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Update on the Sheriff’s HEAT and Project Fastlane from Chattanooga, TN

Well it has been a while since the last email about our Beat the Heat project here in Chattanooga, TN but progress has not stopped.  I had to back tract a little after hosting the World Finals last year, but 2012 is here and pulling into the burnout box as we speak so it is crunch time.  The 63 Ford is in primer and will be coming home in the next week so the assembly can begin.  I want to clean up the engine compartment real good and have a cage to install, mock up the drive train, and oh yeah…build the headers….  Maybe a few more items than that but not too bad considering that the most expensive part of the project is now complete.  Cory Woods at Arrow Machine sealed it up last week and put it in a cradle to wait on the ignition and the carb.  I can’t wait to hear what the “Pump Gas” SBF sounds like and better yet, what it will throw down with all those special parts that you have donated to our project.  “Our”, because I want each and everyone who receives this email to feel a part of this and to know that we would never be where we are without your help.  I will be sending out updates throughout the remainder of the year getting ready for Beat the HEAT’s 20th Anniversary and 2012 World Finals which takes place at the Texas Motorplex this fall.
With that being said, I wanted to take a minute and thank those that helped me with the build up of “the Secret Weapon”…  If the recipe of race parts that has gone into our small block ford works as we think it should, we may have some bragging rights after this years World Finals.  We are shooting for the quickest pump gas, street legal cop car in the country.  And that will be “drug free” on the motor…If we add a little nitrous who knows what might happen on the big end…
Thanks to the following:  Thank you Arrow Machine for all the work and time you dumped into this build (Cory Woods has had this engine together and apart 5 times making sure everything was right) , Eagle Rod for the 4340 crank and rods,  PRW for the bottom end girdle, ARP for every bolt that went into the engine, Milodon for the race pan and pick up,  Melling for the high volume oil pump and Dura-Bond race bearings, Cloyes Gears for the double roller billet gear set, Crane Cams for the entire solid roller cam Ultra-pro lifters and gold series roller rockers, Trick Flow for the cnc profiled 225 High Ports Heads, R.E.D. for the push rods, Cometic for the head gaskets, Jomar for the stud girdles and race filters, Wilson Manifold for all the work to a Super Vic intake, Fluidampr for your race damper, CVF Racing for the billet pulleys and brackets, PowerMaster for the mini starter and high amp alternator, Unleashed Custom Machine for the cool timing pointer and ignition wire loom, Stewart racing pumps for the stage 3 water pump,  and Auto Cycle for the custom powder coating.