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2006 Editions

Steel may still be the big dog when it comes to the content of the world's motor vehicles, but aluminum usage in cars and...

It's a simple process for those down in the trenches. An engine builder will make a phone call or click on a computer and...

The power that an engine produces depends to a large extent on how much air it flows. The larger the engine's displacement in cubic...

Heat-treating is defined as the controlled heating and cooling of a metal in order to change its...

Here's the scene: You've just completed the machine work and assembly of a fine vintage engine. It may be for a restoration or a...

Well, here it is the end of the year and, as I write this, the Midwest has just experienced its first major snowfall. Many...
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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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The demand for high performance vehicles has never been stronger. A good indicator is that automakers are turning out more powerful models with each...
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Ever notice how many commercials there are in our environment about cleaning? Cleaning your floors, toilets, counter tops, disinfecting everything and anything that you...
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It is one of the purest forms of American motorsports. One guy pulls up next to another guy at the starting line and revs...
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Engine builders who do passenger car and light truck engines, diesel engines and performance engines, are often looking for new market niches where they...
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Briggs & Stratton may not sound much like a racing pedigree to anyone not involved in karting, but to those in the know, it's...
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Racers and engine builders are familiar with flow testing, used to measure the airflow and efficiency of their cylinder heads. In theory, there are...
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Almost lost among the thousands of chrome parts, neon lights, candy apple paints and mega-dollar tradeshow displays was one nondescript little 10×x10× booth tucked...
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In part one of this series ("A Web Site Can Add To Your Business Bottom Line," August 2006 Engine Builder, page 38) we talked...
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Since this is the month of screams and fright, of ghouls, goblins and gremlins (no, not the...
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One thing no engine builder wants to worry about is a head gasket failure, whether it is a NASCAR cup engine, a Pro Stock...
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Motorsports in general and Formula One in particular is the leading edge (or bleeding edge, depending on...
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The subject of money tends to be one of the most sensitive topics in our society. In most situations, it's the most impolite question...
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During the last couple of AERA Shows, a seminar on machining a relatively unknown material called Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) has drawn an interested...