The owner of Miller’s Machine Shop in Lincoln University, PA, the 2016 Diesel Engine Builder of the Year, has been building winning engines since he was 10 years old.
When we launched the Performance Engine Builder of the Year competition in 2012, we looked at it as a chance to celebrate the unsung heroes of the racing world.
Robert Melton, president of Melton Sales and Service in Columbus, NJ, was high bidder on a custom-built cigar humidor at the recent PERA 72nd annual Conference. The humidor, built by PERA Executive VP Joe Polich, was auctioned off to benefit the Breaking Barriers – Hope Is Alive foundation.
Retired engine builder and mechanical engineer Bill Hancock sent me a curious picture the other day, one that points out how far we’ve come – and, how we may not really know what we think we do about this industry.
The 72nd Annual Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA) convention will be held September 20-22 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL. Registration for the convention and for the hotel are now open. The technical seminars and tour schedule are as follows: Wednesday, September 20th 8:00-8:30 am Working Breakfast – Welcome by President
The MAHLE Mustang, the grand prize for the MAHLE Aftermarket “Drive With the Original” Promotion, is completed and ready for one lucky technician to win on October 31, at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The initial step in the modification of the 2017 Mustang at Petty’s Garage in Randleman, NC,
Salary and Benefits: Readers tell us who works for them, how long they’ve been there and what they get paid.
There are certain things, many of us are taught at a very young age, that a gentleman or lady does not discuss in polite company.
My grandmother used to tell me, “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up.” In the competitive world of performance engine building, our readers prove every day how much they’re not bragging.
My wife gets mad at me but I will regularly turn off “The Notebook” to watch an episode of “How It’s Made.”
If you’re not familiar with either of them, “The Notebook” is a sad movie that seems to have something to do with Jim Rockford (from “The Rockford Files”) and a painter. Apparently there’s also some time travel involved – I’m not really sure. It’s on TV in my house at least five times a week, thanks to the insatiable appetites for emotion of my wife and two daughters.
No two custom engine builders use the same team to create their engine products nor do they create the same engine or use the same parts. Just like each application has different design outlines so do abrasive blasting machines that are used to clean, strengthen, shot peen and rebuild custom engines for use in vehicles from fleets to racing.
The 6.0L Power Stroke diesel was introduced as the eventual successor to the popular – but less emissions-friendly – 7.3L Power Stroke. For a year, both engines were available in Ford’s diesel pickups, but in 2004 the 7.3L was retired.
Today’s Duramax engines are recognized as dependable, powerful engines capable of being enhanced by internal engine modifications as well as bolt-on technology. They are used for towing and hauling, frequently over long distances and through unforgiving environments. They are asked to perform at the highest level and be ready to go at it again and again.