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I often hear customers ask about the difference between a sleeve and a liner. It’s an understandable question. Automotive guys call them sleeves and...

One of the only ways you can prove your worth as a race engine builder – besides on the racetrack, of course – is...

The rocker arms play a more important role than ever these days in high performance valvetrains. The rockers are the teeter-totters that translate the...

They're fast, have power aplenty, can turn on a dime, and throw a huge column of water behind them. They're called Inboard Hydroplanes and...

Whether you think diesel crankshafts are the same as or different from their smaller gasoline counterparts, you’re right. Diesel crankshafts and rotating assemblies –...
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When it comes to racing, sometimes the belief is that only custom-designed parts are good enough for a winning team. The question here is,...
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The top professional divisions in racing today for the most part run engines that are built to comply with a very strict set of...
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Dry sump oil systems are used on all kinds of racing applications from NASCAR, circle track, road course and Formula One racing to ProStock...
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When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced 6.2L V8 that delivers an estimated...
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What does it take to put a top-notch Sportsman drag racing engine in the winner’s bracket? Obviously, parts selection, assembly expertise and a talented...
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In October, you learned about the teachers at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, involved in the school’s High Performance program. This one-year certification program provides...
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First off, let’s get one thing perfectly clear – there’s no such thing as “flawless.”...
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When you’re building a performance engine, what kind of piston rings should you use? Rings run the gamut from cast iron to ductile iron...
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Okay, so saying?“I have to play golf when I’m at...
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Back in the old days, the late ’90s, when the economy was strong and incomes were high, people had a...
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The Rockers who rode on the racy-looking machines sculpted after grand prix motorcycles gained the nickname “cafe racers” because they were often seen parked...