November 2018 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Engine Pro November Shop Solutions

RTV REMOVAL TOOL If you have ever had to clean RTV off of a gasketless oil pan, timing cover or other parts, you know how hard and time consuming this task can be. We have found that running a round ball end Allen wrench, where the ball fits the groove in those parts, does the

Street Rod Market

The street rod market has for many years been considered to comprise cars built before 1949 – around the time that hot rods were initially created by soldiers returning from World War II. As many of you know the story, a handful of these war heroes took the innovation they applied in the Armed Services

Building the Ford GT 500 5.8L Engine

During an engine seminar at the 2017 PRI Show, we were introduced to Michael Rauscher, owner of L&M Engines in Hatboro, PA, who was on the panel of engine builders discussing engine oil and bearing performance. We were impressed with Rauscher’s responses and his philosophies on engine building, so we gave him a call to

Learning Engine Self Defense

All engines that are upgraded in horsepower, whether accomplished mechanically, with power adders or both, need to have the proper defensive steps in place or your now more powerful engine could suffer serious failures.

Race Engines Roar in Charlotte

Inaugural Challenge Brings Out The Best in Competitors and Combinations It may have been unseasonably warm in Charlotte, but engines (and builders) from around the country stayed cool under pressure as they were pushed to their limits in the inaugural Race Engine Challenge presented by VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants. After multiple days of pulls,

The Heartbeat of Performance

Wet or Dry Sump? The Answer is Science, Not Art You may have heard the analogy that the oil pump is the heart of the engine – as the heart pumps blood to keep us alive, the oil pump moves oil throughout the engine. A failure of either “heart” to pump its fluid properly will