|Once hooked up, the engine is run for a while to give us a chance to make sure
that there were no leaks and that all cylinders were performing properly. Then
it was showtime.
Mark, using remote controls inside a protective room, pushes on a joystick.
Water is pumped against the engine. The engine bogs down and then roars
into action. 2000...3000....4000....5000....6000.....7000 rpm. And then suddenly
as if we were making an emergency stop we are back to idle. So what was the
result. 280 hp and 275lbs of torque.
Not bad and the sound of that engine running up the rpms was unbelievable.
But we want more. Mark and Justin go back to the engine and start adjusting
292 horsepower with 285 lbs of torque. 292 horsepower with 285 lbs of torque.
Hoping for 300hp, we begin thinking of quick ways to improve it. First, Mark
says that the test headers which had many leaks, were costing us a few
horsepower. As well, we figure we can get more air/fuel into the engine using
a ram air type hood.