March, 1998 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Understanding Alternator Current Output

The amount of electronic and electrical equipment in today’s cars has increased exponentially over the past decade and we can look forward to even more in the near future. The demands for electrical power are increasing and, consequently, greater output currents are needed from the alternator. In this article, we will examine what determines the

The Nitty Gritty On Small Parts Cleaning: Many Ways To Clean Small Engine Parts

  Tom Nichols, CEO and president of AutomotiveMachine & Supply, Inc., Fort Worth, TX, said availabilityis most often the key to why his shop cleans and reuses smallparts. Nichols said each day his shop cleans and reuses many smallparts, including valve locks, shims, springs, retainers, rockerarm assemblies, cam bore caps, nuts, bolts, etc. "Becausewe only