Last month we transformed the ordinary 350 motor in our 1989 Chevrolet C1500 into something special. Now, it was time to tie up a few loose ends and add a fuel system before firing it up for the first time. Follow along to see how our 383 fared on the engine dyno.
After collecting an 8.26-second eighth-mile timeslip (high 12s in the quarter), we made it over to Randall’s Performance for some dyno time. Once the rollers stopped turning at 515 hp, it was clear we needed to find another 35 hp to reach our goal. What to do…
If you missed last month’s issue, this LB7 Duramax engine (out of an ’02 Chevy 2500) spent most of its life towing studio trailers in Hollywood. The LB7 went through the usual wear and tear of being an LB7 engine, which included injectors being redone two times before 200,000 miles.
Over the next four issues, we’ll be adding a lot more power to our Ford equivalent of the B-52 bomber. Built from ’80 to ’97, these Ford F-250, F-350, and F-450 trucks were manufactured by the hundreds of thousands.
It's an important decision that will affect your finances for years to come—to keep your used truck or jump into high-dollar new-truck payments. For this truck owner, the decision was an easy one as his '05 F-150 had served him well for more than 105,000 miles.
While we never thought we’d take our ’97 F-350 this far, it’s happened. After driving around what seemed like the perfect daily-driven 500hp combination for more than a year, we just couldn’t leave well enough alone.