Over the winter I was talking to a friend of mine who is going to be bringing some nice products to market this year. At the time I was not really looking to do much of ANYTHING to my car this year as I was content with where the car went, with what little it had at the time. Around this time, I also decided to drop on my 3.0 pulley for giggles on my modular setup, when performance was the same, it convinced me to just leave the car be and be done with it, that is, until I noticed I gained no boost from the pulley change. I later tracked down the problem to the Vacume T fitting under the supercharger snount. Once corrected, I gained 4lbs of boost with the 3.0 on, and the car REALLY woke up. It'* latest showing of how it likes to run, made me contact my friend again about some parts for this year.
Through our talking I decided to let my car be a test platform for some of his products coming out this year. I agreed to do this as I know the man to be a standup guy, and also care about individuals and having fun. My car will be sponsored by his company this year. This sponsorship is starting with Install help ONLY, and I have fully paid for this product myself, so I feel I have an ability to talk about it without the feeling I am advertising. If mods do not see this as OK, I can restate my posts. With that said, I decided to take on one of his potentially best offerings for the 3800 community and not start off with something small like exhaust systems or cold air intakes.
This here is an image of my new toys:
This is a set of his classification Stage 2 heads that will be in production after testing them on my motor. Prelim flow numbers are in also and have me rather amazed, but I am not one to bench race either, and will reserve my recommendation until I test these puppies out and am satisfied with the results. What I can say however, is these WILL be affordable... by our community standards anyway hehe.
Again not one to bench race, I am setting a goal I feel is attainable using these heads. I will be dynoing my car BEFORE and AFTER the install... in the same weekend. I am an instant gratification person and want to see how they will perform right after being bolted to the block. I will be running race fuel for both dyno'* as to not have anything botching the numbers other than what it did before and after.
The before mod list will be:
42.5 lb Injectors
Autolite 103 Plugs
Drilled 180 Tstat
No Catalyst / Resonator on stock Exhaust
This list will be the same for the AFTER dyno. I will then tune and dyno on my race pulley of a 2.8 size. My goal is 340WHP and a sub 12.5 1/4 at IDD6.
I Hope I can reach this goal, as I will be JUST a tick over $2,000 total into my car buying used headers and doing the install work myself. Very 'affordable' for a mid/low 12 second Bonneville.
I will post EVERY possible detail on everyting in my car after the dyno'* are complete, and will post the numbers regardless of how they turn out. If they perform as we hope, it would be a great alternative to a an Intercooler setup or a larger/upgraded blower.
Thanks for listening, Install is in T-Minus 10 days.