Greg Jones, Author at Engine Builder Magazine - Page 75 of 77
Off-Season or On-Season?

The phrase “off-season” implies that another year of excitement is over, whether that be football, baseball, basketball, or in this case, auto racing. It’s true, the racing season has come to an end for 2015, and the off-season is underway. However, while many drivers might have more free time now than they did during the race season, this time of the year is a very different beast for engine builders.

The Racing Industry Gears Up for Indianapolis

Featuring roughly 1,200 exhibitors, the PRI Show highlights the latest advances in racing components, shop-machining equipment and engineering solutions, as well as special exhibits and seminars. There’s a lot to see, but it’s more than just the cool new parts, gadgets and equipment that make the trip to Indy worthwhile.

748 HP Big Block Chevy

Some engine builders breakdown a big block chevy engine and discuss its timing, valve springs and more.

Taking On the Internet

According to Engine Builder’s latest Machine Shop Market Profile, 56 percent of our readers don’t use a website for marketing and sales of their services. That needs to change. Here are some helpful tips to get your business into the 21st century.

Riding Into a New Engine Market

It’s no secret that there are engine-building opportunities that lie outside of the automotive industry. One such example is with motorcycle and powersports engines. This is a well-established market with numerous OEMs and styles of vehicles with many similarities to the automotive side, yet not many shops choose to explore this market. But if opportunity knocks and you answer the call, you could very well come out on top.

Cam Bearing Selection and Installation

Replacing camshaft bearings during an engine rebuild is a no-brainer, but don’t take the process lightly. Simply knocking out the old bearings and installing fresh ones with little regard to bearing selection, sizing or alignment is a big mistake.

Dynamo Dynamometers

Not every engine shop has one, but every engine shop could benefit from installing one. Sure, it can be expensive, it is loud, but engine shops with these in-house offer an extra source of income and the ability to test engines and parts. I’m talking about a dynamometer.

DBB Acquisition LLC Acquires Dura-Bond Bearing Company

DBB Acquisition LLC has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dura-Bond Bearing Company, a division of privately held Melling Engine Parts. Dura-Bond is a manufacturer of Cam Bearings, Bushings, Valve Seats and Hardware for engine and transmission rebuilding since 1947. The Company is based in Carson City, Nevada. Terms of the transaction were

Scorpion Racing Products Names AutoRep Sales as 2014 ‘Manufacturer Sales Rep of the Year’

Scorpion Racing Products, a precision manufacturer of automotive and marine aftermarket engine components for high performance and racing applications, has named AutoRep Sales as its 2014 Manufacturer Sales Rep of the Year.

Engine Shops Are Cleaning Up

We’re engine builders and we live to get a little grease on our hands, right? While this is true, there is no harm in keeping your shop clean. In fact, there are numerous benefits to keeping your shop organized and clean. It makes a direct impact on efficiency, morale, the environment and most importantly, the customer.

Being Green Takes Some ‘Engine’uity

You might not have even realized, but by being an engine builder/rebuilder alone, you’re already contributing to making the environment a greener place. That’s right, it takes less energy and less material to rebuild an engine than it does to build a brand new one. So since you’re already being ‘green,’ why not go a few steps further?

Federal-Mogul Motorparts to Offer $30,000 in ‘Garage Gurus’ Technician Scholarships

Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ “Garage Gurus” will award $30,000 in scholarships to qualified full-time and part-time students who are studying to become professional automotive technicians. The program was announced in conjunction with the grand openings of the first three Garage Gurus regional training centers.