PRI 2013: If Moroso Doesn’t Make it Yet, They Will – Just Wait!

IMG_5026GROne 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.

Blue Oval enthusiasts will appreciate Moroso's fabricated coolant tanks for late model GT500 applications. On the left is their PN 63804 engine coolant and intercooler tank for 2007-2012 Mustangs that combines both into a single unit (with separate internal compartments, of course) that accepts factory-style caps. It's also available with a fuel cell type cap on the intercooler tank to make it easier to add ice at that track - just ask for part number 63805 instead. On the right is their standalone intercooler tank for 2013-up GT500 applications that offers a larger-than-stock 4.9 quart capacity.

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.


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Paul Huizenga

After some close calls on the street in his late teens and early twenties, Paul Huizenga discovered organized drag racing and never looked back, becoming a SFI-Certified tech inspector and avid bracket racer. Formerly the editor of OverRev and Race Pages magazines, Huizenga set out on his own in 2009 to become a freelance writer and editor.
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