OCTO Winter Meet 2020

Posted on April 20, 2020May 4, 2020Categories ACE Blog, Events
Saturday, February 15, 2020

For those that don’t know, Orange County Transporter Organization Winter Meet is a swap meet for 1967 and earlier Volkswagen buses only, it’s held at Long Beach Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, Long Beach, CA.

Two days prior to OCTO, we had just finished building the long block of a soon to be Turnkey 2276cc IDA motor and about to crate up a 2007cc Turnkey engine for shipping overseas, and thought rather than just go to OCTO to hang out and find a few bits for our newly acquired 1960 Mango 11-window bus ‘why not take our engines to display?!’

With our bus still on it’s long journey from Nebraska, we loaded the shop truck up instead. Our trusty 1973 Chevy C10 pick-up was making sparks on the freeway with the two air-cooled engines and the high end parts we had to display in the back!

Despite the thick fog and lack of coffee we got our gazebo up and the engines out on display and what a great day we had!

So many amazing buses on show, we met some awesome people, had some great feedback, bought ourselves some steels and Stef even got a pic with Gary Berg!

ACE LS build featured in ENGINE BUILDER Magazine!

Posted on March 28, 2020April 20, 2020Categories ACE Blog, LS EngineTags , , ,

We are so humbled to have been approached by Greg from Engine Builder Magazine to discuss our latest LS build!

When we spoke to Greg, Adrian’s twin turbo 370 cid LS was on the stand going through the final stages of the build before being shipped out to the UK to be fitted into a neat little street & strip Vauxhall Victor, an English station wagon from 1968.

The engine is made up of an iron block, GM crank, Callies rods, Brian Tooley Racing twin turbo cam, CP-Carrillo pistons, AFR heads and ARP hardware. It’s got twin 62mm turbos with ball bearing and billet wheels and will be powered by Holley Dominator EFI.

We are looking forward to seeing Adrian’s engine making approximately 1200hp!

Check out this engine on our website: https://www.ace-engines.com/product/1000hp-lsx-engine/

Read the full Engine Builder Magazine feature here!