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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...

No one can teach you how to port heads in a single magazine article, not even as great a magazine as Engine Builder. "Blasphemy!"...
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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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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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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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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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No matter how much the engine remanufacturing and building industry changes, one thing will always remain the same. Identifying what type of engine on...