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: You’re also building quite a few street-going motors now, too, right?

Kaase: Yeah, the Boss Hemis, well, some of them are wedges, and we’re sending engines to Australia, Finland, Canada, all over. We built one for a Mustang project car that was over 900 horsepower, which is more than you’d really want on the street, realistically. It was a little dangerous because you couldn’t run it through the gears without losing it. See, I hadn’t driven anything fast since about 1973 and the biggest shock for me was back 30 years ago if you built a motor as good as you could build it, it was just about right; it probably wouldn’t get out from under you. But now, if you build it like that it’s going to produce way, way more (horsepower) than you can use and the bite’s not any better on the street. But we have a lot of guys building Mustangs and using our engines to make it look just like an original Boss 429 car. We’ve got one guy with a Cyclone, we have customers with pick-up trucks; there are all kinds of cars using them now. There’s a guy named Stacey David on the Gearz TV show.  We built a “Boss Nine”  engine for him and they’re putting it into a ’68 Cougar for the show, so that’s pretty cool. Another guy out in California, Steve Strope, he builds cars there and we built a couple of engines for him, too.

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