In the Pro Mod world, the competition is fierce. Everyone is looking for that competitive advantage, and many teams are willing to shell out the dough required to get, and stay, up front. When there are so many really fast Pro Mod cars, teams need the latest and greatest components in order to stay competitive.
Of course, when it comes to Pro Mod, every team’s engine program has to be top-notch. For many teams, that means they work with a chosen engine builder, and many of them choose Steve Morris Engines, and the design and implementation of this intake is one reason why.
Steve Morris’ latest billet intake is one of the reasons teams choose them. It’s latest big block Chevy intake that was built for a specific cylinder head design, but Steve Morris’ Alex Esnaola tells us, “when we design and machine an intake, we build it as a one-off intake.” The intakes are made in-house from 6061 billet aluminum to a racer’s specific combination.
As you can see here for Andy Frost’s Red Victor racing team, the intake can be built for a nitrous oxide combination, but the Red Victor 540-inch big block Chevy combination runs both Precision 98mm GEN2 Pro Mod twin-turbochargers and a Wilson Manifolds nitrous oxide system. Esnaola also tells us the intake can be built for a turbocharged or supercharged combination, and for a single, or dual throttle body arrangement. The Red Victor arrangement uses dual Wilson Manifolds 105mm throttle bodies.
One of the design elements that went into making the intake was its height. With many Pro Mod cars going away from large hood scoops to more aero-styled front ends, the intake had to maintain a low profile in order to fit under the hood. The intake’s compact design means teams don’t have to worry about overall engine height.
On Tom Bailey’s Project Sick Seconds Camaro, which used a single throttle body intake, one of Steve Morris intakes helped realize over 2,500 rwhp. Bailey’s Sick Seconds 2.0 features a rear-facing version of Steve Morris’ intake, and like Andy Frost, is looking for five-second elapsed times. “This is a no-compromise intake,” Esnaola says. “It’s for the discerning racer looking for that performance edge.”