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Normally Aspirated C7 Z06 Build

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The core structure of this engine is a new GM Gen V LT1/LT4 cylinder block both of which share the same part number. As seen here, the new LT block is immediately machined to accept large bore Darton sleeves which permit a larger 4.185-inch bore and longer cylinders to accommodate the increased stroke...

495-cid Pontiac Powerhouse

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Von Neal goes all-in with a Kauffman MR-1 iron block to accommodate a SCAT 4.5-inch forged stroker crank yielding 495 cubic inches for his 1965 Pontiac Tempest project...

New API Lubrication Standards Published

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Working with the auto industry, oil marketers, additive companies and others, the American Petroleum Institute (API)...

Understanding Tribology

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The tribologists at Total Seal use a tool called the Stribeck curve to engineer low friction piston rings. The Stribeck curve utilizes the formula Viscosity x Speed / Load to generate the lubricant film parameters.

AFR Introduces New SBC Dual Plane Intake

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AFR is proud to announce the release of its new #4812 dual plane aluminum intake manifold for the popular small block Chevy engine platform. Developed to match the port designs of our popular cylinder heads as closely as possible, it provides an optimized intake tract for increased performance...

Holley Modernizes Classic Carb Line

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Holley is pleased to announce the revamp of its existing "Classic Carburetor" lineup - Beginning with the 0-1848-2...

Edelbrock Supercharger Kits for 2014-2020 GMC Yukon Denalis Deliver Top Performance

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Edelbrock offers a, 150 horsepower, 50-State legal E-Force Yukon Denali...

Your Oil’s Best Friend – The Piston Ring

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Have you ever wondered why automatic transmission fluid is “fill-for-life” and motor still has to be changed every 5,000 to 10,000 miles? The simple answer is contamination...

850 HP HELLCAT KILLER!

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"We're calling it The Hellcat Killer", says Mike Petralia, owner and chief engine builder at Hardcore Horsepower & Dyno...
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JESEL Reintroduces Premium Stud Rocker Systems

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Jesel has built its brand of valvetrain innovation with shaft rocker systems there are some race sanctioning bodies that still prohibit shaft rocker conversions such as NHRA and IHRA Stock Eliminator classes. Despite their extreme sophistication in many respects, these “stockers” are still required to run stud rockers.

Tuff Stuff High Performance Alternator Install

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This 1995 Corvette project car has been a superb test bed for manufacturers to prove the value of their products in exchange for non biased stories and a valuable aid showing readers the necessary accessories to support a new high performance engine build. As a followup, we beefed up the charging system with a new battery and a Tuff Stuff high performance alternator.
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ProForm Electric Ring Gap Filing Tool

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Proform's electric ring filer is the ideal tool for both professionals and home engine builders. Precision end gap fitment is critical to proper ring seal and engine builders agree that filing the ring end gap is the best method. Some builders still prefer to hand file each ring, but more and more are turning to electric powered grinders with precision dial indicators to...
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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...

540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

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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...

Blown Hi-Torque E85 Chevy Small Block

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The key to power for this 628 HP 383ci blown street small block was the 177-cid Roots-style Weiand supercharger combined with E85 pump gas.

383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

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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...

Understanding the Rod Length and Pin Height Connection

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The relationship between connecting rod length, piston compression height and compression ratio is often misunderstood, largely due to the misuse of the term “compression”. In all honesty it probably shouldn’t be applied to piston terminology at all except as it relates to the shape of the piston crown surface....

Goldenrod Cockpit View Art Print

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This 24 x 36-inch Art Quality print shows the cockpit view of the goldenrod on the International FIA course at Bonneville...

Goldenrod Limited Edition Numbered Blueprint Poster

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This 24 x 36-inch Art Quality print of the Goldenrod and it's main blueprints is...

Goldenrod

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This acclaimed work has been praised far and wide as the best book ever written about Bonneville racing and the World's Land Speed Record. it delivers a deep dive look at how the new 1964 Chrysler Race Hemis were modified to suit the trying conditions of Bonneville's legendary five mile dyno; fuel injected Race Hemis on methanol at wide open throttle for five miles running as fast as 425.99 mph.
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Beast Mode: 2000 HP LSX Based Arias Hemi

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A 427 cubic inch turbocharged LSX based Bonneville engine with super trick Arias Hemi Heads pushing 2000 horsepower is truly a beast by any standards. This goes into a '65 Buick Riviera for the Classic/ Blown Gas Coupe category...
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Hardcore Hemi Attacks the Engine Masters Challenge

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The Adams and Smithberg team injected Hemi entry at the 2017 Engine Masters Challenge displayed one of the most unique active-tuning induction systems yet seen in the annual engine dyno competition...
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Direct Injection Piston Damage? Check Your Oil

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Low Speed Pre-Ignition or LSPI is a previously unrecognized combustion anomaly that leads to severe engine damage on late model turbocharged engines operating at low engine speeds and high loading. Driven Racing Oils...
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All New Merlin IV Big Block Chevy

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World Products has completely redesigned the famed Merlin Big Block Chevy casting, incorporating numerous improvements and new features to virtually every area of the block. Thicker decks and new deck height options increase the versatility of the Merlin...
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Holley Releases 1050 CFM Gen 3 Marine Dominator Carbs

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Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of Holley 1050 CFM Gen 3 Marine Dominator Carburetors, which exceed performance demands whether you're out for high-speed fun or just hitting the lake for an easy cruise...