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John Carollo

John Carollo
John Corolla Associates was created over 25 years ago to serve the automotive industry with copy writing, journalism and photography. Today, we write for several big companies creating everything from press releases to books. Our website isn't named "JCA Words" for nothing. If it's about car or truck performance, we write it!
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Heads are a product line that warrant almost constant research. Both the OEMs and aftermarket are creating new applications that solve problems, save time...
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Some say the air cleaner of an engine is like the front door of a house. That is, it’s what you see first and...
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“The popularity of the post-war engines being rebuilt is not much different than the pre-war models,” says Packard...
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It’s the same economic principle many body shops use on their rodding customers. You can expend good time, money and effort trying to resurrect...
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How have the changes in the market and the changes in vehicles affected shops specializing in vintage engines as well as those shops thinking...
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Engine dress up parts are like the proverbial chicken or the egg question. Did the shiny new pieces come about to enhance a stock...
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I recently attended the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Lowe’s Motor Speedway spending the better part of a week seeing what and who...
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If there was any year that street rod engines would equate to the old days of the Wild West it’s 2008.
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Last year’s Machine Shop Market Profile revealed that about 44 percent of machine shops build motorcycle engines. Accounting for just over 3 percent of...
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Racing's racing, right? The first one is the winner and second place is just the first loser. While that may be true as far...
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It's always good to take a fresh look at some of the many engine components we work with. Rather than being lulled into complacency,...

It's a simple process for those down in the trenches. An engine builder will make a phone call or click on a computer and...
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The simple timing chain: it has a distinct function, yet constantly changing designs, materials, procedures and refinements make for a part that seems to...
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Street Rods, customs, muscle cars; even their names are different. When it comes to cars – and we’re including light trucks – from the...

There are hundreds of thousands of motorboats cruising the waterways and coasts of America. It's easy to think the market for rebuilding engines for...
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The New York City native’s journey started out as a line mechanic in NY before tackling...
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It's like any other mechanical part in an engine. It has a simple yet specifically designed function, it's not overly complicated and it's definitely...
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A dyno can give an engine builder an enormous wealth of information and even separate the truth from lies. It's one thing for a...
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The engines in NASCAR's newly introduced Strictly Stock class of stock car racing in 1949 were literally stock, right off the dealer's showroom floor....