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Matt Lyons


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I am considered an expert in drag race chassis construction and tuning. I also have general knowledge of performance engines with small block chevies being my specialty.

Experience in the area

I have worked in the automotive aftermarket as a builder, designer and seller of race components. I worked for Moroso Performance for seven years as an engineer and product manager. I currently am the owner of Lyons Performance LLC, a shop that specializes in American manufactured race products.


NHRA, IHRA, SEMA,ASE, Alpha Omega Theta Fraternity


Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords


BFA-New York Institute of Technology, Marketing

Awards and Honors

1998 SEMA best new product Award -Racing Vacuum Pump

What do you like about this subject?

Its my life!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Always learning and experimenting

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

It's not Black Magic!

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Recent Answers from Matt Lyons

2015-10-17 Unable to identify type of vehicle suspension:

The picture is rather small, but I will take a stab at it and say it is of the double a-arm type with independent coilover shocks on each hub. It would articulate OK over rough terrain but not very manuverable

2013-07-04 Supercharger:

I suggest you speak with the tech dept of the supercharger manufacturer you intend to use. Each unit and application has its own specs for drive ratios and how to install accessories. Most companies will

2013-04-25 More horse power:

I wouldn't recommend going any bigger with the cam because you end up with piston to valve clearance issues and then need to notch the piston tops. Those Hyper pistons don't take well to notching. I think

2013-04-24 More horse power:

Can you tell me what vehicle this is going into, what trans, stall speed, rear gear ratio and tire size. It sounds like you have a pretty potent build up but your not matched to your drivetrain and car

2012-04-24 engine build:

First make sure to torque the caps in steps. If 60ft/lbs is the goal, start by torquing all the caps to 20ft/lbs, then 40ft/lbs and finally 60ft/lbs. This gives the bolt a chance to normalize. I also recommend


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