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
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Since imports have hit the scene, people have been developing and working hard at increasing the output of a smaller cubic inch engine.