As Americans, we assume a lot and take even more for granted. For example, we assume that absent natural disasters we will have sufficient water and electricity for our needs and that the telephone will always work. We also assume that if we buy a piece of land and record the deed, that our ownership
The head gasket is one of the most critical gaskets in an engine because it has to seal all of the combustion chambers as well as the coolant and oil passages between the head and block. The gasket has to provide a leak-free seal from the moment it is first installed, and maintain that seal
When we asked the simple question "What are your cleaning costs?" we uncovered a complex answer. For many Engine Builder readers, getting and keeping parts clean is a difficult, expensive proposition
Business has been flat to down for many engine builders and their suppliers over the past year or more. However, there was still a great deal of interest from 140 registered attendees at the 12th annual Advanced Engine Technology Conference (AETC) in Colorado Springs, CO, held late last year at the Sheraton Colorado Springs Hotel.
In his book "They Call Me Mister 500" (1969, Henry Regnery Co.), Andy Granatelli weaves tale after fascinating tale of what it was like to be one of the pioneers of the performance automotive industry. Before he was "Mister 500," before the days of the STP Pit Crew Pajamas and long before Mario Andretti gave
For most of our existence, human beings have used their muscles or domesticated animals to move around, lift and carry things. Our bodies process, via respiration (breathing), Earth