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A Better Way to Install Rods on Pistons

Installing spiral locks into a performance piston can be a pain. This tool can make your life a lot easier when it comes to building performance engines.

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Dual Championship Winners Announced

The first half of the 2015 Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Dual Championship is complete. Twenty-two teams competed in the Engine Challenge, held at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. These teams—comprised solely of high-school students—faced off against each other and the clock to complete performance engine rebuilds and, for the first time, also took a 50-question written exam to further test their knowledge.

The Right Way to Measure Customer Satisfaction in Your Shop

Far too many shop owners don’t measure customer satisfaction in their shops. It’s not that they’re not interested in the results, it’s just that they’re not exactly sure how to do it. Unfortunately, the price they pay for not measuring their customer satisfaction is often staggering.

Mercedes-AMG to Build 12-Cylinder Engines in Mannheim

Due to strong demand for its high-performance automobiles, Mercedes-AMG is to start the assembly of its 12-cylinder engines in a new location at Daimler’s site in Mannheim. The traditional AMG “one man, one engine” philosophy continues to hold true: each powerful AMG engine will be built completely by hand by just one engine fitter.

Aric Almirola Crew Chief Trent Owens Wins MOOG ‘Problem Solver’ at Phoenix International Raceway

Aric Almirola and his crew chief, Trent Owens, used a masterful pit strategy to pick up several positions and secure a top-10 finish in Sunday’s rain-shortened Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup event at Phoenix International Raceway.

Hastings E-Catalog

Hastings Manufacturing Company has released its piston ring product data worldwide in both ACES & PIES standards and TecDoc catalogs to support its vast customer base needing electronic product data.

Lokar Names Jeffrey Walls Manufacturing Systems Engineer

Lokar has announced that Jeffrey Walls has been named Manufacturing Systems Engineer to drive improvements within the business processes to provide better quality, delivery and service to customers.

Goodson Kwik-Way 45-Degree Hex Drive Electric Seat Grinding Motor Unit

These heavy-duty units operate at 11,500 RPM, weigh nine pounds and are available in 110V and 220V models. Use the electric motor with OE Hex Drive Stone Holders, also available from Goodson. Manufactured to original Kwik-Way specs by Goodson Tools & Supplies.

Edelbrock’s LS3 Cross-Ram Intake

Edelbrock’s new cross-ram intake for LS3 engines incorporates dual 90mm throttle body mounts, and is ideal for max-effort LS engines.

Edelbrock’s Steve Whipple Honored as PWA’s Person of the Year

Edelbrock’s own Steve Whipple has been selected Performance Warehouse Association’s 2015 Person of the Year. Every year, the Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) announces its Person of the Year award at the annual SEMA Industry Awards Banquet.

Should Your Shop Be Open Christmas Eve?

This year Christmas is on a Friday, and Christmas Eve is historically not a big sales day for most, so shop owners have the opportunity to offer their staff a 4-day Christmas weekend if they close on Christmas Eve! Who wouldn’t want that?

The Legacy of George Barris

George Barris, the legendary King of Kustomizers passed way quietly at age 89 on Nov. 5. Ironically, Barris’ passing came about during the SEMA Show, a venue where he put in celebrity appearances for many years.