1968 Chevy Camaro Engine Upgrade - Strategic Stroke

We Punch Up The Displacement Of Our LS2 To 402 CI And Hit The Dyno

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The Challenge

In late August we received and interesting invitation: The website www.Later-g.net needed two cars to compete in the Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational. The competition was set to take place November 8th; the Saturday after the SEMA show. The event would consist of a 2.2-mile road course, an autocross, a 0-60-0 competition, and a styling component. It sounded like our kind of event, so we signed on the dotted line. The only problem was that there was a ton of things we wanted to do to the Camaro, and we only had two months to get it all done. So we kicked it into high gear and started Project Bad Penny Track Edition. More proof that hot rod projects are never really done. Step one was more power. After all, can you ever have enough?

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Wiseco’s
FLowdome Technology


The foremost reason for the Wiseco Flow-dome is hitting the target volume necessary to maintain the needed compression ratio while accommodating different valve angles, centerlines, and valve diameters of the different cylinder heads. It also allows bigger cams to be run before running out of piston to valve clearance. The Wiseco Flow-dome mirrors the face of the valves and doesn’t shroud them or create a tall dome that impedes combustion. Incoming charge past the intake valve and outgoing exhaust past the exhaust valves doesn’t get caught in the void underneath the valve and flows smoothly past it. Because the void under the valves is filled around TDC on the exhaust stroke, it clears out the cylinder a bit more as well.

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Sources

Westech Performance Group
Mira Loma, CA
951-685-4767
WestechPerformance.com
Best of Show Coachworks
San Marcos, CA 92069
7604800227
www.bestofshowcoachworks.com
Automotive Racing Products
Ventura , CA 93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Don Lee Auto
Cucamonga, 91730
909-989-1573
www.donleeauto.com
Air Flow Research
Valencia, CA 91355
661-257-8124
AirFlowResearch.com
Katech Engine Development
Clinton Twp. , 48035
586-791-4120
www.katechengines.com
Lunati
662-892-1500
www.lunatipower.com
Turn Key Powertrain
Oceanside, CA 92056
760-941-2741
www.turnkeypowertrain.com
Wiseco Performance Products
Mentor, OH 44060
440-951-6600
www.wiseco.com

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