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Mike Petralia

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Engine dynos make very good polygraphs. So many times, the latest engine-building vato will brag to his friends or foes about the mighty power beneath his hood without any true dyno figures to back him up. So who’s going to dispute his claims?

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00,A&B Although they can add power to the engine, windage screens like this one usually require modification/adaptation to work in street engines. Photo A shows the bolt hole that was opened up to clear the dipstick. Photo B shows where the tray was “clearance

Tech & How-To

We all love small-blocks, and many of us love cubic inches even more. But, let’s face it; the 350- turned 383-c.i.d.”stroker” (a normal stock-block engine with the “stroke” of the pistons increased through the use of different internal parts to increase displa