Honing the LS
Modern honing techniques are as much a performance concern as they are part of engine design, and that’s thanks to the much tighter tolerances and specifications engines need these days.
LS Intake Manifolds
LS swaps are popular for many reasons, but there are a lot of variations and details to sort through – more of them than you may expect – and many of them are associated with the intake manifold.
All Things Media Blasting
Engine building is a segment of the automotive industry that has always been ahead of the curve in media blasting, and no matter the engine shop, cleaning equipment is a common bond.
Engine Oil for Performance Import Engines
Making that right oil selection isn’t always as easy as it may seem. Multiple viscosities, grades and the choice between conventional and synthetic make it a bit more complex.
Imports and Dry Sump Oil Systems
As import cars’ performance on and off the track continued to grow, their factory wet sump systems simply couldn’t handle the performance and the development of dry sump systems for the popular imports was in high demand. But why a dry sump?
Perfect Timing: The Nuances of Timing Components
Because modern vehicles have so many electronics to control the engine with crank and camshaft timing sensors, engine builders need to make sure the alignment of the timing chain is “dead-on.”
High Horsepower Engine Sealing
In the context of high-horsepower engine building, the pressure on a cylinder head can be so great that it can, in effect, marginally push it away from the engine block. This makes engine sealing one of the more prevalent challenges, and it gives whole new meaning to the phrase “keep your head down.”
Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Racing
We may never know if the chicken or the egg came first, but we do know the car was here before the drag race, though not by much. It didn’t take long before early cars were lining up, side-by-side, and drag racing became a thing. Ford’s flathead V8 came next, and the decade of the
LS Valvetrains: Take Something Good and Make it Better
I’m not sure anyone ever complained about the performance of a Gen III or Gen IV small block Chevy as they came from the factory. Let’s face it, they run good and some of them are downright wicked. But, thanks to engine builders and aftermarket performance parts, there’s always a way to make them run
A Guide to LS Cylinder Heads
All LS cylinder heads have performance potential, but as with any aspect of engine building, the end goal determines the starting point.
Connecting Rod Technology: A Collaboration Between Companies and Customers
Why is technology so interesting? For me, it’s because it always changes. No matter what it is, and no matter how good we make something, we always strive to make it better. There’s also proven technology that comes from testing, but more importantly, real-world use and abuse – an example of which is connecting rods.
Vintage Engines: Rebuilt to Drive
Classic and vintage car culture in is a diverse one. It’s more than just muscle cars. In addition to the unmistakable rumble of American V8 power, vintage European and Asian marques are part of the regular scenery too, and there are premium events around the world that bring out some of the most sought-after models