This research study, now in its third year, profiles engine builders’ buying behavior as it pertains to engine parts and equipment.
Over the past seven years, we’ve placed the spotlight on dozens of successful engine builders who exemplify the key attributes of a well-run business.
Engine builders have as many preferences for the way they machine and build their engines as a baker does for making dough.
It’s all about precision and accuracy, and you rely on your tools and equipment to attain the critical accuracy you need for the quality your customers depend on.
Yes, another year has come and gone, and I’m proud to say it’s been a good one here at Engine Builder magazine – one filled with several highlights.
The build started with an LS1-based 5.3L factory block. The rules of the competition have a minimum cubic inch limit of 370 cid.
“When we started, we had no business at all… that’s when I started using Instagram,” Yaghoubian says. “Back then I didn’t know a lot about social media, but it works for business really well, and especially the automotive industry on Instagram.”
When you start modifying OHV engines from their stock form – meaning low speed, light load, and rpms in the 6,000 to 6,500 range – the dynamics change. Installing a hot cam with more lift and duration means you’ll also have to upgrade the pushrods and valve springs to handle the higher engine speeds and loads.
While offshore racing has widely been known as a ‘rich man’s’ sport, today, more people than ever are getting involved, making the offshore engine market one of great opportunity for engine builders.
It’s really quite simple. Any discussion of the United States infrastructure leads to the fact that it is in dire need of repair. It’s here, it’s all in place, it’s just all old and outdated; the roads, the bridges, all of it.
“The cornerstone of any lubrication system is the engine’s demand for oil,” says Mike Osterhaus, VP Aftermarket Products, Melling Engine Parts. He explains that the engine’s highest specific rate of demand (gallons per engine revolution) is at hot idle.