Melling Engine Parts Acquires Casalandra Metal Stamping
Melling Engine Parts has announced its acquisition of Casalandra Metal Stamping, a manufacturer of expansion plugs based in New Castle, PA. “Casalandra has been a key vendor to Melling for years and we were excited when the opportunity presented itself,” commented CEO Mark Melling. “We are committed to becoming basic in more product lines and
When You Can’t Buy It, Building It Expands Your Shop Capabilities.
We all get crazy ideas from time to time. Sometimes we see something and that sparks an idea. Other times we’ll have a need and, “necessity being the mother of invention,” we come up with an idea of how to build that special part or tool that would fix the problem. The majority of the
Why That 5.3L LS Can Be A Parts Nightmare
The combinations of pistons, gaskets, camshafts, lifters, cam bearings, head bolts, timing sets and oil pumps are endless. And though the options don’t seem quite as large, quoting a 6.0L GM without a year and VIN is just about as difficult.
Engine Add-Ons; Selling the Bling that Might Bring a Little Green
In the muscle car heydays of the ’60s and ’70s, manufacturers knew that a few chrome items under the hood not only helped set their high horsepower performance mills apart from their anemic stock counter parts, but could also add to their performance potential.
2018 Motor State Engine Parts & Accessories Catalog
Motor State Distributing has announced its 2018 Engine Parts & Accessories catalog. Get the most comprehensive engine parts catalog for your shop.
MAHLE Unveils MAHLE Performance Engine Parts; Reveals Plans for the 2018 Drive with the Original Contest at PRI
Building on decades of performance history, MAHLE Aftermarket Inc. unveiled at the 2017 Performance Racing Industry Show a new branding and marketing initiative with the introduction of MAHLE Performance engine parts.
Valve Lifter Basics and Beyond
Valve lifters play a key role in the valvetrain of pushrod engines. They go all the way back to the earliest days of the internal combustion engine. The earliest engines did not have pushrods or rocker arms. They were a “flathead” design with the valves in the block. The lifters (also called “tappets” because of the clattering noise they produced) rode on the cam lobes in the block and actuated the valves directly.
Reusing, Reclaiming, Remanufacturing – Whatever you call it, it’s how the industry recycles parts and components
No matter what kind of engine builder or remanufacturer you may be or what applications you build for, at some point in time you’re going to run into a situation where a used engine part or component will come in handy. You’ll reuse, reclaim or remanufacture it for your specific job. Whatever the reason may
Timing Chains, Gear Sets and Belt Drives
The short answer to which type of cam drive is best depends on the application, what your customer wants and how much they can afford to spend. A stock link style timing chain is fine for everyday driving and normal use. “Silent tooth” link chains are quiet, long-lived and adequate for stock cams and valve
Your Mission: Find Engine Parts For the AMX-Javelin
Having just returned from the American Motors Owners Assoc. (AMONational.com) 2016 convention, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Wisconsin automaker’s sporty AMX and Javelin models. When the car show awards were given out on Saturday night, they went to one or the other of these “pony cars” for at least a steady half
The BIG chill – Cryogenic Metal Treatment Benefits May Not Be Visible But Are Real
What is the purpose behind deep freezing engine parts (and other components)? Though its roots go back to the 1800s, the cryogenic craze started about 20-plus years ago when news was that some Pro Stock teams were “freezing” engine parts. The only answer given when asked “why” was that the cold temperatures somehow moved the
Melling GM LS Engine Parts
If you are building a GM LS engine, here are the parts that Melling has available.