of the motor build up are below
The 359 project is
completed finally. Compression came in at 14.3:1.
Dyno numbers are 598 std rwhp and 583 sae rwhp (graph below). This is with
Anderson Hi-Rev hydraulic cam in there and no vacuum pump installed.
Best ET/MPH so far with
this combo has been a 9.59 @ 142.5 @ 2950lb.
I have put together
a video from last friday here,
beware - the file size is 29mb.
Dyno Sheet from AFM
14.3:1 359 c.i.d. Engine
R302 Block, 4.100 Bore
Cornett Machine Billet Crank, 1.800 Rod Journal, 3.400 Stroke
GRP Aluminum Rods
Diamond Gas-Ported Dome Pistons
AFM AF-N113HLSP Hi-Rev Hydraulic Camshaft
Crane Link-Bar Hydraulic Lifters
Kuntz and Company Edelbrock Super Victor EFI Intake
Kuntz and Company TFS TW-R Heads
Felpro MLS Head Gaskets
2.120" Ti Intake Valves, 1.600" Ti Exhaust Valves
Nextek Valve Springs
Smith's Custom 3/8" Pushrods
105-mm Accufab Race Throttle Body
Custom Canton Aluminum Pro Drag Oil Pan
West Harmonic Balancer
Peterson External Oil Pump
System 1 Oil Filter
Chassis 8-Pt Roll Cage
AFM Subframe Connectors
Bogart Force 5 Wheels
D&D Motorsports Tubular K-Member, A-Arms and Coil-Overs
Granatelli Bump-Steer Kit
Flaming River Manual Steering Rack
Strange Single Adjustable Struts
Goodyear Front Runners Mounted on 15x3.5 Bogarts
HPM Double-Adjustable Uppers
MegaBite Sr. Lowers
Modified HPM Anti-Roll Bar
Double-Adjustable Rear Shocks
M/T 26x10s ET Drag Slicks Mounted on 15x10 Bogarts with 6.5"
Aluminum Fuel Cell
A1000 Fuel Pump
A1000 Fuel Pressure Regulator
Delphi 42lb/hr Injectors
Edelbrock Fuel Rails
Hyfire VIIS Box
Mallory Promaster Coil
Motion Powertrain TKO w/Liberty Face-Plated Gears, 2.92 1st gear
Spool and Axles
Strange 4.86 Pro
Dynatech Custom Aluminum Driveshaft
1-7/8" to 2" Stepped Long Tubes HPC Coated
Performance Welding 3-1/2" Merge Collectors
Bullet 3-1/2" Mufflers
Quick Time Steel Bellhousing
Custom Meziere Aluminum Radiator
Mechanical Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Volts, Brake Pressure,
Fuel Pressure Gauges
Anderson PMS (Programmable Engine Management System)
Anderson AF-0112 4" Power Pipe
A few pics of the
new setup installed.
(click for larger
I have decided to go
with a new shortblock this year. It will be based on
my R302 block, but will be 359 cid with a 4.100 bore and 3.400 stroke.
I had Cornett Machine
build me a very lightweight billet crank, which
came in at just 39 lbs (13 lbs lighter than last year's crank).
Rods are going to be
GRP aluminum rods which are 100 g
lighter than last year's steel rods.
Pistons are Diamond
for this year, with more compression.
JDC is building it
up for me.
Pics are here.
359cid Motor Buildup