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No one can teach you how to port heads in a single magazine article, not even as great a magazine as Engine Builder. "Blasphemy!"...

Have you ever heard the phrase "old wives' tales?" My father used it all the time whenever something didn't seem to make sense to...
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Are stock valve materials good enough, or do you need to upgrade to valves that are made of a more durable alloy? If so,...

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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Engine Builders: There has been some confusion about the proper method of push rod removal and installation for 1992-2000 GM 6.5L VIN F and...
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Being one of the "Baby Boomers," I find myself at a juncture in my life where, shockingly, I have adopted much of the same...
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Counterfeit motor vehicle parts have a substantial negative impact on vehicle parts suppliers in the United States. Counterfeit parts are ones which bear a...
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Perhaps one of the most often overlooked markets for many shops is the collector car and restoration market, and within this I would also...
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In the equipment industry, it's a similar situation. Change and development have been furious. Advancements in technology have made nearly every step of the...
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Let’s face it: stock engines just don’t wear out – at least not until upwards of 150,000 miles for the average late model engine....
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There are a lot of racing crankshafts in the automotive aftermarket today. You’ll find a wide variety of styles, strokes, weights and price ranges...
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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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How much cam end play is acceptable when working on a Nissan Quest cylinder head?The AERA Technical Committee explains that the following...
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The automotive industry and business in general today is changing faster than at any time in recent memory. Failure to understand and react to...
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Over the past couple of years we've discussed the various maintenance requirements for your big machines - surface grinders, crank grinders, cleaning machines, etc....
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Sealing an internal combustion engine has never been easy. In the last 100 years gasket manufacturers have tried many things, including paper, leather and...
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It's certainly no secret that the engine rebuilding industry has been hurt by better quality, longer-lasting automobile engines. The same thing - but taken...
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As concern for the environment and worker safety has increased over the years, attention paid to the cleaning processes used in engine rebuilding facilities...
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It seems as if many cylinder heads are doomed to crack from the very start because of their lightweight construction and design. Aluminum overhead...
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As hard as it is to believe now, the concept of an "engine kit" hasn't always been well understood. Thirty years ago or so,...