At the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup level, it’s no secret that the competition is fierce. Every little thing matters from the driver to pit stops to one of the most important aspects – the engine. Engine Builder recently got an inside look at engine development at Earnhardt Childress Racing (ECR) from Andrew Randolph, ECR’s technical director.
If you remember about a year ago in the pages of Engine Builder, we highlighted a shop in Cleveland called Victory Engines. The title of that story was ‘To the Victor Go the Spoils.’ Foreshadowing being what it is, Victory Engines’ owner Ray Banyas has again claimed a victory by being named the 2016 Vintage Engine Builder of the Year.
As with everything in the engine rebuilding industry, technology has dictated how each aspect of the process has changed and how it has advanced. This also applies to something as seemingly simple as gaskets, and more specifically, Multi-Layer Steel (MLS) gaskets and block and head surface preparation.
For many of you in the engine rebuilding industry, having access to the proper machines and equipment is the missing piece to creating the best engines possible for your customers.
Andy Macchiaverna’s 1932 Ford show car was in need of a new engine. He selected Don Kowalsky of Kowalsky Racing Engines to build a unique big block Chevy engine that only Andy himself could dream up.
Doug Yates and Roush Yates Engines had seven months to produce this twin-turbo Ford EcoBoost V6 to power the Ford GT fleet that will defend the 24 Hours of Le Mans title.
Ray Banyas used to hand port cylinder heads back when he first started at a shop called Myles Engineering in Cleveland. Roughly 20-plus years ago he hand ported cylinder heads for an alcohol drag engine that belonged to a customer named Dale Wicks. Recently, Wayne Wicks, Dale’s brother, paid a visit to the shop, which
Bruce Nelson takes customer satisfaction very seriously. He doesn’t want customers coming back to his shop for the wrong reasons, and this 550 hp 434 Chevy small block was no exception.
Ken McCaul of Borowski Race Engines built this hydraulic cam 427 twin-turbo engine with All Pro heads and Cometic MLX gaskets. It makes 1,530 hp on C16 fuel and features twin Bullseye turbochargers.
Are you looking for more power out on the water? Sixteen Power, LLC’s all-new V16 marine engine is the engine the marine market didn’t know it needed. It was recently unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show.
Unlike other markets in this industry, agricultural engine work doesn’t rest. Customers getting engine work done can’t afford to be down for long. In this market, time truly is money. We spoke with Jay Foley, owner of Foley Engines, in Worchester, MA, about the benefits of the agricultural engine market.
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