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Doc Frohmader

Doc Frohmader
Doc Frohmader is the founder and president of Webrodder.com, a website dedicated to hot rods and vintage engines.
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If you still have any small thought that slapping a quick kit into anold carb will be the end of it, you are deep...
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In that discussion we hashed over the disparity in coefficients of expansion between cast iron and aluminum (that caused a revolution in head gaskets...
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Mark Dodge, owner of Midwest Cylinder Head, can pinch a penny thin enough to see through (and maybe that keeps his businesses alive and...
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It never occurred to me to even ASK whether the cam I recently had re-ground for a Buick Nailhead engine was ground with flat...
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Almost since the first production engine rolled off the line, people have known that when it comes to power, it’s cubic inches or cubic...
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Almost since the first production engine rolled off the line, peoplehave known that when it comes to power, it’s cubic inches or cubicdollars. In...

Machine shop staff tend to forget their capabilities. They get into a groove that works and then resist change. This not only precludes improvement,...
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For the past 15 years or so I've abused the automotive media and the English language with series after series of vintage engine build-ups....
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Recently I've been inside a few carbs. I found myself first forgetting that things have changed and then developing a real nostalgia for the...

Here's the scene: You've just completed the machine work and assembly of a fine vintage engine. It may be for a restoration or a...
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It has been a long time, but I still remember - despite the snow on the roof. I had to go through a flathead...
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If you ever want to get scared, check out what a crank looks like at high RPM. If...

It's an old story. A customer brings in a rebuild job and you do your normal quality job. You dot all the I's and...
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While some engines are relatively rare in machine shops, the big Cadillacs have remained a consistent source of income. These engines are Cadillac's last...
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First, the flathead design means head hardware is exposed at all times to weather and coolant so...
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When I first started playing with engines, if you had a defective or damaged lifter bore there wasn
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You know that customer? The one who waited not at all patiently while you found the parts, got the machine work done, and finally...
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You know how life sometimes allows you to bumble along like a big dumb puppy and then suddenly drops something on you to surprise...