCE. IT IS ALSO INTERNALLY BAFFLED, AND COMES WITH A NEW FUEL PUMP ASSEMBLY, FUEL SENDER, AND FILLER NECK. IT EVEN COMES WITH NEW GAS TANK STRAPS THAT MAKES THIS WHOLE DEAL A BOLT IN WITH ZERO MODS AND AN OEM APPEARANCE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S ACTUALLY A HIGH TECH ENGINEERED SYSTEM. IF THIS CAR WAS FROM MICHIGAN ALL THIS PART RIGHT HERE WOULD BE ACTUALLY GONE. I HAD ONE, A MAVERICK, WHERE THE SPRINGS, I WENT OVER A BUMP, AND BOTH LEAVES WENT THROUGH THE TRUNK.

(MIKE)>> NO WAY, WOW! TO REMOVE THE REAR END WE'LL USE A CUTOFF WHEEL ON THE LEAF SPRING BRACKETS, FOLLOWED BY AN AIR CHISEL. [ air chisel vibrating ]

(MIKE)>> WITH THE EMERGENCY BRAKE LINES CUT AND THE REMAINING LEAF SPRING BRACKETS REMOVED, THE REAR END ROLLS RIGHT OUT. COOL!

(PAT)>> OH, GLORIOUS!

(MIKE)>> OUR FACTORY REAR END WITH ITS LEAF SPRING SUSPENSION IS GOING AWAY FOR GOOD. IN EXCHANGE IS THIS KILLER FAB NINE HOUSING WITH A STEEPER GEAR RATIO, BETTER DIFFERENTIAL, AND AXLES WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT BREAKING, ALL CONNECTED TO A FULLY ADJUSTABLE FOUR LINK SUSPENSION WITH COIL OVERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANYTHING YOU'VE SEEN TODAY HEAD OVER TO POWERNATION TV DOT COM.

ONE OF THE GO TO TOOLS WHEN WORKING ON ANY TYPE OF VEHICLE IS AN IMPACT WRENCH. NOW THERE ARE SEVERAL OUT ON THE MARKET BUT NONE OF THEM COMPARE TO THIS MATCO TOOL'S HALF INCH DRIVE IMPACT. IT'S PACKED FULL OF FEATURES, LIKE A ONE HAND OPERATED FORWARD AND REVERSE PUSH BUTTON AND A FEATHER TOUCH VARIABLE SPEED THROTTLE. NOW EXTREME POWER IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. THIS IMPACT HAS A BEST IN ITS CLASS RATING FOR BREAKAWAY TORQUE AT 1,300 POUND FEET. THEY COME IN DIFFERENT COLORS, AND YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MATCO DISTRIBUTOR TO GET ONE IN YOUR BOX.

(PAT)>> ETHREE HAS GOTTEN INTO THE HIGH PERFORMANCE IGNITION MARKET IN A BIG WAY WITH THEIR ALL NEW DIAMOND FIRE SIX CDI IGNITION BOX, AND DIAMOND FIRE HIGH OUTPUT CD COIL. THE IGNITION BOX IS A CLEAN SHEET DESIGN THAT WORKS WITH FOUR, SIX, AND EIGHT CYLINDER ENGINES. IT HAS A SINGLE STAGE REV LIMITER ADJUSTABLE IN 100 RPM INCREMENTS. IT HAS SEQUENTIAL FIRE START MODE FOR EASIER STARTING, AND EXTRUDED ALUMINUM BODY FOR EXCELLENT HEAT DISSIPATION. THE COIL IS SPECIFICALLY ENGINEERED TO WORK WITH A SIX CDI, AND IS SHOCK AND VIBRATION RESISTANT WITH HEAVY DUTY WINDINGS FOR MAXIMUM SPARK ENERGY. CHECK OUT ETHREE SPARK PLUGS DOT COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THEIR RACING IGNITION COMPONENTS.

(MIKE)>> TODAY'S TECH TIP IS ALL ABOUT FUEL DELIVERY, AND IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE RUNNING AN OLD SCHOOL CARB OR LATE MODEL FUEL INJECTION. THERE'S A SCIENCE TO GETTING THE FUEL FROM THE TANK TO THE ENGINE, AND MEETING THE ENGINE'S REQUIREMENTS. TODAY WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW IT'S ALL DONE.

(PAT)>> THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF FUEL PUMPS ON THE MARKET. LOW PRESSURE APPLICATIONS FOR CARBURETION COME IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT STYLES. THIS ONE BOLTS TO THE BLOCK AND IS DRIVEN BY A LOBE OFF THE CAM AND A DRIVE ROD. IT'LL SUPPLY BETWEEN THREE AND SEVEN PSI TO A CARBURETOR, WHICH IS ALL IT REALLY NEEDS, BUT IN SOME CASES THERE ARE MECHANICAL PUMPS THAT CAN SUPPLY EFI PRESSURES.

(MIKE)>> ELECTRIC FUEL PUMPS CAN BE INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY REGULATED. THEY COME IN A MYRIAD OF SIZES LIKE THIS ONE THAT REPLICATES A LOW PRESSURE MECHANICAL PUMP FROM FOUR TO SEVEN PSI, OR ALL THE WAY UP TO BIG MONSTERS LIKE THIS THAT WILL SUPPORT ENGINES THAT MAKE IN EXCESS OF 3,500 HORSEPOWER.

(PAT)>> IN TANK PUMPS LIKE THIS ARE ELECTRIC AND MOUNT INSIDE THE GAS TANK OR FUEL CELL, AND THEY'RE USUALLY RATED IN LITERS PER HOUR. IF YOU WANT TO UPGRADE AND STILL MAINTAIN STOCK APPEARANCE THESE ARE THE WAY TO GO. INLINE PUMPS BOLT TO THE FRAME RAILS OR THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE, AND IN OUR OPINION THEY'RE THE MOST UNIVERSAL BECAUSE THEY COME IN A VARIETY OF SIZES THAT WILL COVER VIRTUALLY ANY HORSEPOWER LEVEL. SOME ARE INTERNALLY REGULATED BUT MOST REQUIRE THE USE OF THIS.

(MIKE)>> AN ADJUSTABLE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. NOW ITS JOB IS TO CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF PRESSURE COMING FROM THE FUEL PUMP GOING TO THE INJECTORS. NOW ONCE IT REACHES THE SET LEVEL THERE'S A DIAPHRAGM INSIDE THAT THE FUEL BYPASSES AND HEADS TO THE RETURN SIDE. FROM THERE IT MAKES ITS WAY BACK TO THE TANK.

(PAT)>> HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WE LAY OUT AN EFI FUEL SYSTEM. FROM THE TANK OR CELL A SUPPLY LINE WILL RUN TO A 100 MICRON FUEL FILTER. THIS FILTER CATCHES CONTAMINATION THE SIZE OF BEECH SAND, COFFEE GROUNDS, AND TABLE SALT, AND IT WILL NOT PUT A STRAIN ON THE PUMP. NEXT IS THE PUMP ITSELF. MOUNT IT AS LOW AS POSSIBLE TO PROMOTE GRAVITY FEED FROM THE TANK TO THE PUMP. NEXT IS A 10 MICRON FILTER. THIS FILTER IS DESIGNED TO CATCH MUCH SMALLER CONTAMINATION, LIKE DUST. WITHOUT IT DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU END UP WITH A CLOGGED FUEL INJECTOR. NEXT INLINE ARE THE FUEL RAILS. WE LIKE TO FEED ONE SIDE OF THE RAIL, CONNECT THE OPPOSITE ENDS, AND RUN THE OUTLET TO THE FUEL REGULATOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS TO HAVE FULL PUMP PRESSURE TO BOTH RAILS AND ALL INJECTORS WITHOUT BEING BYPASSED. THE FINAL LINE RUNS FROM THE REGULATOR TO THE TANK, WHERE IT'S RETURNED.

(MIKE)>> THERE'S A LOT OF COMPONENTS IN A FUEL SYSTEM. HOPEFULLY THIS HELPS YOU UNDERSTAND IT A LITTLE MORE. NOW BEFORE YOU GO OUT AND BUY ANY OF THESE PARTS DO A LITTLE RESEARCH AND FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF FUEL DELIVERY YOU ENGINE NEEDS. IT'S ALL BASED ON HORSEPOWER. [ engine revving ]
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