Tony Lombardi of Ross Racing Engines has a strict procedure for every engine he works on. When a customer wanted a 1957 Oldsmobile engine, he dug right in doing all the machine work and manufactured many of the internal parts.
This 1968 426 HEMI engine came into Victory Racing Engines in Cleveland in pretty rough shape. Rust, gunk, and 30 years of wear and tear is what Ray Banyas had to cut through in order to get this engine breathing again.
Two other shops couldn’t properly handle this 1955 331 Cadillac engine, but Timm Jurincie at Tuf-Enuf Auto & Marine Performance was up to the task.
Featuring an all-new engine builder—and grand prize race engine—for 2016, the annual Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes raised more than $40,000 for Victory Junction during this year’s PRI Show.
The core of this engine is a stock, right-from-the-GM-factory LSX 454 DR. And that is where the “stock” aspect of this engine stops. Nick Ferri of Patterson-Elite Performance says the engine has $40,000 worth of aftermarket parts that help this engine put out 859 hp and 663 lb.-ft. of torque along with a 14.40:1 compression ratio.
The Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) held its annual Industry Awards Reception, Tuesday evening, at the Westgate Hotel. Attendees enjoyed an evening of dinner, beverages while networking with fellow restoration professionals. Auto Custom Carpets Inc. was named ARMO Business of the Year. The ARMO Business of the Year winner must have demonstrated exceptional service, integrity and business ethics as well
On the surface, flow bench testing seems easy, but it’s not. Many in the industry have become solely fixated on cubic feet per minute (cfm) numbers, placing importance on a number that is easily manipulated and ignoring other data about a cylinder head’s performance. This thinking would make flow bench testing seem easy, but this thinking is wrong and won’t do you any favors come race day.
No matter what kind of engine builder or remanufacturer you may be or what applications you build for, at some point in time you’re going to run into a situation where a used engine part or component will come in handy.
If Timm Jurincie stopped accepting engine work today at his Avondale, AZ shop, Tuf-Enuf Auto & Marine Performance, he would still have enough work to last until September. Tuf-Enuf, which focuses on performance marine engines and street strip motors, is a sought-after engine shop in the Avondale and Phoenix area despite not advertising.
Robert Bosch LLC has announced the addition of 18 new SKUs in the month of June to its aftermarket product lineup. Additions were made to the braking, rotating machine, spark plug and fuel pump product lines. Two new SKUs have been added to the Bosch Blue Disc Brake Pads product line, extending coverage for late-model