When it comes to dyno testing, you never really know what you’re gonna get the first time your engine hits the pump. This video is cool because we get to see two engines both get dyno tested for the first time. Initially we watch a little Holden engine that gets boosted for the first time with the addition of a high helix style Roots blower and then we check out an LS engine that has never been run get worked in. This LS is cool because it is headed for the Aussie burnout car known as “Clik-B8”. The supercharger is sitting atop a sheetmetal style tunnel ram and as you watch and listen to this thing work, remember that elapsed times are not the goal. Longevity and tire destruction are.
No, this one is not given the “romp the throttle on the dyno handle like you’re on the pad” treatment but it is pulled and makes some good power. The look of the engine with the billet case blower and carbon fiber top fuel style injector hat is great and once it lands in the car it will be full on Hot Wheels.
As good as the LS is, we were really kind of interested in that little Holden engine and while the numbers are not staggering, they’re right on what the owner wanted and he’s excited to see his little engine punching above its weight class with the addition of the belt driven intake manifold.
This is good all around!