PRI 2013: If Moroso Doesn’t Make it Yet, They Will – Just Wait!
One of the great things about Moroso is that they’re never standing still – their catalog is always expanding, with new applications and new products that all fill real needs in the racing and performance world. This year at PRI we got a look at some of the dozens of new products for this year, and came away with a few things we’d particularly like to share with you that range from the traditional to the modern and beyond.
On the “traditional” front, we have Moroso’s marketing director and new product manager Thor Schroeder modeling their so-new-it-didn’t-even-make-the-catalog billet aluminum valve covers for big block Chevy engines using symmetrical port Bowtie or stock style heads. Their 3-inch height will clear Jesel and T&D shaft rocker assemblies while still providing good hood clearance, and they weigh just 3.9 pounds each.
Since they’re machined from solid bar stock, that means there’s a lot of aluminum chips going into the recycling barrel at Moroso, but more importantly, it means that they are going to provide a bomb-proof sealing surface that will allow you to pull as much vacuum as you want for better ring seal and increased power.
For the near future and beyond, Moroso is helping builders working with the Dart “LS Next” block that combines the best features of tradition SBC engines and the Gen III/IV LS family. Their PN 20144 kit includes an oil pan and billet aluminum spacers that mount between the block and pan with the supplied hardware, and seal via a built-in O-ring groove. For those who already have an appropriate LS pan, the rails are available separately as well.