ARP Rod Bolt Stretch Gauge How-to
Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP
100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show
Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection
540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute
Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records
Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine
Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy
PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting
ARP Rod Bolt Stretch Gauge How-to

ARP Rod Bolt Stretch Gauge How-to

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Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals

Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street

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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP

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100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show

100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster

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Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection

Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection

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540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

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Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records

Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records

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Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine

Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine

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Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy

Hardcore Horsepower's 692 HP 406ci Chevy

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PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

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News & Reviews

  • The Unobtainable a story of blue The Unobtainable a story of blue
    By its very nature, the ultimate speed record on land or water is "Unobtainable" or men would no longer pursue it. Two of the most extraordinary speed record hunters comprised a father and son effort that relentlessly sought the ultimate limits of speed with a legendary stable of blue machines named Bluebird.
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  • Leo Villa’s Bluebird Album Leo Villa’s Bluebird Album
    David de Lara's extraordinary photographic documentary of Donald Campbell’s Bluebirds brilliantly captures the complicated essence of Donald Campbell the man and the magnificent record smashing machines that anchored his life and ultimately claimed it...
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  • New Edelbrock LS3 Super Victor Intakes New Edelbrock LS3 Super Victor Intakes
    Edelbrock announced the release of its new Super Victor intake manifold for Chevy LS3 engines. The new Super Victor intake manifolds are designed for use on Gen IV LS series engines equipped with LS3 cylinder heads...
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  • Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals
    Hot Pro Street engines were in plentiful supply at the 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals this past weekend in DuQuoin, Illinois. Participants and spectators were treated to a dazzling display of top quality cars and engines...
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  • 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP
    Dodge outpowers GM and Ford! They now claim the highest horsepower and torque figures offered by any domestic performance car from the factory. The 2015 Dodge Challenger delivers over 700 horsepower and 650 foot pounds of torque...
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  • 100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show 100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show
    Hot Rods and cool engines filled the Pomona, California fairgrounds for the 50th annual father's day LA Roadster Show. Engine lovers were treated to a phenomenal display of racing and high performance engines that would take a lifetime to see if they were not assembled in one convenient spot...
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  • Corvette LT4 Most Powerful & Drivable Production Small Block Ever Corvette LT4 Most Powerful & Drivable Production Small Block Ever
    The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower. The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V8 engine is...
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  • Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection
    A new SV-20 honing system from Sunnen enables Dart to implement high-precision, highly-flexible honing of a wide range of block designs and metallurgies in a single continuous process without the need for stone changes...
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  • New Ford Y-Block Build Book New Ford Y-Block Build Book
    There hasn't been a good Y-block book since well, since Ford Y-block V8s were in vogue more than 50 years ago. Charlie Morris' new all color rebuild and modify book offers a real shot in the arm for Y-block fans, particularly those who are...
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  • 540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute 540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute
    The new AFR cylinder heads are the central component of this remarkable piece; a real world engine designed to deliver off the hook performance without expensive power adders and in the face of fluctuating fuel quality...
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  • Edelbrock’s New BBC Victor Tunnel Ram Edelbrock’s New BBC Victor Tunnel Ram
    Edelbrock's new Victor Tunnel Ram is a modern updated design to its very successful Victor Ram 2-R Tunnel Ram, first released over 35 years ago. It's designed for use with 468-582 c.i.d. standard-deck Chevrolet V8 engines with conventional...
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  • Calico Coating’s New Web Site Calico Coating’s New Web Site
    Calico Coatings has launched a new web site designed to make it easy for engine builders to review and select the specific coatings or coated products they require for their racing or high performance applications...
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  • New Holley Ultra HP 2 Barrel Carbs New Holley Ultra HP 2 Barrel Carbs
    Holley is proud to introduce the all new Ultra HP 2 Barrel. Holley 2 barrels have been a mainstay in oval track racing for decades, but racers always want more. They want more tuning ability, more durability, more weight savings and more features, so Holley listened and designed the all new Ultra HP 2bbl. It delivers the proven results of the Ultra HP 4bbl but...
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  • Smokin’ April Deals on Optima Batteries Smokin’ April Deals on Optima Batteries
    Our friends at Optima Batteries are offering a super generous deal on batteries and battery chargers during the month of April. Optima's powerful line of high performance batteries are uniquely suited to the the specialized demands of high...
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  • The Dawn of Pro Stock The Dawn of Pro Stock
    As spawned in the early seventies, the Pro Stock class introduced a powerful new force in drag racing. Evolving from the popularity of Super Stock class racing, Pro Stock quickly became a fan favorite. Drag racing fans came to see the Funny Cars, but hardcore racing fans were clearly there to see the Pro Stock cars with hero drivers slamming gears behind...
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Top Tech Tips

  • Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning
    Consider a typical performance engine build plan that holds true for many budget based bracket racing builds and illustrates how insufficient research and planning can steer an engine project down the wrong path right from the beginning. The first mistake is...
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  • Effects Of Changes in Cam Timing and Lobe Separation Angle Effects Of Changes in Cam Timing and Lobe Separation Angle
    The following tables provided by COMP Cams illustrate how variations in lobe separation angle and cam timing affect engine behavior. Engine builders can refer to these characteristics often to determine the likely effect of any cam timing alterations they may contemplate...
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  • Camshaft Basics Camshaft Basics
    Pushrod based engines use two basic types of camshaft; either flat tappet or roller tappet. It’s a little more complicated than that, but it basically comes down to the type of lifter. Up until the mid-eighties most production engines used flat tappet lifters with a crowned face that rides directly on the camshaft lobe...
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  • Calculating Piston Speed Calculating Piston Speed
    Mean piston speed has long been used as an indicator of component durability under severe service. It is a good rule of thumb for evaluating engine potential and it is even more instructive if you calculate maximum piston speed since one of the axioms of engine performance dictates that power comes from engine speed...
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  • Porting Pointers Porting Pointers
    The objective of porting a cylinder head is to improve engine performance via constructive enhancements to the intake and exhaust flow paths. Before you get to this point however, it's important to determine the rpm range of the desired power band and how you want to shape and position the torque curve...
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  • Tuning Tips for Intake Manifold Deficiencies Tuning Tips for Intake Manifold Deficiencies
    Various modifications and adjustments can be applied to intake manifolds to fine tune them for specific performance requirements. Today we wanted to share an inside Tech Tip with you taken from the new CarTech book, Competition Engine Building: Advanced Engine Design and Assembly Techniques...
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  • How to Use a Dial Indicator How to Use a Dial Indicator
    Dial indicators are one of the primary measuring tools used in precision engine building. They are typically used to measure deck clearances, crankshaft thrust and straightness, lifter travel and other measurements that involve the distance between two surfaces...
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  • How to Use a Deck Bridge How to Use a Deck Bridge
    A deck bridge is a basic comparator tool that allows you to easily read dimensional differences between adjacent surfaces like the deck surface of your engine block and the top of your pistons. It is most commonly used to check deck height (either positive or negative)...
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  • Priority Main Oiling Priority Main Oiling
    Most OEM and aftermarket race cylinder blocks are configured for priority main oiling to protect the main bearings at high RPM. This oiling strategy gives priority to directly oiling the main bearings first. Pressurized oil within the main oil gallery follows a direct path to...
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  • How to Install ARP Main Cap Studs How to Install ARP Main Cap Studs
    Serious race engine builders mostly use high strength ARP studs to anchor the main caps. Studs provide a more even clamping force with higher tensile strength than most bolts and they are less highly stressed in the block ...
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