Hey Steve, First of all, let me apologize for taking so long for writing a review, as I am a busy...
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.
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
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to share these pictures and tell you all how much I enjoyed doing business...
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.
I want to thank all of you, Steve and Doug, for your support and technical knowledge. The engine is more...
I want to thank all of you, Steve and Doug, for your support and technical knowledge. The engine is more than I expected. Man what a beast! The guy that helped with the work on the car has 25 years of racing and building engines. For not being a blown engine, he said it's definitely insane! He drove the car and said it is unreal! He also said it is an excellent example of people knowing what they are doing. Thanks to all at Proformance Unlimited.
I can't thank you folks enough. I will recommend your company to all.
Here are a couple of pictures. A video is to follow soon.
Ron from Florida
Hello: This is Thomas with Krawler's Edge, last year we had you guys build 408w for our customer Craig...
This is Thomas with Krawler's Edge, last year we had you guys build 408w for our customer Craig Pearlman. The both of us could not be happier with the engine. It is what you said it would be and more!!
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 tweaks (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 car's 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.
Doug, Steve and the Proformance Unlimited Team -- Just a short note here to let you all know how...
Doug, Steve and the Proformance Unlimited Team --
Just a short note here to let you all know how pleased I am with my 302-380 HP custom engine by Proformance 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 Proformance 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 Proformance Unlimited to anyone seeking a custom engine build.
Scott in Maryland
Hi Steve, I just wanted to let you know that my engine (Ford 363) and transmission arrived safe and...
I just wanted to let you know that my engine (Ford 363) and transmission arrived safe and well last week and I was able to pick it up Friday just gone. Everything went so smoothly and the engine is perfect!
I just wanted to thank you so so much for everything over the last few months - it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and the business and I have already recommended you to people here in the Mustang Club as well as my friends!
The CD with the pics and the video of the motor were awesome! I just wanted to fly all the way over and give all of you a big hug!! You have made an Aussie girl's dreams come true!
Once I get my car back from panel and paint I will start to put it all back together, and will email you some pictures!
Thank you so so much again, and if there's anything I can do from this end of the world to help get your name out here, please let me know!
Steve, I would like to thank you and Doug for the outstanding motor that you built for me. I would...
I would like to thank you and Doug for the outstanding motor that you built for me. I would like to tell you guys it was a pleasure meeting all of you, The way you make your customers feel is great. I enjoyed spending time with all of you, your professionalism was outstanding.
The truck is an animal……………………… I will get you some picture when the truck is finished being painted. I would highly recommend your company to anyone that would like to have a outstanding motor built by you guys.
Again thank you for all of you assistance in making my motor so outstanding. Have any customer call any time and I will be glad to talk to them about your service.
Lenny Slater (Ford 347)
Hey Guys how is every thing going? My truck is almost completed except for the paint Job. Which will be Fire Engine Red Pearle………… I have put a few more thousand in it since I've brought it home from there, I wish I could tell you every thing I've had done to it but I don't remember. But there is nothing like the sound of that motor and exhaust, That you guys did for me. She will smoke them 50 series tire at a 100mph in third gear. This thing is awesome I will bring it down for you guys to see it this summer hopefully. Right now it gets about 6 miles per gallon. Maybe you guys can put NOS on it for me. You guys are GREAT…………….
Lenny Slater (Ford 347)
Hello Steve, I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for the great engine you put together for...
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for the great engine you put together for me (347 stroker). I really appreciate all the time you spent answering my questions before and after the sale. You delivered as promised and then some. I really have enjoyed working with you.
All the folks who hear the engine run always comment on how strong it sounds. As we discussed I had the engine dyno tuned here in TX at C & S performance and they were able to tweak it up to about 390 hp to the rear wheels, which you told me equated up to 450hp at the engine. I only have about 100 miles on the car and really haven’t put the pedal to the medal yet, however I’ve been fortunate to own several Corvettes and a Porsche and this engine/car combination is far away ahead of those cars. It’s almost scary how much power it has, even though I’ve not turned it loose yet.
Here are a couple of photos for you even though I’ve not been able to get any really great ones yet. I’ve also included a picture of myself and the plane I told you I built.
Thanks again for the great engine and customer service you gave me.
Flower Mound, TX
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 & having the 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!!!
Tony K Chevy 454
White Lake, MI
Steve, As you can see from the pictures, I dropped the motor in the 35 Plymouth. I am more than...
As you can see from the pictures, I dropped the motor in the 35 Plymouth. I am more than satisfied with the performance of the 383 stroker motor. It exceeds my expectations. From my experience with blower motors this motor is the most dependable and problem free turnkey crate motor that I have dealt with. The horsepower is amazing!! The car looks and runs outstanding. I want to thank you and your company for building me an outstanding product.
My next project is a 1936 Ford pickup, no doubt you will be hearing from me again.
Steve, My name is Clint Booth. I purchased a 383-500 hp stroker. My 79 z28 had a 383, but the engine...
My name is Clint Booth. I purchased a 383-500 hp stroker. My 79 z28 had a 383, but the engine that ya'll built for me absolutely blows the old one out of the water. There is no comparison! I am more than pleased. Big thanks to everyone at Proformance Unlimited! You guys do amazing work!! I look forward to doing more business with you in the future!
To the Proformance Unlimited team, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for building...
To the Proformance Unlimited team,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for building such a tuff motor for my 1975 Holden Kingswood. It's a badass! I feel a little lonely, as no one wants to play beside me at the traffic lights. Also you guys were great when I had some technical issues along the way. You have successfully smoked the competition before the light even turns green.
Steve, I have sent pictures of my 57' Chevy. The engine looks PHENOMENAL and sounds GREAT! I have...
I have sent pictures of my 57' Chevy. The engine looks PHENOMENAL and sounds GREAT! I have people wanting to take pictures all the time and needless to say there is no engine like it or can even compare. Also, thanks for the good customer satisfaction
I just would like to say THANK YOU STEVE! I am above and beyond satisfied with the engine.
Hi, my name is Paul Young. I ordered the 383 Stroker SBC while I was on leave from Iraq. I was given a...
my name is Paul Young. I ordered the 383 Stroker SBC while I was on leave from Iraq. I was given a 1986 Monte Carlo that has been in my family since it was new. I just got home and installed the motor this month. It looks great and sounds amazing, it fired right up. Without a doubt Proformance Unlimited makes the best engines around, truly amazing! I hope to send some more updates and pictures to you as I get it ready for the 1/4 mile, it's a work in progress.
Tim Lacy's 1965 Impala SS With your sweet built 327 power plant!!!!!!!! Thank you so much I finally...
Tim Lacy's 1965 Impala SS With your sweet built 327 power plant!!!!!!!! Thank you so much
I finally have the car 99% done and wanted to send you some pics. Thank you for a one-of-a-kind engine, man. You wouldn't believe all the compliments and inquiries I get on who built it, what a sweet motor, what's their contact info etc. I truly appreciate the work you did and the way everything came out!!!!!
Hey guys. This is Lenny out here in North Carolina. I know its been a while since we spoke but I...
This is Lenny out here in North Carolina. I know its been a while since we spoke but I wanted to say the motor (Chevy 350) kicks ASS. I drove the car to Wilmington, NC which is about 140 miles to a place called National Speed and put the car on the Dyno for a complete tune. I have photos on my website the car blew out the damn observation window. I wish I could say it was because of the wicked power of the motor, but it was a stone. In any case, it was funny. The motor is a power house and I appreciate the assist with getting it to me during the installation process. Believe it or not, I just finally got 500 miles on the thing and I plan on getting about 1000 on it then back to the Dyno for a full blown tune on it and data. Again, you guys are the freaking heat I tell everyone about you when they ask about the motor.
Thanks again and have a great 4th.
On the '57 Chevy, it was 98 degrees outside when I drove the Chevy 120 miles to the Super Chevy show...
On the '57 Chevy, it was 98 degrees outside when I drove the Chevy 120 miles to the Super Chevy show. The temperature NEVER climbed above 160. Idled for an hour in car show traffic in another show and never cleared 165-170. I NEVER felt like the motor would let me down. People are standing in the isles to see/hear this motor. They are walking in front of me to take my (the cars) picture because they hear me coming. I DON'T PULL IN UNNOTICED. I drive this car weekly and the response is great. Looking forward to the next project.
By the way, its been 15 months since the Bel Air was done and I drive it weekly (in good weather). I have not reached for a quart of oil yet (aside from normal changes). This motor solved my "old Chevy woes". No more worrying about leaking on my dad's driveway.
Thanks for everything.
Hey Guys, Hope everyone is still getting the engines they want. I have been running my '75 Pontiac TA...
Hope everyone is still getting the engines they want. I have been running my '75 Pontiac TA with your 468/550 HP now for 2 years and what a blast! I am still having fun every weekend or whenever I get the chance.
I still check your website to see any new videos you have out and it looks like you are still doing well so that is a great testament. I am just starting to build a '73 Camaro and am still trying to figure out small block versus big block so I may be contacting you soon.
Anyway, thanks again for the Pontiac engine. You guys are the best.
Browns Valley CA
Hello Kim, I'm Keith I bought my 418 about 2 years ago, it has been great, now has 2000 miles on it...
I'm Keith I bought my 418 about 2 years ago, it has been great, now has 2000 miles on it and 2 sets of rear tires. Very drive-able and the A/C is super cold. It is now backed by a special built AOD transmission and with 4.11 rear gears, it will cruise at 70 MPH at 2200 rpm.
I specialize in burnouts and donuts, I will send another video soon, its time for the 3rd set of rear tires so I will burn these off on film.
My first video is posted here http://s115.photobucket.com/albums/n292/cathynkeith/
Hi: I would like to thank you at Pro-Formance Unlimited for the 418w stroker that now has arrived...
I would like to thank you at Pro-Formance Unlimited for the 418w stroker that now has
arrived. It looks great and I'm really looking forward to getting the car in shape to
install the engine. The video was really cool, and that sound from the engine....amazing!
I'm sorry to inform you I don't have any good pictures to send you at the moment, since
the car is a restoration project.
I would definitely recommend you to others.
Hello Proformance Team, Thanks a lot for this fine engine. Its arrived just at my 40th Birthday. What...
Hello Proformance Team,
Thanks a lot for this fine engine. Its arrived just at my 40th Birthday. What a surprise! It looks great! But now there is a lot of work, until my Charger Project is finish.
Greetings from Switzerland
I own one of your SBC 383 475hp engines and love it. Two words only......B-A-D A-S-S I can't say...
I own one of your SBC 383 475hp engines and love it. Two words only......B-A-D A-S-S
I can't say enough about how pleased I am with my '71 Z28 Camaro with your power plant in her.
Thanks again guys,
Hey guys this is where the engine you built me ended up, it made a real nice marriage and a lot of guys...
Hey guys this is where the engine you built me ended up, it made a real nice marriage and a lot of guys are asking where I got that superb engine. And I was wondering if the decal you stuck on the valve covers if you had big ones like that I'd love one in the rear window.
Hello Steve.... It's Domnic Kelly from Ireland. I'm sorry it took a while but as promised here is a...
It's Domnic Kelly from Ireland.
I'm sorry it took a while but as promised here is a few pics of my pride and joy with your block in it.
It turned out very well in the end.
I am very happy with the engine and all seems to be going great.
Ever since, I have picked up plenty of awards and prizes.
The engine has finished it of for me.
I hope you like the pics.
Thanking you again for all your help
Hey Guys, It took me a little while to get around to it but I finally got my 350/440 horse motor in...
It took me a little while to get around to it but I finally got my 350/440 horse motor in my '71 Vega. It sounds and runs great. Thanks for everything. When I get a chance I'll send you a burnout video. With the power the motor makes it doesn't take much to smoke off those 31/18 Mickey's.
Doug, Paul and Steve, I would like to thank you all for the outstanding motor that you built for me...
Doug, Paul and Steve,
I would like to thank you all for the outstanding motor that you built for me. It's been a year since I received your engine. I finely installed the engine and I couldn't be more pleased. There's nothing like a small block Chevy in a old Toyota 4x4. My 84 Toy is an Animal.........The engine is more than I expected out of a 350/350hp power plant. Man what a beast!
With the 529 gears and Detroit lockers she can light up all four tires with no effort. The turn key 350/350hp Chevy engine was the best choice I could have made. Anyone planning on making a V8 swap this is the way to go! The power to weight distribution is perfect for reliable high performance off road use. I highly recommend your company to everyone I talk to. Thanks to all at Pro-Formance Unlimited you are the Crate Engine Experts!
St. Mary's, Ga.