Powerless & Waiting For Upgrades

posted Jul 19, 2012, 7:37 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Dec 20, 2012, 2:08 PM ]
A video showing KITT in his currently powerless state.

KITT's engine is being rebuilt, but it will be the original engine that is rebuilt and sent back. This was something that was important to me. As part of the rebuild it will be have an Edelbrock Performer-Plus Camshaft installed. Here is some information from Edelbrock about the new cam.

PERFORMER-PLUS CAMSHAFTS 
Designed for optimum torque from the low-end to the mid-range, Performer-Plus camshafts match with Performer manifolds for vehicles operating from off-idle to 5500 rpm. They are smooth idling cams for daily drivers, trucks, vans, RVs and 4x4s. You can expect a major improvement in throttle response and torque. In the manifold section you'll find torque graphs showing the power gains from Performer manifolds and Performer-Plus cams. All camshafts include flat tappet lifters (except for cams designed for use with stock roller lifters), assembly lube and instructions. 
Camshaft: Performer-Plus
Part #: #2102
Vehicle Type: CHEVROLET
Engine Application: 265-400 V8 (1957-86)
RPM Range: Idle-5500

DURATION AS ADVERTISED  INTAKE: 278°  EXHAUST: 288°
DURATION @ .050  INTAKE: 204°  EXHAUST: 214°
LIFT @ CAM (Lobe)  INTAKE: 0.28"  EXHAUST: 0.295"
LIFT @ VALVE  INTAKE: 0.42"  EXHAUST: 0.442"            
LOBE SEPERATION: 112°   INTAKE CENTERLINE: 107°  IDLE VACUUM @ 1000 RPM: 14"

KITT's transmission is also being rebuilt with the Mega Monster Transmission Rebuild Kit. The Mega Monster Rebuild Kit Includes:
  • Gaskets
  • O-Rings
  • Lip Seals
  • Sealing Rings
  • 700R4 Corvette 2nd Gear Servo
  • .500 Boost Valve
  • Friction Clutch Plates
  • Steel Plates
  • 3-4 Alto Kolene Steel Kit
  • 3-4 Alto Red Eagle Clutch Kit
  • 700R4 Filter
  • 700R4 Heavy Duty Kevlar Band
  • Teflon Pump Bushing
  • Delco Front Seal Retainer Clip
  • 700R4 Superior Shift Reprogramming Kit
  • Hardened Pump Rings
  • 700R4 10 Vane Rotor Gear
  • 700R4 10 Vane Rotor Guide
  • 700R4 High Rev Vanes
  • 700R4 Heavy Duty Throttle Valve Spring
  • Heavy Duty "Beast" Sun Shell
  • Heavy Duty 28 Element Sprag
  • Heavy Duty Wide Rear Sprag