GETTING DYNO READY
aPrior to the Jeg's Engine Masters Challenge competition, Dick only had two days to dyno-tune this engine (seen here at Southern Performance prior to the Challenge). Without testing a wide variety of parts, we must commend Dick on the performance of this particular engine. As we stated previously, it was by far the smoothest running mill we tested. We can't wait to see how it does once it finds a home on the street.

As far as the rest of the combo goes, the carb was by The Carb Shop and was developed to produce a very linear fuel curve. The distributor was also by the Carb Shop, and was a DUI HEI unit with their unique adjustable knob. This locking knob (not seen in the photo) allowed for easy timing changes and is calibrated so a complete 360-degree turn is worth a total of 2-degrees of adjustment. It allowed Miller to fine-tune on the fly, compared to other competitors who had to go through much more labor to fine-tune their timing and waste precious time. He also ran a Mezeire electric water pump, Melling oil pump, and Total Seal Gapless rings. You can clearly see the BHJ neutral-balanced damper for less rotating weight.

DICK miller 403 oldsmobile dts dyno results
RPMTQHP
2500419.6199.7
2600425.3210.5
2700429.2220.6
2800432.2230.4
2900432.1238.6
3000428.9245.0
3100425.3251.0
3200419.4255.5
3300410.9258.2
3400406.4263.9
3500409.9273.2
3600417.5286.2
3700429.1302.3
3800443.6321.0
3900459.0340.9
4000475.8362.4
4100489.1381.8
4200499.3399.3
4300508.0416.1
4400515.0431.1
4500518.0444.1
4600521.0456.7
4700524.0469.1
4800527.0481.9
4900529.0493.7
5000530.0505.0
5100531.0516.0
5200530.0525.0
5300528.0533.0
5400527.0542.0
5500526.0550.0
5600523.0558.0
5700521.0565.0
5800518.0572.0
5900514.0577.0
6000510.0582.0
6100505.0587.0
6200500.0590.0
6300495.0594.0
6400489.9597.0
6500484.0599.0
SOURCE
Dick Miller Racing Inc.
6856 Keystone Dr.
Memphis
TN  38115
901/794-2834