Ask Away! with Jeff Smith at OnAllCylinders: All About Horsepower

6/27/2014 - News

Tech-O-Rama: The Latest Tech Stories on OnAllCylinders

We know you eat up tech and how-to stories like little kids eat french fries at McDonald’s. Well, our OnAllCylinders blog always has extra-large servings of tech for you—part installs, how-to videos, tech tips, and Q&A from manufacturers, well-known experts like Jeff Smith, Wayne Scraba, and Patrick Hill, and OAC’s own editors.

6/16/2014 - Media

Phillip Oakley Wins in Chicago with Trick Flow Specialties Cylinder Heads and Intake Manifold

Top Dragster driver Phillip Oakley took another step toward an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 3 Championship with a win at the Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning Burndown at Sundown event at Route 66 Raceway in Chicago. Oakley’s dragster is powered by a 640 cubic inch big block Ford topped with Trick Flow PowerPort® A460 360 cylinder heads and an R-Series A460 tunnel ram intake manifold.

Oakley first attracted Trick Flow’s attention when the Kentucky native began racing—and regularly winning—with Trick Flow’s powerful engine components in the early 2000s. In recognition of his success, Trick Flow began sponsoring the talented racer in 2004.

“Teaming-up with Phillip was a no-brainer,” said Trick Flow Specialties Manager Mike Downs. “Phillip is an outstanding racer and engine builder. He competes in one of the toughest divisions in the country and is always at the top of the race results. His real-world racing experience is a valuable tool in the development of new Trick Flow products. Plus, he likes to win and we like to win, so it’s a great fit.”

Oakley has been racing cars since he was 16. He has racked up numerous victories at a variety of races including multiple wins in NHRA Super Comp, Top Dragster, and at Tenn-Tuck and Mega-Bucks Big Money events.

“My 640 cubic inch dragster with Trick Flow A460 parts beats other cars with 700 plus inch motors. It just goes to show how they (Trick Flow Specialties engineers) put in the time and effort to design and build parts that stand up to racing abuse and make the power needed to qualify—which is very tough by itself—and win in a demanding class like Division 3,” said Oakley. “My Tractor Pulling engine customers prefer A460 parts too because they level the playing field against the “new-style” Chevy conventional head motors.”

Oakley ran a 6.586 second, 192.69 mph run to defeat Rick Forish’s 6.416/209.98 effort in Chicago. The win moved him up to second in points, only one point out of first place with three races to go in the series.

See Trick Flow PowerPort® A460 360 Cylinder Heads for Ford 429/460 at Summit Racing.

See the Trick Flow R-Series A460 Intake Manifold for Ford 429/460 at Summit Racing.

Trick Flow Specialties

6/9/2014 - News

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith at OnAllCylinders: Brake Pads and Zillion-Speed Transmissions

What's OnAllCylinders' resident tech swami, Jeff Smith, been helping with lately? Well, J.A. of El Cajon, CA needed to find the proper method of bedding in disc brake pads on his 1969 Chevelle. And R.V. from Parts Unknown, USA wanted to know why the OEMs are going to eight- and nine-speed automatic transmissions--and if they are really any good.

5/16/2014 - News

Do the Standing Mile in Smokey's Dyno Project GMW!

The East Coast Timing Associaton (ECTA) opened its 2014 land speed record season May 3-4 at Airborne Park in Wilimington, Ohio. Despite some rain and high crosswinds that made things a little (OK, a lot) dicey, competition in the standing was hot and heavy on Sunday. One of those competitors was Brandon Masidonski in the Smokey's Dyno and Performance Project GMW--a BMW E30 powered by a GM LSX engine. With some help from Trick Flow Specialties and Summit Racing, this little monster puts 560 horsepower to the rear wheels--and naturally aspirated at that.

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