Custom Crate Engines Client Testimonials

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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Edwin H.

Hello Kim, I purchased a 347 ci stroker from you guys for my 2004 Mustang GT. I just wanted to share...

Hello Kim,

I purchased a 347 ci stroker from you guys for my 2004 Mustang GT. I just wanted to share some pictures of my progress. It is pretty much done I got it started and sounds like I just woken up a BEAST! It was AWESOME and I'm loving it. I just want to thank the whole crew for a wonderful engine and I do constantly tell my friends where to buy if they ever need an engine.

Once again THANK U!
Edwin H.

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Barry B.

Thanks to all for my 347 stroker. It sounds awesome. Here are a few pictures since installing...

Thanks to all for my 347 stroker. It sounds awesome. Here are a few pictures since installing.

Thanks again,
Barry B.

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D. Sims

Hi guys, Well here is the final product of Proformance Unlimited & wow am I impressed. The car runs...

Hi guys,

Well here is the final product of Proformance Unlimited & wow am I impressed. The car runs perfect & has great throttle response. I have done around 200 miles now & seems to feel better & better every time I turn the key.

There has been a lot of people at the recent car show asking about it & to say the least its been nothing but positive & very happy looks on people's faces when they look at what is under the hood.

Once again thank you to Steve & the guys for answering any questions that I had during the build on those early morning (Australian time) phone calls that we had & was a happy experience getting my 347 stroker built by Proformance Unlimited.

Yours truly & one extremely happy man,
D. Sims

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Jason H.

Steve, I just wanted to say thanks again for taking the time to personally call me to answer my...

Steve,

I just wanted to say thanks again for taking the time to personally call me to answer my question on the oil type. You guys have been awesome!! From the purchase all the way to over 2 years later, you have continued to support me and you have gained me as a lifetime customer for my future engine needs!!

Jason H.

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Michael S.

Kim, Please pass this along -The diligence and dedication demonstrated by your team shows in the...

Kim,

Please pass this along -The diligence and dedication demonstrated by your team shows in the quality of the work on this engine. It has totally met and blown away my expectations! I will highly recommend your company.

Thank you,
Michael S.

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Mark C.

Hi Kim, It took pretty much forever, but the shop doing major work on my hot rod finally finished...

Hi Kim,

It took pretty much forever, but the shop doing major work on my hot rod finally finished everything up. I've enclosed a couple of pictures. So far I'm very happy and looking forward to future car shows. Many thanks to Proformance Unlimited for the excellent engine.

Thanks again,
Mark C

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Glenn Irvine

Hey Steve, I have attached a couple of pictures. I will send some more when I can as well as a video...

Hey Steve,

I have attached a couple of pictures. I will send some more when I can as well as a video of motor running. Sounds very tuff and I have only been driving locally around my area.

Glenn Irvine
Brisbane, Australia

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Sam C.

Hey Steve, That 383 475hp is unbelievable. I can't believe it I have finally got it in the car going...

Hey Steve,

That 383 475hp is unbelievable. I can't believe it I have finally got it in the car going to send some photos soon. After 3 years I have finally got it on the road I'm extremely impressed that engine has more power than I think that I really wanted but it is very nice. I just wanted to say thanks again for all the help you have been and the quality you put in these engine's again I will send some photos soon I am already getting a lot of what kind of car is it. I got me a nice 3" exhaust on it and it is my dream come true thanks everyone at Proformance Unlimited you guys are the best in the business in my opinion!!!!!!!!!

Sam C.
Coweta, OK

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Tom

Hey Steve, First of all, let me apologize for taking so long for writing a review, as I am a busy...

Hey Steve,

First of all, let me apologize for taking so long for writing a review, as I am a busy man. But I wanted to take the time to comment about my 383 stroker blower motor. I was gun shy and apprehensive initially, due to not knowing you and with your company being so far away. I appreciated that you kept me informed through out the process.
Even upon delivery, I was still skeptical although Steve did everything he said he was going to do in the midst of getting hammered by Hurricane Sandy. With that said, I have now installed the motor, run it on several occasions and I am now the proud owner of one badass small block. I am more than impressed with the performance and workmanship on everything. I’ve been doing business with people for 30 years and generally there are problems, not with ya'll, this is a top notch operation. To say the least, I am very pleased.

Thank you,
Tom

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Greg Bartlett

Here are some pictures of my car and engine compartment. I bought the 461 Pontiac stroker 475 H.P. and...

Here are some pictures of my car and engine compartment. I bought the 461 Pontiac stroker 475 H.P. and you were right, this engine is just what this car needed: awesome power, sound and looks. The engine has a big lumpy idle ( which is what I really wanted ) and sounds really good through my exhaust system.
I also have the 3" electric dumps, talk about a nice sound, believe me I get everybody's attention, what an awesome motor. Thanks so much for doing such a great job building my motor. It looks and sounds fantastic . I will recommend your company to all.

Thanks again & again

Greg Bartlett

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Bill Reece

Hi Everyone, Just wanted to share these pictures and tell you all how much I enjoyed doing business...

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to share these pictures and tell you all how much I enjoyed doing business with you. This is my first car I ever built from ground up. The engine (Ford 351w) you built me was beautiful and performs just like it should. The project was so much fun, I am going to build another one. You can look forward to getting another order from me.

Thanks again,
Bill Reece

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