Can you believe it-a new small-block Ford head? CFE Racing Products' [(586) 773-6310, www.cferacing.com] new ProKing small-block head sports either drag-race- or circle-track-specific five-axis CNC programs. These heads feature raised intake runners, a 10-degree valve angle, 32-58cc chambers, 274-286 intake ports, four-angle intake-valve geometry, and a full-radius exhaust-valve job. The heads are available assembled with titanium valvetrain components and triple valvesprings.
Fluidyne [(888) FLUIDYNE, www.fluidyne.com] had this Pro Drag radiator at PRI, which can be had with or without a water pump, a fan shroud, assorted bracketry, and an 11-inch electric fan. Also, Fluidyne now manufactures a performance radiator for '05-'06 Mustangs featuring polished-aluminum tanks, high-efficiency air fins, a 100 percent brazed-aluminum core, and an OE-type fitment.
Two cool features make Hypertech's [(901) 385-1888; www.hypertech.com] HyperPAC more than just another handheld tuner for '03-'05 Mustangs. We hadn't seen any programmer that featured a "Drag Strip" simulator, let alone a built-in dynamometer for calculating horsepower and torque. The flywheel/rear-wheel horsepower is corrected to Standard Temperature and Pressure format. This touch-screen unit includes those functions, as well as the performance tuning and diagnostic capabilities in other popular tuning devices for EFI 'Stangs.
Jesel Valvetrain Innovations
NMRA and Fun Ford Weekend modular racers have proven that Two- and Four-Valve engines are more than capable of hauling the mail. Jesel Valvetrain Innovations [(732) 901-1800; www.jesel.com] has taken notice of the performance ability of these engines-thanks to high-lift cams, greater spring pressures, and power adders-and developed these new, double-roller cam followers (rockers). Available for both solid and hydraulic lash posts, these aluminum followers operate with less friction than stock pieces, thanks to needle-bearing rollers at both the valve tips and camshafts. Bring on the revs!
Kuntz and Company/Booze Brothers Racing
Booze Brothers Racing[(717) 375-4839; www.boozebrothersracing] doesn't hide why Charlie Booze Jr.'s Hot Street car is so fast. Yes, Charlie is an excellent driver, and his team of Matt Wirt and brother Brian knows a thing or two about getting down the track. But a key ingredient to both Booze brothers' racing successes is Kuntz and Company [(870) 246-2595; www.kuntzandcompany.com]. Kuntz is the engine builder behind Booze Brothers Racing, and they can build one for you, too. You won't find an overview of stroker engine combinations on Kuntz's Web site because he builds custom engines tailored to each customer's specific needs.
A power hitter in the Mustang aftermarket, Livernois Motorsports [(313) 561-5500; www.livernoismotorsports.com] always comes to PRI with new stuff. Livernois had on display CNC'd Three-Valve heads, a modular stroker kit, and engine mounts to make it possible to swap a pre-'05 modular into an '05-up Mustang. With factory Three-Valve blocks good for only around 550 rwhp, that swap doesn't sound like a bad idea.
This brute-strength, rearend housing for '05-'06 Mustangs comes from Moser Engineering [260) 726-6689; www.moserengineering.com]. It's a bolt-in replacement for the factory 8.8, and features beefed-up bracketry (the third-link mount is among the highlights), and overall thickness everywhere-the dang axle tubing is a quarter inch thick-in comparison to a new 'Stang's stock rear. This is the ticket for racers building S197-based cars that require stock-style rear suspensions.