Testing The 'BotAfter it was built, the dyno staff at Speed-O-Motive bolted the 'Bot onto their DTS engine dyno for a full day's flogging. It turned out that it didn't take a whole day to see that this thing was like a gorilla. Basically, everything worked great right out of the box. We set the HEI at 36 degrees total advance and made sure fuel flow was at a steady 6 psi. The dyno pulls we made with each carb showed promising results across the board. Although peak power figures were slightly lower than what Edelbrock's 383 made, our engine was almost 30 ci smaller, so we knew we had a winner here.
Torqbot Parts ListShort block parts from Powerhouse*Crank PN 661-861-0125*Pistons PN H345NCP .040*Rings Speed Pro E251K*King Bearings, Mains MB 557AM, Rods 807AM*Pioneer Balancer & Flexplate*Federal Mogul gasket set PN *260-100Approx price $500
Valve train*Isky Hyd Roller cam PN 201265/272*HR lifters PN 2020*Pushrods PN 203-96*Timing set PN 300TS
Edelbrock Equipment*Cylinder Heads-E-Tec 170 PN 60979*Intake-Perf RPM Air Gap PN 7516*Carb-AVS PN 1806*Valve Covers PN 4153*Water Pump PN 8811
* Ignition-Performance Distributors HEI w/ Live Wires* Oil system-Moroso
*Machine Work & Assembly Speed-O-Motive