Jim Keever, Jr., owner of Keever Auto & Machine, Inc. in Hutchinson, Kansas, has won the $1,000 Engine Pro award for the Best Shop Solution of 2008. Jim’s Shop Solution, outlining a quick and safe method for removing intake manifold gaskets from Honda cylinder heads by heating the gasket around the ports and studs, was the unanimous pick from over 50 entries. The second place winner of $500 was Arus Kinney of Wyoming MI, for his entry "Valve Face Marking." To read these Shop Solution winners, go to our Tech Center.
"Congratulations to our winners. Their contributions are the best our industry has to offer. They contributed to the quality and profitability of all machinists," said EPGI’s President, Tom Hobson.
Every Engine Builder Shop Solution printed monthly in Engine Builder Magazine wins $100 from Engine Pro. The goal of the column, compiled by Engine Pro/Engine Parts Group, Inc., is to provide a forum for the dissemination of much needed knowledge to machinists everywhere. Anyone wishing to submit a Shop Solution may contact one of Engine Pro’s 29 Distribution Centers throughout the U.S. (www.enginepro.com).
You may also submit Shop Solutions to:
Engine Builder Magazine, Shop Solutions, 3550 Embassy Parkway,
Akron, OH 44333; or email to [email protected]. Shop Solutions may also be emailed to [email protected]. You must include
your name, shop name, shop address and shop telephone number. Submitted
Shop Solutions not published will be kept on file and reevaluated for
publication with each month’s new entries. If you include your email
address you will be emailed notification of publication if your Shop
Solution is chosen.