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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.

Performance Engine Oil
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?

Dry Sump Oil
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.”

Timing Chain
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.”

Engine Sealing
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

Pure Stock Muscle Car
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

LS Valvetrains
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.

LS Cylinder Heads
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. 

Connecting Rod
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

Vintage Engines
Back on Track: 2021 PRI Show Preview

The Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show is back and ready to roll in Indianapolis on December 9-11, 2021.

PRI Crowd
Soda Blasting to Clean Engines and Parts

Baking soda will safely clean many different types of material including steel, lead, aluminum, plastic, rubber, alloys, masonry, stone, concrete, composites, and more without damaging them.

Soda Blasting
Gauging Engine Data

Gauges not only provide vital data about your car or truck’s engine, but can also add some style to the vehicle. There are many different routes to take and angles to consider when deciding on what gauges to add to your vehicle.