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Makers Hit Dream Cruise for Performance Parts Sales

Mopar crashes party with hot products.

by on Aug.14, 2015

Mopar is connecting with fans at the Woodward Dream Cruise. The cruise provides the performance parts unit with a chance to connect with buyers.

The Woodward Dream Cruise has always been a grassroots event inspired by car enthusiasts of every stripe and over the past two decades carmakers have worked to be respectful of the event’s traditions.

But for the people selling performance parts – the parts dedicated automotive enthusiasts need – the Dream Cruise has become an event they don’t want to miss. In fact, the performance parts business, once considered a necessary evil, has grown into a serious business of its own.

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Thus FCA’s Mopar unit – and the performance units from General Motors and Ford – will be out in force for the Cruise this year looking to connect with the mad modders running up and down Woodward Avenue. (more…)

Chevy Small Block Steal

Mouse motor fans - $2,900 with chrome covers. Such a deal...

by on Mar.23, 2010

Some assembly required...

GM Performance Parts has just added a new 350 cubic- inch engine with an aluminum intake manifold and a chrome “dress-up” kit to the its best-selling small-block package.

The legendary engine is built with all-new parts, and has an MSRP of $2,900.

The package includes a “high-flow” intake manifold, chrome valve covers, chrome air cleaner, chrome timing chain cover, chrome breather cap, along with the necessary hardware, gaskets and installation instructions – some assembly required.

GMPP recommends using a Holley 670-cfm carburetor (GMPP number 19170092, and not included.) to obtain the rated power levels of 290 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 332 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm.

Yes, boys and girls before electronic ignition, fuel injection and now sometimes sticking electronic pedals linked to a computer with its own mind, the accelerator was connected  – mechanically – to a carburetor, which used the Venturi effect to feed the engine. How quant. Moreover, how reliable.

Souped Up!

Inside this ‘merican V8, there are four-bolt-main bearings and aluminum pistons that deliver an 8.5:1 compression ratio for pump gas compatibility in these days of questionable fuel. (Lots of room here for improvement, hot rodders.) The GMPP part number 19244450.   (more…)