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2005 Official Rules

FOR BIG BLOCKS

(DATED AUGUST 15, 2005)

RULE SUPPLEMENTS, MODIFICATIONS and/or DELETIONS

(8-15 - 4) Camshaft/Rule Deletion: Mushroom style and Schubeck brand or styles of lifters are not allowed.

(8-15 - 3) Water Pump/Rule Supplement: Water "feed" connections are limited to a set diameter of 1.25 inch and water "return" connections are limited to a set diameter of 1 inch.

(8-15 - 2) Mufflers/Rule Modification: Only commercially available mufflers are acceptable. Mufflers must remain unmodified from their original as-manufactured design. All engines must utilize two mufflers while running on the dyno. H-pipes, X-pipes, or any such connection between the left and right headers and/or the exhaust system is not allowed. All mufflers must meet the following criteria;
Maximum inlet/outlet tube diameter: 3.5-inches
Minimum overall case length: 10-inches
Maximum overall case length: 18-inches
Minimum diameter (round case): 5-inches
Maximum diameter (round case): 7-inches
Minimum width (oval or square case): 6-inches
Maximum width (oval or square case): 10-inches
Minimum thickness/height (oval or square case): 4-inches
Maximum thickness/height (oval or square case): 6-inches

Exhaust systems must meet the following design specifications in order to properly connect with the exhaust gas ventilation ports in the dyno cell wall (see diagram). Head pipes connecting the header collectors to the mufflers are limited to a maximum length of 6 inches and should be bent or angled in order to properly "aim" the mufflers at the ventilation ports. Head pipes connecting the header collectors to the mufflers are limited to a maximum diameter of 3.5 inches. Exhaust systems may not extend more than 42" from the rear of the engine block. Exhaust systems must provide a minimum of 17-inches of inside clearance; this clearance requirement begins at 25.5 inches behind the back of the engine block in order to clear the dyno tower. However, from the back of the engine block to the 25.5 inch point, there are no clearance issues.

(8-15 - 1) Transportation/Rule Supplement: All competing engines, parts and tools must be crated and delivered to the following address no later than September 26, 2005. The maximum allowable engine crate size is 36" x 39" x 45" tall, including the pallet. Each competitor will be allowed to ship and/or deliver a maximum of 2 engine crates.

World Products
51 Trade Zone Court
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Attention: Keith Ferrell, Engine Masters Challenge

(8-02 - 1) Headers/Rule Deletion: Commercially-available headers designed and sold with a removable pipe section for chassis clearance are acceptable but, builders choosing to run this style of header must contact the Rules Committee for a written "header exception" ruling.

(7-29 - 1) Rocker Arms/Rule Supplement: Replacement of the Cadillac (OEM) "T-Bar" rocker assembly design to a modified "T-Bar" type design or to a stud-mounted type design is acceptable.

(7-29 - 2) Rocker Arms/Rule Modification: All rocker arm assemblies must retain the OEM mounting design.

(7-29 - 3) Cylinder Heads/Rule Modification: "Domestic OEM passenger car" and "aftermarket OEM replacement" cylinder heads must retain compatibility with unmodified OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds. Aftermarket cylinder heads that maintain compatibility with OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds are acceptable even if the aftermarket manufacturer has altered the valve angles, valve spacing, and/or valve location from the original OEM design.

(7/29 - 4) Oil Pan/Rule Supplement: Electrically powered oil pumps are not allowed.

(7/29 - 5) Headers/Rule Modification: Commercially available, chassis-style exhaust headers are required. Headers must be designed to fit a 1955 or newer passenger car chassis without modification to the vehicle or the chassis. Port matching of the header flange is acceptable. Any diameter primary tubes and collectors are acceptable. Header sets that were designed and manufactured with slip-on style collectors are acceptable. Fenderwell headers and headers designed for trucks are not allowed.

(4/15 - 1) Tools & Supplies/Rules Supplement: Contestants are required to supply all necessary tools, spare parts, jets, gaskets, timing light, shop towels, etc. in order to complete their final engine assemblies, tuning adjustments, modifications and/or repairs. Tools, spare parts, jets, gaskets, timing lights, shop towels, etc will not be supplied by the dyno facility or Primedia, except those needed to install and remove the engine from the dyno.

(4/15 - 2) Cylinder Head/Rule Modification: "Domestic OEM passenger car" and "aftermarket OEM replacement" cylinder heads must retain compatibility with unmodified OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds and rocker location. Aftermarket cylinder heads that maintain compatibility with OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds while maintaining the OEM-type rocker design and location are acceptable even if the aftermarket manufacturer has altered the valve angles, valve spacing, and/or valve location from the original OEM design. Valves must retain as-manufactured valve angles (+ or -1 degree), as originally cast. Cylinder head decks may be milled as long as the milling does not affect the valve angle more than the 1-degree variance allowed by the rules.

(4/15 - 3) Ignition/Rule Modification: Any commercially available, non-programmable ignition system including points, electronic, or capacitive discharge that utilize a single battery-powered distributor and coil are acceptable.

(4/15 - 4) Ignition/Rule Modification: Ignition timing advance and/or retard must be controlled by the mechanical weights and springs as manufactured in the distributor for this purpose.

(4/15 - 5) Air Filter/Rule Supplement: Filtered lids are acceptable and are considered part of the air filter housing.

(4/15 - 6) Rocker Arms/Rule Deletion: Maximum rocker arm ratio is 1.8:1, unless the factory OEM passenger car engines of the same family were produced with higher than 1.8:1 ratios.

(4/15 - 7) Dyno Pulls/Rule Modification: Once the warm-up pulls have been completed, each contestant will then be allowed a "tuning period" of not more than 20 minutes to make as many test pulls, tuning adjustments and/or repairs, as they desire. Contestants that are not able to complete their tuning adjustments and/or repairs in the allotted 20-minute tuning period must run "as is".

(4/15 - 8) Dyno Pulls/Rule Deletion: Tuning adjustments are limited to; jets, air bleeds, emulsion, float levels, fuel pressure, and timing by distributor movement only.

(4/15 - 9) Dyno Pulls/Rule Modification: Once an engine has been re-mounted on the dyno in preparation for the Final Elimination pulls, the engine builder will then be allowed to perform carburetor tuning adjustments and/or check and properly set ignition advance with a timing light prior to beginning the warm up pulls.

RULES CLARIFICATION
If you have a question regarding a rule, contemplating a modification or a change in your proposed engine make, we highly recommend that you contact our Rules Committee. You will be required to email your question and/or a written description of your proposed modification or change, to questions@enginemasters.com. The members of our Rules Committee will then review your question, and/or proposed modification or changes, then provide you with an official written response within 14 working days. Primedia will file a copy of your rule question and/or your planned modification along with the Rules Committee response for future reference as needed. Competitors that do not have a rule clarification, modification or change authorization in writing from our Rules Committee may run the risk of disqualification from the contest. Verbal rule clarifications, modification or change authorizations will not be honored, so please check with our Rules Committee.

COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE
"Commercially available" is defined as; any engine component(s) that are, or were, generally available for purchase by consumers prior to March 31, 2005. Engine component(s) that are, or were, designed and/or manufactured outside the United States are acceptable as long as they meet all other rules criteria. Contestants may be required to provide proof of purchase and/or undisputable proof of availability on any contested engine component(s) or face possible disqualification from the competition.

TOOLS & PARTS
Contestants are required to supply all necessary tools, spare parts, jets, gaskets, timing light, shop towels, etc. in order to complete their final engine assemblies, tuning adjustments, modifications and/or repairs. Tools, spare parts, jets, gaskets, timing lights, shop towels, etc will not be supplied by the dyno facility or Primedia, except those needed to install and remove the engine from the dyno.

ENGINE
Any normally aspirated, gasoline powered, domestic V-8, big-block passenger car engine produced by Ford, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Pontiac, Oldsmobile or Buick ("domestic OEM") that meet all rules criteria are acceptable. Factory small-block engines and Olds Diesel-based engines are not allowed. Traditional Pontiac V-8 engines are acceptable. Hemi-style cylinder heads mated to a Chevrolet block, or other similar head/block swapping is not allowed.Maximum displacement is 509.0 cubic inches. Cubic inch is calculated by bore x bore x stroke x 6.2832. Bore is measured at top of cylinder. Bore and stroke are measured to three (3) significant digits, i.e. 0.001. Cubic inches are calculated to one (1) significant digit i.e. 509.0. Note an engine with a calculated cubic inch of 509.1 is considered illegal. Power adders such as superchargers, turbochargers, nitrous oxide, or other such devices, are not allowed. d

Any method of artificially heating and/or cooling engine fluids, fuel, and/or air is not allowed (not to include thermal or friction coatings). This includes, but is not limited to, heating and/or cooling by mechanical device such as an external cooler or radiator/heat exchanger, pre-heating or cooling of any fluids with an oil heater or fuel heater/cooler, or the addition of a temperature-altering device designed to cool or heat the incoming air charge by mechanical means such as an intercooler, chemical means such as a chemical to cool either the incoming air/fuel charge or intake manifold, or electrical means such as an electric oil heater inside or outside the engine.

ENGINE BLOCK
Any domestic OEM passenger car or commercially available aftermarket OEM replacement, cast iron, or aluminum engine block is acceptable. Engine block must retain OEM cylinder bore spacing and OEM block angle. Lifter bores must retain OEM angle (+ or -1 degree) and OEM diameter (+ or - .005-inch). Lifter bores may be bushed. Engine blocks must retain OEM passenger car deck height or lower. (Exception; Chevrolet-type aftermarket "tall-deck" blocks with a maximum 10.200-inch deck height are acceptable). Raised cam blocks are not allowed. Any method of artificially increasing the deck height of the engine block (i.e. using spacer plates and/or multiple head gaskets) is not allowed. Head gaskets are limited to a maximum total thickness of .060 of an inch, per cylinder head. The location and number of boltholes determine block style and/or type. Block must be equipped with solid engine mounts.

"Knock sensors" are acceptable.

CRANKSHAFT
Any commercially available crankshaft is acceptable. All crankshafts must be equipped with a standard pilot bushing (required for proper connection to the dyno).

CYLINDER HEADS
Any domestic OEM passenger car or commercially available aftermarket OEM replacement, 2-valve per cylinder, cylinder heads that meet all other rules are acceptable. Raised runner heads that meet all other rules criteria are acceptable. Purpose-built racing heads such as; GM DRCE, Dart Big Chief and other similar racing heads are not allowed. Multiple spark plugs per cylinder and/or overhead camshafts are not allowed.

"Domestic OEM passenger car" and "aftermarket OEM replacement" cylinder heads must retain compatibility with unmodified OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds. Aftermarket cylinder heads that maintain compatibility with OEM passenger car intake and exhaust manifolds are acceptable even if the aftermarket manufacturer has altered the valve angles, valve spacing, and/or valve location from the original OEM design. Valves must retain as-manufactured valve angles (+ or -1 degree), as originally cast. Cylinder head decks may be milled as long as the milling does not affect the valve angle more than the 1-degree variance allowed by the rules.

Any valve seat size and/or valve size is acceptable. Any commercially available stainless steel valve is acceptable. Titanium valves and/or springs are not allowed.

Unlimited porting, polishing, welding, and/or filling the inside of the intake and/or exhaust ports is acceptable. Modifications to the exterior surfaces of the intake and/or exhaust ports, such as welding and/or adding additional material to increase port size or to alter the port design, is not allowed. The exterior surfaces of the ports, which include the intake manifold and/or exhaust manifold mating flanges, must remain "as-cast" by the manufacturer and cannot be altered in any way. Fastener holes on the intake manifold and/or exhaust manifold mating surfaces must remain as manufactured and cannot be altered in any way. Flange adapters that connect the exhaust ports to the header are not allowed.

Aftermarket raised-runner heads (with OEM bolt patterns) equipped with spacer plates on the intake surface in order to properly mate with the intake manifold are acceptable. The spacer plates can be aftermarket or fabricated but they must duplicate the OEM bolt patterns and no fasteners can be added to, removed from, or altered as part of their design. Spacer plates that change the manifold bolt pattern relative to the cylinder head or the intake manifold and/or slotting of intake manifold bolt-holes to attain alignment is not allowed.

IGNITION
Any commercially available, non-programmable ignition system including points, electronic, or capacitive discharge that utilize a single battery-powered distributor and coil are acceptable. Crank triggers, magnetos, and ICTs are not allowed. Independent ignition timing switches or devices of any kind are not allowed. Ignition timing advance and/or retard must be controlled by the mechanical weights and springs as manufactured in the distributor for this purpose. Locked-out distributors are acceptable.

Engines designed and produced by a domestic OEM with distributorless ignition systems or engines that have been modified to accept a distributor are not allowed. Engines must be equipped with a distributor, ignition box, ignition coil, spark plug wires (with suppression shielding) and related ignition wiring designed for easy connection to the dyno. Spark plug wires must be commercially available and their design must remain unmodified. Electrical power will be supplied to the ignition system by a single 12-volt source.

CARBURETION
Any commercially available, single four-barrel carburetor (including Dominator-type) is acceptable. Fuel injection and/or water injection systems are not allowed. Carburetor gaskets and/or spacers are limited to a maximum total height of 2.25-inches (measuring from the carburetor base to the top of the intake manifold carburetor flange surface). All engines will utilize an electric fuel pump supplied by the dyno facility and each engine builder will determine the fuel pressure. Both single and dual feed, -6 fuel line connections will be located on the DTS dyno chassis approximately 46 inches from your carburetor, so design your fuel line(s) accordingly.

All engines will be supplied with specified, 91-octane, unleaded gasoline.

AIR FILTER
Any commercially available, street-style air filter and air filter housing is acceptable. All engines must be equipped with a 14-inch diameter x 3-inch tall air filter and air filter housing while running on the dyno. Modifications to the air filter or the air filter housing are not allowed. Filtered lids are acceptable and are considered part of the air filter housing. Velocity stacks and/or stub stacks are not allowed.

CAMSHAFT
Any commercially available camshaft is acceptable. Custom-designed and custom-ground camshafts are acceptable. Solid roller and hydraulic roller designs are acceptable. Lifters must be unmodified, out-of-the-box parts and cannot be altered in any way from their manufactured as-new state. Offset lifters are acceptable.

INTAKE MANIFOLD
Any commercially available, single-four barrel, single or multi-piece, cast intake manifold is acceptable. Tunnel rams, sheetmetal, and/or composite manifolds are not allowed. Porting, polishing, filling, welding and/or sizing of the interior surfaces of the intake runners and/or ports is acceptable. Modifications to the exterior surfaces of the intake ports and/or manifold, such as welding on additional material to increase port size and/or to alter the port design, are not allowed. Using an intake manifold that is designed and cast for use on a different make or family of engine is not allowed. Intake manifolds may be drilled and tapped for additional coolant paths, but additional material may not be welded on to the intake manifold for this purpose.

CONNECTING RODS
Any commercially available steel connecting rods are acceptable. Aluminum, titanium, or any other exotic materials are not allowed.

PISTONS
Any commercially available aluminum pistons are acceptable. Custom-made, modified, and/or coated pistons are acceptable. Compression is not limited.

ROCKER ARMS
Any commercially-available, stud-mounted rocker arms are acceptable. All rocker arm assemblies must retain the OEM mounting design. Shaft-mounted rockers are not allowed unless they were an OEM offering (Mopar, Buick, etc). Multiple rocker shafts per cylinder head are not allowed unless they were a factory design (e.g. Chrysler Hemi). Replacement of the Cadillac (OEM) "T-Bar" rocker assembly design to a modified "T-Bar" type design or to a stud-mounted type design is acceptable.

HEADERS
Commercially available, chassis-style exhaust headers are required. Headers must be designed to fit a 1955 or newer passenger car chassis without modification to the vehicle or the chassis. Port matching of the header flange is acceptable. Any diameter primary tubes and collectors are acceptable. Header sets that were designed and manufactured with slip-on style collectors are acceptable. Fenderwell headers and headers designed for trucks are not allowed.

Crankcase ventilation systems that vent to any component of the exhaust system are not allowed. Bungs for Lambda 02 sensors are acceptable and may be used during the competition; all other bungs must be capped.

Thermal header wraps (such as Kevlar fabric) are not allowed. Headers and mufflers must provide a minimum of 17-inches of inside clearance to properly fit on the dyno chassis (see diagram below). Exhaust systems must be properly sealed from the header flange to the muffler inlet.

MUFFLERS
Only commercially available mufflers are acceptable. Mufflers must remain unmodified from their original as-manufactured design. All engines must utilize two mufflers while running on the dyno. H-pipes, X-pipes, or any such connection between the left and right headers and/or the exhaust system is not allowed. All mufflers must meet the following criteria;
Maximum inlet/outlet tube diameter: 3.5-inches
Minimum overall case length: 10-inches
Maximum overall case length: 18-inches
Minimum diameter (round case): 5-inches
Maximum diameter (round case): 7-inches
Minimum width (oval or square case): 6-inches
Maximum width (oval or square case): 10-inches
Minimum thickness/height (oval or square case): 4-inches
Maximum thickness/height (oval or square case): 6-inches

Exhaust systems must meet the following design specifications in order to properly connect with the exhaust gas ventilation ports in the dyno cell wall (see diagram). Head pipes connecting the header collectors to the mufflers are limited to a maximum length of 6 inches and should be bent or angled in order to properly "aim" the mufflers at the ventilation ports. Head pipes connecting the header collectors to the mufflers are limited to a maximum diameter of 3.5 inches. Exhaust systems may not extend more than 42" from the rear of the engine block. Exhaust systems must provide a minimum of 17-inches of inside clearance; this clearance requirement begins at 25.5 inches behind the back of the engine block in order to clear the dyno tower. However, from the back of the engine block to the 25.5 inch point, there are no clearance issues.

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OIL PAN
Any commercially available chassis-style wet-sump oil pan is acceptable. Oil pans must be an unmodified, out-of-the box part designed to fit a 1955 or newer American production car chassis without modification to the vehicle or chassis. Dry sump systems and vacuum pumps are not allowed. Oil pans designed for trucks are not allowed. External crankcase ventilation and/or oil drain-back systems plumbed externally that return oil to the pan are not allowed. Builders choosing to run windage screens or scrapers can do so only if they are already part of the as-manufactured oil pan design, or are attached without any modification to the block or oil pan. Oil system accumulators are not allowed.

Engines that were OEM equipped with external oil pumps may utilize external oil feed line(s) with a maximum I/D of 5/8 inch. External oil feed line(s) connecting the OEM style external oil pump to the oil pan and/or the engine block, are acceptable. Belt-driven external oil pumps are not allowed. Electrically powered oil pumps are not allowed. Oil pans must remain as manufactured and unmodified.

OIL
All engines must contain at least five (5) quarts of motor oil during each dyno pull. Engines must be shipped "dry" to the certified dyno site, along with at least five unopened quarts of oil, to verify the oil quantity and contingency.

OIL ADDITIVES
Any commercially available oil additive is acceptable, but is not required. Engines must be shipped "dry" to the certified dyno site along with at least one unopened bottle of oil additive to verify contingency.

WATER PUMP
Any commercially available electric or mechanical water pump is acceptable. Engines using a mechanical water pump must be equipped with an operational belt and pulley drive system. Water pumps must be mounted in the OEM location. Commercially available or custom-fabricated water pump adapter plates will be permitted as long as they do not alter the OEM block mount or pump location. Remote-mounted water pumps are not allowed. Use of a cooling system thermostat is not allowed. Water "feed" connections are limited to a set diameter of 1.25 inch and water "return" connections are limited to a set diameter of 1 inch.

STARTER
Starters will not be used in the competition and are not allowed. The DTS dynos are equipped with a built-in starter.

FLYWHEEL/FLEXPLATE
Any commercially available, unmodified SFI-certified domestic manual transmission flywheel is acceptable. Flexplates will not be used in the competition and are not allowed.

BELLHOUSING
Bellhousings will not be used in the competition and are not allowed.

COATINGS
Any commercially available performance coating is acceptable. The application of thermal and/or friction coatings can be performed at any time prior to the competition on any part. Coating a part is not considered a modification, and parts that cannot be legally modified, may be coated.

FUEL
All engines will run specified, 91-octane unleaded gasoline.

TRANSPORTATION
Participants are responsible for coordinating and funding their engine transportation to and from the Engine Masters Challenge competition dyno site. All engines must be delivered to the dyno site at least five (5) business days prior to the first day of competition; any engine that arrives "late" may be disqualified from the competition.

All competing engines, parts and tools must be crated and delivered to the following address no later than September 26, 2005. The maximum allowable engine crate size is 36" x 39" x 45" tall, including the pallet. Each competitor will be allowed to ship and/or deliver a maximum of 2 engine crates.

World Products
51 Trade Zone Court
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Attention: Keith Ferrell, Engine Masters Challenge

PARTICIPANTS
Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and food expenses that may be incurred while attending the Engine Masters Challenge dyno event.

DYNO SITE

The qualifying and final round competitions will be completed in five days at the following location.

World Products

51 Tradezone Drive

Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

DYNO PULLS
Contestants must be present or represented during their dyno testing, no exceptions. Dyno pulls during the qualifying and final rounds will be conducted as follows. Engines will be placed on an assigned dyno as per a published schedule. Contestants will assist the on-site officials and dyno facility personnel in completing the necessary dyno connections and final engine assemblies. Each contestant will then be required to review and sign a dyno checklist form, which confirms the engine is ready to compete and can be warmed-up to the Engine Masters Challenge specified operating temperatures of 160 degrees for water (water tower temperature) and 160 degrees for oil. If the engine is unable to achieve these temperatures in a reasonable time period (not more than 5 minutes), Primedia personnel will determine when the warm-up pulls will begin. Mandatory warm-up pulls will consist of three, consecutive, "medium speed" (approximately 330 rpm per second), acceleration pulls ranging from 2,500 rpm to 6,500 rpm. Competitors will be allowed to check and set ignition advance with a timing light prior to beginning the warm up pulls. Once the warm-up pulls have been completed, each contestant will then be allowed a "tuning period" of not more than 20 minutes to make as many test pulls, tuning adjustments and/or repairs as they desire. Contestants that are not able to complete their tuning adjustments and/or repairs in the allotted 20-minute tuning period must run "as is". Once the "tuning period" has been completed, the engine will be restarted and allowed to idle until the specified operating temperatures of 160 for water (water tower temperature) and 160 degrees for oil are achieved. If the engine is unable to achieve these temperatures in a reasonable time period (not more than 5 minutes), Primedia personnel will determine when the competition pulls will begin.

Performance rankings for the competition pulls will be computed using Dynamic Test Systems (DTS) software. Competition pulls will consist of three, consecutive, "medium speed" (approximately 330 rpm per second) acceleration pulls ranging from 2,500 rpm to 6,500 rpm. Then, "average torque" figures and "average horsepower" figures from the three competition pulls will be averaged, then added together for a final "score," (as seen in the following example).

PULL #1 - AVG. TQ = 482 AVG. HP = 421
PULL #2 - AVG. TQ = 485 AVG. HP = 423
PULL #3 - AVG. TQ = 484 AVG. HP = 422
AVG. TQ 483.6 + AVG. HP 422 = 905.6 SCORE
The top two scoring competitors from each of the three dyno's will qualify for the Final Eliminations round which will be run on the one dyno. The lowest qualified engine will be run first and the highest qualified engine will run last. The six finalists may not remove, adjust, repair, and/or replace any part or component on their engine and may not remove their engine from the dyno facility prior to the Final Eliminations. Once an engine has been re-mounted on the dyno in preparation for the Final Elimination pulls, the engine builder will then be allowed to perform carburetor tuning adjustments and/or check and properly set ignition advance with a timing light prior to beginning the warm up pulls. All "testing" and "tuning period" procedures will remain the same as in the qualifying rounds.

HANDICAP SCORING SYSTEM

To be used in the event of a dyno failure only. Once qualifying has begun, if for any reason one of the three dyno's becomes inoperable for the remainder of the qualifying session, the remaining engines that were scheduled to run on the inoperable dyno will be rescheduled and run on the remaining two dyno's. A "Handicap Scoring System" will then be implemented to offset any performance differences between the three dyno's. The "dyno handicaps" will be posted for everyone to review prior to the start of the qualifying session. Once the qualifying session has been completed, the top 6 (six) scoring engines overall will qualify for the final round of competition.

RULES ENFORCEMENT

Primedia reserves the right to tear down any engine for a rules enforcement inspection. Primedia personnel will conduct and supervise all teardowns. The top three winning engines will be torn down for rules enforcement inspection and contingency sponsor verification. Any participant found to be in violation of the rules or refusing to comply with an inspection request may be disqualified from the contest. It is the contestant's responsibility to verify the legality of all parts, components and/or modifications on their engine.

ENTRY REQUIRMENTS

Official Jeg's Engine Masters Challenge applications will be accepted by mail only, and must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2005. Applications submitted by facsimile or email will not be accepted. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Primedia, World Products, Dynamic Test Systems and Jeg's employees and/or their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Any person who meets the "Entry Requirements" can submit an Engine Builder Application for review. All applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility. Primedia will select a maximum of 40 competitors by April 15, 2005, at their sole discretion. All competitors will be notified of their selection by email only. Competitors will be required to post a non-refundable entry fee in the amount of $200 within 30 days of his or her acceptance notification. Competitors that fail to post the $200.00 entry fee within the 30 days may be disqualified from the competition.

PRIZE MONEY

Contestants must run the contingency sponsor product on their engine during the dyno pulls in order to qualify for contingency payouts and it is recommended that you contact each contingency sponsor to determine their payout requirements. Contestants may only claim one contingency product per category. The winning contingency sponsors will pay the following contingency awards directly to the engine builders.

First Place- $2,500 per qualified contingency category
Second Place- $1,000 per qualified contingency category
Third Place- $500 per qualified contingency category

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CONTINGENCY CATEGORIES
1. AIR FILTER2. AIR FILTER HOUSING3. BALANCER
4. BEARINGS5. CAMSHAFT6. CARBURETOR
7. CARBURETOR SPACER8. COATINGS - THERMAL9. COATINGS - FRICTION
10. CONNECTING RODS11. CRANKSHAFT12. CYLINDER HEADS
13. ENGINE BLOCK14. FASTENERS15. FLYWHEEL
16. GASKETS17. HEADERS18. HOSES & FITTINGS
19. IGNITION SYSTEM20. INTAKE MANIFOLD21. MUFFLERS
22. OIL23. OIL ADDITIVES24. OIL FILTER
25. OIL PAN26. OIL PUMP27. PISTONS
28. PAINT29. PUSHRODS30. RINGS
31. ROCKER ARMS32. SEALANTS33. SPARK PLUGS
34. SPARK PLUG WIRES35. STUD GIRDLE 36. TIMING BELT/CHAIN
37. VALVES38. VALVE COVERS39. VALVES SPRINGS
40. WATER PUMP

 

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