August, 2001 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Valve Failure clues: Read ‘Em and Weep

> Valve failures come in all sizes, shapes and types. If you just look at them then sit back and do nothing

It’s A Tough Market

Is this a tough market to do business in? You bet it is. Will business ever be what it once was when small block Chevy engines fit into almost every GM car, and machine shops had an abundance of both work and customers? Not likely. Will the quality of engines continue to improve, lengthening the

GM 302: Our High Output OBD II Compliant Engine

In my last column (Automotive Rebuilder, May 2001, page 24), I described an OBD II emissions-compliant 302 we built for a Chevrolet project car. This engine, running at 6700 rpm, developed 370 horsepower at the rear wheels through exhaust without converters. This thoroughbred not only shared the same displacements as its predecessor, it also had

U.S. Auto Industry Is Microcosm Of A Global Economy

In my last column (see December 2000 Automotive Rebuilder, Just Imports, page 32) we discussed General Motors

Know The Gray Areas, Or End Up In The Red

In past "Shop Financials" columns, I have talked about several things companies can do to automate their businesses that will improve their profitability. I have talked about ideas that, if incorporated into a business, will give crucial information for the decision-making process on financial issues. I mentioned statements like, "If you cannot measure it, you