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An engine dynamometer is used to measure the engine’s power. Dyno tests can be done different ways, but the most common method in the racing world is a sweep test. A sweep test is where you slowly (or quickly) accelerate (or decelerate) through the RPM range with the engine at full power. This must be done somewhat smoothly and slowly, taking about 5 to 10 seconds for good accuracy.

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Ford Engineer Blaine Ramey of Ramey Motorsports has been running one of the new Ford Factory Race Cobra Jets.  Recently they had to modify the front suspension to accommodate a deep sump oil pan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Blaine Ramey

Ramey Motorsports

Blaine Ramey of Ramey Motorsports is a Ford Engineer and long time friend of Performance Trends.  Lately he’s been working with us on his 2010 Ford Cobra Jet Mustang.  In just their 4th outing, they won their NHRA Super Stock SSBA class (which is a Bracket Racing class) at Mid Michigan, July 11 with Charley Downing driving.  This is the FIRST win for the “Drag Race specific” Cobra Jet in this division. Read the rest of this entry »

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