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Freedom Racing Engines Named Diesel Engine Builder of the Year

As so many of the best things do, a good-natured competition between brothers has developed into a successful growing business serving customers across the country. What started in a coal barn in “the middle of nowhere, IN” has grown in a short period of time into one of the most respected performance diesel engine building

How and Why Engine Builders Buy Engine Brands

The parts you put into your engines and keep on your shelves for resale are far more than just generic automotive components. You need them to be what you need, where you need, when you need. They’re not just plastic and metal inanimate objects – they’re your reputation. Maintaining that reputation for excellence means you

The Heartbeat of Performance

Wet or Dry Sump? The Answer is Science, Not Art You may have heard the analogy that the oil pump is the heart of the engine – as the heart pumps blood to keep us alive, the oil pump moves oil throughout the engine. A failure of either “heart” to pump its fluid properly will

Challenge Accepted

What keeps you awake at night? Or rather, what is it that wakes you from a sound sleep, reminding you that you did something, didn’t do something or have to do something RIGHT NOW?! Can you ever go back to sleep again once that happens? I met an industry friend at the SEMA show in

Engine Builders of the Year 2018 – Announcement 12/6/18

Engine Builder magazine will be introducing its Performance, Diesel and Vintage Engine Builders of the Year for 2018 in partnership with Fel-Pro, Speed Pro and Sealed Power brands on 12/6/2018 at the PRI Show in Indianapolis.

Smooth and Straight

Cylinder honing is easier than ever – if you have the stones to do it right Proper cylinder wall finish is critical for true piston ring sealing and lubrication. Bore geometry is important as well – round, cylindrical and straight are the buzzwords for optimal sealing and minimal blowby. Thanks to better machines designed to

Patterson Elite Builds LS Factory Showdown Champions

NHRA Factory Showdown pits 2008 and newer Camaros, Mustangs and Challengers that meet the COPO, Cobra Jet and Drag Pak designations against each other. Patterson Elite builds some of the best.

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s 1918

No disrespect to Prince, but 1999 was really nothing to party about. At least not when you consider the possibility of celebrating 100 years with no end in sight.    But before we get too deep in the past, let’s return to the present … and the future. As of May 1, 2018, engine builders,

CNC Machining Equipment

What’s Keeping You From Making the Plunge? I’ve discovered when I talk with Engine Builder readers about CNC equipment the conversation often falls one of two ways: it’s either the best idea in the history of the industry or it’s just too expensive, too complex or just too different. In conversations with equipment suppliers, on

What Engine Builders Build When Not Building Engines

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times – engine building is as much an art as a science. Sure, an amazing sound system, radical suspension and custom wheels are a nice addition to any vehicle, but where is the first place anyone looks at a car on display? Under the hood.

Dart Machinery Acquired by Race Winning Brands; Keating Returns as President

Race Winning Brands, Inc. (RWB), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC has acquired Dart Machinery, LTD (Dart), a performance industry leader and manufacturer of high-performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds. Dart’s founder, Richard Maskin, will continue to play a leading role within the organization as a partner and Chairman of Research &

PERA President Perspectives

PERA Presidents Miller and McGraw Share Outgoing and Incoming Perspectives What makes a successful organization? Knowledge, experience and personal contacts are some of the key elements that come to mind when highlighting a business. Like the proverbial three-legged stool, the Production Engine Remanufacturer’s Association continues to offer solid support to the engine remanufacturing industry. “We’re