Hawk Corp.’s board of directors has authorized the company to sell its performance racing segment, which consists of Quarter Master Industries, Inc. and Tex Racing Enterprises, Inc. The two businesses engineer, manufacture and market premium branded clutch, transmission and driveline systems for the performance racing market. The segment reported net sales of $12.8 million for
Industrial Parts Depot (IPD) LLC, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel and natural gas engine parts, recently announced Mr. Michael Clogg will return as IPD President and COO on May 1. Mr. Yossi Zekri has accepted a position outside of IPD, but will continue as an advisor to the Board of Directors of Storm Management, the
To further expands its reach into grassroots racing, MAHLE Clevite has announced its sponsorship of the NASCAR Corona Series. The three year sponsorship agreement for the NASCAR series in Mexico will last until 2010. “Our new agreement to sponsor Mexico’s most important stock car racing series not only supports our existing relationship with NASCAR,
On March 31st Congressman Phil English (R-PA) introduced the Remanufacturing Tax Credit bill (HR 5659) with 5 co-sponsors: · Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) · Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) · Rep. Pete Sessions (T-TX) · Rep. James Walsh (R-NY) · Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) encourages you and your employees to
Springtime is here at last. Birds are chirping, the snow is melting and the grass is finally starting to show. It’s time to hang up the snow shovels and get the lawnmower tuned up. And if you’re like me, you can hardly wait to get your summer toys out of storage and ready to roll.
We like to think that inside a modern engine, for all the violent explosions and metal-straining power, a whole world of harmony can be found. Parts work together to produce the most power possible, races are won and trophies are captured. Of course, this “cooperation” is a little deceptive. While there are dozens of parts
Federal-Mogul has announcedsenior leadership changes within its finance, global purchasing,corporate communications and investor relations staffs. Jeff Kaminski has been appointed senior vice president and chieffinancial officer. He will continue to serve as a corporate officer andmember of the Federal-Mogul Strategy Board (FMSB). Markus Wermers has been appointed senior vice president, globalpurchasing. He will also serve
Cummins has issued a caution regarding a potential lift pump fuel leak if a customer switches to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel after using Low Sulfur Diesel (LSD) fuel. This information affects Cummins ISB and QSB CM550, ISC, QSC, ISL, and QSL CM554 engines. The manufacturer of these engines says that due to fuel
Designed as the source for information on auto recycling, AAEQ Manufacturers and Recyclers has introduced its new AA Midwest Auto Recycling Web site at www.aamidwestautorecycling.com. The website is part of AAEQ’s new marketing and sales initiative to bring awareness to the company’s auto recycling business that operates from its new auto recycling facility in Blue
Organizers and sponsors of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) have officially announced the location and dates for the 2009 conference. HDAW ’09 will be held in Orlando, Fla., Monday, Feb. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. The headquarters hotel will be the Rosen Centre, which shares conference venues with the adjoining Orange County Convention Center.
According to a report from TheDeal.com, Holley Performance Products has already emerged from bankruptcy. Less than two months after filing for Chapter 11, the century-old maker of drag racing and stock car racing specialty parts has successfully completed its prepackaged bankruptcy plan. The company filed its prepackaged plan on Feb. 11. At the time, the
Ford Motor Co. has turned the page on its “money-losing” Premier Automotive Group, according to a recent Detroit Free Press report. The company announced recently that an agreement had been reached with Tata Motors of India to sell Jaguar and Land Rover for $2.3 billion. The DFP report says the move will allow Ford to
With the IndyCar Series now underway, the official Web site of the IndyCar Series and newly renamed Firestone Indy Lights Series, www.indycar.com, is keeping pace with a fresh look and expanded features for 2008. Highlighting the update is a daily TV-style show, “Up to Speed!” that reviews and previews events, showcases the players and personalities
While it may seem that we’re constantly asking you, the reader, to give us detailed information about your business, the truth is, details are what make this business interesting. In that respect, following the February issue of Engine Builder, a cross-section of readers were asked for their opinions on a number of topics, ranging from
Unless you are doing a totally stock rebuild and reusing the original camshaft, selecting a camshaft depends on what kind of engine you are building and how that engine will be used. A stock engine for a daily driver is obviously an entirely different application than an big stroker motor for a Pro Stock racer.
While small engines are in many types of equipment and toys, there isn’t anything small about their potential for engine builders to make a profit. From karts to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to motorcycles, for many engine builders looking to add profit margins to their business or to get into a specialized area of the industry,
Federal-Mogul has reported its financial results for the twelve-month period ended Dec. 31, 2007. The company recently emerged from reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and adopted fresh-start reporting in connection with its emergence. Federal-Mogul reported net sales of $6,914 million for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007. Net sales increased
The conference opened with Chip Helderman and Chuck Lynch from Jasper Engines & Transmissions, who spoke about remanufacturing the GM Vortec Inline 4, 5 and 6 cylinder engines. Dave Wooldridge, Publisher of Engine Builder Magazine, spoke about Engine Builder’s redesigned website Adapting to Change. Mark Ferner, Shell Global Solutions, addressed Engine Oil Basics and
By Eric Seifert ALLDATA Automotive Technical Editor Steve enjoys mountain biking, and his 2001 Subaru Legacy has no problem getting him to the mountains and back. Yet it doesn’t like to commute. Steve called me after work one day to inquire about a surging problem the Legacy has had for a while. He said that
Championship Off Road Racing has named AMSOIL as the Official Oil of the series through 2010. Championship Off Road Racing (CORR) brings high action, four wheel motorsports including 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive trucks to the closed course off road arena. The 2008 Championship Off Road Racing’s race season includes eight events at tracks located