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Larry Carley

Larry Carley
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The timing components that drive a camshaft affect valve timing, ignition timing (if the engine...
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Every engine builder knows the importance of using not only high-quality...
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) is a way to advance/retard valve timing, and change...
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Alternative fuels such as E85 and biodiesel that were once considered...
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Every engine project starts with the block because the block is the foundation for everything else that follows.
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Every engine needs some type of intake manifold to route air into the engine’s cylinders.
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Some would say that one of the criteria for being a “real” performance engine builder is having your own engine dyno.
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Salvaging Cracked or Flawed Engine Parts through Detection and Repairs Cracks are often blamed as the cause of a head failure. In many instances, the...
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When it comes to preserving performance parts, it’s the ‘Icing on the Cake’  
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  Choosing the “right” cams­haft is not only the cornerstone of building a performance engine, but also its centerpiece. Choosing a cam can give anyone a...
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A high revving racing engine obviously needs a good balance to minimize these destructive forces, but balancing can be just as beneficial to low...
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Mazda’s ultra high-compression, direct injection gasoline engines are achieving fuel economy numbers that rival many hybrids. Mazda isn’t one of the high-volume automakers. With only...
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These engines have a mixed reputation for being high-mileage, dependable powerplants as well as noisy motors that can fail at relatively low mileage. First introduced...

Pushrod engines new and old are still a hot topic. Overhead cams have been used in many European and Asian engines for years, so when...
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In 2005, Ford introduced a three-valve (3V) SOHC version of the 4.6L for the newly restyled retro-look Mustang. Major changes included the use of...
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The latest API-certified SN and ILSAC GF-5 motor oils are fine for everyday driving in late model vehicles, but most off-the-shelf motor oils (even...
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Cleaning engine blocks and cylinder heads is just as important as the machining operations you will perform on the castings. You can’t do a...
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There are no rules for engine size, but engine builders should look to build for consistency in this class What does it take to build...