Exhaust manifolds can be resurfaced using a surface grinder with the typical universal cylinder head fixture. First start by tapping threads in the thru holes.
Bev Ringwald, the daughter of the late Graham Heath, is organizing an auction of her father’s collection of racing cars, parts and memorabilia in early June in Madison, IN.
Coatings have been developed to improve performance, durability and reliability. Though once the exclusive trade secret of race engine parts suppliers and engine builders, today parts coatings are available for many different applications – and can even be applied in your own shop.
To find out what kind of questions would-be buyers of CNC shop equipment typically ask when looking at CNC equipment, we interviewed the people who make such equipment as well as some shop owners who have bought CNC equipment.
Workers Compensation is a government mandated benefit for employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. Say what you want about government-mandated anything, according to people in the know about such things, the system in place today is much better than the way things used to be!
Not only does oil lubricate as a means of controlling friction but also has to control contamination, temperature, corrosion, shock, wear, and pressure. Oil analysis is the only true way to put a set of “eyes” on the engine’s condition and the condition of the oil as to when it should be changed.
One of the premier racing oil developers finally took the time (18 months) and spent the money (megabucks) to quantify the performance differences between various oil products.
Today’s tractor pulling might hardly be recognizable to farmers of yesteryear, but the premise is the same. Who can do the most work with the biggest tractor in the shortest amount of time. But really, can what these guys do with the monster machines they create really be called work?
Unlike other markets in this industry, agricultural engine work doesn’t rest. Customers getting engine work done can’t afford to be down for long. In this market, time truly is money. We spoke with Jay Foley, owner of Foley Engines, in Worchester, MA, about the benefits of the agricultural engine market.
A lot has changed in the performance cylinder head market since my last head story in EB in 2010. First of all, 600hp is the new 500hp, and if a power adder is involved, you’d better be packing 800hp to have any bragging rights at all.
Whether you have, haven’t or think you never will cross an OSHA inspection, you don’t want to run your shop in a manner that will get you fined, in trouble, and could cause your employees an accident due to an unsafe working environment.