The Challenge

In late August we received and interesting invitation: The website www.Later-g.net needed two cars to compete in the Optima Batteries Ultimate Streetcar Invitational. The competition was set to take place November 8th; the Saturday after the SEMA show. The event would consist of a 2.2-mile road course, an autocross, a 0-60-0 competition, and a styling component. It sounded like our kind of event, so we signed on the dotted line. The only problem was that there was a ton of things we wanted to do to the Camaro, and we only had two months to get it all done. So we kicked it into high gear and started Project Bad Penny Track Edition. More proof that hot rod projects are never really done. Step one was more power. After all, can you ever have enough?


Wiseco’s
FLowdome Technology


The foremost reason for the Wiseco Flow-dome is hitting the target volume necessary to maintain the needed compression ratio while accommodating different valve angles, centerlines, and valve diameters of the different cylinder heads. It also allows bigger cams to be run before running out of piston to valve clearance. The Wiseco Flow-dome mirrors the face of the valves and doesn’t shroud them or create a tall dome that impedes combustion. Incoming charge past the intake valve and outgoing exhaust past the exhaust valves doesn’t get caught in the void underneath the valve and flows smoothly past it. Because the void under the valves is filled around TDC on the exhaust stroke, it clears out the cylinder a bit more as well.

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2620 Temple Heights Drive
Oceanside
CA  92056
760-941-2741
www.turnkeypowertrain.com
FAST (Fuel Air Spark Technology)
3400 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
877-344-8355
www.fuelairspark.com
Wiseco Performance Products
7201 Industrial Park Blvd.
Mentor
OH  44060
440-951-6600
www.wiseco.com
Best of Show Coachworks
1011 Rancheros Drive
Suite B
San Marcos
CA  92069
760-480-0227
www.bestofshowcoachworks.com
Katech Engine Development
24324 Sorrentino Ct.
Clinton Twp.  48035
586-791-4120
www.katechengines.com
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1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
http://www.arp-bolts.com
Lunati
662-892-1500
http://www.lunatipower.com/
Canton Racing
232 Branford RD.
North Branford
CT  06471
203-481-9460
www.canatonracing.com
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Mira Loma
CA
951-685-4767
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9793 Foothill Blvd.
Cucamonga  91730
909-989-1573
http://www.donleeauto.com/
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28611 W. Industry Drive
Valencia
CA  91355
661-257-8124
www.airflowresearch.com
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3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
www.compcams.com