While visiting the Mooresville, NC area, we got a chance to swing by MBE Cylinder Heads & Manifolds to check out all the cool things the shop had going on. Owner Matt Bieneman showed us around and answered some questions. Check it out!
Steve Morris Engines (SME) and the shop’s new Centroid CNC machine have completed the billet aluminum SML cylinder head. Now it’s time to mock up the SML engine!
Steve Morris keeps hashing out the new SML cylinder head design on the Centroid CNC. Watch to see what makes this new cylinder head special and why the SML engine is special as well.
How do you determine the proper cylinder head for your application, whether for street performance, racing, off-road or other? When selecting the appropriate cylinder head/runner volume, there are a few basics to focus on.
In simple terms, the cylinder head is just a casting that tops off the engine block, holds the valves and forms the combustion chambers. Working in combination with the camshaft(s), induction and exhaust systems, the head determines how the engine breathes, the engine’s power curve and personality. The “right” cylinder head will deliver peak power
A lot has changed in the performance cylinder head market since my last head story in EB in 2010. First of all, 600hp is the new 500hp, and if a power adder is involved, you’d better be packing 800hp to have any bragging rights at all.