Detailed Engine Comparison

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The Following analysis compares the components used in a  Western Canada Cobras “Optimized” Engine verses another Popular suppliers engines as  used in Kit Cars and Hot Rods.

 

Other Suppliers Engine

WCC “Optimized Engine”

PRECISION MACHINED 302 ROLLER BLOCK Same –  All blocks are cleaned using only environmentally sensitive chemicals and once cleaned are magnafluxed to
  ensure they are sound before any work is done on them.
NODULAR CAST IRON CRANKSHAFT Same – This is the industry
  standard for Hi Performance applications.
SHOT PEENED & STRESS RELIEVED CONNECTING RODS WITH 190,00 PSI ARP We use only new Hi-performance Eagle      I-Beam Connecting Rods – Not Shot Peened OEM quality used rods.
Hypereutectic Federal Mogul 9.5 TO 1 COMPRESSION W/ Duralube Coating We use Forged Pistons made by Probe Industries with the same compression ratio. The Hypereutectic Pistons have a penchant for holding heat and when hot can be brittle to the point that they can
shatter on even one ignition detonation (Knock) Forged pistons are much    stronger without the tendency to turn brittle and thus are much more forgiving of – for example – a tank of bad gas .
SPEED PRO Chrome Moly PISTON RINGS Same – Here again the industry standard for Hi-Perf Applications.
3 PIECE STEEL ROLLER STYLE TIMING CHAIN Same – We use Billet Gears with a true roller chain.
Steel Roller HYD CAMSHAFT DELIVERS MID-RANGE HORSE POWER AND Great LOW
  END TORQUE
Same – We use our own custom ground cam shafts to produce results that exceed the horsepower you are paying for See the 302-350HP Dyno graph HERE for an example. (Slide down the page a bit to see the graph).
NEW MELLING OIL PUMP AND SCREEN Same – Industry Standard in High Performance Engines.
EDELBROCK RPM ALUMINUM HEADS 60cc COMBUSTION CHAMBER with Bronze Guides Same – – Industry Standard in this application.
STAINLESS STEEL SWIRL POLISHED INTAKE VALVES Same
 STAINLESS STEEL SWIRL POLISHED EXHAUST VALVES Same
ULTRA PRO MAGNUM CHROME MOLY STEEL FULL ROLLER ROCKERS Same
HARD SEATS FOR UNLEADED OR REGULAR FUEL Same
HEAVY DUTY 1.45 DIAMETER VALVE SPRINGS, 7 DEGREE LOCKS Same
NEW HEAVY DUTY CHROME MOLY PUSH RODS Same
NEW REAR SUMP 5 QUART OIL PAN Same
TIMING CHAIN COVER WITH SCALE Same
COBRA BLACK WRINKLED ALUMINUM VALVE COVERS $75.00 Option on our Engines
STEEL BILLET 157 TOOTH STANDARD FLYWHEEL Same – Ours are new
NEW EDELBROCK PERFORMER RPM DUAL PLANE INTAKE MANIFOLD Same.
NEW 4 BARREL 650 CFM EDELBROCK THUNDER SERIES CARBURETOR W/ ELECTRIC
  CHOKE
We use a Holley 670 CFM Carb with Electric Choke and Vacuum Secondary’s. These carbs are much easier to tune and keep in tune than the Edelbrock units
MSD DISTRIBUTORS We use Performance Products Distributors with MSD Blaster 2,  45,000 volt Coils.
NEW THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND THERMOSTAT Same
NEW HIGH VOLUME CHROME FUEL PUMP We build our engines to use electric fuel pumps. This accomplishes several things with the first being allowing the 3-5HP that a mechanical pump uses to be delivered to the wheels.
  Secondly it is much easier to upgrade in electric fuel pump in the event that you move to, or from, EFI at a later date. Lastly the absence of one additional fuel line running from the pump to the carb helps build a cleaner engine room.
HIGH FLOW WATER PUMP Same
DIP TUBE AND DIPSTICK Same
NEW COBRA OVAL BLACK AIR CLEANER W/ PCV VENTILATION SYSTEM No, This is however available as an option. (Not a real fan of these air cleaners, they look cool but are very restrictive).
NEW BRAIDED STEEL FUEL LINES AND GAS FILTER No – We do not have a pump on the engine ergo do not need this.
HOT RUN TESTED INCLUDES SETTING INITIAL & FULL TIMING ADVANCE Our engines are properly broken in on a dyno for 45 Minutes prior to doing the final Dyno pull to determine your specific engines power output. Doing the break in on the Dyno allows the engine to have load applied to it an a way that cannot be achieved on a test stand. This ensures that all components seat properly under    controlled loads without the danger of (for instance) glazing the cylinders which can prevent the rings from ever properly seating. Lastly You get a printout of the actual Dyno run of YOUR ENGINE so you will know exactly what horsepower your money bought.
VIDEO FOOTAGE SHOWN OF YOUR ENGINE IN TEST STAND No, We tried this but it proved to be terribly underwhelming! Unless the engine blows up there is virtually nothing to see except perhaps the carb throttle lever moving
Chrome 100 AMP ALTERNATOR- ONE WIRE HOOK UP  We provide a  Chromed 130 Amp Alternator that can be wired with Ford Standard Wiring or one wire – your choice
 MARCH HIGH WATERFLOW PULLEY SET Same – March is the industry Standard for Engines of this caliber
Polished Chrome Alternator Bracket Yes Same – this is a standard part of the March Pulley system.
NEW SERPENTINE BELT INSTALLED AND TENSION ADJUSTED Same
BALANCED, BLUE PRINTED, ASSEMBLED BY ASE TECHNICIANS Same – All done In Canada.
 7 QUART RACING OIL PAN WITH BAFFLING  OEM 5 Quart oil pan  (We can Supply a 7 Quart Pan  if you so desire, but for most street applications this is not required.)

Contact Info

By Phone 250 777-3031

By E-Mail Cdncobraguy@gmail.com