The import racing community is bigger than ever, and with drag racing classes such as All Motor, Nitro All Motor, Sport Front-Wheel Drive (SFWD), All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Index class, and others, we don’t see it going away any time soon.
According to ARP’s Chris Raschke, engine builders need to make sure to have the correct fastener for the application first. “When you get a new fastener, you need to take it out of the package, inspect the fastener, make sure there’s nothing wrong with it.
We’ve all seen the ads in magazines and online for schools, classes and seminars on tuning an ever-increasing number of engines and even transmissions in today’s cars and trucks. The better ones will include the use of a chassis dyno to show real-time results of the step-by-step methods they teach.
We spoke with a couple shops that utilize both dyno types to get their take on the advantages, disadvantages and reasons to have one over the other or both.
In conjunction with Babcox Media’s 100th anniversary in 2020, all of our great, automotive publications received a facelift this month.
By 1976, I was a rookie racing in the National Pro Stock ranks. Being a hands-on owner/driver (Old School Pro Stock days) I had to learn – sometimes the hard way – what went on with the moving valvetrain parts when running big roller camshafts at mega rpms.
It’s inevitable, and probably already common that your customers will ask you about rebuilding or building their automatic transmission. For some reason automatics can be intimidating, and most of us can probably cite more bad experiences than good when it comes to rebuilding, so what do you tell your customers when they ask about it?