Jasper, Sunnen Team Up For Charity Engine Build With ‘Rev-It-Up Raffle’
Sunnen Products and Jasper Engines and Transmissions will team up to produce a tricked-out street rod engine to be raffled off for charity during this year’s International Motorsports Industry Show, Dec. 8-10 in Indianapolis, IN.
The “Rev-It-Up Raffle” will feature a Jasper Class II Performance engine, Chevy 350 cid, a great choice for performance oriented cars and trucks, street rods and restored muscle cars. The Sunnen IMIS team will be adding other components such as the carb, intake manifold, water pump, distributor, harmonic balancer, etc., from a diverse group of well-known industry suppliers.
One hundred percent of the money raised from the Rev-It-Up Raffle will be donated to two well-deserving charities, the Tony Stewart Foundation and the Special Olympics of Indiana.
According to Ron Williams, Southeastern Regional Manager for Sunnern Products Co., “The past few years we have had famous engine builders supply a basically de-tuned race engine for our Charity Raffle Engine. We are going back to our roots for the 2011 engine. This will be a engine that, if won, can be installed in the winner’s muscle car, street rod or truck.”
Williams says the engine will be a seasoned 350 four-bolt main block that will be torque plate honed on Jasper’s new Sunnen Honing machine. It will be fitted with coated Mahle hypereutectic flat top pistons, rings and gaskets and topped off with a set of Dart Iron Eagle SS cylinder heads with stainless steel valves and air flow intake manifold.
Holley Performance will supply the new Ultra HP Street Avenger carburetor and fuel pump. Earl’s will supply all the plumbing with the Ano-Tuff line of hose and fittings. Up front will be a Fluidampr balancer along with a complete KRC Crate Engine Serpentine belt and pulley system.
MSD will supply a Billet HEI distributor and Scott Performance Wires will finish off the ignition prior to installing the Hooker headers. Lokar Motorsports will bring one of its new NHRA-approved Anchor Tight locking dipsticks and throttle bracket kit.
PBM, RPC and Wehrs Machine among others will supply all of the small items it takes to trim out the motor. ARP will come on board with high quality stainless fasteners to button it all up.
“This only covers the preliminary exhibitors who will be donating parts, with many more to come. A full listing will be on the board in Booth #2615 with the engine,” explains Williams.
“In addition, prior to delivery of the finished product to the IMIS Show, plans are for a detour to Lima, OH,” Williams says. “The team at the University of Northwestern Ohio will install the K&N Filters and add the Amsoil oil to break the cam in on their dyno. They will also be doing some tuning prior to making a few full pulls to provide horsepower and torque numbers.”
Tickets will be available for $3 each or 2 for $5. They will be sold at the Sunnen Rev-It-Up Raffle booth (#2615) at the IMIS show. They will also be available at the opening reception on Wednesday night and online prior to the show at the IMIS web site, www.imis-indy.com