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Tracking Down the Coyote

Today, restoration projects seem to be at an all-time high. You would have to admit that there is a love for true American iron. True American iron is also becoming rather hard to come by. As Americans, we were always proud of our cars and trucks. The vehicles manufactured by the BIG 3 (Ford, GM,

Mopar GEN3 5.7L HEMI Powers Six Vehicles at 2014 King Of Hammers

Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Organized by the ULTRA4 Racing Series, the week-long

The Michigan Madman Meets The Widowmaker

There seems to be one in every neighborhood. You know – the kid who takes his experimenting a little too far. Growing up, you probably knew that kid – or may even have been that kid. Here is one of those true stories of “the kid” who’s love of machines and inventing got him into

Future Alternative Fuels Could be a Gas

Alternative fuels such as E85 and biodiesel that were once considered fringe fuels are now mainstream. You can burn any mixture of gasoline and E85 in any vehicle that is Flex Fuel capable. As for biodiesel, blends ranging from B05 (5% biodiesel) to B100 (100% biodiesel) are being used in all kinds of diesel applications.

Dart Machinery Introduces Aluminum ‘LS Next’ Block

One year after revealing its remarkable cast iron LS Next engine block, Dart Machinery reduces its mass and announces an aluminum counterpart. Created from the finest casting materials and weighing 107 lbs, the LS Next was the first aftermarket block to comprehensively address high-performance troubles in the original equipment LS power unit. Laden with innovations,

Dodge and Mopar Join Forces with New Scat Package Performance Kits

Good things are coming in many packages for Dodge owners who love performance and delving into Dodge’s rich history. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the legendary “Scat Pack Club” that played a prominent role in Dodge heritage, Dodge and Mopar announced the introduction of new Scat Package performance stage kits for the 2014

Shell Lubricants Showcases its Lubricants Technology and Business Values at Houston Grand Prix

Track Provides Ultimate Test Ground to Benefit Engine Builders, Race Enthusiasts, Consumers and Automakers Continuing a rich motorsports history, Shell Lubricants has proven again that its storied relationship with IndyCar translates learning from the track to real-world benefits on the road and beyond. Serving as the ultimate proving ground, education taken from the racetrack adds value to

Weld Tech Announces Ownership Change

Weld Tech has been a leader in providing C.N.C. Ported Cylinder Heads to the high performance motorsports industry for 25 years.   Debra Weld, President of Weld Tech a provider of C.N.C. ported cylinder heads, has entered into an agreement of sale with Chris Grace. “Chris has been with Weld Tech for sixteen years, and we

Racing Oils

The latest API-certified SN and ILSAC GF-5 motor oils are fine for everyday driving in late model vehicles, but most off-the-shelf motor oils (even many synthetics) come up short in the anti-wear department in a racing application – especially if the engine is running a flat-tappet cam or a radical roller cam with a lot

Oiling System Technology

Oil is the lifeblood of every engine. Any significant loss of oil pressure can destroy an engine in a split second so the oiling system must provide a constant supply of oil under all operating conditions.   With performance engines, keeping the engine lubed with a steady supply of oil can be a challenge because

Racing Oils

Performance engines built for racing deserve the best possible lubrication. Ordinary street oils don’t cut it on a race track. By Larry Carley The latest API-certified SN and ILSAC GF-5 motor oils are fine for everyday driving in late model vehicles, but most off-the-shelf motor oils (even many synthetics) come up short in the anti-wear

Performance Gaskets & Surface Finishes

The most critical engine gaskets are the head gaskets since they have to withstand the heat and pressure of combustion. And unless the engine is a drag motor with a solid billet or filled block, the head gaskets also have to keep coolant out of the cylinders.   Many performance engines are capable of making

Valve Seats & Guides

Most engine builders worth their salt know that with the components and technology available today, it’s not that difficult of a task to make horsepower. With the availability of so many performance parts – whether it’s from the OEM or the aftermarket – engine builders can pull from vast resources to achieve a balance between

Not Quite a Full Pull

In tractor pulling parlance, a “hook” is when you  attempt a pull. A “full pull” is one in which you go the maximum distance of 300 feet. At Engine Builder, we’re mourning one of our own, who made the hook, but didn’t quite get the full pull. Jim Walbolt, who had been a contributor to

8th Annual Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Charity Car Show To Benefit the Edelbrock Family Foundation

On Saturday, May 4th, 2013, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours. Participants will partake in a guided tour of the research and development, manufacturing and quality control departments. This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what

Tuning In To The EFI Market

There are many variables that need to be calculated and calibrated when it comes to electronic fuel injection (EFI), but simple fuel flow is just the beginning. EFI goes far beyond a replacement for a carburetor, and the electronic part of the equation is where these systems seem so complicated. Many EFI systems give you

HPBG: Choosing Aftermarket Cylinder Heads

If the performance business is about one thing – it’s about improving upon what comes in the door and making it better for your customer’s application, whether he’s racing down the quarter mile, hitting the twists and turns of a natural road course, or just driving it to the movie theater with his girl by


One of the only ways you can prove your worth as a race engine builder – besides on the racetrack, of course – is on a dynamometer. Being a shop without a dyno may be akin to running blindfolded: you can surely build a good engine, even a winning engine, but you probably won’t know

Team Motive Gear Wins ‘Showdown At SEMA’ Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship

Loara High School Wins Their Third Straight National Championship Title Team MOTIVE GEAR – Loara High School from Anaheim CA. won the 4th Annual "Showdown at SEMA" their third straight, with the average time of 21:24 minutes. The top three teams were so competitive that they all ended up less than a minute apart! All

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship Coming to the PRI Show in 2013

The 26th Annual Performance Racing Industry Trade Show in Orlando, Florida, will host the final round of the nation’s premier engine build competition for young automotive talent, it was recently announced. Each year hundreds of automotive technology students from high schools across the country take part in regional competitions to determine which teams can disassemble