Understanding Ignition Timing: Making Maximum Power Means Knowing the Science
In a spark ignition internal combustion engine, the purpose of advancing the timing of the engine spark is to get past ignition delay. Ignition delay occurs during the time that it takes to fully ignite the mixture with a spark plug.
August 2017 Shop Solutions
At times I have had a main journal that just honed faster than the rest. Here’s my solution – maybe it will work for you as well. I cut some .001˝ shim stock and place it between the stone and journal and give it a few short strokes. The shim stock will stop the honing of that one journal and let the rest catch up.
Kaase Boss Nine Engine
The Boss 429 was a NASCAR special back in 1969 Mustangs and the Ford faithful have been lusting for the Blue Crescent/Shotgun engines ever since. While others dreamed, the die-hard Ford junkies at Jon Kaase Racing Engines worked, and brought the Boss 429 back to life in the form of the Kaase Boss Nine engine.
347 Small Block Ford Engine
Mike Consolo of QMP Racing Engines spent more than four and a half years rebuilding this 347 small block Ford for a customer’s road racing Sunbeam Tiger. All said and done, the engine puts out 625 hp and is race ready once again.
Machining Aluminum Engine Blocks
Aluminum engine blocks have been around for many years for both stock and performance applications. Aluminum has a number of advantages over cast iron, the most obvious one being weight.
Full Pull – Haisley Machine Builds Quality Diesels
When Van and Patty Haisley started their diesel engine and machine shop in 1985, diesel engine work wasn’t quite like it is today. Haisley Machine was founded in Fairmount, IN at a time when diesel engines used to only be mechanical. Today, of course, diesel engines have added plug and play electronic devices for more power.
Do Diesel Builders Need Installation Bays?
Because of weight and size of their creations, diesel engine builders can be faced with some unique challenges.
Industrial Engine Rebuild Opportunities
Rebuilding industrial engines is a growing business for many engine builders and shows no signs of slowing down.
Tempering Horsepower Heat: Keeping Your Cool with Heat-Handling Accessories
Engines produce lots of heat, and the more horsepower they make the more heat they generate. Only about 35 to 40 percent of the heat energy released during combustion in a gasoline engine performs useful work by creating pressure that pushes the pistons down their bores. Diesels are a little better at 40 to 45 percent efficiency thanks to a higher compression ratio and reduced pumping losses (no throttle restriction). Even so, all internal combustion engines waste more heat than they put to good use.
Volkswagen Debuts New 2.0L TSI Engine
Volkswagen has announced a new, advanced version of its EA888 four-cylinder engine. The updated version of the benchmark EA888 four-cylinder, turbocharged and direct-injection engine uses an innovative modification to the conventional four-stroke cycle to offer an improved combination of power, efficiency and responsiveness.
434 Chevy Small Block Engine
Bruce Nelson takes customer satisfaction very seriously. He doesn’t want customers coming back to his shop for the wrong reasons, and this 550 hp 434 Chevy small block was no exception.
Engine Manufacturing Center Celebrates its First Ingenium Gas Engine
Jaguar Land Rover’s more than $1 billion Engine Manufacturing Center (EMC) recently celebrated production of its first Ingenium gas engine, which will debut in vehicles later in the summer.