Author Archives: John Milmont

Is it possible to make modern power with a gen 1 small block chevy?

The small block chevy is the iconic hotrodders engine. Its been around since 1955 and is even still made new today for the aftermarket. Without too much trouble, 400hp out of one of these engines isn’t hard to achieve. But in this modern age where we see 350hp out of NA V6’s and now turbo […]

Setting the correct pinion angle

When you open a shop manual for setting pinion angles or look it up online, generally, they give a specification for what it should be for your car. But, if your car has been modified, which it most likely is because you’re reading this, the pinion angle listed probably wont work. My car was designed […]

Flowmaster Pro Series Muffler

Some time ago, I ran across an interesting muffler design from Flowmaster. The design used two perforated sheet metal cones mounted point to point inside the muffler case. Back then, the muffler was called the “Hush Power” series; but now they are calling it the “Pro Series” line. Strangely, They also have a smaller pipe diameter version called the DBX […]

Notes on tuning an EFI system

The other night I answered some questions on a forum about tuning an EFI system. I thought I did a pretty good job in my response so I posted it here.

Latest track day

I must say these are the worst cars and the level of development to get the car to this level is obscene. There is faster 3rd gen F-bodies, but those cars are not practical on the street at all, while mine still does ok. Not the fastest car in the world, but I think shocking […]

Why Paul Walker was important.

With the new Fast and Furious 7 movie in theaters now, I have seen a lot of traffic to my post about Paul Walkers tragic accident. His accident received a lot of attention when it happened and has been renewed with the new movie. I have seen some comments about the level of attention his passing has received; […]

GM needs to stop using roots superchargers.

The roots supercharger has its place, but many hard-core track enthusiasts who have bought the new Z06 are finding that they have severe limitations.

I guess I now write for Jalopnik?

*Note this has been resolved. Jalopnik, Opposite lock and Garrett Davis have all handled this with the utmost professionalism and respect.* I recently read an article on Jalopnik covering different myths about brakes and rotors; when only a paragraph in, I realized there seemed to be a striking similarity between the Jalopnik article written for their Opposite lock […]

Why new cars tend to handle better than older cars

I think few would argue against that old cars have more character and are simply cooler than modern cars; but the performance of modern cars is undeniable even though they are bigger and weigh more than ever. So how is it that all of these modern sports cars (and many non-sports cars) that tip the scales at 3500lbs+ (even […]

A funny thing about exotics…

If you ever see an older exotic car at a show, like a Murcielago or early 2000’s Ferrari, take a look at the manufacture date on the tires.  A funny thing with these cars is that its fairly rare for people to put many miles on them, and therefore, their tires never ‘wear out’. Furthermore, […]