One of the most important aspects of engine building has nothing to do with the engine at all. You have to understand the customer and what they are trying to achieve.
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Valve springs play an essential role in controlling the breathing in internal combustion engines. The valves are mechanically opened by a camshaft, with the help of the valve lifters or tappets, and closed by the valve springs. But valve springs perform one of the most the critical functions: lifting the weight of the valve. Valve
“What camshaft should I use?” How many times have you been asked or heard that question uttered? Why is it so difficult to choose the “correct” camshaft for an engine build? What separates one camshaft design from the other? After all, isn’t it true that a camshaft opens and closes valves? Simple, right? Well let’s
Performance engine builders are always looking at changes they can make that will give their engine an edge over the competition. Rod ratio is one of those factors that may make a difference. Changing the length of the rods with respect to the stroke of the crankshaft offers some advantages in certain situations, and may