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PERA is kicking off its 2015 webinar program on May 13 with one from Ron Sledge of...

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ “Garage Gurus” will award $30,000 in scholarships to qualified full-time and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians. The program...

Hastings Manufacturing Company, a 100-year global piston ring manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Kristen Phipps as Director of Business Development. Phipps will report to Jeff Guenther,...

Technicians and shop owners from across the Chicago area enjoyed the “black carpet” treatment and a chance to swap stories with reality TV star Danny “The...

Greg Ives, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the MOOG Steering and Suspension-equipped No.88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS, received the MOOG “Problem Solver of the Race”...
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Many colleagues in the industry seem to be confused about managing labor inventory in their shops. Much of the confusion comes from the...

The automotive aftermarket is viewed by many, both within and outside the industry, as a healthy, vibrant, vital growth industry. Qualified serious buyers...

When it comes to business, there are so many things that owners need to do and think about to keep the shop running. The last thing they need is a lawsuit related to employment...

Richard Lipton, founder of Lipton CPA & Associates, says if you make charitable donations and want to claim a tax deduction for your gifts, you...

The Wikipedia definition of a job description is “a list that a person might use for general tasks, or functions and responsibilities of a position....

Over the last 15 years, since we started helping shop owners in 1999, I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every pay plan known to man. I’m...
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Although ethanol alcohol is mostly made from corn, it seems to be a real hot potato! Almost all pump gasoline today contains 10 percent...
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This miniature flathead Ford V8 took 5,000 hrs to build, Ron Bement is a miniature parts genius, whose masterpiece is this 1/3 scale Ardun-headed V8 that'll rev to...
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From 1987 to 1990, my 666-inch A/R Ford Hemi Boss that we called Damien,...

Main Cap Tech One of the main problems with blocks that need to be align-bored is the lack of squish between the main cap and the...

Talkin' Bout Those Good Vibrations We get a lot of broken bolt, broken tap, and broken easy out work in our shop, mostly because we are...

Remove The Web We have noticed through the years that many previously bored blocks come into our shop that have not had the web at the bottom of the cylinders relieved even with the bottom...

Cleaning Bucket Style Hydraulic Lifters  Unlike their flat tappet cousins, bucket style hydraulic lifters can often be reused if inspected, validated and cleaned. The problem is taking them...