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2006 Editions

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...

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...
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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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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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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...