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One of the least pleasant parts of any engine builder’s day is the cleaning process.Removing the oil, carbon and general gunk from blocks, cylinder...

Do you ever wonder what’s next? First gas prices climb to more than $4.50 per gallon and everyone is dumping their gas-guzzlers. A couple...

Currently gas prices have stabilized at around $1.83 a gallon, a price at which most Americans feel comfortable driving their SUVs, trucks, race cars,...

When we last visited the subject of the opportunities in the agricultural market, (Engine Builder, March 2006) we discussed the diversity that may not...
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Horsepower is in the heads. But for a cylinder head to breathe efficiently, the valvetrain must be rigid and strong to minimize flex, but...
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The Hemi has made a comeback in recent years in various Chrysler and Dodge vehicles, most notably in the Charger and Challenger. But for...
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To the naked eye, a valve is a valve is a valve. Sure, there may be two, three, four or more of them in...
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Even though the valvetain plays a supporting role in the overall performance potential of an engine it can still be a make or –...
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Do you outsource cylinder head repairs that require welding? If so, you might be missing an opportunity to generate additional income for your shop...
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While the economy stalls – enthusiasts are building “Rat Rods” in record numbers.Right in the middle of the economic slowdown and our government’s bailout...
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It’s 6,000 rpm – do you know what your oil pressure is? That’s a question every engine builder should know the answer to if...
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In this election year it somehow seems appropriate to talk about a movement that reaches the common citizen…the working man…the small-business person. Political rhetoric...
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Say the name Arnie “Farmer” Beswick and many an old Pontiac fan will nod and share a story or two about Arnie and his...
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Choosing a set of connecting rods for a performance engine is not as simple as it sounds. The rods you ultimately choose to use...
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Soaring copper prices have mademetal a prime target of local thieves. The issue has created aperplexing problem for recyclers like AAEQ Manufacturers and...