Engine Builder/Designer Interviews / 7 posts found

Art Chrisman Receives Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award

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Art Chrisman continues to serve as an inspiration to racers and automotive engineers worldwide. The Petersen Automotive Museum was proud to honor him with the 2015 Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Awards Breakfast...

Fifty Years with Valley Head Service

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Fifty years ago this month Larry Ofria began porting cylinder heads in a run-down old chicken coup at the family property on Sherman Way in Reseda, California. Larry and the engine savvy crew at Valley Head Service are recognized far and wide for their contributions to the advancement of high performance engine...
Zora Arkus Duntov

The Duntov “Performance” Manifesto

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“I ask him if he recalled when the small-block Chevy had been introduced in ’55, and if he remembered that you could buy GM performance parts for the engine right over the counter at dealerships. I still recall the wry smile as he paused to pull a file of documents from his desk, offering one for me to read...
Jay Brown FE Ford Expert

Ford FE Engine Power Secrets

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Ford built FEs from 1958 through 1976, in a wide variety of configurations. Displacements included 332, 352, 360, 390, 406, 410, 427, and 428. From a performance perspective the best known engines are the 427s found in the original 427 Cobras, Galaxies, Fairlanes, and Cougars, and the...
Zora Duntov Interview

Zora Arkus Duntov’s Last Public Interview

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Ever wonder where the "Z" came from in RPO codes like Z28, ZL1, Z06 and so forth? It stands for Zora in honor of Zora Arkus Duntov the founding father of Chevrolet's extraordinary high performance legacy. The accompanying video interview was conducted many...
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PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

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Larry shares some great porting tips that you can apply to your own engine building projects. His years of experience have made him a valuable resource for engine builders seeking to optimize power and torque in racing engines. Now he's willing to share it all with you in this exclusive Hot Rod Engine Tech interview featuring a host of new...
Jim Mcfarland

A Conversation with Jim McFarland

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When you want straight talk from an industry insider it's always best to ask someone who has been around a long time and is fully comfortable with voicing his opinions. That would be Jim McFarland, career engineer, long standing member of the SAE and a man with...