Custom Crate Engines Client Testimonials

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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Bill Houlihan

I purchased a 383 stroker, 475 hp and I am so pleased at the performance. After sitting on the a tubbed...

I purchased a 383 stroker, 475 hp and I am so pleased at the performance. After sitting on the a tubbed TCI frame for a year it took only one crank to fire it up. A slight adjustment on one of the four barrels and it was off and running. Attached are some pictures of the finished product and now you can see how pleased I am. Feel free to use these pictures as you wish. With a Tremec five speed behind this engine it is a thrill to step on the pedal. Thanks for all of the support you have given me in the past.

Bill Houlihan

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Dirk Neuenhöfer

Hi Steve Thanks for the power steering bracket it fit perfect. The Engine (Ford 351w) runs great...

Hi Steve

Thanks for the power steering bracket it fit perfect.
The Engine (Ford 351w) runs great, and look very nice.
Here some pictures from the car and the engine
You and your team did a great job.
Thanks for this.

Nice Regards from Germany
Dirk Neuenhöfer

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Michael A. Brizzolara

Dear Doug; I would like to extend my personal thanks to you for the outstanding job you did in...

Dear Doug;

I would like to extend my personal thanks to you for the outstanding job you did in supplying me with an engine for my 57 Chevy. Your entire staff handled the job in under a week, and with the ultimate level of professionalism.
Next time you witness someone mixing up strange cocktails in bars, take some Brioschi, and realize its probably another candid camera moment.

Thanks again.

Michael A. Brizzolara
President of Brioschi

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Jens Christensen

Hi Kimberly: The engine arrived Tuesday at CPH Airport. The engine (Pontiac 400) looks fantastic, it...

Hi Kimberly:

The engine arrived Tuesday at CPH Airport. The engine (Pontiac 400) looks fantastic, it is a pleasure to see work done by people who know what they are dealing with.

P.S. Looking forward to see the new location that you are setting up.

Regards.....Jens Christensen, Denmark

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VMF Forums

VMF Forums 05-15-09 07:45 PM - Post#2073698 In response to 1965FastBack I bought the 418W/500hp...

VMF Forums
05-15-09 07:45 PM - Post#2073698
In response to 1965FastBack

I bought the 418W/500hp stroker, it is a BEAST. I made the drive from central NH to pick it up and the experience was memorable. These guys are impressive, as is the shop, there were motors everywhere awaiting pickup and shipping. Paid half up front and half upon completion. The motor was completed on time for the agreed upon price. Two thumbs up!

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Tim

Just wanted to let you all know the motor you built (Chevy 383 Stroker), exceeds all my expectation's!! I...

Just wanted to let you all know the motor you built (Chevy 383 Stroker), exceeds all my expectation's!! I haven't broke it in but I'm betting I can get the front tires off the ground, it flat screams. I won a trophy the first show..

Tim
Washougal,Wa.

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Jeff DiMauro

Here are some of the pictures of a 1940 Chevy 2 Door Sedan with the 350/375 HP engine I got from ya'll...

Here are some of the pictures of a 1940 Chevy 2 Door Sedan with the 350/375 HP engine I got from ya'll several months ago. The engine is great and all I expected. Still have some work on the car and going to take awhile. Thanks


Regards
Jeff DiMauro
Jonesville, La.

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Brad Lovell

Doug and Steve, It has been a while and I want to give you a report on the 347 you built for us. In...

Doug and Steve,

It has been a while and I want to give you a report on the 347 you built for us. In the past two years we have entered our truck in desert races, rock races (drag racing over rocks), rock crawls, and rally style hill climbs. We haven’t talked much because there have been absolutely no problems with the engine. We have tortured this thing occasionally running at angles that don’t give oil pressure. We have run it in hill climbs until it revs out reaching temperatures that I care to forget! We have raced and beat others running LS2’s. We have rock crawled and beat competitors running $25,000 Volkswagen motors. We have smashed the oil pan on rocks and dropped the whole truck off a 12 foot wall. After more than 20 races, all I have done is change the oil!

I just wanted to say thanks as I make my living through racing and depend on the engine you guys built. We have won 9 races with this 347. You guys must have something figured out. Rest assured you will be on the top of the list for future trucks.

Thanks,
Brad Lovell
Torchmate Racing
1764 Fuller Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719.649.7494 cell
719.475.0555 fax

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William & Cydny

"Hi Steve & All the Wonderful People at Proformance Unlimited." This is my 1965 Cheetah GT Race Car...

"Hi Steve & All the Wonderful People at Proformance Unlimited."

This is my 1965 Cheetah GT Race Car that has
Your 335 H/P Chevy "Roller" Engine in her.
Total Weight, 1,550 Pounds! She Moves Fast!

Your Chevy "Roller" Engine really is "Beautiful" in her.
I am just getting some final things completed, like the
Side Pipe Exhaust, DOT Windshield, Emergency Brake, Internal Bumpers, Tag & Back Up Lights & last the Black Paint and she will be completed and Cruising around town.

"The Cheetah only weighs a total of 1,550 pounds which includes Engine & all."

I included some pictures of my Cheetah for you to see with her being fitted up including your engine in her. Looks Great with the K & N Air Cleaner on the Holly Carburetor.
"I Love the Looks Of The Engine with the Intake Holly & the MSD Spider-Top Distributor."
It will be great fun Cruising around town. Cyndy and I are planning to show her in Car Shows now too, thanks to you and all the wonderful help you gave to us. It is a new hobby for us. With your 335 H/P Roller Engine, 4 Speed Muncie Transmission and 308 Corvette Rear end in her and Cheetah Car only Weighs 1,550 Pounds total, which includes the engine and all.
"Tons Of Horse Power for her Body Weight."
.21 Horsepower to Each Pound Of Body Weight.
That is "SERIOUSLY HIGH HORSEPOWER TO CAR WEIGHT RATIO" .}

I also included the ("1965 Hot Rod Magazine Article" that shows some of the actual History of the "Cheetah", the GT Race Car, the Dragster & Street Model.")

"Thank you for your wonderful help. We will remember you."

William & Cyndy

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Lontrel Irwins

What's up Proformance Unlimited. This is Lontrel and just started my Chevy 350-320hp engine that you...

What's up Proformance Unlimited. This is Lontrel and just started my Chevy 350-320hp engine that you built for me. All I have to say is thanks to everyone at Proformance Unlimited. This thing is a monster man, great job. I love this engine. I haven't got on it yet but it sounds like a beast. Everyone wants to know how to get them one and I just tell them to look at the engines on the website. Thanks one more time for a great engine and pics are coming soon of the '84 Cutlass. I need that T-Shirt...hook me up Kim. Keep up the good work cuz I'm coming back for a 383 so look out for me.

Lontrel Irwins
Oklahoma

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Jim Rice

Thanks guys and Kim for the 400hp 383. My truck is a 95 1/2 ton Chevy with a straight axle conversion...

Thanks guys and Kim for the 400hp 383. My truck is a 95 1/2 ton Chevy with a straight axle conversion welded 14 bolt full floater rear end with 410's. This engine will melt my 35" tires in high range with ease. It's very street able to the point of my wife driving it to work. I'm getting 10 miles to the gallon with a 4L60E with a 2400 stall under hard driving conditions and that's impressive being I haven't drove this truck with its new power plant and not held it to the floor at some point in my journey. Thanks again for putting together my turn key package it was a big help to have everything ready to go along with the TCI computer system to run my 4L60E.

Thanks again,

Jim Rice
Grand Ledge, MI


P.S. I'm sending out a DVD of burn out videos in the next couple of days---hope you enjoy!

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Scott

Kim - wanted you to see my car - with new engine. I still have minor things to do on it, but am driving...

Kim - wanted you to see my car - with new engine. I still have minor things to do on it, but am driving it every opportunity I get. Thanks to you, Steve, Doug and everyone there for all your help, Hope I wasn't too much of a pain. I am completely satisfied with the motor and transmission. Started up first time. Done just in time for annual cars and parts car show and swap meet.

I will definitely recommend Proformance Unlimited to my friends.

Scott

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Shep Nelson

I wanted to thank you guys for the awesome quality and workmanship that is my 475 hp 383. I have only put...

I wanted to thank you guys for the awesome quality and workmanship that is my 475 hp 383. I have only put 230 miles on it, but it fires every time and has incredible power. Here is a few pictures of the final product.

Thanks again,

Shep Nelson

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Ventorino

Dear Doug & Steve: I am writing this letter to you both as a thank you for a great engine that you...

Dear Doug & Steve:

I am writing this letter to you both as a thank you for a great engine that you built for me. I went to the Wildwood, NJ car show on September 23rd 2010 for the first time and while I was there I entered the car show against 900 other cars. Well to my surprise my '69 Mach I Mustang won the "Top Gun" award. This was due to the great workmanship and technical work you did to build the 418 stoker.

I just want to say thank you to all of you, Doug, Steve & Kim. A great company to deal with. I recommend your company to everyone.

Ventorino
Brick, NJ

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Dave

Doug, Here are some pictures of my 63 Corvette with your 383 installed. The installation was easy and...

Doug,

Here are some pictures of my 63 Corvette with your 383 installed. The installation was easy and the motor is great. It started right up the way it came to me and I have been putting about a hundred miles a day on it. I was worried about hood clearance but as you said it turned out to clear it just fine. The car feels like a different car with all the power I had hoped for, plus the ability to run on pump gas without pinging. I appreciate that you guys delivered my motor on time and am happy with everything you did. If someone else has a sixties Corvette and is looking for an easy swap for the stock 327 this is a great choice.

Thanks again,
Dave

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Marc N.

Hi Steve & the rest of the team, Well......it has finally come together. The 347 stroker is in my...

Hi Steve & the rest of the team,

Well......it has finally come together.

The 347 stroker is in my 65 Mustang. WOW... what an AMAZING engine!!! Truly you guys are awesome. I was expecting that this was going to be a pretty strong motor but nothing like the package that has come together. Incredible that it came off the dyno EXACTLY as you predicted! You said it would have 425hp and on the dyno, after a few teaks (very little!!) it ran 425hp and put 316hp to the rear wheels. The dyno is one thing, driving it is another! This is a very quick engine! VERY QUICK. What an absolute weapon to drive. Very smooth, very snappy, very quick and very strong.


We had quite a few mods to get everything to work well together, thought you might be interested in our setup. I will forward some video and some pics in the next week. When I get a chance and if you are interested I will send through the specs on the bits we added. Basically we ran new bigger fuel line with electronic high volume fuel pump. I had a hand made 3 inch exhaust to the diff & down to 2.5 inch to pass the fuel tank. WOW it sounds unbelievable. As per the plan I have kept the rest of the car as an original 65. I changed the rims to accommodate bigger tires but kept the hub caps. So from the outside it looks like the classic 65 coupe. Until........you turn the key!

At the traffic lights the whole car shudders from the amount of power and torque running through my old cars veins. Put your foot down and front lifts like a plane taking off. As you can tell I am very excited about the engine you built and I hope that you never tire of hearing from unbelievably happy customers!! I look forward to emailing some great pics and some great video footage that you are more than welcome to use as a testimonial. Feel free to give my email address to potential customers that would like to make contact with existing customers.

Marc N

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Larry

These are pictures taken of Larry Six's 1967 Camaro SS/RS 383-475 HP. You guys did a great job--runs...

These are pictures taken of Larry Six's 1967 Camaro SS/RS 383-475 HP. You guys did a great job--runs great, sounds great.

By they way, this is my first new car I bought in April of 1967. Still a GREAT ride!

Thanks so much,
Larry

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J. Peterson

Thanks to the Pro-Formance Unlimited team. I want to thank all of you, for your support and technical...

Thanks to the Pro-Formance Unlimited team.

I want to thank all of you, for your support and technical knowledge during this project. The engine is what you had promised. This is a perfect example of professional people knowing and delivering what they promise. There are not enough break-in miles on it at this time so I have not had the opportunity to let its tongue hang out just yet. These are the photos of the SS pickup with your custom built 454. The Grocery Getter…………

Thank you all

J. Peterson
Wisconsin

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Bill

Hey guys: A few years ago you built me a Pontiac 455 with 475hp and painted it midnight blue to match...

Hey guys:

A few years ago you built me a Pontiac 455 with 475hp and painted it midnight blue to match my custom '68 GTO. Not long after I installed the motor, a mistake I made damaged it. I pulled the motor out and brought it back to you guys, and you figured out the problem right away. You fixed it very quickly and were more than fair on the bill. My motor now has a few thousand miles on it and has given me zero problems. As you will see in my video, I like to have fun with my cars instead of just sitting them in shows. I definitely push this motor and it takes the punishment. It's a good thing rev limiters work. You guys are very professional, and it was a pleasure doing business with you. I couldn't be happier with the build. Thank you so much and merry Christmas!

Bill

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