The main thing to look for when purchasing a new seat and guide machine is one that will give you the most accuracy or concentricity of the valve guide to valve seat.
With the cost of some of these pieces of equipment equaling that of a house, it is crucial that engine builders and machine shop owners understand what options are available to them when looking to purchase new or used equipment.
CNC block machining centers and CNC cylinder hones are some of the most popular machines today. These machines can increase productivity in the shop significantly.
In general, the most critical areas when porting a cylinder head are those which pass the most air at the highest speed and for the longest duration.
Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines gives a master class on crankshaft balancing, why it’s balanced and what you’re actually accomplishing for a performance engine.
Let’s face it, tooling costs money, and depending on which type of tooling we are talking about, in some cases, the tooling is at least valued at half the price of the machine.
Most of us know that magnetism on parts such as connecting rods is a very bad thing. Heat and friction can cause used rods to become magnetized.
What’s the fastest you’ve ever driven your production vehicle? Asking this question of this crowd, I’m probably safe in assuming it’s pretty damn fast! In college, on my way home from Albany, NY to Rochester, NY, I did 125 mph on I-90. Let me tell you, in my 2003 Honda Accord, I had blurred vision.