March 2024 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
A Different Dyno Design

The dyno is a valuable tool, so it’s nice when an engine builder feels confident in the setup of it. Enter the shipping container engine dyno design.

Properties of Pistons

Pistons are perhaps one of the more sophisticated chunks of metal in the picture. Here’s what you should know.

Perfecting Ring Seal Soup

Using modern honing machines, surface finishes, crosshatch angles, ring materials, and coatings all combine to create a more efficient engine.

Connecting Rod Stress

Connecting rods are subject to constant stress through extreme tensile and compressive loads, each one tied to a different aspect of operation.

Balancing, A State of Equilibrium

The balance of a rotating assembly is critical in every aspect and for every engine.

Ten Years Gone, Holdin’ On

Lately, I’ve had the Led Zeppelin song, Ten Years Gone, running through my head. The lyrics above signify my own 10 years here at Babcox Media. It seems crazy to think I’ve been working within the Engine Builder brand for a decade now! Half of that, I’ve been at the helm as Editor and now