2002 Editions Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Let It Snow: Winter White Stuff Can Bring Green To Engine Builders

According to popular legend, the Eskimo language has anywhere from 10 to 50 different words for "snow." To someone from Phoenix or Albuquerque, perhaps this seems like a big deal. To someone in Minneapolis, Cleveland or Buffalo, the list of English words to describe winter weather is even greater

Era Of Aluminum: Late-Model OHC Head Rebuilds

Over the last few years, manufacturers have abandoned cast iron heads in passenger cars and light trucks. Cast iron is heavy and the more radical, lighter, aluminum overhead cam (OHC) designs are the challenges and opportunities facing today

The Future Of Boring Is Exciting

Boring out cylinders to accept oversized pistons or sleeves has long been a common practice in the engine rebuilding business. Boring allows worn blocks to be salvaged, and stock cylinder bores to be enlarged for more displacement. More recently, boring is also being used to install special cylinder liners with hard surface treatments in high

PERA’s Core Corner

One of my favorite things is to start the day with a simple inquiry from a PERA member. Not long ago I had one such day and the question was, "Will cylinder head casting number 24507487 interchange for 10218170 on a 3.4L Chevrolet engine application? Our cylinder head department has compared the two and they

Back To School – Ongoing Performance Education

In my last "Fast Lane" I talked about schools which may provide performance oriented employees. This month we

PERA’S Core Corner

This month we are going to look at some issues that have certainly been identified in previous issues of Engine Builder. However, based upon the number of recent inquiries at PERA headquarters we thought it might be a good time to bring them to everyone’s attention again as a helpful reminder. First, is the 2.9L

V-Process Aluminum

By using a new aluminum casting on the air intake manifold of our Roush Performance Products

‘Get Your Motor Runnin’


The Smooth Science of Cylinder Honing

  The basics of honing cylinder blocks hasn’t changed much in recent years, but what has changed are the type of abrasives being used by many engine builders. Silicon carbide and aluminum oxide honing stones of various grits have long been used in power honing machines and portable hones to finish cylinder bores. These types

Richard Childress Racing Building NASCAR Winners

What does it take to win a NASCAR championship? A good driver is important, naturally. Top sponsorships certainly help out. An understanding owner? No question. But of course, in the pages of this magazine, it

PERA’S Core Corner

In trying to keep our ear to the ground and understanding all the casting proliferation of today

IRS Addresses Phantom Incomes And Ghost Core Values

Sometimes patience and perseverance pays off. Over eight years ago my client, the Automotive Parts Rebuilders Association (APRA), learned that the Internal Revenue Service had issued new internal guidelines directing how rebuilders must value their core inventories for tax purposes. Of particular concern to the industry was the way IRS wanted a rebuilder to value