Test 2 reveals what happens when this Rat is aerobicised with a set of headers. As you can see from the dyno chart, headers are probably the single most important component you could bolt onto the big-block to enhance performance. This is especially important since the rectangle-port big-block heads are not known for their excellent exhaust-port flow, so any improvement on the exhaust side will do wonders to unlock power. This boosted torque from 450 lb-ft to a solid 500 lb-ft. Better yet, the entire torque curve improved. Even at 2,400 rpm, the torque was up an amazing 35 lb-ft over the iron manifolds.
Primordial has been struggling financially for the past several years. We have about $300,000 in debt with various suppliers and creditors. Most of our business trouble was related to excessive overhead, inefficient operations, and employee turnover. Trying to fix these issues in a company is like trying to fix an engine while its running. Primordial has only had one slightly profitable year in the 6 years we’ve been in business. We always operated with very tight cash flow, with most of our cash tied up in inventory. None of the investors or shareholders have ever made any financial gain from Primordial, except for my $60,000/yr salary.