Using a fuel-injection kit from Street and Performance, the Brodix 540 made 630 hp and 630 lb-ft. It is destined for a show car, so that explains why everything is polished. Using a fuel-injection kit from Street and Performance, the Brodix 540 made 630 hp and 630 You want bragging rights that a new set of big-port, big-block heads can provide. You want the performance boost those large runners and exhaust ports deliver as well. What you don't want is the added expense of new headers, intake, and pistons to get there. Brodix understands your pain. When you finally upgrade your 396 for that 540, Brodix recommends its Big-Block 2 Plus (BB-2 Plus) rectangular-port cylinder head with a 312cc intake port that flows more than 340 cfm. The huge numbers are the result of a CNC porting program that replicates the efforts of hours of hand-porting and flow bench work. These heads flow monster air with the help of an exhaust port that is raised 0.600 inch. The relocation of the port forces you to buy a new intake manifold and new headers or have a custom set made, depending on the car you drive. The heads also lack two extra accessory boltholes on the exhaust flange and the intake face if you want to mount your power steering or A/C. If you want to run the big-block in a street car, the solution is the Race Rite series of heads, which offers the intake enhancements of the 2 Plus series of heads with the exhaust port and accessory holes in stock big-block locations. The first head created for the series is the RR BB-R. Decoded, that means Race Rite, big-block, rectangle port. That is the cylinder head used here. There is an oval-port version called the RR-BB-O, and by the time this issue goes to print, there will be an RR BB-2 Plus. These three sets of heads share the intake port of their Pro Street and drag race cousins, giving them great power potential. They also allow you to bolt them into your big-block car with the minimum of hassles. The Brodix aluminum block is a direct replacement for cast-iron blocks with benefits. The 9.800-inch deck can handle a 4.375 stroke, and the sleeved bores can be punched to 4.625. That's as much as 588 inches. Using the raised cam block, you can add a 4.750-inch stroke for 638 inches. The Brodix aluminum block is a direct replacement for cast-iron blocks with benefits. The The 9.800 block has a standard cam location and is ready for the big roller. In this case, the guys at Brodix used a cam that would produce enough vacuum to operate the fuel-injection system. The cam is a hydraulic roller with 248/252 duration at 0.050 and 0.650 lift on a 114 LSA-not too big even by small-block standards, but the smooth idle and torque production make up for the slight loss in horsepower at the top of the rpm range. The 9.800 block has a standard cam location and is ready for the big roller. In this case, To create a 540, you'll need a 4.500 bore and a 4.250 stroke. The Eagle rotator uses a 6.385-inch H-beam connecting rod and a forged steel crank with a 2.200-inch rod and 2.749-inch main journals. The Mahle pistons are made from forged aluminum with a 10cc dome, a 1.270 compression height, and 1.5/3.0mm rings. To create a 540, you'll need a 4.500 bore and a 4.250 stroke. The Eagle rotator uses a 6.3 The Brodix block comes with massive steel billet main caps and splayed center main caps with 7/16-inch studs in case you want to add some blower or turbo power. The Brodix block comes with massive steel billet main caps and splayed center main caps wi The top end of the Brodix block has an extra lug for head bolts in the deck area, and the reinforced lifter valley is roller-cam ready and accepts 0.842- or 0.903-bore-diameter lifters. The top end of the Brodix block has an extra lug for head bolts in the deck area, and the The RR BB-R heads have a 294cc intake port that flows 342 cfm at 0.700 valve lift or more if you ask for Brodix's CNC porting. The RR BB-R heads have a 294cc intake port that flows 342 cfm at 0.700 valve lift or more The rocker arms are 1.8:1 Comp Cams stainless steel Hi-Tech rockers on 7/16-inch studs. The springs are from Isky rated at 135 pounds closed and 650 pounds open with an installed height of 1.950 inch. The rocker arms are 1.8:1 Comp Cams stainless steel Hi-Tech rockers on 7/16-inch studs. Th The intake is a polished Street and Performance TPI unit with 50-pound injectors controlled by a MEFI 4 programmer. The intake is a polished Street and Performance TPI unit with 50-pound injectors controlle The combination of fuel injection, the Race Rite 294cc rectangular-port (RR BB-R) heads, and a mild cam makes this 540 capable of powering your daily driver forever. If you want to make more power, the Race Rite 312cc rectangle-port 2 Plus head is on the way. We'd try it with a little more cam and a lot more throttle pedal. The combination of fuel injection, the Race Rite 294cc rectangular-port (RR BB-R) heads, a RR-BB-R HEAD FLOW The heads were flowed on a SuperFlow 600 at 28 inches of water with a 4.500-inch bore plate and no exhaust tube. LIFT INTAKE (CFM) EXHAUST (CFM) 0.200 160 116 0.300 226 145 0.400 276 172 0.500 314 196 0.600 337 217 0.650 341 230 0.700 342 236 PARTS* DESCRIPTION PN PRICE ATI Super Street balancer 917069 $213.99 ARP fasteners 135-3601 64.06 Brodix aluminum 9.800 block 8B 2000 A 5151.00 Brodix Race Rite 270cc oval ports, aluminum 2061000 2489.80 Brodix Race Rite 294cc rectangle ports, aluminum 2061009 2489.80 Brodix Race Rite 312cc rectangle ports, aluminum 2061018 2489.80 Brodix STS Race Rite 320cc rectangle ports, aluminum 2068101 3577.04 Brodix manifold with Dominator top HV2001 418.00 Clevite main bearings MS829H 79.95 Clevite rod bearings CB743H 16.95 Cloyes timing cover 9-231 139.95 Cometic Head gaskets C5433 93.95 Comp Cams 1.8 stainless roller rockers 1128 412.95 Comp Cams double roller timing chain CCA-3110 53.95 Comp custom hydraulic roller cam 11-000-9 319.95 Comp Cam roller lifters 850-16 209.95 Eagle rotator kit 11611 2093.75 Fel-Pro intake gaskets, oil pan gasket 1211/1804 19.95/16.75 Isky valvesprings 8205 185.95 Mahle forged pistons (10.00cc dome) Call N/A MSD Pro Billet R2R distributor 8366 271.95 MSD coil 8226 42.95 *Part numbers and prices subject to change SOURCES MSD IGNITIONS El Paso 915-857-5200 www.msdignition.com Eagle Specialty Products (Rotating Assy.) 662-796-7373 http://www.eaglerod.com Automotive Racing Products 1863 Eastman Avenue Ventura CA 93003 800-826-3045 http://www.arp-bolts.com Mahle Motorsports Fletcher NC 888-255-1942 http://www.mahlemotorsports.com Brodix 301 Maple P.O. Box 1347 Mena AR 71953 479-394-1075 http://www.brodix.com Federal-Mogul Corporation 26555 Northwestern Hwy. Southfield MI 48033 248-354-7700 www.federal-mogul.com Comp Cams 3406 Democrat Road Memphis TN 38118 800-999-0853 http://www.compcams.com Isky Racing Cams 16020 S. Broadway Gardena CA 90248 323-770-0930 http://www.iskycams.com Street And Performance Mena AZ 479-394-5711 http://www.hotrodlane.cc « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Douglas R. Glad Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!