Do Fear The Reaper
Great news for anyone building a nasty big-block Vette engine, Howards Cams’ decades of experience in designing and manufacturing high-quality engine components went into the company’s all-billet Reaper crankshaft. The new billet Reaper crankshaft is amazingly strong due to its uniform and no-stress grain structure, so it is ideally suited for high-output engines. Each Reaper crankshaft is wrought from E4340 AQ bar stock and precision CNC machined to exacting tolerances. All rod journals are lightweight and exceptionally strong. Reaper crankshafts are stress-relieved shot peened and feature dual keyways for dampers. For superior wear resistance, Reaper crankshafts are nitride treated, and all bearing surfaces are micropolished.
Howards Cams & Racing Components
C1 Springs Are Groovy
Eaton Detroit Spring wonders, “If your first-generation Corvette rear springs are looking a little worn out, it might be time for some R&R (R&R stands for Re-temper & Re-arch) courtesy of Eaton Detroit Spring. Original C1 Corvette rear springs were made with spring steel that had a groove in the bottom side of each spring leaf. This grooved steel has not been produced since the mid-’60s, so the original-style springs with the groove can no longer be made. This predicament could bring many restorations to a standstill. However, for springs that are not fatigued, Eaton offers an R&R process that can make them as close to new as possible.
Eaton Detroit Spring
Done Denso Style
Powermaster Performance now offers a compact and powerful alternator that is ideal for street comp, circle track, or drag race Corvettes. The new 100mm Denso-style alternator weighs in at just 6.4 pounds and delivers up to 75 amps at higher rpm. The 100mm Denso-style housing is exclusive to Powermaster and will mount directly in place of a lower-output 93mm model. The alternator produces 35 amps at idle with a peak of 75 amps. Powermaster also offers several low-mount bracket assemblies for small- and big-block Chevy engines, as well for 9-inch and quick-change rearends.
Holley Holy Holley
Holley/MSD is thrilled to announce the release of Sniper EFI’s high-horsepower Super Sniper 4150 in two versions – one with eight 100-lb/hr injectors for forced-induction engines making 1,250 horsepower (or naturally aspirated engines making up to 700 horsepower), and one with four 100-lb/hr injectors for engines making up to 650 horsepower. Both have built-in, single-stage progressive nitrous control so there’s no need for the added expense of a separate nitrous controller. Ideal for converting blow-through-carburetor turbocharged engines to EFI, the high-horsepower Super Sniper 4150 is equally suitable for draw-through and blow-through forced-induction engines.
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