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Zex Installation Instructions for Race Diesel Nitrous System 82044

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82044 Race Diesel Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 01:36 pm

Zex Installation Instructions for 1999-04 Ford Mustang GT Nitrous System 82217

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82217 1999-04 Mustang GT Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 01:52 pm

Zex Installation Instructions for Small Block Direct Port Nitrous System 82062

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82062 Small Block Direct Port Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 01:44 pm

Recognizing Common Fastener Failures

There are six types of metallurgical failures that affect fasteners. Each type has unique identifying physical characteristics. The following examples are designed to be used like a spark plug reading chart to help analyze fastener failures. While few of us have access to sophisticated analysis equipment, a standard Bausch and Lomb three lens magnifying glass will generally show 98% of what we want to see. Several of the photos below have been taken utilizing a Scanning Electron Microscope... (more)

Last Edited Nov 4th, 2007 12:44 pm

Zex Installation Instructions for EFI Truck Nitrous System 82047

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82047 EFI Truck Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 01:27 pm

Zex Installation Instructions for "Dry" LT1 Nitrous System 82018

Installation instructions for the ZEX™ 82018 LT1 "dry" Nitrous System including wiring diagrams, plumbing diagrams, bottle mounting tips and jet/hp chart.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 21st, 2007 09:56 am

Installing An MSD 5 or Blaster Ignition

The MSD 5 and Blaster Ignitions are inductive ignitions which enhance the spark of the vehicle’s stock ignition. The MSD 5 is a multiple spark ignition, while the Blaster is a single spark, long duration design. Both are designed for entry level and budget build-ups and can be triggered with points or electronic ignitions. The Blaster can also be triggered by a magnetic pickup distributor such as the MSD Pro-Billet Distributors.... (more)

Last Edited Nov 8th, 2007 10:37 pm

Determining Required Piston Dome Volume

This formula will give you the dome volume, in CCs, needed to reach your target compression ratio. a = Head Chamber Volume (cc) b = Gasket Volume (cc) c = Deck to Piston Volume (cc) d = Cylinder Displacement e = Target Compression Ratio Formula: (a + b + c - (d / (e - 1.00))) x -1 Example: (60 + 10 + 10 - (823.7 / (9.237 - 1.00))) x -1 = 20cc... (more)

Last Edited Nov 4th, 2007 12:57 pm