Photo Foie Gras
In today’s day and age of high-tech smart phones and their many capabilities – specifically how good the cameras on them are – there is no reason you shouldn’t be taking advantage of having them in your engine shop.
Valley Performance and Machine Service’s 376 cid Mopar Engine
Building engines for customers is what pays the bills, but it’s not very often that engine builders get to go head-to-head for bragging rights outside of the racetrack.
Antique Tractor Pulling
Just as how car racing first began, when the first two tractors were sold, the new owners must have decided to have a contest to see which tractor could outpull the other.
There’s No Replacement for Displacement… or is There?
Since imports have hit the scene, people have been developing and working hard at increasing the output of a smaller cubic inch engine.
I recently encountered a problem with one of my street rods that forced me to think objectively about engine oils, oil pressure and engine lubrication.
Rebuilding the Chevy 262 Engine
Every year, Engine Builder magazine surveys its readers to ask how much you charge for various rebuilding and machining operations for different engines. This Labor Costing Study provides a look at national and regional average labor charges for rebuilding the 4.3L V6 also known colloquially as the Chevy 262.
The Race Engine Challenge Winning Small Block Ford
Greg Brown of Hammerhead Performance Engines knew he was going to build a small block Ford to compete in the Race Engine Challenge, and it would feature his specially designed Hemi heads.
Pistons & Rings Update
While piston materials and designs have evolved over the years to compensate for higher pressures and heat expansion, selecting a piston that is optimized for combustion chamber conditions can be challenging because there are so many variables to consider.
Endurance Race Engine Market
Whether the race is based on time (24 hours, 12 hours, 6 hours) or distance (500 miles, 1000 kilometers), endurance racing events remain a unique challenge in motorsports. It is the ultimate test of man and machine, with engine durability playing a substantial role.
A Future Engine Builder and His Volkswagen VR6 Build
Bas Willems is just 20 years old, but he’s already eyeing a future as an engine builder following automotive school and completing projects like this Volkswagen VR6 engine build.
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
Street Rod Market
The street rod market has for many years been considered to comprise cars built before 1949 – around the time that hot rods were initially created by soldiers returning from World War II. As many of you know the story, a handful of these war heroes took the innovation they applied in the Armed Services