2009 Advanced Engineering Technology Conference - Tech Transfer
We've featured SCT's XCalibrator...
We've featured SCT's XCalibrator and Advantage III tuning equipment in many modular-focused tech reports. The company's owner and calibration expert Chris Johnson shared details on the performance success he's had tuning factory ECMs (including a 1,000-rwhp turbocharged Ford GT) with his products.
Each AETC attendee receives...
Each AETC attendee receives a tote bag with a thick, spiral-bound notebook inside. The book contains bio information for each panelist, as well as a printed version of their presentations.
Devin Rickey of Power-Tec...
Devin Rickey of Power-Tec Engineering used a photo from one of our own catastrophic engine failures to emphasize his message about the importance of tuning for supercharged applications.
With supercharged Two-, Three-,...
With supercharged Two-, Three-, and Four-Valve modulars as the hot ticket for most 'Stangbangers these days, Jim D'Amore of JDM Engineering was on hand at AETC to offer his thoughts on the components and machining tricks that go into the 9-second street/strip modulars his company builds.
SoCal-based, Modular Mustang...
SoCal-based, Modular Mustang Racing (www.modularmustangracing.com
) made the long journey to AETC and brought along an arsenal of its slick high-performance upgrade pieces for 4.6 SOHC and DOHC engines, which includes sheetmetal intake manifolds.
Speaking of manifolds, Ford...
Speaking of manifolds, Ford Racing Performance Parts (www.fordracingparts.com
) also displayed a badass intake of its own; the brand-new composite piece for the 4.6-liter Three-Valve engines in '05-'10 Mustang GTs (PN M-9424-463V).
We ran into Justin Starkey...
We ran into Justin Starkey of VMP Tuning (www.vmptuning.com
) at AETC '09, and he shared with us VMP's new-design Big Bore inlet elbow for Shelby GT500s with stock or TVS blowers, plus GTs with Roush P51 superchargers. The new inlet facilitates mounting a dual-bore, 72mm throttle body (or a large monoblade piece) onto its face using the OEM bolt pattern, and eliminates any need for port matching the throttle body or inlet. Notice how the inlet opening has been reformatted into a D-shape. Justin says this maximizes and improves airflow by opening up the inlet of the blower, and using a throttle body that will take advantage of the flow capabilities of the new inlet.
NMRA Modular Muscle racers...
NMRA Modular Muscle racers Donnie Bowles and Susan McClenaghan (second and third in 2009 points) were on hand at AETC, taking advantage of the information being presented by industry experts.
Although Ford Racing Performance...
Although Ford Racing Performance Parts' new catalog is technically released at the PRI show each year, a few lucky AETC attendees were able to snag copies of the 2010 document a few days early.