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MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. recently introduced 84 new part numbers in April for various types of bearings, gaskets, piston rings, thermostats and cylinder components,...
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Bosch announced that its clean diesel technology is featured on the 2015 Ram 1500, which includes a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 equipped with...

Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders and Radiac Abrasives, Inc. have announced Goodson has been named as the exclusive distributor of Radiac’s line of Automotive Aftermarket Abrasives, effective June 1, 2015. Ross Blumenthal, Radiac Vice...

Scorpion Racing Products, a precision manufacturer of automotive and marine aftermarket engine components for high performance and racing applications, has named AutoRep Sales as its 2014 Manufacturer Sales Rep of the Year. AutoRep Sales...

King Engine Bearings has signed an agreement with Don Gross warehouse to act as brand representative and master distributor in California. The Don Gross team will focus on the aftermarket replacement and King Racing...

Champion Oil, Clinton, MO, has announced its new distributor program that allows engine builders to offer the complete line of Champion products to their customers. “Champion’s motor oils for passenger, racing, collector and vintage cars,...
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Years back, when I was looking to hire a technician, my first criteria would be the person’s skill level. In fact, I mainly...

Whether you’re a new shop owner looking to increase your business, or an industry veteran hoping to build loyalty from your existing customer...

What would one more visit per year from your best customers mean for your shop? Let’s say you have 100 current customers and the average customer comes in twice per year. If you...

Pick your cliché. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. You get what you pay for. When it comes to web-hosting and website creation, there is a lot of advertising...

All great companies have one thing in common: They realize industries and consumers need change, so they follow their customers. Apple provides a great example....

Many colleagues in the industry seem to be confused about managing labor inventory in their shops. Much of the confusion comes from the terminology thrown around the industry and because the definitions for...
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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016 consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby...
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We all know the shop can be a dirty place. Parts and tools scattered...

Whether it’s more horsepower, better throttle response, or better durability, everybody is looking for an edge when it comes to building a performance...

Reusable plastic pallets save you from having to haul...
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Let The Light Shine In When I’m struggling to see the valve keeper groves on an overhead cam head with “bucket-style” lifters, I attach a...
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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...