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July 16, 2013
Dear ,

I tell you what, I say this every year..... it seems once we hit the 4th of July holiday it is like hitting high gear in the 1/4 mile!  HANG ON!!!  Summer is flying by and Norwalk is just about here.... ARE YOU READY?  


Progress has been made here at Tin Indian Performance!  Converter is back and the engine and transmission are back in the car.   Completely going over the entire car one last time.  Unfortunately, I don't think we will be able to make it out for any testing before the event.  We hope to make some passes during the Friday program so that we are prepared for the first round qualifications on Saturday.     


We have some more new products coming out but will need to delay their debut on account of the event / preparing for it.   Please don't forget about the Hoban car raffle (see below) and getting entered to win tickets to the event as well.


Time to go over my "Norwalk list" a few more times!  I am certain I am forgetting something....


Take care and talk to you soon.


Kevin Swaney
Tin Indian Performance, LTD.

p.s.  Shop hours - We have implemented our Norwalk cutoff for engine completion this week.  We will also have very limited hours the week of July 29th as it takes quite a bit of time and effort to prepare to sponsor the event.   If you have a parts emergency, it is best to email during this time.  

Mike Williams Wheels Up AGAIN!
Mike Willilams with wheels up in his '66 GTO 

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776 Horse pump gas 505
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TIP Valve Cover Giveaway 2012 Pontiac Challenge
Mickey's 400 cid Pontiac engine on the dyno
We had a valve cover giveaway that we promoted at the 2012 Pontiac Challenge event held at Rolling Thunder Dragway in Pacific Junction, Iowa.  This years winner of the raffle is Bob Wolf.  Bob just won himself a pair of Tin Indian Performance logo Billet-TEK valve covers. 
Way to go Bob!
Mike Moak's Pump Gas 505 - 776 HP!
Last year Mike gave us his MR-1 based 505 to freshen up.   Over the course of the winter Mike decided to "turn it up a notch" and see what we could get out of the 505 and still keep it on pump gas.
Mike Moak 505  
Mike's MR-1 bracket motor was in great shape.  No ridge in the cylinder walls at all and this engine had 4 years of HARD use at the track.  Since we were going to try and really make some power out of this 505, Mike's cast crank was replaced with a forged crank and Crower rods.   His KRE High Port heads were ported to flow 380 cfm on the intake.  We were able to use the same pistons so we honed the block for a new set of Total Seal rings.  We used one of our TIP custom ground cams in the build along with a KRE North Wind intake.   Of course with this larger cubic inch engine, we used one of our TIP evac kits and during the pulls the engine produced over 16" of vacuum.
Mike Moak 505 warm up on the dyno 
Mike Moak's 505 warming up on the dyno
When it was all said and done, this combo made 776.3 horsepower at 6700 rpm and 678.9 ft lbs of torque at 5300 rpm! 
ALL ON PUMP GAS!! This ought to be quite a fun ride in Mike's '65 GTO!
Mike Moak 505 cid 776 hp 678 ft lbs of torque 
Mike Moak's 505 cid 300 rpm per pull makes 776 hp 678 ft lbs of torque
TIP Hoban Car Raffle, Norwalk Ticket and Billet-TEK valve cover Raffle
TIP Team shirt back
TIP Team shirt back
 DON' FORGET!  A purchase of ANY Tin Indian Performance T shirt between now and August  26th 2013 will automatically get an entry to potentially win a NEW 2013 Chevy Cruze.   That's
Front of TIP Team T shirt
TIP Team shirt front
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
Last years car that we had on display @ Norwalk

Also if you make a purchase from us between now and July 26th 2013 you will qualify to be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets to th 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!  (HINT, HINT.....see above..... )  


standard TIP shirt  




We will also have our annual Billet-TEK valve cover giveaway with a twist at this years event.  We will raffle 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 sometime AFTER the events completion.   

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

Check out the details here.... 


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

Fastest Pontiacs Updates

We have a new TOP DOG!
Steve Dale 69 GTO FC
Steve Dale's 69 GTO F/C
Well I have to admit that Steve Dale came out of nowhere but he now sits atop the Fastest Pontiacs List!   Steve ran a blistering 6.11 ET @ 228.89 mph at Virginia Motorsports Park on June 13, 2013.  Steve's car is a 1969 GTO F/C that weighs 2400 lbs.  Car is powered by a super charged fuel injected 505 running Tiger heads.  We look forward to seeing Steve and his F/C @ Norwalk!

Way to Go Steve!
Steve Dale 69 GTO FC engine
Steve's 505 engine

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.