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ARP BOLTS

Understanding Engine Fastener Quality with ARP

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To some its just nuts and bolts, but the science behind the parts plays a critical role in keeping your high performance engine and other performance components together under high stress dynamic conditions. No one understands this better than ARP...
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Burns Stainless Introduces Innovative Technology with Gill Sensors & Controls

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Burns Stainless introduces new innovative sensor technology with Gill Sensor and Controls; currently a supplier to European motorsports including Formula One, Rally Car and the World Endurance Championships.

Digitizing Combustion Chambers to Increase Engine Power

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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...
GST seals

One-Piece Rear Main Seals for Big Block Chevys

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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...

Koul Tools Braided Hose Assembly Kits

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Koul Tools hose end assembly kits have been on the market for some time, but its amazing how many people still don't take advantage of them ...

Earl’s New Vapor Guard Hose and Fittings

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Earl's new Vapor Guard hose and hose ends provide a complete, economical solution that virtually eliminates fuel permeation issues common with...
383 Chevy

Why Johnson Hydraulic Roller Lifters Belong in Your Engine

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Johnson Lifters wants to be your valve lifter source.  A primary supplier with  top tier manufacturing capabilities, the 90 year old company functions seamlessly within the high stress, low tolerance OEM environment where quality control inspections are mandatory and frequent. An essential part of Johnson Lifter’s quality control program is identifying and solving common lifter issues. In particular, hydraulic valve lifters have long suffered the notion that they are no good for performance use, but that is far from accurate.   Johnson puts a check mark on that fallacy and points to the success of Chevrolet’s ultra high performance COPO […]
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How to Build Racing Engines: Startup and Maintenance

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Initial engine startup and break-in procedures are vital to the success of every new racing engine. Countless hours of prepa­ration and a substantial amount of money have been invested to build the best possible engine. It is exciting to here a new engine run, but now is not the time to get in a rush. Many things can go wrong at this point...
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565ci Dart BBC Race Build

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Our sample engine build is a 565-ci big-block Chevy based around a Dart Big M cylinder block and Dart Big Chief Pro 1 aluminum cylinder heads. Following the step-by-step procedures is designed to simplify the mating of all the important com­ponents in the engine...
Sonnys Racing

How To Build Racing Engines: Choosing the Right Induction System

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Intake manifold characteristics and dimen­sions exert considerable influence on engine performance with respect to power band shape and positioning on the RPM scale. Race applications deal with three basic manifold types: dual-plane intakes, single-plane intakes, and tunnel ram intakes...
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Understanding Dynamic Compression Ratio

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Your engine actually has two compression ratios, static compression ratio and dynamic compression ratio.
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New Boost Lock Prevents Boost Loss

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Boost Lock is an innovative new product specifically designed to prevent the separation of inlet boost tubes under high boost conditions. When this occurs during a race you lose...
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ARP’s Secret Fastener Technology Lab

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

Physics for Gearheads

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Physics for Gearheads by Randy Beikmann PhD. provides the detailed explanations you need to fully understand the intricate mechanical functions of high performance automobiles and race cars. Whether your interest is in increasing your engine's horsepower, getting more miles per gallon, or...

Holley Introduces Vent Tube Spill Reduction Valves

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Holley's new Vent Tube Spill Reduction Valves feature an internal valve ball that reduces fuel spillage from carburetor vent tubes in crash situations and reduces fuel slosh from vent tubes during hard launches/stops or while traversing rough terrain in...

Lunati Bootlegger Cams

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The most powerful series of street performance cams ever produced by the Lunati design team. They build on the popular Voodoo® Series, but feature even faster opening rates, a controlled closing and far more area under the lift curve.
Holley Coytote EFI

Holley EFI Harnesses for Ford Coyote and Mod Motors

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Holley has announced the release of plug & play EFI harnesses to use Holley EFI on Ford Coyote and Mod Motor platforms. These plug & play harnesses plug right into your factory sensors, including crank, cam, TPS, coolant, etc. This also includes your...

French Flathead V8 Block Prep Handbook

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Vern Tardel's French Flathead V8 Block Prep Manual is a valuable reservoir of tips and knowledge about the coveted Ford/Simca flathead cylinder block. Early Ford hot rodders will enjoy this technical look a prepping the French flathead V8 block for high performance use...

Melling Debuts “Shark” SBC Oil Pumps at PRI Show

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Melling has re-engineered the traditional small block Chevy oil pump with newly designed asymmetrical helical cut gears. Set to debut at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis, the "Shark" pump offers smoother oil flow than a traditional spur gear oil pump along with reduced power requirements and higher volume. The pump still incorporates a cast iron housing that is now equipped with the all new steel helical cut gears.
dart block

Dart Blocks: Honed to Perfection

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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...
calico coatings

Calico Coating’s New Web Site

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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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Smokin’ April Deals on Optima Batteries

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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...