July, 2008 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Carburetor Tuning: A/F Mixture, Air/Fuel Equation

Now that the ignition spark timing advance curves are optimized for the blend of reformulated and/or oxygenated gasoline your customers are using we will now show you how we use tools such as a 5-gas exhaust analyzer and wideband Lambda air/fuel (A/F) meter to tune the mixture. The Air/Fuel Mixture A lean fuel mixture can

Still The Same Old Grind?

The market for crankshaft grinding has changed a great deal in recent years. With many passenger car and light truck engines now lasting upward of 200,000 miles, there’s much less demand for grinding crankshafts than there used to be. By the time the engine needs major work, the vehicle has often depreciated to the point

Get Ready For The Perfect Storm

Prior to $5 per gallon gas many of us wouldn’t have given the sport compact market a second thought. After 13 years of meteoric growth, the high performance sport compact market stalled, nosed over, and settled into a holding pattern. The Fast & Furious crowd just lost interest. The huge sport compact enthusiast books suffered

2008 Machine Shop Market Profile – Part II

Back in 2001, as you’re likely to remember, Automotive Rebuilder took the radical step of changing our identity to Engine Builder, the magazine you’re reading now. The decision to do so was not made lightly, but was the result of careful realization that we couldn’t be all things to everyone in the entire rebuilding industry.