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Check Your Camshaft Ramp Rates

Steve Morris Engines builds engines for Manny Alvarez of HPP Racing. Manny was recently telling Steve that one of his engines was breaking valvetrain components after just a couple runs. Steve had built him a different engine that had been super fast and super reliable, so Steve asked Manny to send the other engine back

Jesel Announces Big Leadership Changes

Jesel Inc. has announced that after 42 years, Dan Jesel will be transitioning from president and CEO to executive chairman effective immediately. Rich Runne, a 31-year company veteran will assume controlling interest and the CEO position in partnership with Wayne Jesel. “Jesel has been my life for the past 31 years,” says Rich Runne. “The

Why You Should Be Bleeding Lifters

In this episode of Danny Soliz Says, Danny talks about lifter preload and how to avoid issues with your lifters and valvetrain components by making sure you bleed your lifters prior to reassembly.

One-on-One with SBI’s Phil Data

Phil Data, SB International’s VP of Sales recently stopped by Engine Builder magazine, so we sat down to talk about what’s been going on at the company in recent years, how the industry has changed and we touch on SBI’s upcoming 40th anniversary.

Understanding Camshafts – Part 3 (Cam Design)

Now that Steve has run through lobe shapes and cam cores, you’re ready to put it all together in order to understand what goes into designing a custom camshaft, and the reasons behind certain decisions. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, view them at the links.

LS Valvetrains: Take Something Good and Make it Better

I’m not sure anyone ever complained about the performance of a Gen III or Gen IV small block Chevy as they came from the factory. Let’s face it, they run good and some of them are downright wicked. But, thanks to engine builders and aftermarket performance parts, there’s always a way to make them run

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Straightening Cylinder Heads

In this episode of Danny Soliz Says, Danny walks you through the importance of straightening your cylinder heads before milling the bottom so your valvetrain components can perform at their maximum capacity. Danny Soliz owns and operates Hill Country Performance & Machine in Spring Branch, TX.

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Remove Your Camshaft and Lifters Easier

Work smarter not harder! In this episode of Danny Soliz Says, Danny shows you how to remove your camshaft and lifters in an easy fashion without damaging the lifter bores or the lifters themselves.

Understanding Lifters – Part 2

Now that Steve has identified the different types of lifters you can choose from, he goes into the materials these lifters feature and why certain ones are better for certain applications.

Understanding Lifters – Part 1

In this episode of Steve Tech, Steve Morris explains the different types of lifters available for engine builds today and the pros and cons for each style, in his opinion.

QualCast 2021 Valvetrain Kits

QualCast has introduced two new valve train kit lines for 2021. One is for heavy-duty and the other is the QualFast Black Lightening Diesel Performance kits.

Race Winning Brands Acquires Victory 1 Performance

Race Winning Brands, Inc. (RWB), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC, has announced the acquisition of Victory 1 Performance, Inc. (Victory), a leading supplier of manufactured and forged high-performance titanium and alloy valves. Victory represents the eighth add-on acquisition for Race Winning Brands.  Headquartered and operating out of a world-class facility in Mooresville, NC,