Auto Engine Components
What to Consider for Valvetrain Selection

Valvetrain components all work in conjunction to allow air or the air/fuel mixture in and exhaust gases out of the engine, and the selection process for the proper parts can be complex.

Diesel Transmissions – Geared Up to Handle the Power

When we build a transmission unit, we always try to figure out what the customer uses it for, what their horsepower goal is and what they are going to be doing. We build the transmission to handle their ultimate goal.

The Building Blocks of Diesel Engines

With diesel cylinder blocks, unlike gasoline blocks that may only deal with 25-35 pounds of pressure, diesel can be as much as 250 psi. The block is crucial to keeping everything together.

Street and Drag Racing Transmissions

In today’s world, racing and street-driven vehicles are blending together in the same category, with street-driven vehicles yielding more power than ever imagined. These vehicles require drivetrains that can handle the extreme power and for those reasons, you’ve got to put more “green” in the transmission.

Pistons in 2020

If you’ve got an engine, you want to make more horsepower, and these days, everybody’s got four-digit power levels in mind. Better pistons are one of the key components in being able to achieve those numbers.

50 Years of Performance Timing Sets

Timing sets aren’t the most glamorous or trick item in a racing or street engine, but it is a very necessary piece. If your timing isn’t right, the list of engine damage can get lengthy.

Who Needs a Boost?

We’ve figured out how to utilize all the common power adders – turbochargers, superchargers and nitrous – to an efficient extent. We also know all too well the strain they put on engines and how we need to build one for it to hold together when we unleash the unnatural aspiration we so often desire.

Electronic Fuel Injection for the Masses

There’s no way to sugar coat it. Unless you’ve got a rock-solid niche business in building vintage engines, chances are you’ll need to become an expert with EFI products and how to tune engines with these systems.

Are Carburetors Dead?

The carburetor market has evolved right along with the ever-changing technology that surrounds it, driven by the need to stay relevant and remain a viable option for those looking to win races.

Talking Gaskets and Seals with the Pros

Modern engines have taken us a long way from traditional gasket and seal design, and advancements in the technology and composition of rubber as well as advancements in molding processes have brought sealing capabilities to a new level.

An Engine Builders Tools: Micrometers

A micrometer is considered one of the most accurate measuring tools there is. What makes this so is that the measurement and the reading are on the same axis and the anvil is supported by a very rigid frame.

LS Engine Parts Selection

People in the aftermarket thought that the SBC could never be replaced, but in the eyes of many hot rodders and engine builders, the heir to the throne is the LS platform.