Start Your Engines

The pistons and rods are matched and assembled.
We tested the engine on the dyno before bringing it home.

We’ll get to the full story in an upcoming issue of one or both of our publications, but we’ll give you the end results now…421 hp at 6100 rpm!

Progress continues on our Tiger. This past week we spent a couple of days at Abacus Racing where we assembled and dynoed our Tiger’s engine. After much consideration and a few miss starts we decided to go with a five bolt 289 that has been stroked to 331 cubic inches.

This engine uses K1 crank and rods, JE Pistons and Edelbrock’s Power Package Top End Kit, complete with aluminum heads, and a matching cam and intake manifold.

We’ll get to the full story in an upcoming issue the magazine, but we’ll give you the end results now—421 hp at 6100 rpm! Looks like we better rethink our chassis mods a bit with that kind of power on tap.

Next we will bolt the engine and transmission together to test fit it with the headers. Then we’ll send the headers out to Swain Coatings. They claim they can lower the header temperature some 300 degrees with their unique coating process.

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3/11/09 7:58 a.m.

Hi! I found Your project great and signed up for subscription right away! But Im curious, what intake, carb and airfilter did You use to clear the hood? Also, compression ratio, camshaft and carb size would be appreciated. Thanks!

Per Erik

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