Custom Crate Engines Client Testimonials

Mark F.

Merry Christmas to everyone there. It's been a long time coming but I finally was able to finish the...

Merry Christmas to everyone there.

It's been a long time coming but I finally was able to finish the car and dyno run the engine.
Couple years ago you built me a Pontiac 455 stroked to 468. I was asking for 500 to 600 HP. Your dyno went down before my engine could land on it.
Well, I'm happy to report that after several jet changes and some other minor adjustments it threw down 553HP and 560FT #'s torque.

You guys & gals are the best!

Thanks again.
Mark F.

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B. Papas

Hey Guys: Here are some current pictures of the VF Hardtop. Car ran a 7.5 @ 89mph 1/8 mile at...

Hey Guys:

Here are some current pictures of the VF Hardtop.

Car ran a 7.5 @ 89mph 1/8 mile at Adelaide Raceway basically in street trim. Very impressed as this should adequate to 11.5 for the 1/4 mile. We estimate approximately 430hp and 490 ft/lbs of torque.

B. Papas
Glandore SA

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D. LaPointe

Wow, is all I have to say about this 383 stroker I got from your shop. Thanks so much for making such a...

Wow, is all I have to say about this 383 stroker I got from your shop. Thanks so much for making such a great motor. The sound and the torque this motor puts out is amazing, also, I have 273 gears in my impala that helps with fuel. I get in the range of 14 to 15 mpg. I am so proud and happy with this motor I am purchasing their 440 stroker to go in my roadrunner. Cant wait for that motor to show up.

Thanks Steve and Proformance team for building me a motor that I trust and love.

D. LaPointe
Nebraska

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John N.

Steve, and all who had a part in the building of my 501 Ford Stroker motor, Its been a year almost to...

Steve, and all who had a part in the building of my 501 Ford Stroker motor,

Its been a year almost to the day that my motor was delivered and about 9 months since I installed it. From the moment I dropped it in and pumped the gas peddle 3 times and turned the key it started right up and has every time since. I now have about 1300 miles on it have no complaints what so ever with the motor and its performance. I look forward to many years of enjoyment with this motor. I wanted to thank you all for a great experience from the ordering to the delivery and everything in between and all the help and assistance you provided. I will recommend your motors to anyone and everyone.

Sincerely,
John N.

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Vinnie Ventorino

Dear Doug and Steve, 
 I want to thank you both so much for your help.your company built one hell of a...

Dear Doug and Steve,

 I want to thank you both so much for your help.your company built one hell of a motor,it looks great,runs great and have no problems in the last three years. i returned home from the wildwood car show sunday with another top 40 trophy,with the help of the great looking enginethat you built and installed in my 1969 mustang mach1.thanks again for being the best at what you build

 

Respectfully
,
vinnie ventorino

brick,nj

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Frank

Hello Steve, Here are some photos of the engine in the car. The engine fits like a glove. I feel like...

Hello Steve,

Here are some photos of the engine in the car. The engine fits like a glove. I feel like I am 19 years old again, if I could get some use out of the back seat. I couldn't be happier with the engine. The sound makes everyone's head turn. It's always the highlight of any car show that I attend.


Thanks again Steve and Doug,
Frank

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Kim Sellers

Hey Doug, Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the great service. My 69 Judge is strong...

Hey Doug,

Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the great service. My 69 Judge is strong! Proformance Unlimited is number one in my book.

Kim Sellers
Lancaster, SC

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Ken Dennison

Hey Doug and Steve, The Motor Looks Great Better Than I Expected. I Was Very Impressed With The Fast...

Hey Doug and Steve,

The Motor Looks Great Better Than I Expected. I Was Very Impressed With The Fast Turn Around And Service You Guys Provided For Me. After Getting Every Thing Hooked-Up I Pumped The Gas Twice And Turned The Key And She Fired Right Up Just Like You Said It Would. The Engine Sounds Great With A Little Rumble Just Like I Asked For.

Thanks,

Ken Dennison
Long Branch N.J.

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Ed

Doug And Steve, The engine looks like a work of art!!! You guys do really nice work!!! The only thing...

Doug And Steve,

The engine looks like a work of art!!! You guys do really nice work!!! The only thing I'm not sure of is the oil pan. I can't completely tell, but is the sump in the front? If so, front lip of the pan where the bolt holes/gasket surface is. I can't really tell from the pictures, so it may actually be the same pan. If you could double check, I'd appreciate it. I don't really want to disturb your fine craftsmanship by having to change out the oil pan if it's not the right one. Besides, my oil pan has a big dent in it.

Once again, the engine looks hot!!! I absolutely can't wait to drop it in and fire it up. The hard part will be waiting a few thousand break in miles before opening up the throttle to see what that big boat is gonna do! LOL!

Thanks,
ED

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Timer Penrod

Doug and Steve, I just wanted to write a little E-mail about my engine that you built for me. I love...

Doug and Steve,

I just wanted to write a little E-mail about my engine that you built for me. I love it! It was delivered the way that we had talked about and the way that I wanted it. The service after the sale with you guys is excellent! You will have all of my engine business from now on. I'm also including a picture of my truck that the engine is in. This is my on going project but now the drive train is all done the body is all that is left. I will send you some of the installation after the snow melts from around here.

Thanks again.

Timer Penrod
Rawlins, Wyoming

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Cary

Doug, I Got Into My First Race (A 68 Hopped Up Mustang) The Pony Just Couldn't Keep Up With Your...

Doug,

I Got Into My First Race (A 68 Hopped Up Mustang)
The Pony Just Couldn't Keep Up With Your Motor Doug

I Love It,

Cary
California

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Chuck & Corey

Hey Guy's, On behalf of my dad and I, we would like to thank you for the outstanding motor you built...

Hey Guy's,

On behalf of my dad and I, we would like to thank you for the outstanding motor you built for our 67 Camaro. My dad called you with many questions and you took the time to answer all of them and help us find a motor that would fit our needs. It's Hard to find honest people who will stand by their work. We have received the motor and are very happy with what we have seen. We have not installed it in the car yet, but are very confident that their will be no problems. Once again thank you very much and we will defiantly be sending you pictures of the end result.

Thanks,
Chuck & Corey

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Ron Maxwell

Hey Guys, How Have You Been? Sorry it has taken so long to contact you but, I wanted to have some...

Hey Guys,

How Have You Been? Sorry it has taken so long to contact you but, I wanted to have some solid numbers on the stroker motor I purchased from you last year. Still haven't made it to the dyno or the track but I can tell you this motor is awesome. I Have finally nailed down the timing and built a killer carb and can no longer get the rear wheels of my 86 Z28 to hook up. Even with all the modifications to the rear suspension and 10.5" wide drag radial the tires break loose in the first three gears of the 700r4. Waiting on my adjustable Torque arm, which should make me hook. I will contact you again when I have some numbers on the car or the motor. Either way, I just want to thank you for building such an awesome motor. This Kind Of Quality Craftsmanship, And honesty are hard to find. I'm glad I took the chance and placed my trust in you guys.

Thank You,
Ron Maxwell

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Duane A. Leisle

Hello Steve, Well, it has been a couple months since we last communicated. Just wanted you to know, I...

Hello Steve,

Well, it has been a couple months since we last communicated. Just wanted you to know, I have the 347 Stroker Motor in my 69 Mustang now. The exhaust was completed today and I was able to run the motor and hear the awesome sound of your Proformance Unlimited Engine. Let me tell you... it sounds GREAT!!!! I am still working on completing the body and paint and hopefully will have it out on the road in the next couple months. Here are a couple pictures one of the car before I started on it and one of the motor in the engine compartment.

Thanks again for a great engine!

Duane A. Leisle
Bullhead City, Arizona

PS. Used a 2 1/2" exhaust with Flow master 40's out the back of the car. Nice rumble and load when you get on it!

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Keith Huffman

Hey guys, I just wanted to thank you for everything you guys did for me and building me my motor. I...

Hey guys,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you guys did for me and building me my motor. I really appreciate how honest you guys were throughout the whole process too. My dad and I finally got it all hooked up in my 72 Nova and the car runs like a beast! People around my neighborhood used to look at the car as a disgrace, and after all the hard work my dad and I put into it and with the help of you guys it's finally running and looking good. In return I posted many pictures of the engine and my car on the website I have it on called "car domain". I also put your link in my profile so people will know of your guys great work. I hope it helps bring you guys more business. You can check out the car on this site.

Thanks Again and let me know what you guys think.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2080716


Keith Huffman (Chevy 350)
MD

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Jack & Lorrie Terrana

Dear Doug & Steve Thanks for custom building my 383-475 stroker engine, and assisting me in picking...

Dear Doug & Steve

Thanks for custom building my 383-475 stroker engine, and assisting me in picking out my Art Carr 350 transmission, my 3000 stall converter and March Performance serpentine belt system.

Everyone in California thought I was crazy for purchasing a custom built engine from the east coast. To be honest, I even had doubts at times myself. Then, Doug & Steve e-mailed me a video of my engine running. When I heard that baby run I knew I had done the right thing. Before I knew it my new engine was shipped. The day it arrived was like Christmas. The next thing I knew, that engine was in my 64 Chevelle (O BOY)! The first time I started it up, my wife (Lorrie) looked at me and she said she has never seen a smile on my face like that before.

As for all my friends in California, well they all want to go for a spin. (Go Figure). My wife is now happy because she says; I’m finally out of her kitchen and back in my garage where I belong!

Thanks again Proformance Unlimited for my own personal dragster.

Jack & Lorrie Terrana
lorrie.terrana@verizon.net

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Terry

Been a while boys, just dropping a note pictures later, is Santa come through, finally got my Biscayne...

Been a while boys, just dropping a note pictures later, is Santa come through, finally got my Biscayne and your motor together. Went to a little Halloween deal at Milan Michigan one pass closed headers stock 350 turbo transmission 3200 stall speed, 225 70 rear tires drove it up and back, 12.92 at 112mph and some change never touched the engine out of the box, nice work.

Terry

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Tom Kotwicki

Dear Steve & Crew, I just wanted to let you know that I have been cruising in my 1957 Chevy 210 ...

Dear Steve & Crew,

I just wanted to let you know that I have been cruising in my 1957 Chevy 210 & havingthe time of my life. I have enclosed a picture to show you the end product!!!

I also am writing to thank all of you at Proformance Unlimited for the quality product & superior service you have provided me in the past 6 months. From the first call I made to your company to the day the product came to my front door. The only way to sum it
up is EXCELLENT SERVICE & CRAFTSMANSHIP!!

If I need or know anyone that needs anything that your company can provide, I would highly recommend you!

Thanks again for going above & beyond the call of duty!!!

Sincerely,
Tony Kotwicki Chevy 454
White Lake, MI

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Joe Novinski

This e mail goes to all at Proformance Unlimited. I recently purchased a 461 Pontiac stoker and I...

This e mail goes to all at Proformance Unlimited.

I recently purchased a 461 Pontiac stoker and I want to tell you that I was absolutely overcome with the performance that this motor makes. I put the motor in my 66 GTO and fired it up. On the very first try it came to life and was an instant success. At first it sounded very much like a “Pro Stocker” but after the Police came and told me to quiet it down we hooked up the rest of the exhaust, now it sounded more like a Pro Stocker with Mufflers on!

The care and Professionalism you showed during the building process was amazing to me. In a day and age where money talks and you walk, you guys showed me how customer service is really supposed to be. The engine runs consistent at 180 degrees with 75 lbs. Of oil pressure @ 3k rpm, the vacuum canister was a necessity due to the larger cam. I have nothing but “Rave Reviews” about this engine and I hope I can generate some bus. Your way from the shows this will be in. Once again, Thanks for the experience.

Joe Novinski
South San Francisco, CA

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Dennis Slak

Doug And Steve, Just a few lines to let you know the motor (Chevy 350)has been installed. The motor is...

Doug And Steve,

Just a few lines to let you know the motor (Chevy 350)has been installed. The motor is in creditable. Although I haven't wound it over 4200 rpm. it is smooth and responsive and has a bit of an attitude. I've matched it to a 200r4 extreme duty OD transmission, and a Chevy 12 bolt possi rear-end with 4.10 gears (3000 rpm=78 mph) added a 4 row desert-cooler radiator temp runs 176 to 180 on the highway 190 around town in traffic.

Just wanted to thank you guys for the excellent work and craftsmanship. It was well worth the wait the accolades I have received many and complimentary I'll recommend you to anybody.

Thanks Again,
Dennis Slak
Port Angles, WA 98362

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John Mayhew

February 1, 2007 Hello fellows at Proformance Unlimited! Last year, I took my 68' Camaro apart...

February 1, 2007

Hello fellows at Proformance Unlimited!

Last year, I took my 68' Camaro apart, Replacing about 90% of the interior and had a body shop repaint and repair anything on the body that had any defects. I repainted the car dark blue with a white nose stripe and replaced all the chrome and lights.

The 383/450 HP motor I bought from you just put the icing on the cake! The power and sound made my 68' a dream come true. The motor started up as it did on my video. It runs better each time I carry it out for a drive. No adjustments so far.

It has been a pleasure dealing with you.

John Mayhew
Lynch Station, VA

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Mike Hallock

April 12, 2007 Hello Steve, My name is mike and I own a 1966 2+2 K code mustang. I order a 302, 380...

April 12, 2007

Hello Steve,

My name is mike and I own a 1966 2+2 K code mustang. I order a 302, 380 hp for my car. It was the best thing I could do for my car ------ it made it come alive. The motor was a perfect fit for my car.
Let me put it this way when I first got the motor in the car and running, my wife and I went for a ride and she told me it gave her anxiety attacks because of the power the motor gave the car. It may sound mean but I had a good laugh about it. Now she has no problems when she rides in it. She loves it as much as I do. I receive many complements on the motor that PROFORMANCE UNLIMITED built for me AND OF COURSE THE CAR. Great job guys.. Thank you guys again for all your help. It is not if, but when I get my next project I will buy another motor from you people. I would recommend to buy a motor from PROFORMANCE UNLIMITED they are very good in how they take care of there customers and how they build motors...

Thank you again
Happy Motoring

Mike Hallock
Seattle Washington

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Rich Yavenue

September 5, 2007 Steve & Crew Just wanted to drop you guys a line and a HUGE THANK YOU on my...

September 5, 2007

Steve & Crew

Just wanted to drop you guys a line and a HUGE THANK YOU on my 350/420hp motor. This 1966 Chevelle super sport was a 10 second street/strip car. It was my brothers car, then he passed away at age 44, when he died, so did the 472 cu. in. race motor.

My goal was to put the car back on the street and just have fun with it. So I turned to Proformance Unlimited for a turnkey crate motor. All I can say is "WOW". This motor is so strong! It's a pleasure to drive on the street. With Hooker 1 5/8" Super Comp headers and a full 3" Flow master exhaust, it still sounds and feels like a big block, With BFG drag radials, 0-100 MPH is a blast. Second car show, took home a trophy!

Thanks Proformance Unlimited

Rich Yavenue
Chicagoland

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Rich

Holy F***ING COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's INSANE, with a full...

Holy F***ING COW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a motor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's INSANE, with a full exhaust system on it, it sounds like a dragster and the tick over is to die for. It's won the biggest look at me factory the moment it starts up.

I haven't had the "balls" yet to drive it. I think that a LOT more SERIOUS chassis checking is required before I drive this on the street.

So far 100% SATISFACTION guys.

Many, many thanks to Doug and to Steve and anyone else involved with this motor build. My friends, who are pretty hard engine builders in their own ways, are open mouthed at this motor.

I will get a video made and send to you. The link you sent to me with it running, good at that is, does NOT do your work justice. If this runs like it sounds it will be sensational! And I believe that it will. It picks up revs as fast as a two stroke motorcycle engine.

I have had some serious small block Chevrolet motors built.........but this............this is in another league.

Talk to you guys soon.

Bets regards to you all guys.
Rich, England

A VERY HAPPY customer.

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Roy Hewson

Doug & Steve I want to thank you for a great engine. I purchased a 347/425 in March for my Factory...

Doug & Steve

I want to thank you for a great engine. I purchased a 347/425 in March for my Factory Five Cobra coupe. It was delivered on time and just a beautiful hunk to look at. After coupling it to the Tremec TKO 600 that you provided it was ready for the 1st. fire up on July 4th. It fired right up and put a big smile on my face. I was going to finish the car before I drove it but I couldn’t stand it. I put over 3500 miles on it this summer and fall with no problems except the coil died. The engine performs much better now with 3500 miles on it then when new. Temperatures and oil pressure are right on. I have all winter to do body work and paint; I’ll send photos when done. I did two track events, the second at NHIS 3 days ago----WOW

Thanks Again,

Roy Hewson
Tamworth, NH

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Mike Pierce

Steve, I wanted to drop you a line and tell you thanks for all the help you and your team have been in...

Steve,

I wanted to drop you a line and tell you thanks for all the help you and your team have been in helping me select my engine and various other parts, but more importantly, how well this engine performs. This power plant (Ford 302) has totally transformed my sluggish Bronco into a muscle truck that has caught more than one unsuspecting hotrod by surprise. It’s backed by a built C-4 auto with Hurst shifter, and a 3500 stall from Transmission Specialties, Out back is a nine inch with a Detroit locker, and 31 spline chromoly shafts. The interior was recently treated to a new dash with pieces from Auto Meter and So Cal Speed Shop, and the transfer case is shifted by a modified piece from Lokar. Suspension includes all new springs, bushings, brake lines, and drive shafts by Wild Horses.

Thanks again for all your hard work. I have gladly recommended Proformance to several people with projects on the books.


Mike Pierce
Marietta Georgia

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Mike Jones

Doug and Steve! Your motors are first class! All the bugs are worked out and here in Italy all the...

Doug and Steve!

Your motors are first class! All the bugs are worked out and here in Italy all the rich Italians in their Ferrari's and Porches just stop and stare in total amazement when I come through town with the wicked 1987 WildStang powered by your 347 Stroker! This car runs soooooo strong the smiles are never ending! Thanks for all your support and help getting the motor here to Italy and helping my Italian mechanic's finally get the job completed. You truly run a 1st class organization! With your motor I'm doing American Muscle Cars proud in Italy! Thanks!

A VERY VERY Happy Customer!

Mike Jones

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Dave from NJ

Doug & Steve: Wanted to take a moment and thank you both for the awesome 350 420hp engine you built...

Doug & Steve:

Wanted to take a moment and thank you both for the awesome 350 420hp engine you built for my 69 Vette.
The motor works like a charm and sounds like a beast.....It is truly a pleasure to work with pros like yourselves. Should be down to see you in about a week or two with the finished project....

Doug; saw the article in the Asbury Park Press about your ride......truly unbelievable.....

Thanks,

Dave from New Jersey

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Dave Hammond

Doug & Steve: Can't thank you all enough for helping get the 69 vette on the road....Both my brother...

Doug & Steve:

Can't thank you all enough for helping get the 69 vette on the road....Both my brother and I, who built this car from scratch, found your helpfulness and expertise goes far beyond just building an engine. After your final custom tuning today, the ride home was pure pleasure. As a side note, your contacts and working relationships with other experts helped us solve problems that baffled others. Keep up the great work and we will continue to spread the word..

Best regards

Dave Hammond
President/CEO
DLH,Inc.

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Scott Wilson

Doug and Steve, Finally I have some pictures to send you. This is my 73 Mustang convertible after a 2...

Doug and Steve,

Finally I have some pictures to send you. This is my 73 Mustang convertible after a 2 year restoration with my Ford 302 420 hp ProFormance Unlimited motor. It runs like a top. I only have about 500 miles on it so I am still light on the pedal but so far so good. It sounds good and response is great! I turn a lot of heads. I only wish I would have taken more time on design, maybe more chrome, etc. I have more projects in mind so I'm already thinking of my next motor from you. I hope you post the pictures on your web site.

Thanks again!

Scott Wilson
Saginaw, MI

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