Gaskets and Engine Sealing
What a difference a century makes. Engine sealing technology has come a long way from the days when motors were expected to leak and drip past the gasket and onto the ground or vent out into the atmosphere. In the early 20th century, when most people were switching from horses to cars, other, more natural
Failure to Understand and Protect Your Brand’s Value Can Kill Business
CNC machining and 3D printing technologies have opened entire new worlds for parts manufacturers and engine builders alike. Modern machinery can seemingly make whatever part you can dream of with amazing specificity and repeatability. Sadly, others can and will use these same technologies to reverse engineer and copy your parts. The availability of these technologies
Shop Solutions – March 2019
PARTICLE TRAY Looking for a way to make cleanup easier – or even unnecessary? In my hone, I keep a large cookie tray under the block I am processing. This creates a settling pond for most of the material that is removed during the honing process. Without the cookie tray, most of the heavy material
Engine Builder Interactive Buyers Guide Updated for 2019
Looking for a supplier for almost any engine part? Need to track down a key piece of equipment? The 2019 Engine Builders Buyers Guide is now available online, exclusively at www.enginebuildermag.com/buyers-guide/ Free to use, simple to navigate and available 24/7/365 – it’s your single source for contact information for suppliers of parts, equipment and services
Adam Koester Builds Championship NTPA Tractor Pulling Engines
When he first rises to shake your hand, you’re struck by the fact that Adam Koester has a bit of swagger and an air of self-confidence about him. And why wouldn’t he? In the tractor pulling world he’s kind of a big deal. He could be considered part of royalty, with a beautiful wife and
Fuel Injector Selection & Service
These days just about everything is computer controlled, and we mean EVERYTHING. But the only kind of electronics we’re interested in for this article is one of the oldest computer-controlled engine parts around – the humble fuel injector.
How many times have you had a customer come in for an engine build who asked if you do engine installations? Those dollars are leaving your shop and going elsewhere.
I was told a few times that “tenths are for camping” when I was “chasing tenths” in my early machining career.
Photo Foie Gras
In today’s day and age of high-tech smart phones and their many capabilities – specifically how good the cameras on them are – there is no reason you shouldn’t be taking advantage of having them in your engine shop.
Valley Performance and Machine Service’s 376 cid Mopar Engine
Building engines for customers is what pays the bills, but it’s not very often that engine builders get to go head-to-head for bragging rights outside of the racetrack.
Antique Tractor Pulling
Just as how car racing first began, when the first two tractors were sold, the new owners must have decided to have a contest to see which tractor could outpull the other.
There’s No Replacement for Displacement… or is There?
Since imports have hit the scene, people have been developing and working hard at increasing the output of a smaller cubic inch engine.