Truck: 1979 D-100 AdventurerOwner: Tom ResslerWhat it did: 272hp@5750 rpm, 291 lb/ft@4250 rpmHow he did it: 360 small block filled with Keith Black pistons, an Ultradyne cam, MP solid lifters, Comp Cams roller rockers, pocket ported J heads, a Six Pack intake, headers, and 2-inch Flowmasters.
Truck: 1999 Dakota R/TOwner: Anthony Tomae, Jr.What it did: 205hp@4250 rpm, 277 lb/ft@3500 rpmHow he did it: Went to the dealership and bought it. Its stone stock for now, but future plans call for headers, ported heads, 1.7 roller rockers and an ATI ProCharger. Anthony gets bonus points for baselining his new truck so he can quantify any future enhancements.
Truck: 2000 DakotaOwner: Matt BarretWhat it did: 208hp@4750 rpm, 280 lb/ft@3250 rpmHow he did it: 4.7L OHC V8, K&N air filter, Flow Master 3-inch converter-back exhaust, Mobil1 synthetic lubricants.