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2003 Editions

Cleaning aluminum creates special challenges for engine builders because of its corrosiveness and soft metal properties. There are several effective ways to clean this...

During our research of the General Motors Gen III engine family we continued to run up against a stumbling block of exterior identification between...
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A valve loses about 15 to 30 percent of its heat through the stem. On the exhaust side where there is no cooling effect...
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When discussing high performance engine work, most shop owners instinctively think about racecars. It might be circle track racing, drag racing, tractor pulling, boat...
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Karting, like car racing, offers potential opportunities to engine builders willing to make the commitment to a growing sport. If you
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What’s wrong with the engine building industry today? It’s a simple question that has no simple answer. Like many other – if not every...
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When you think of fast food, you think of McDonald
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In the September 2003 installment of "PERA Core Corner," I provided both information and a chart to help with Ford casting and part numbering...
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The planned demise of all LA Chrysler engine configurations was already in the wind for some time when the Power Tech 4.7L SOHC
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Most of you have probably seen those TV commercials for metal detectors and the subtle suggestions that they could help you find a fortune...
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For a state that offers only five months
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The crankshaft main bores are the foundation of every engine block. The alignment of the main bores is important because their position establishes the...
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Along with new-style aluminum cylinder heads came a few inherent characteristics
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At a recent technical presentation by a respected representative of a piston ring supplier, things got a little out of hand when it...
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Though piston rings haven
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 The old 1.9L was modified and upgraded in the process of making it into the 2.0L. The new...
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Ever since man first rubbed two sticks together to make a fire and then sharpened the first stick so he could hunt with it,...
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Aqueous cleaning equipment has gained a solid foothold in today