September, 2000 Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Rebuilding the Chevy 3

The Chevy 191/3.1L is the bigger version of GM

TLC of Your Valves — Temperatures, Loads and Corrosive Environment

The operating conditions that valves must endure dictate many things about the design and alloys to be used, the heat treatments needed, the finishes required, the necessary hardness at various areas, the method of construction and a host of other things. So it is vital for us to know just what those conditions are in

Engine Cylinder Bore Surface Finishes

What’s the best type of cylinder bore finish for today’s engines? Most would say it’s a finish that allows the rings to seat quickly and completely so the engine doesn’t use oil. For many applications, that may mean a plateau finish. The surface finish must also meet the piston ring manufacturer’s specifications and have the

Blum Hopes To Help Bring PERs Up to Speed Technologically

The Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA) will be coming up roses when it welcomes its new chairman at its annual convention, hosted this year in Point Clear, AL. Wilfried Blum will have some impressive shoes to fill as he replaces Jim Ormsby of Franklin Power Products, located in Franklin, IN, as president for 2001. Blum,

The ARC Is Making Headway Promoting The Benefits of Rebuilt Engines

Progress is being made by the Automotive Repower Council (ARC) in its effort to better educate consumers concerning the benefits of repowering, i.e, installing a rebuilt engine, or utilizing machine shop services, compared to purchasing a new or used vehicle or installing a used engine. ARC Chairman, Dave Deegan, recently made a presentation to the