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2006 F350 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

Richard Whittaker owns and operates Stroker Diesel in Salt Lake City, UT. The diesel shop is essentially a Ford dealership without the Ford name on it. They specialize in Powerstroke engine work and also buy and sell trucks. Whittaker opened

Deck-Plated 6.7L Compound Turbo Cummins Engine

Steve Burton opened his diesel shop, New Performance Automotive, more than 20 years ago as a way to further his passion for truck and tractor pulling. Steve says he was born a motorhead, like most of us guys, and he’s

Deck Plate 6.7L Cummins Engine

As most of us do when we see something we think is cool, we want to know more about it and possibly get involved. When Ethan Patterson attended a truck pulling event to watch his cousin compete, he thought it

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Business & Management

Engine Education and Training in 2021

We often hear from shops looking to hire new employees. They want young guns who are eager to work and have experience. Many of these same shops say there isn’t enough good talent coming out of technical schools and that

Hiring and Retaining Engine Shop Employees

You never know when you’ll be in the market for a new employee. You may be fully staffed right now, but what if you were to expand your shop, offer additional services, or need the extra manpower to handle the

Customer Service in a Crisis

The world is collectively trying to manage a health crisis, and families and businesses are suffering. Quality customer service has never been more important to your business. Your customers need to feel taken care of, now more than ever.  

HP Academy Teaches EFI Online

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, classrooms, as we know them, are not in session. You can’t physically distance in a small class in real life, but you can online. Virtual learning is now the new norm across the country. The

Columns

Start with Engine Basics

This column is for the young folks out there who believe they have passion for automotive performance. You see the people in this industry and you really want to get involved. I get a lot of calls and emails from

Science vs. Religion

Something I sometimes take for granted in this industry is the amount of knowledge at our disposal. It comes from all walks of life, different ages, genders, regions, as well as from different areas of manufacturing, development, engine building, racing,

Where Have All the Parts Gone?

Does this sound familiar? “We are experiencing issues within the supply chain that has created manufacturing delays, temporary stock-outs, longer lead times and increased cost. You may experience delays in shipment and product shortages. We are committed to working through

Protect Yourself as a Small Business

This month’s column is for all those folks in automotive performance with a small business, as well as those looking to get into this segment of the industry. Automotive performance is this gray area that comes with risks and rewards

Podcasts

Sit Down with Lake Speed Jr. of Total Seal Piston Rings

Total Seal Piston Rings’ Lake Speed Jr. came to Akron, OH toward the end of 2020, and Engine Builder took the opportunity to sit down with him to discuss his new position at Total Seal, how his background in tribology has translated to rings, and what he sees happening in...

Industry Insiders – Leah Pruett, Don Schumacher Racing

We caught up with Leah Pruett at the 2019 SEMA Show to talk about her path to becoming a driver in the upper echelon of drag racing and what keeps her motivated to be the best driver out there – male or female.

Industry Insiders: Cristy Lee of Garage Squad

You've seen her on TV for years. Cristy Lee is the co-host of shows such as All Girls Garage, Barrett-Jackson and Garage Squad on Motor Trend TV. We caught up with the busy TV personality to see how her 2020 has been shaping up.

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