J D Engine and Machine
The J D Engine and Machine...
The J D Engine and Machine crew wasted no time tuning their engine to contest leading power. This is a stout big-block built from quality parts.
Engine builder Jeff Dickey of J D Engine and Machine is always very competitive in our dyno contests, but we're not so sure he's in it to win so much as to make a statement. Consistently finishing well overall, the J D Engine and Machine entries are always at the top of the list in terms of horsepower and torque. This year was no different, as Jeff's nearly 500 cubic inch big-block scored 724.5 horsepower and 610.2 lb/ft of torque for the highest power score of the contest at 1334.7.
Starting with a '77 Chrysler 400 block, J D Engine and Machine machined the block to the necessary tolerances, installing an Eagle forged 4.15 inch stroke crankshaft, Eagle connecting rods, and Diamond forged pistons. A main girdle from Chenoweth Speed and Machine was installed for additional bottom end support, and a stock oil pan was modified and matched with a Milodon oil pump, fabricated windage tray, and external pickup to handle the oiling duties.
Engine builder Jeff Dickey...
Engine builder Jeff Dickey of J D Engine and Machine is no stranger to our contests, and no stranger to making the highest power scores either. This year his 500-inch big-block scored the highest horsepower at 724.5, and the second highest torque at 610.2 lb/ft, for the highest power score of the 2009 competition.
Topping the stout short-block, engine builder Jeff utilized the Edelbrock Performer RPM heads required by the rules, along with the Edelbrock stainless steel valves that came with the heads. The cylinder heads were ported for maximum flow, and assembled with Comp Cams PN 947-16 valvesprings. Harland Sharp 1.7 ratio aluminum roller rockers were utilized to actuate the valves, and an Indy 400-3 intake manifold combined with a 1050-cfm Holley Dominator carb handled induction. Resulting in nearly 725 horsepower and well over 600 lb/ft of torque, this impressive engine scored the highest combined peak power of the 2009 contest.
J D Engine and Machine started...
J D Engine and Machine started with a '77 Chrysler 400 block,...
....installing a main girdle...
....installing a main girdle and modifying a factory oil pan to accommodate an external pickup.
A Comp solid roller camshaft...
A Comp solid roller camshaft was utilized, and the block's lifter bores were bushed for improved valve timing accuracy.
An Eagle forged crankshaft...
An Eagle forged crankshaft was combined with Eagle H-beam connecting rods and Diamond forged pistons, for a displacement of just under 500 cubic inches.
J D Engine and Machine fitted...
J D Engine and Machine fitted their Edelbrock heads with Comp roller valvesprings, utilizing the factory Edelbrock stainless steel valves.
Jeff ported the cylinder heads...
Jeff ported the cylinder heads at his Columbia, Missouri, engine shop and the results speak for themselves. This engine achieved the highest power numbers of the contest, setting the standard in terms of power.
Harland Sharp 1.7 ratio rockers...
Harland Sharp 1.7 ratio rockers were used with a Comp solid roller cam, Comp lifters, and hardened pushrods.
J D Engine and Machine ported...
J D Engine and Machine ported their Indy intake, utilizing...
....a Holley 1050 Dominator...
....a Holley 1050 Dominator and four-hole spacer for maximum power.
Jeff Dickey and his crew had...
Jeff Dickey and his crew had no problem tuning their engine to contest leading power. We thank them for participating and congratulate them for their performance in the 2009 Amsoil/Mopar Muscle Engine Challenge.
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