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Dave Monyhan

Dave Monyhan
Dave Monyhan is national sales manager with Goodson Shop Supplies, located in Winona, MN.
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Did you know that as engine builders, we were green long before green became the IN thing? We were green even before Kermit said...
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Conventional abrasives have kind of taken a back seat to PCD and CBN cutters in the automotive world in the last few years. Since...

The best way to be ready to start your day is to get your shop together. This means that every day certain things must be shut...
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Over the past several years, I’ve written a lot articles on maintaining your machine shop equipment.  I’ve always believed in being proactive when it...
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Shop machines don’t have a clue that your tooling is dull, bent, nicked, burred, or the wrong size. It does exactly what you direct...
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Worn guides will draw oil down the valve stem and will coat or coke on the port side of the valve. This will hinder...
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In fact, it can be very difficult to make an accurate diagnosis of what’s wrong with an engine until it’s clean. You may be...
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Now this statement has both good and bad advice in it. Good, because we all know high quality tools cost money, and bad because,...
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Keep in mind the cam, pushrods, lifters, and rocker arms do all the work in opening the valves, but it is the spring that...
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Let’s face it, when you invest in new state-of-the-art equipment, some or most of that investment is in the tooling. That tooling needs proper...
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Why am I saying to upgrade and buy now? Well, I’ll tell you why: because if your equipment is behind the times it can’t...
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I thought it was time to supply a new photo for these articles. Yes, I have become a little older and maybe a little...
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Before we get into the meat of this article, let me say thanks to all the fine folks who sent pictures of their shop...
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Over the past few years, I’ve been writing about proper maintenance of the machines in your shop. This month, I plan to talk about...
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Springtime is here at last. Birds are chirping, the snow is melting and the grass is finally starting to show. It’s time to hang...
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We all know the most important “Guy” rule:  “He who has the most toys WINS! I hope you are in...
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dmonyhan@engine-builder.comIn the last edition of "Machine Maintenance" I challenged you to tell me who introduced the first portable boring bar to...
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You know the feeling: the machine you want, you can't afford, and the machine you can afford you already have. Don't you wish, just...
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Over the past few years, I’ve written quite a few articles on how to maintain your shop machinery, but now it’s time to talk...