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Understanding the Mack MP8

The Mack MP8 13-liter engine at first glance seems to be very similar to any other modern day diesel power plant. It uses the standard emissions devices including the EGR system, DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst), DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), electronic injection and VGT (Variable Geometric Turbo). But, behind the scenes are some interesting details that make the engine unique.

Sprintex USA Supercharger for Dodge Challenger V6

Sprintex USA is adding new charge to the late model Dodge Challenger equipped with a 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine by introducing a fully integrated supercharger system for 2012 to current models. The Sprintex supercharger, featuring a patented twin screw design, provides 54% more horsepower and 47% more ft. lbs. of torque over a stock V6 Challenger.

Stroker Mania

Years ago, it was a big hassle and expense to stroke an engine. But one reason stroking is so popular today, is the convenient availability of the parts – usually sold in kit form to acquire those extra cubes. Many different strokes are offered from many different suppliers.

Diesel Performance Head Gaskets

The stock head gaskets that are used in most light truck diesel engines are robust enough to handle peak combustion pressures in the 1800 to 2200 PSI range, but may not do so well at higher pressures if the engine has been tweaked to produce more power.

Cam Bearing Selection and Installation

Replacing camshaft bearings during an engine rebuild is a no-brainer, but don’t take the process lightly. Simply knocking out the old bearings and installing fresh ones with little regard to bearing selection, sizing or alignment is a big mistake.

Royal Purple to Offer Automotive Enthusiast’s Dream Trip to Vegas

Royal Purple has announced its latest The Royal Purple Treatment Sweepstakes, offering enthusiasts the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 SEMA Show on November 3-6 as a guest of Royal Purple as well as VIP access to the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship on November 4.

German Machine Tools of America Arnold Laser Technology

Provided by German Machine Tools of America (GMTA), the Arnold laser technology from Ravensburg, Germany is now offered to the GMTA customer base in gearmaking, automotive powertrain, off-highway and other high-performance markets.

Camshaft Selection and Design

Choosing the right cam from all of the possibilities that are out there can make a significant difference in how well an engine performs. It’s all about balance and correctly matching the cam with the cylinder heads, compression ratio, intake and exhaust systems, and RPM range where you want the engine to produce the most torque and horsepower.

Classic Industries 2015 Mopar Catalog

Classic Industries, a leader in GM and Mopar restoration parts and accessories, has announced the release of its newest Mopar Catalog, updated for 2015. This new catalog offers an even larger selection of restoration and performance parts and accessories for 1960-1976 A, B, and E-Body vehicles.

IAC Group Names Robert ‘Steve’ Miller President, CEO and Director

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group announced that Robert “Steve” Miller will join IAC on July 20 as president, CEO and director, effective Aug. 7. He succeeds James Kamsickas, who has resigned as president, CEO and director, effective Aug. 6.

BorgWarner Acquires Remy International

Remy International has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BorgWarner, a leading, global supplier of engineered components and systems for powertrains.

King Bearings Oversized XPG Main Bearings for Subaru EJ

King Engine Bearings has released two new oversized main bearing kits for the Subaru EJ series engines. King’s new oversize bearings can reduce machining and labor costs and therefore lower the overall repair costs passed on to the vehicle owner.

Measuring Micrometers

Speaking from personal experience, after 37 years of measuring, engine dyno measuring, chassis dyno measuring and flow bench measuring are all fine and well as we use them as measuring tools. But what I think of as the big darn deal in measuring is cylinder finish.

Talent Development

Let’s face it, ours is a very dynamic industry. Engines are constantly becoming more technical and customers ever more demanding. For this reason, individuals working in the engine building industry must continue to hone their skills to meet the changing needs of customers and their vehicles’ engines.

Sprintex Supercharger for the Dodge Ram 1500 with 3.6L Pentastar V6

Sprintex USA is ramming up HP and torque for the late model Dodge Ram equipped with the 3.6L Pentastar V6 by introducing its innovative twin screw supercharger for 2012 to current models.

Dynamo Dynamometers

Not every engine shop has one, but every engine shop could benefit from installing one. Sure, it can be expensive, it is loud, but engine shops with these in-house offer an extra source of income and the ability to test engines and parts. I’m talking about a dynamometer.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 0W-40 Synthetic Motor Oil

AMSOIL INC. has expanded its European Car Formula line to include AMSOIL European Car Formula 0W-40 Full-SAPS Synthetic Motor Oil. This full-SAPS 0W-40 viscosity for European applications is engineered to deliver maximum protection and performance while improving fuel economy.

Holley HydraMat Fuel Reservoir Systems

Holley’s HydraMat is a patent-pending fuel reservoir system designed to reduce fuel starvation issues present in hard cornering, acceleration, stopping, inclines, and low fuel conditions.

Hastings Manufacturing Announces Dan Qualls as Vice President Business Development

Dan comes to Hastings with more than 20 years of multiple sales and marketing industry experience including 13 years previously at Hastings, where he managed and grew the Company in numerous areas.

Defining Your Brand Strategy and Telling Your Shop’s Story

Do your uniforms look like every other shop in the area? Does your waiting room look the same? Do your advertisements look exactly like what everyone else is sending? These things are all part of your shop’s brand. You can either choose to look, sound and act like everyone else, or build your own brand, tell your own story and set yourself apart.