Bob Szabo, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
Understanding the Basics of Your Business – Taxes

They say nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. In most parts of the world, taxes are part of life and certainly part of running an engine building business. In the US, large expenses associated with running an engine building business are federal, state and local taxes.

Fuel Mixtures for Drag Racing Engines

In racing, maintaining the right fuel mixture for the setup can mean the difference between powerful, reliable engine performance and broken parts.

Understanding Ignition Timing: Making Maximum Power Means Knowing the Science

In a spark ignition internal combustion engine, the purpose of advancing the timing of the engine spark is to get past ignition delay. Ignition delay occurs during the time that it takes to fully ignite the mixture with a spark plug.

The Fuel Injection Phenomenon – What Normally (Naturally) Aspirated Engine Builders Need to Know

On a basic level, fuel injection just looks really cool. The intake on a fuel injected power plant is the most visible part of the engine while the ram tubes, injectors and fuel lines make it look intricately sleek. With recent developments, simple mechanical fuel injection (MFI) is also useful for a level of complex

Today’s Grassroots Drag Racing Market

Bracket racing is the most popular form of drag racing. Participants in various bracket racing classes make up the majority of NHRA & IHRA land racers in the U.S. Drag races usually cover 1/8 or 1/4 mile tracks on land, a couple hundred feet for mud and usually 1/4 mile for water. Some high-powered land