All posts by Steven Bryson

Bye-Bye Blow-By – Catch Can R&D, Part 4: Production

Patience is a virtue, but sometimes, it’s also a necessity. Progress often moves at its own pace in science and engineering, and all you can do is sit back and wait for a result. In the case of our 2015-16 2.7L EcoBoost catch can, results have been a long time coming. If you’ve been following along with this project since the … Continue Reading ››

Redefine the Limits – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

What defines a limit? In the English language, a limit is “a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.” In practice, however, limits are not always as rigid. Anybody who’s ever mastered a sport or skill will tell you, limits are made to be pushed and broken. A limit is only as defined as one’s willingness … Continue Reading ››

A Cooler for Atlas – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 2: Prototype

From the outside, you wouldn’t think that the modern pickup truck is exactly the evolution of Henry Ford’s Model T. Under the surface however, you might find that the two are more related than they appear. The Model T was a car, built for the masses, designed to be affordable, approachable, and to get people where they wanted to go. It … Continue Reading ››

Cool Under the Blue Collar – Radiator R&D, Part 2: Prototype & Production

As the threads of the last bolt spun their way out, Jason hoisted the stock radiator out of the Ram’s engine bay, over his head, and set it on the ground next to his workbench. With the radiator laying next to the truck, it was easy to see why we’re making a replacement. The chiseled fenders and snarling grill of … Continue Reading ››