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Profiling JE Pistons for Maximum Performance

There's a lot that goes into piston design and one of the most important aspects is the skirt design. Less drag created by the skirt in the bore equals more power. Take a look at how JE continues testing different skirt profiles for maximum power and performance..
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A 735hp 438ci Small-Block Ford Bullet

This 438ci 735 HP Ford drag racing engine represents Hardcore Horsepower's unconventional, but forward-thinking effort to create a strong single four-barrel engine based on an all Windsor parts collection. The result is one bad ass...
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Digitizing Combustion Chambers to Increase Engine Power

Extracting maximum power from racing engines requires extraordinary attention to small details that may be forgotten or easily overlooked. JE Pistons offers precision chamber digitizing so the piston designer can optimize the piston to...
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One-Piece Rear Main Seals for Big Block Chevys

Rear main seal leakage remains a problem on engines that still use 2-piece rear main seals. We all know the time honored method of offsetting the seal parting lines so they do not match the main cap to block interface...
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Leo Villa’s Bluebird Album

September 2, 2016
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...
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Conley Stinger V8 Tour

September 2, 2016
The latest in a long line of Conley engines is the Stinger 609, so named because of its total displacement of 6.90 cubic inches (about 100 cc). This engine is all new with no common parts from previous engines. It features a 1.00-inch bore with a...

Featured Story

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Why is the Speed Demon So Damned Fast?

Exclusive!  Inside the Speed Demon's 450 MPH+ Turbo Engine Packages by John Baechtel What makes George Poteet's awesome Speed Demon streamliner...
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Tech Tips

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Understanding Dynamic Compression Ratio

Your engine actually has two compression ratios, static compression ratio and dynamic compression ratio.
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ARP’s Secret Fastener Technology Lab

ARP's test lab has quantified the potential for a 20% or more loss in clamping force with used nuts...
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RTST Ported Flow Testing Valves

The RTS kit permits precise mapping of the airflow values around the circumference of the valve at any lift value. It helps identify shrouded...

Engine Builds

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383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

Is the 383 Chevy the Most Popular Small Block Ever? That's easy to believe based on the number of rotating assemblies sold by Scat Enterprises. It's also noteworthy that the 383 originated from the performance community in the late seventies and became so popular that...
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A 735hp 438ci Small-Block Ford Bullet

This 438ci 735 HP Ford drag racing engine represents Hardcore Horsepower's unconventional, but forward-thinking effort to create a strong single four-barrel engine based on an all Windsor parts collection. The result is one bad ass...
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Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

Ever wonder how carefully your Cobra Jet drag racing engine gets assembled at the factory? No doubt you've seen old newsreels with sweaty line workers ramming pistons into cylinder blocks on an endless conveyor line or...