The 2014 SEMA show has been a blast. Once again our booth has a variety of displays that have stopped traffic and been the talk of the show.
We opened the show with the unveiling of our concept Small Block 4-Valve engine. The engine features dual overhead cam shaft (DOHC) four-valve cylinder heads modeled after those used on our exclusive quad-cam, four-valve (QC4v) engine platform.
The unique heads, designed to integrate with existing General Motors LS series hardware, provide a proven high performance valve train for the robust small block engine design. The four-valve design provides improved intake and exhaust flows compared to conventional two-valve heads. Enhanced port flow enables the engine design to increase maximum power or maintain current power with milder camshaft timings. Valve train durability is also much greater compared to two-valve designs due to reduced mass and, thus, lower stresses.
A supercharged model of our concept Small Block 4-Valve engine is featured in a 1955 Chevy Nomad. The beautiful car, built by Salvaggio Automotive Design, was unveiled 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
David Salvaggio’s other project is a major draw in our booth. The ominous 1968 Dodge Charger, featuring our QC4v 1650 crate engine, is creating a buzz throughout the show.
Our 1650 powered Ultima GTR is getting its fair share of attention as it the supporting video featuring it going through the gears on Runway 9-27. This is our second year here and it is simply amazing. I strongly encourage anyone with an appreciation for custom vehicles to add this to your bucket list.