2007 Editions Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Tech Solutions Guide

February 2007 Tech Solutions Guide Index of Technical Bulletins Chrysler Ford Diesels GM Imports Sponsored By:

Machining & Engine Parts Tech Guide

April 2007 Machining & Engine Parts Tech Guide Cylinder Bores & Piston Rings Valves & Valve Seats Crankshafts & Engine Bearings Head & Block Decks and Gaskets Sponsored By:

Ford Engine Rebuilding Technical Guide

November 2006 Ford Engine Rebuilding Technical Guide FORD 4.6L sponsored by FORD 7.3L sponsored by FORD FE sponsored by

Internet Marketing Opportunities Exist – Are Engine Builders Online?

Twenty years ago, the idea of doing business through your computer wasunheard of. Sure shops HAD computers…and some of them even turned themon once in a while and used them for printing work orders or perhapseven a printed reminder card to a customer now and then.Ten years ago, the internet was booming. You could buy

Valve Seat Technology For Stock and Performance Applications

Valve seats are a critical engine component because they are the foundation of the valvetrain. The seats provide a surface for the valves to seal against when they close so there’s no loss of compression or pressure from the combustion chamber. The seats also help cool the valves by conducting heat away from valves into

Stovebolt Chevy Engine Sealing

Machine shop staff tend to forget their capabilities. They get into a groove that works and then resist change. This not only precludes improvement, but fails to address problems with new solutions that actually work. Case in point: Leaking rear main seals on vintage engines with rope seals. The Stovebolt Chevys (inline sixes – 235

Crate Racing Engines – Thinking Outside The Box

For many performance engine builders, the end of the year may be much busier than expected. While there is no racing going on in most parts of the country, there’s still plenty of preparation for next year. No doubt, some engine builder haven’t been able to keep racing off their minds lately – even while

New Metals-New Challenges

Cast iron is like an old familiar friend to most of our readers because it’s been around forever. Vehicle manufacturers like cast iron because it’s cheap compared to most other metals, it is strong and durable, and it can be easily cast and machined to make engine blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, connecting rods and other

Bringing A GenIII LS1 Stroker Back to Life

Performance engine builing is as old as the first Model T rebuild, but thanks to today’s new engine platforms and a plethora of aftermarket equipment, many engine builders can be intimidated by the scope of the possibilities. But, as we highlight in this article, there are basic engine practices and philosophies that work whether it

Understanding Oval Track Cranks & Rods: There’s more to it than you think

Racing’s racing, right? The first one is the winner and second place is just the first loser. While that may be true as far as it goes, getting across the finish line first takes different techniques depending on the type of racing it is. Racing engines are not immune to specialization. Where one style of

Off Road Racing Engine Market

It had been a long week in Las Vegas, manning the booth and getting the scoop on the performance market at the SEMA Show. I was tired and ready to catch a plane back home, but I had one last assignment before I left: Go into the desert and cover an off-road race. I woke

Fast Lane, Is Your Off-Season Busier Than Ever?

While there may be a few tracks that race year-round, mostly in the south or west, the majority of race tracks in North America have now completed their seasons. They’re getting ready for their award banquets where they honor the season champions and thank their sponsors. They will use the off-season to review the season