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One of my favorite things is to start the day with a simple inquiry from a PERA member. Not long ago I had one...

Boring out cylinders to accept oversized pistons or sleeves has long been a common practice in the engine rebuilding business. Boring allows worn blocks...

Over the last few years, manufacturers have abandoned cast iron heads in passenger cars and light trucks. Cast iron is heavy and the more...

According to popular legend, the Eskimo language has anywhere from 10 to 50 different words for "snow." To someone from Phoenix or Albuquerque, perhaps...
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By using a new aluminum casting on the air intake manifold of our Roush Performance Products
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This month we are going to look at some issues that have certainly been identified in previous issues of Engine Builder. However, based upon...
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In my last "Fast Lane" I talked about schools which may provide performance oriented employees. This month we
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What does it take to win a NASCAR championship? A good driver is important, naturally. Top sponsorships certainly help out. An understanding owner? No...
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  The basics of honing cylinder blocks hasn’t changed much in recent years, but what has changed are the type of abrasives being used by...
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In trying to keep our ear to the ground and understanding all the casting proliferation of today
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Sometimes patience and perseverance pays off. Over eight years ago my client, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA), learned that the Internal Revenue Service...
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The secret to making money these days, in many cases, is to go where the aging baby boomers go. And today, boomers are spending...
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The competition faced by engine builders has never been tougher. There seems to be no end to the new car incentives that the manufacturers...
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Are you using your crankshaft grinder every day? Although it may be one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in your shop, it...
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Dr. Jekyll used to take a secret potion to turn him into the hideous Mr. Hyde. The Wolfman grew fangs, fur and a fearsome...
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If there is one thing the future of the industry depends on more than anything else it is highly educated and trained machinists and...
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I just know someone is going to ask what qualifies me to write on this subject so let
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Any company with a service department is selling labor. If you have a repair facility and work on cars or trucks, or have a...
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For an automotive machine shop looking to enter the world of high-performance, finding qualified machinists and engine builders that have high-performance experience could be...