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Cover Your Glass  To make the glass in our glass-beading machine last...
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Let in the Light(er) When vacuum checking 4-valve-per-cylinder heads, it’s hard to tell...
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Another Dowel Puller We were trying to remove the alignment dowels from some...
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Not Your Father’s Block Repair Sometimes the front of Oldsmobile blocks get warn...
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Resize Cracked Rods? Yes, You Certainly Can! Despite what you may believe, there...
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The Importance of Timing Sprocket Alignment When assembling an engine, one of the most overlooked items is the timing chain sprocket alignment. The upper and...
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Lathes: Not Just For Brakes Anymore Our brake lathe does not see as many rotors and drums as it once did, but we are finding new...
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Don’t Fall Off Your Rocker Pins Several types of Honda heads have...
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APPLY PRESSURE HERE I found myself without a welder to use to remove a check ball staked into the end of an oil passage of...
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Thinking Outside the Book Is your business up to date on your Yellow Pages listing? I hope not! In the good ol’ days if someone in...
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Spring Tester Stand Make your daily life easier with fixtures and setups....
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Let The Light Shine In When I’m struggling to see the valve keeper groves on an overhead cam head with “bucket-style” lifters, I attach a...
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Muscle in the Office Can Mean Better Cash Flow Cash flow is a vital part of every business…let’s get better at it. • Cover yourself along...
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Filler Up When I need to hone a harmonic balancer or anything else with a key slot, I use a common automotive body filler called...
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Ball Cup Effective Length When working with a ball-and-cup type pushrod from an application like a Ford or Chrysler product with adjustable shaft rockers, it...
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Smoke ‘Em if Ya Got ‘Em In our shop, we don’t have a dyno or engine...

Remove The Web We have noticed through the years that many previously bored blocks come into our shop that have not had the web at...
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Cleaning Bucket Style Hydraulic Lifters  Unlike their flat tappet cousins, bucket style hydraulic lifters can often be...
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Organize and Save  Organizing your parts inventory in your shop, building or warehouse is difficult whether it's...
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In Depth Deck Discussion I've found another use for a deck height bridge. When replacing seats...