Smooth Operator Update
The crew over at TS Performance in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is hard at work on the Smooth Operator pickup truck. You might recall from our Apr. '08 story "Smooth Operator," on page 46, that Dennis Perry of TS Performance was building a Cummins-powered Ford in honor of his late friend Joe Webb of SunCoast Diesel Transmissions.
One thing should be straightened out before we go any further. Joe did not die from a diving accident. He had a heart attack while diving and passed away. There's a big difference, especially if you're a diver and already have enough trouble convincing family members that it's a safe sport. We regret the error. Also, we flubbed when we said the truck would use a Ford tranny. It will be rolling down the road with a full-blown SunCoast-built Stage 5 Allison transmission.
While in Kentucky, we stopped by the TS Performance shop and found the boys acting very giddy about some new twin air-to-water intercoolers that had just shown up. Equipped with Meziere Enterprises pumps, the big tanks can flow 2,500 cfm. No expense has been spared on this project and Dennis himself said, "It's plumb-ass out of control . . . in a good way."
Fass Lifetime Warranty
Showing a lot of confidence in its product, FASS has recently announced a lifetime warranty for its fuel air separation system. For more info, contact: Diesel Performance Products, 636/433-5410, fassride.com.
WI-FI Fleet/FUEL LOG
SCI Distribution (Sciww.com) has announced the launch of WebFleetLog, a Web-based fuel and fleet management application that allows fleet managers to monitor fuel usage, track vehicle locations, and view dozens of categories of vehicle and driver performance data in real-time from any Web-connected computer or PDA. The all-in-one 24/7 fleet management system incorporates the company's FleetLog GPS offline/online vehicle tracking system and new 802.11g/Wi-Fi-enabled RF Fuel wireless monitoring system that is designed to prevent unauthorized and inappropriate use of fuel at the company fuel pump.
"SCI is the only company that has combined both fuel management and fleet management in a single Web application to enable managers and executives to easily monitor and control fuel usage and fleet activity from virtually anywhere," said Tal Ezra, president of SCI Distribution. For more info go to sciww.com, or call 727/466-0724.
Blooddrag West Coast
The Blooddrag Car Show Spectacular has been legendary since 1999, and now it's leaving Florida and North Carolina to come to the West Coast. On Sunday, October 12th, at the Universal Technical Institute campus in Rancho Cucamonga, California, you can expect to see some awesome cars and trucks, and also enjoy food, music, vendors, raffles and campus tours. The UTI Rancho Campus is located at 9494 Haven Ave. in Rancho Cucamonga. For more info, contact Blooddrag at myspace.com/blooddrag, or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org.