HOME OF THE WILD 8-TURBO V-8
An old-school, small block Chevy V-8 sporting eight turbos blowing through a pressure cooker on top of the carburetor will ultimately end up in a rat rod pickup. Dubbed Pressure-Cooker, this outrageous, one-of-a-kind engine was designed to power a vehicle that will showcase Next Generation's growing line of multi-industry industrial power products.
"Pressure-Cooker, an extreme design, but true to the traditional hot rod style, uses off-the-shelf components with common build practices. This matches Next Gen's philosophy of building power products for various industries with easily found and maintained parts," said company owner Gino Kennedy, who designed Pressure-Cooker.
The 8:1 compression, 355 CID engine features turbos and waste gates from 3-cylinder Kubota diesel engines that power some of Next Gen's generator sets. Simple turbo manifolds feature TIG-welded steel plate, pipe and weld elbows. Its blow-through turbo configuration employs an old pressure cooker atop of Gary Johns' modified carburetor, secured with spring-loaded hood latches. "We built this engine for visual impact, rather than maximum horse power, as it's only running a 6-7 psi boost (for now)," said Kennedy. Initial dyno tests on the basically stock long block show almost 600 ft. lbs. of torque below 3,000 rpm.
Ultimately Next Gen's Pressure-Cooker will be used at trade and car shows across the nation. Venue-specific Next Gen diesel-powered equipment will be displayed in the truck bed and changed to suit the event. "Many of our machines end up in mobile applications. This truck display is the perfect opportunity to illustrate our versatility," said Kennedy.
Next Generation Power designs and builds an impressive array of gen sets for marine, RV, automotive, racing and industrial use. It specializes in custom generator, welder and compressor combinations for everything from race trailers to service vehicles and spray foam rigs.
Pressure-Cooker's base small block was built by Gary Johns Machine in Jacksonville, Florida. The custom turbo installation and fabrication, as well as the truck build, is being completed by Hot Rods & Cool Stuff in Ft. Myers, Florida. Please feel to contact us by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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