Michael Johnson Associate Editor
April 1, 2009

To make sure East Hickman's GT could beat all comers, BES Racing was called upon to screw together a 434ci Windsor using a Dart block, an Eagle crankshaft and rods, and Ross pistons. A Comp Cams grind mandates valve events in a pair of BES-ported Edelbrock Victor heads. BES also massaged an Edelbrock Super Victor intake, and Induction Solutions tuned the runners for optimal nitrous/fuel atomization. A Pro-Systems 4150 series carburetor provides air and fuel to the combination. Induction Solutions and Edelbrock were teamed up again on the GT's nitrous system. The nitrous kit is an Edelbrock system, but Induction Solutions' Steve Johnson tuned the combination, which enables the car to run 8.60s at over 153 mph.

5.0 Tech Specs
BlockEngine Management
Dart 351WStock with Powerworks
DisplacementPerformance tune
CrankshaftMSD 7AL box with coil, Taylor
Eaglespark plug wires, NGK spark plugs
Eagle H-beamAuto Meter
Ross w/ Akerly and Childs pistonSUSPENSION AND CHASSIS
ringsFront Suspension
Comp Cams with correspondingAJE Racing tubular
liftersControl Arms
Cylinder HeadsAJE Racing tubular
Edelbrock Victor 7721; BESSprings
Racing-ported 2.125/1.6 valves;AJE Racing coilover
Jesel rockers; ManleyStruts
Performance valvespringsAJE Racing
Intake ManifoldBrakes
Edelbrock Super Victor, BESAerospace Components disc
Solutions-tunedHoleshot Performance Wheels
CarburetorHole Pro 2
Pro-Systems 4150Tires
Power AdderMickey Thompson
Edelbrock nitrous system tunedRear Suspension
by Induction Solutions, 125hpSprings
plate and a 250hp fogger systemChris Alston's Chassisworks
Fuel Systemcoilover
Aeromotive fuel pump andShocks
regulator, Edelbrock/RussellVari-Shock
fuel linesControl Arms
ExhaustChris Alston's Chassisworks
TransmissionAerospace Components disc
Wayne TransmissionsWheels
Powerglide, PTC 5,400-rpm stallHoleshot Performance Wheels
converter and 176 Pro TreeHole Pro 2 with bead locks
valvebody, B&{{{M}}} Pro BanditTires
shifter, Moser aluminumMickey Thompson E/T Drag slicks
driveshaftChassis Stiffening
RearendCustom rollcage, Chris Alston's
Chris Alston's ChassisworksChassisworks subframe
FAB9 4.30 gears, Moser 35-splineconnectors