I’ve spent the last 20 years completely immersed in everything I could find for performance engines. From every book imaginable to lots of dyno time that I really couldn’t afford. Probably to the point of being unhealthy.
I remember when I got my first car. It was a 64 Volkswagon Baja and the first thing I did was start taking things off of the engine to learn what they did. As soon as I figured out what they did, I read everything I could find on how to improve them. I became obsessed!
I still remember the look on my father’s face when he came home from work to find that I’d pulled the engine out of it and tore it completely down, just to see if I could put it back together. Luckily, things went well that weekend and I was off the hook.
A year later, I built my first performance Volkswagon engine. It was a 1915 cc engine with dual Weber 40 IDF carbs, a performance Engle camshaft, ported heads (which I did wrong) and I even found a machine shop to lathe the bottom of the cylinders off to yield a .060 deck heigth. It was much better than the .105 deck height that I started with. I built another Volkswagon, two small-block Chevy’s and a small-block Ford in my senior year of high school. I was definitly obsessed and that’s how it’s been for the last 20 years.
Since then, it’s been a complete passion of mine and I’ve gone from Volkswagon’s to 500 Hp street, smallblocks up to a 1,000 Hp, twin-turbo, LS3 Corvette.
I recently bought my first Jeep and I was just amazed at the lack of true, performance products that were available. A header that is bent to fit in the engine compartment just doesn’t cut it for me. It needs to perform to a very strict set of requirements. The same thing can be said for intake manifolds and camshafts. You wouldn’t believe my obsession with camshafts!
I decided right then and there that I’d learned enough over the years building muscle car engines and, having had the priviledge of working on some of the neatest and fastest street cars around, I had the experience and knowledge neccessary to help guys short cut the learning curve and be able to very accurately set up a carburetor to deliver both maximum performance and also excellent part-throttle mileage.
So that’s the purpose of this website, to make what I’ve learned the hard way over the years availabe and to provide some well-engineered products (coming soon.) I’ve tuned enough Weber, Holley and Demon carburetors to know where the challenges arise and how to overcome them. I’ve also got some really exciting bolt on, performance products that are in various stages of design and testing and I’m anxious to introduce those.