VIDEO: PROJECT SWINGER ENGINE DYNO

OUR Project Swinger is just about finished, and one of the last pieces of the puzzle was the 408ci Chrysler stroker we put together with more than a little help from Edelbrock, Precision International and Powerhouse Engines.

The aim was to come away with a pump-gas, hydraulic-cammed Chrysler small-block that could make around 500hp without being too extreme. To that end, we’ve used a set of mildly ported Edelbrock Performer heads, an RPM Air-Gap intake, CP pistons, Scat crank and rods, and an Edelbrock 800cfm Performer-series carb.

We also tested a much more expensive race-spec Holley carb for comparison (over double the price), and while it did make more power, the Edelbrock unit resulted in a much smoother power curve and still produced over 500hp and 500lb-ft. All below 6000rpm!
Here we show you a little of what went into the final assembly, and then it hits the dyno.

For all the details, grab the March issue of Street Machine, on sale 19 February.

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