Custom Crate Engines Client Testimonials

Tim Rodgers

WOW!! Great experience dealing with Steve. He was very helpful with any question and resolving any...

WOW!! Great experience dealing with Steve. He was very helpful with any question and resolving any questions.
This is the car that your 454 engine promotion video went in. It was the 2017 Second place winner in its class at World of Wheels in Pittsburgh and First Place 2017 Street Achievement Award in paint. The car and 454 engine are head turners.
Tim Rodgers

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Nick

Steve, Here are some pics of the bad ass 427 stroker you guys built for my 1966 Chevy II.

Steve,

Here are some pics of the bad ass 427 stroker you guys built for my 1966 Chevy II.

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Carl

Hey Steve, Hope all's well with you and Doug in the new shop. Just emailing for some feedback on the...

Hey Steve,

Hope all's well with you and Doug in the new shop. Just emailing for some feedback on the 408Windsor you built me a couple years ago. All's running great still, the motor hasn't missed a beat apart from MSD burning out which is nothing to do with you guys. I appreciate your after sales service and always picking up the phone to answer my many questions before and after it was built, it has plenty of power and runs smooth as, exactly what you promised me. I'll be in contact soon for some upgrades/tweaks to see if we can bump her up to 550hp :-> I've attached a couple of photos of the car it went into. A 67 S Code GTA Fastback, hard to find over here in Australia

Take care
Carl

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Teddy Spencer

I would like to thank Steve, Doug and all the team at Proformance Unlimited for a fantastic job on my 400...

I would like to thank Steve, Doug and all the team at Proformance Unlimited for a fantastic job on my 400 HP 347 build that actually did 360 HP on the dyno. The quality of craftsmanship was much better than it needed to be for my satisfaction. The attention to detail was the best I have ever seen. I would highly recommend Proformance Unlimited to any one looking to purchase a high quality crate engine at a fair price.
Thank you Steve for an outstanding job.
Teddy Spencer

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S. Major

Hi Steve, I just wanted to actually follow up with you on that Olds 350 you guys built for me. You...

Hi Steve,

I just wanted to actually follow up with you on that Olds 350 you guys built for me. You may recall that the initial installer wasnt truly prepared to bring the idea to fruition. He installed the engine, but it wasnt right. In fact, I didnt even drive it....lol....I knew all I had to do was get it in the right hands, though, which I did when I got it to Chris at Ludlow's Speedshop. Now, that motor is smokin hot and Im mighty glad that I went with your company! :-)

Cant wait to do business again, in fact!

Thanks again!

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Thomas

I purchased this 383/510 back in 2004 and now have it in an 85 Blazer with 5 speed. 13 year old motor...

I purchased this 383/510 back in 2004 and now have it in an 85 Blazer with 5 speed. 13 year old motor runs better ever! Fastest combo I've ever had. Proformance Unlimited delivers QUALITY performance.

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Kevin

In 2014, I decided that I wanted to upgrade and rebuild a 1937 Ford Cabriolet that had been my...

In 2014, I decided that I wanted to upgrade and rebuild a 1937 Ford Cabriolet that had been my father-in-law's for over 20 years. So....I began with the engine and transmission. I contacted Performance Unlimited at the time in NJ. Steve worked with me to design the engine of my dreams for this car. We build a 383 Stroker using a GM 350 block. This engine is a standard 400 HP/500 ft. lbs of torque. The engine dynoed at 450+ HP and 520 ft. lbs. of torque. I couldn't be more pleased with the build quality and the look of the engine. Now this engine sat on the shipping pallet for the next 2 years as I rebuilt all the mechanicals around the engine and finally dropped it in the car in 2015. On November 4, 2016 I started the engine and began the test runs needed to ensure the drive train ran correctly. I could not be more pleased with the performance of the engine. It is a "BEAST" to say the least in this car. I was very pleased with the support, discussions and direction provided by Steve along the way to ensure that the engine I wanted performed the way I wanted. That support was very much appreciated and contributed greatly to my following their direction as the installation and fine tuning progressed. The result........I have a wonderful car with an incredible engine that I am very happy with and would encourage anyone seeking to build a custom engine to contact Steve or Doug. Also, Kim Attanasio was wonderful to work with as well. She worked hard to connect me with the people in the shop that could answer my questions as they came up along the way. Thanks so much.

Kevin

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Vince Livaditis

Hi Steve and gang, Just wanted to let you all know that the Chrysler 408 Magnum I purchased off you is...

Hi Steve and gang,

Just wanted to let you all know that the Chrysler 408 Magnum I purchased off you is still going strong in my Valiant VG Coupe.
Drives so nicely on the street and never over heats yet runs a consistent 11.3 @ 118mph !!

Big thanks again

Vince Livaditis (Australia!!)

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Ed

1986 dodge 360 CI 420 HP I love your work and so does everybody that hears it run! thanks guys

1986 dodge 360 CI 420 HP

I love your work and so does everybody that hears it run!
thanks guys

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Michael Sheffield

Thank you guys so much for building an awesome engine! This 383 stroker screams at 400 hp! The shop that...

Thank you guys so much for building an awesome engine! This 383 stroker screams at 400 hp! The shop that installed my motor was very very inpressed! The engine was shipped already tuned and all dialed in! They had a Roush mustang and they said that my engine that was built by profornance unlimited was heads above the Roush. The roush couldn't touch it! The car drives beautiful. You guys are truly the BEST! Thank you for this awesome engine!

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Jeffery G

Steve I can't thank you enough for the great engine you built for me . We started it yesterday for the...

Steve I can't thank you enough for the great engine you built for me . We started it yesterday for the first time and it fired on the first crank and ran great!

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Jamie Feagain

Steve, Finally got the transmission issues behind me and have the C6 installed. Can't thank you enough...

Steve,
Finally got the transmission issues behind me and have the C6 installed. Can't thank you enough for the awesome motor! Here is the burnout video you asked for. I will be racing at Hemmings "Musclepalloza" on Labor Day weekend and will let you know how it does.
I will be using you again if I get another project in the works. Again thanks for the fantastic motor.
347-450HP

Jamie Feagain

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Wyane Palmer

I love my 461 Pontiac stroker. You built for me back in 2013. SOOO MUCH!!!!!!.. it’s out of control...

I love my 461 Pontiac stroker. You built for me back in 2013. SOOO MUCH!!!!!!.. it’s out of control. Happy in Washington state. You guys are doing a great job..

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Nick

UPDATED 6/28/2016: Hi Steve. A quick update on the Chrysler 360 you built for me. 1000 miles now...

UPDATED 6/28/2016:
Hi Steve.

A quick update on the Chrysler 360 you built for me.
1000 miles now covered and it just seems to get quicker. Even in a heavy Dodge Stepside the performance is awsome. Leaves a lot of others behind.
No leaks. No seeping and I have never had to adjust it.
Well done to you and your team for a tremendous build. I would recommend you to everybody.

Nick
Ireland

Hey Steve

Just a quick update on my 360 you built for me.

I have about 300 miles on it now. No leaks what so ever. The motor is freeing itsself up and getting even more responsive each outing.

It surprises a lot of cars that pull along side lol.

Please let your team know and say thanks from me I cant fault the looks and power of this motor.

Will keep in touch and let you know how its performing.

Nick

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Nick

Hi Steve Attached are photos of my Stepside. The engine is awesome. Ran first time and incredible...

Hi Steve

Attached are photos of my Stepside.

The engine is awesome. Ran first time and incredible amount of power. Will look great at the shows as well.
Thank you to you and the team at proformance for building an incredible 360 motor.

Nick

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Jerry etcitty jr

Very cool,thee baddest motors I have ever seen before... You guys know your stuff.. Very wicked... I...

Very cool,thee baddest motors I have ever seen before... You guys know your stuff.. Very wicked... I will be looking you up when I'm ready to get a motor done....

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Doug Lawrence

Steve. the 408 stroker engine you built me a while back is finally on the road. The engine found its new...

Steve. the 408 stroker engine you built me a while back is finally on the road. The engine found its new home in this Black 57 Ford Fairlane.....Working well too, love it..

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Mark W. Vaughan

I just wanted to thank you guys for the great job you did on my motor. I just recently got the car on...

I just wanted to thank you guys for the great job you did on my motor. I
just recently got the car on the road after a 2-year frame off Resto Mod
build. The motor starts first crank every time and has insane power... not
to mention it is quite a crowd pleaser to say the least.
Again, thank you!

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Dave Ellingson

All that I can say is wow!! I think that beast will shove that mustang around like crazy. This whole...

All that I can say is wow!! I think that beast will shove that mustang around like crazy. This whole process has been a pleasure and I am so excited to install this engine into the car. My business partner said the experience, pictures, and dyno hit sold him. I am sure he will have you guys build an engine for him in the near future. Again thank you so very much for your patience when I called. I will send pictures when this project is completed as well as some video. Have a great weekend.

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Reggie 427W Dart Brown Build

Hey Steve, Reggie here. Finally got the 62 falcon done. Was a engineering feat. Motor runs Absolutely...

Hey Steve, Reggie here. Finally got the 62 falcon done. Was a engineering feat. Motor runs
Absolutely perfect...sounds great...and it's wicked fast. Would just like to thank all involved in the engine build she is a beast!!

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David Miller

I use Proformance Unlimited for all my custom crate engines for all my restorations and brand new muscle...

I use Proformance Unlimited for all my custom crate engines for all my restorations and brand new muscle car builds including my Shelby and Eleanor Mustang replicas which sell and ship all over the world. The quality is second to none and so is the service. I would highly recommend Proformance Unlimited to any and everyone who needs a custom crate engine without hesitation. Why not use the best for your dream car? Trust me, use Proformance Unlimited. David Miller, US Restoration / Brand New Muscle Car, Tulsa, OK www.brandnewmusclecar.com *Watch Velocity TV in 3Q 2016 for our show Shelby;The Legend Continues which will chronicle the building of a all-new, all-metal 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 Mustang from scratch featuring a brand new hipo 289 Cobra engine built by Proformance Unlimited.

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John FitzRandolph

Pro-Formance Unlimited Staff, We now have finished our 66 Mustang Resto-mod. The motor runs sweet and...

Pro-Formance Unlimited Staff,

We now have finished our 66 Mustang Resto-mod. The motor runs sweet and performs beyond our expectations. Thank you guys for the fine workmanship on the 351W. Attached are some pictures.

John FitzRandolph
Job #11102 - 7-28-2011

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Scott in Maryland

Doug, Steve and the Pro-Formance Unlimited Team -- Just a short note here to let you all know how...

Doug, Steve and the Pro-Formance Unlimited Team --

Just a short note here to let you all know how pleased I am with my 302-380 HP custom engine by Pro-Formance Unlimited. The engine runs great and is every bit of product you advertised it would be!! Quite the improvement over the original 289. The quality of parts and workmanship are evident in the resulting performance. I can rev it up to 5500 and drop it to idle with no hesitation. It's great to have that confidence of knowing that what's under the hood will be there when I need it (or just "want it"). It was a pleasure dealing with Pro-Formance Unlimited from Kim at the front desk, to Steve in getting my sales order spot-on (yes, he did a great job in translating my non-technical specs to an engine configuration that met my needs) and to Doug who I watched build my engine via the shop-cam and starred in the delivery video. Thanks again guys (and gals). I'll definitely recommend Pro-Formance Unlimited to anyone seeking a custom engine build.

Scott in Maryland

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Jospeh Azzaretto Sr. & Jr.

Hi Doug and Steve, Just to let you guys know we dropped the motor in our 85 Camaro 2 weeks ago and put...

Hi Doug and Steve,

Just to let you guys know we dropped the motor in our 85 Camaro 2 weeks ago and put a set of SLP headers on it . It sounds fantastic The throttle response is right there. We're still waiting for the trany delivery. The day we fired it up most of my friends came up to our house and were very impressed with what they saw and heard. thanks for your great service (1-1/2 weeks for a complete turn-key set up). I'll send you pictures when the car is complete.

Joseph Azzaretto Sr. & Jr.
Staten Island N.Y.

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Robert Simone

Doug And Steve, I have been driving around now for about a week and I can certainly say without a...

Doug And Steve,

I have been driving around now for about a week and I can certainly say without a doubt that you are a master craftsman. The feel of the engine is incredible, it did not respond this way when it was new. Everything is so tight and neat that I almost feel as if I am driving a new car. The workmanship and the level of detail exhibited in the rebuilding of this engine can only be described as excellent. I want to thank you for a job well done. You can be sure that Performance Unlimited will receive my highest recommendations.

Robert Simone
Port Washington, NY

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Kevin Frank

Dear Steve & Doug I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my 351w, not only does it look...

Dear Steve & Doug

I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my 351w, not only does it look fantastic it run just as good I'm very pleased with the service, your price quote you gave me was right on target and delivered the level of performance I was looking for. The fact that you were able to pick-up and drop off the motor with a fast turn around made it all the better experience dealing with your company!

Thanks Again
Kevin Frank

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Marcus

Hey Doug and Steve, This is Marcus.....I know you guys been wondering why I hadn't email you about...

Hey Doug and Steve,

This is Marcus.....I know you guys been wondering why I
hadn't email you about the results of the motor....well it's a monster.....I took it to the track just last night 1/8th of a mile track and guys I'm telling you I got into my first race with a 1969 mustang with nitro....can you believe this Doug I race him twice the first time I beat him without him spraying me...the second race he sprayed me from the whole I still jump him out the whole and when I went to second gear the race was over.......so I am so excited about this whole project.....and I have to thank you guys for the job that you'll did on my motor I love that 383 stroker......and one thing I want you'll to remember if I ever need something else done I'm calling on you'll.........I love it love it, dudes.....I got to take it to get the exhaust done on it this coming up Tuesday. it sounds like a monster now I can't wait to here it next Tuesday......when I get the car painted I'm gonna send you'll some pictures of it with the hood up and close.......thanks a lot guys........I would recommend anybody to you'll......people are asking me who built your motor when I tell them it came out of new jersey you should see the expression on there face as if they might be scared to run me......

Marcus
GA

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Derek Hagner

Hey guys this is Derek Hagner I bought a 383 Stroker (Edelbrock special) one of ten in Dec. of 03 and I'm...

Hey guys this is Derek Hagner I bought a 383 Stroker (Edelbrock special) one of ten in Dec. of 03 and I'm extremely happy with it. You guys did a great job a matter of fact you have it posted under your Chevy performance category, it's the one with the yellow block under main heading. Anyways I wanted to say thanks for everything, but I have a question. The engine sets in a 67 Camaro with a TH 400, 3000 stall, 1 7/8 super comp headers with 390 gearing and I'm in the 6000 to 6500 rpms and not even down the 1/8 mile, how far can I safely rev this combo? This engine was upgraded with Keith Black pistons and air gap intake. I've installed a digital rev limiter to protect the engine but it sure is pulling when it kicks in at 6500 rpm. If the engine can handle more revs do I need to upgrade the distributor to something that can withstand the rpms? Again the engine is awesome Doug did a great job. Thanks for all the help and hope the new shop is going smoothly.

Derek Hagner

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Dr. Timothy Rohrs

Dear Doug & Steve Just wanted to drop you a letter to let you know how much I am enjoying my car after...

Dear Doug & Steve

Just wanted to drop you a letter to let you know how much I am enjoying my car after all the hard work you guys did. Not only does the engine sound great but also performs like a champ. I have more power than I feel safe using.

I have to admit I was a little nervous when the tow truck came to pick up my 1968 Dodge Polara back in January. I only knew your company through what I read and saw on your web site. I was pleasantly surprised when you called to let me know that my car had arrived safely and you did a thorough inspection to make sure that no body or paint damage occurred during transit.

As you know, I kept adding more and more work to be done to the car. First it was the engine rebuild, then the drum to disk brake conversion, then the new gas tank and sending unit, then the headers, then the leaf springs, New rear drums and rotors, and finally stall converter and high performance transmission. You handled all my projects with enthusiasm and professionalism. When my son and I came down to New Jersey To "visit" my car, you were fantastic. You gave us the full tour of the shop, showed us my engine and what work was already completed. You guys dropped everything and treated us like "VIP"s.

Thank you so much for your help in meeting and exceeding my expectations for my car. I highly recommend you to people I meet at Mopar Clubs and shows. Keep up the great work and I will see soon when I bring in my Z28 for work.

Sincerely,
Dr. Timothy Rohrs

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Mike Sheilds

Steve, Just wanted to let you know that the engine is in the Camaro. I started it up and am very...

Steve,

Just wanted to let you know that the engine is in the Camaro. I started it up and am very impressed! It was rush to hear it run .I let it Idle for thirty five min. Now and then I INCREASE THE RPM TWO 2000,THEN 2400 ,never hit it hard, Though it was like a horse wanting to go! Hope to get it on the road very soon. The throttle response is awesome. The temp, never got above180* I enclosed a few pic's let me know what you think.

Sincerely,
Mike Sheilds

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