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New Pig and NASCAR Agree On Official Partnership

NewPig and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR)have announced an exclusive agreement making New Pig the officiallylicensed Heavy Duty Wipers and Sorbents of NASCAR. As an exclusiveautomotive partner under the NASCAR Performance brand, New Pig willutilize NASCAR marks and marketing programs, at track, in-store and inrelated media.   In addition to the

Savannah, GA to Host 64th Annual PERA Conference

Since 1733, Savannah, GA, has been welcoming visitors with genuine Southern hospitality. This fall, the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association will join Bagger Vance, Max Cady and Forrest Gump as visitors to this beautiful city for the 64th Annual PERA Fall Conference, September 24-26. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on the

Snap-on Becomes Sponsor of NHRA

Snap-on, the premier-tool company in the world, will become a sponsor of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the premier drag racing series in the United States. “Our customers have really enjoyed and benefitted from the great relationship we have with our  Snap-on NHRA drivers so it is just natural that we get more involved

Engine Builder Shop Solutions: June 2009

One More Head Gasket Tip In addition to the past two articles discussing head gasket failures, other head gasket failures can be caused by installation mistakes. Head bolts can stretch out. Many manufacturers recommend the head bolts be changed each time they are removed. Another common mistake is not cleaning the bolt and hole threads.

Ticking, Knocking Noise Complaints: Ford 4.6L / 5.4L 3V Engines

There have been complaints that some Ford vehicles equipped with a 4.6L 3-valve or 5.4L 3-valve engine may exhibit a ticking and/or knocking noise after reaching normal operating temperature. The noise may be described as “ticks,” “taps,” “knocks” or “thumps.” in some cases the noise may be a normal characteristic of these engines. In other

PROFormance Technologies Sells Mexican Remanufacturing Interest

PROFormance Technologies, LLC has announced that Administradora deAutopartes Remanufacturadas, S.A. de C.V., (Trade Name MexiMotor), hasacquired their interest in Automotive Remanufacturers de Mexico, S. deR.L. de C.V., an established automotive parts remanufacturer located inAguascalientes, Mexico. The acquired interest that PROFormance held waspreviously a business segment of Recon Automotive Remanufacturers andwas part of a sale of


Law enforcement and advocacy groups have long sought safe alternatives to illegal street racing that plagues South Florida roadways. To combat this dangerous activity, Homestead-Miami Speedway is proud to announce the development of the “Test & Tune” experience, whereby car enthusiasts can test and tune their street-legal vehicles on a 1/8-mile course. The Grand Opening

House and Senate Agree to Add Cash for Clunkers to Wartime Spending Bill

Following the House’s approval last week of a $4 billion "Cash for Clunkers" bill, Detroit Newshas reported that the House and Senate have now agreed to add a $1billion “Cash for Clunkers” provision to the $106 billion WarSupplemental bill currently under review. This agreement calls for the same requirements as the measure approvedby the House

1998-2002 Honda 3.2L V6 Camshaft Subgear Preloading

The1998-2002 Honda Passport (3.2L) V6 engine has a “non-interference”design. This means the valves never contact the pistons, even when thevalves or camshafts are not correctly timed, or even if a valve isfully open and its piston is at top dead center (TDC). • The ratio between the camshaft drive gear and the camshaft gears is1.33

Restoration Market Holding Strong

In 2008, the restoration market held its ground and fended off economictroubles. With the overall market shuddering in the wake of myriaddisasters, enthusiasts looking to restore their automotive passion andcollector cars came through decidedly. Despite a small dip in retail sales, the restoration marketplacesurvived 2008 with $1.45 billion in retail sales, just 3% off theprevious

Hastings Hires New Senior Applications Engineer

Hastings Manufacturing Co. has named Paul Garzelloni senior applications engineer. Hastings designs and manufactures piston rings for the worldwide engine manufacturing and remanufacturing industries. Garzelloni has 30 years of experience in the areas of piston ring design, process and applications engineering. He began his career in 1979 with Muskegon Piston Ring Co., now Goetze, owned

House Passes Cash for Clunkers

According to media reports issuedlate Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the proposed"Cash for Clunkers" legislation that has been bandied about both theHouse and Senate in various forms since the beginning of the year.  The measure, passed by a vote of 298-119, will give consumers rebatesof up to $4,500 for dumping older cars