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Adam's racing background is in the Sprint Car world, so there was no way he was going to run a sluggish engine in his desert truck. This 383 stroker small-block Chevy was built by Olsen Racing Engines in Hanford, California. Since it's a stroker (a 350 block combined with a 400 crank), there's no surprise it produces stellar low-rpm horsepower. What's unexpected is just how high this engine will rev. Adam says it will safely run all the way up to 8,000 rpm. A 750-cfm Proform carburetor feeds the 383 using billet metering blocks for precise fuel delivery. MSD Ignition components provide the spark. Exhaust exits the system via custom headers fabricated by Adam himself. There are 650 ponies on tap. Like all the other vital, high-zoot parts on this truck, the engine was pulled and set aside for future use before the Blue Whale met the metal shredder.

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