With thousands of hours of thought and analysis, hundreds of hours of hard work, and four hours of testing, the Robinsons packed up their unlikely creation and headed from Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, down to the Jegs Engine Masters Challenge at the University of Northwestern Ohio campus in Lima, Ohio. When their time slot finally came, they hooked up their stock cast-iron headed 307 to the DTS dyno, while the crowd watched the closed-circuit TV in the main EMC lounge area. They didn't know that they were about to get their socks blown off. Where big-name engine builders broke or were DQ'd, the little Olds kept on. Where some ran hot and saw their scores shrink, the Robinsons kept making power, not dropping a point between their three final pulls. With over 435 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque from a tiny mid-'80s smog engine, the guys from up north proved that their analytical skills and attention to detail put them square in the middle of some of the best engine builders in the country.

BY THE NUMBERS
ROBINSON ANALYTICAL 307CI OLDS
Bore: 3.855 inches
Stroke: 3.384 inches
Displacement: 316 actual cubic inches
Compression ratio: 10.4:1
Camshaft: COMP solid flat tappet
Cam duration: 235/239 degrees
  at .050-inch tappet rise
Valve lift: .633-/.592 inch
Rocker ratio: T&D Shaft
  1.8 intake/1.65 exhaust ratio
Top ring: 1mm, CP Pistons
Second ring: 1.2mm, CP Pistons
Oil ring: 2mm, CP Pistons
Piston: Ross dome
Block: OEM cast iron
Crankshaft: OEM forged 330 Olds
Rods: Eagle 6.25-inch featherweight
Cylinder head: OEM 5A cast iron
Intake valve diameter: 2.02 inches
Exhaust valve diameter: 1.55 inches
Intake manifold: Edelbrock Performer RPM
Carburetor: Edelbrock 800 Thunder AVS
Header: Hooker 1 5/8-inch primary
Ignition: MSD Streetfire
Engine oil: Royal Purple 5W30
Mufflers: MagnaFlow