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Happy 4th of July!    
June 30, 2013
Dear ,

I know it is not here yet but just wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th of July!  The arrival of the holiday is a reminder that Norwalk is just a few weeks away..... ARE YOU READY?  


Unfortunately, I can't say that I am quite ready yet for the event.  The converter has not returned and I am trying to put the finishing touches on a new motor for a team member.  Looks like there will be some last minute wrenching here at Tin Indian Performance!  


This month we have come out with our new 61-64 intake gaskets and stainless steel block off plates for those gaskets.  Check them out below.  Also wanted to remind everyone about the pre Norwalk raffle going on.


I think I hear the UPS man coming, hopefully he has my converter!   Gotta GO! 


Take care and talk to you soon...........  



Kevin Swaney
Tin Indian Performance, LTD.

Norwalk at the line 2012  TIP Digger launch 2012

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New 61-64 Intake Gaskets
650 Horse pump gas 461
Norwalk Raffles
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TIP 61-64 Intake Gaskets & Blockoffs
TIP-9678 Intake Gasket
These are our new 1961 - 1964 Pontiac intake manifold gaskets.  These gaskets are approxi
Early Stainless Steel Blockoff
mately .060" and they are available for ordering now at $13.00 a pair + shipping.  Below is the stainless steel blockoff kit for the same gasket.  These stainless steel plates are used to blockoff the heat riser to the carbs in the TIP-9678 intake gasket.  These are
also available now for $13.00 a pair + shipping.



Mark Billings' Pump Gas 461 - 650 HP!
This past fall Mark gave us a motor that he got a "great deal" on the internet.  It was supposed to have this, that and the other in it and have very few miles on it.   Mark thought it was a good idea to have us go through the motor and I am glad he did.  We found some abnormal wear in the valve train as well as a rod bearing going away......
Mark Billings 461  
Mark's engine was based around a stock Pontiac block, Forged Ohio Crankshaft, Eagle rods and SRP pistons.  We used a complete TIP gasket set and Viton rear main seal in the build.  We installed one of our custom ground solid roller camshafts to make the power in the pump gas combo.  The engine is topped off with a set of KRE Aluminum D ports that flow 350+ cfm, KRE Northwind intake, and a custom configured Pro Systems carb.
Mark Billings 650 horse 461 cid pontiac engine warm up on dyno 
Mark Billings 650 horse 461 cid pontiac engine warm up on dyno
We also set this engine up with our custom engraved TIP PRW logo covers with a Firebird logo.  On the dyno we used one of our TIP evac kits.  This combo made 650.9 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 615.8 ft lbs of torque at 4800 rpm  ALL ON PUMP GAS!  I can't wait to see it perform in Mark's 1970 Bird.
Mark Billings 650 horse 461 cid Pontiac engine 300 rpm per dyno pull 
Mark Billings 650 horse 461 cid Pontiac engine 300 rpm per dyno pull

TIP Norwalk Ticket Raffle, Hoban Car Raffle and Billet-TEK valve cover Raffle
TIP Dragster shirt Back Anyone who purchases ANY Tin Indian Performance T shirt between now and September 26, 2013 will automatically get an entry to potentially win a NEW 2013 Chevy Cruze.   That's right!  You could buy a $15 T shirt and you might just win a NEW Car!!!   We plan on having the car on display again this year in the manufacturer midway.   The money is used by Archbishop Hoban High School for their athletic programs.  Please help us support this very good cause.
Hoban Car Raffle - Chevy Cruze
This is a last years car that we had on display in the manufacturer midway

Anyone who makes a purchase between now and July 26th 2013 will qualify to be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to the 2013 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals.  It does not matter if you order on line or call in your order, you will be entered into the give away.  That also includes Tin Indian Performance T-shirts! (see above..... ) 




TIP logo with Pontiac - Billet-TEK valve covers Polished  

We will also have our annual Billet-TEK valve cover giveaway with a twist at this years event which is August 2, 3, and 4th!  We will actually be raffeling off the valve covers this year with all of the proceeds going to Archbishop Hoban High School.  You can buy 10 tickets for $10 or spend $20 and get 20 tickets and a Tin Indian Performance T shirt!    The winner for the Billet-TEK valve cover give away will be drawn AFTER the events completion. 


Don't forget about out annual CASH contingency payout for race participants!  


We will also have our BEST OF SHOW trophy again this year for the car show participants! 

Fastest Pontiacs Updates
Vincent Mayeda FBFC
Vincent Mayeda moved up the list 7 spots!! to # 7 in his Firebird Funny Car.  Vince ran a 6.787 @ 201.10 mph to make his move on the list.  The car is powered by a stock 400 block with an 8-71 blower topped of with a set of KRE High Port heads.

Way to Go Vince!
Looking to build an engine?  Power Hungry?  We can help!  Give us a call to discuss your performance goals.   Anything from a restored stock engine to an all out race engine - we are your source for reliable PONTIAC POWER!
Check out our Killer Pump Gas Engine Combos here.   We are always updating this area of our website to show you running combos  that you can see AND hear on the dyno!
Spring will be here before you know it!  Get started on that rebuild NOW and check out new lower prices on our complete rotating assemblies.
Kevin Swaney Tin Indian Performance, LTD.