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Incoming AERA Chairman Mike Schaefer, Southern Illinois Crankshaft

Ask Mike Schaefer, incoming chairman of the Engine Rebuilders Association (AERA) what the association means to him and he’ll have an immediate and impactful answer: "Without AERA, we wouldn’t have survived." When he opened the doors to Southern Illinois Crankshaft, Red Bud, IL, in November of 1985, and bought his first crank grinder, the salesman

Back To School – Ongoing Performance Education

In my last "Fast Lane" I talked about schools which may provide performance oriented employees. This month we

Piston Choice Key For High Performance Applications

Piston selection, like all other elements that go into a high performance motor these days, is a critical ingredient with many choices. Although 80 percent of racers can get by with off-the-shelf pistons for their applications, shops that are always looking for that extra edge for their customers and do lots of research and development

Fast and Powerful: Race Engines Aren’t Just Race Engines

In the world of motorsports, high performance engines come in virtually unlimited configurations. From a one-cylinder lawn mower engine to a 12-cylinder aircraft engine and nearly anything you can imagine in between, people will race anything. Like the variety of engines, every sanctioning organization has its own rules and specifications for engine design. Chances are,

Rebuilding the Toyota 3.0L V6 SOHC Head

  The Toyota 3.0L V6 was introduced in Toyota trucks in 1988 with single overhead cam heads. This engine was designated as the 3VZ-E and was available for the truck line until 1995. This eight-year run means there are literally tens of thousands of these engines and heads out there for remanufacture.   According to

From Tame OE Block To High Performance Monster

The race engine is only as good as its weakest part. There are many ways to build a great high performance engine, but one key is essential: each and every part of that engine must work together to build the "best" power. In this case, "best" power means that the engine does exactly what the

High Performance May Be Your Shop

As an automotive machine shop owner, you’re reading Automotive Rebuilder magazine because you want to stay abreast of all the happenings in your industry. Along with that, you’re also searching for ways to improve your bottom line by adding additional products or services to your operation. High performance machining could be the ticket. The explosive