In the great debate of dollars spent versus horsepower return, nothing can tough nitrous on the cheapness scale. Kits can be had for a couple hundred bucks, they are relatively easy to install, and there has been so much information shared on the internet over the years that unless you are doing some sort of multi-stage insanity, you can get a basic tune up that won’t kill your engine easily. Between the amount of nitrous engines I have seen at the NHRA races, ECTA races, and Diesel Power Challenge over the last couple of weeks, I am itching for a bottle of my own. In the short term this video will have to suffice and we think you will dig it for the same reasons we did.
This engine dyno cell is bring run with a really healthy looking and sounding Ford engine in it. You will see the engine rumbling away in there and then you will watch the dyno operator begin the pull, get to a set RPM, and hit the nitrous injection. You will rarely see a more vivid example of what happens when that happy gas hits the engine and allows for the increased fuel burn which delivers the horsepower. The thing is like Dr. Jeckyl and Mr Hyde. Watch the video a couple of times paying attention to different stuff each time. From the way the RPM sky rockets or the way that the horsepower meter on the dyno screen lays over past 1,000 when the button is pressed, there is lots of win here.