Auto Engine Components
Hoops for High Horsepower

The hoop offers better sealing against exhaust gases because rather than the pressure trying to escape from a flat-on-flat surface, the hoop creates a lock between the head and the block to better seal the engine.

Dry Sleeving Engines

As aluminum continues to be a preferred material for newer engine blocks, and as existing cast iron blocks continue to be driven for more and more miles and under tougher and tougher operating conditions, sleeves continue to be the saving grace.

Cylinder Head Trends

Cylinder heads, as manufactured, are usually suboptimal due to design and manufacturing constraints. Porting the heads provides the finely detailed attention required to bring the engine to the highest level of efficiency.

Camshaft Tech with COMP Cams’ Billy Godbold

We caught up with Billy Godbold to discuss all things camshaft, from common misconceptions to proper camshaft selection to firing order and much more.

Are Carburetors Still Relevant in High-Performance Racing Engines?

Carburetors have been forced to evolve in order to remain relevant as engine builders continue to push the limits on horsepower. This has given rise to truly custom carburetors to compliment custom engines.

LS Blocks, Main Caps & Bearings

Every build will have variances, which equate to a slightly different answer to the question of “what is the proper way to build a motor or set up the mains.” Each builder with experience should find their own formula for success.

Adding Power With LS Components

Lucky for engine builders and those looking to get engines built, the aftermarket is loaded with options for LS engines due to the platform’s popularity.

Making the Most of LS Cylinder Heads

There’s a million ways to alter cylinder heads for better power, so we spoke with a few cylinder head manufacturers about their LS offerings in the market, why LS heads are so hungry for horsepower and ways you can maximize their efficiency and power potential.

Facts About Fasteners

Though fasteners are often taken for granted, using quality, high-performance studs and bolts can provide engine builders with important insurance toward long-term reliability.

Engine Bearing Supplier Q&A

It’s hard to believe that such small shell-shaped parts can be in charge of so much in the life of an engine, but that’s just the way it is.

Tips For Selecting Performance Connecting Rods

There are two major categories for manufacturing connecting rods – forged and billet. There are a few options for materials, each has advantages and disadvantages.

Schooling On Tooling

Let’s face it, tooling costs money, and depending on which type of tooling we are talking about, in some cases, the tooling is at least valued at half the price of the machine.