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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...

Offy Race Engine Posters

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Offy engine fans who have read the book Offy, America’s Greatest Racing Engine will no doubt enjoy Ken Walton’s informative series of collectible 12 x 18 inch posters detailing the specs and highlights of all the different production series Offy engines. There are five altogether and they include the Offy 200/220 Series, the 168/159 Forced Induction Series, the 252 Series, 255/270/318 Series and....
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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...

Frank Lockhart, American Speed King

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Racing icons sometimes achieve immortality under the cruelest of circumstances, particularly in the early days of motor racing when perishing tragically in a hurtling mass of twisted angry metal was often the norm. Such was the case of Frank Lockhart (1903-1928). Frank Lockhart bookEjected from his tumbling land speed record car during a violent crash on an unforgiving Florida beach...
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Engine Building Tools

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Anybody can screw an engine together with a socket set, but would you really do that without checking all the important mechanical relationships? Engine building is all about precise mechanical relationships and precision measurements that can’t be determined without...
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ARP Rod Bolt Stretch Gauge How-to

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Most engine builders concede that torquing rod bolts during final assembly is no longer an accepted practice. While no doubt adequate for general engine rebuilding where loading rarely approaches that of competition levels, basic rod bolt torquing simply cannot account for...
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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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CV Products Chevy Pin Oiler Installation

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Most dedicated race blocks for Sprint Cup racing, Formula 1 and other high end applications are equipped with piston dome/pin oilers to provide pin lubrication and piston crown cooling. You can install pin oils on Ford and Chevy engines with CV Products kit...
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PipeMax Header Design Software

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If you're not entirely comfortable with the mathematics of engine performance you'll really appreciate Larry Meaux's PipeMax Header Design software from maxracesoftware.com. This comprehensive program predicts engine performance based on your input specs andit also calculates all of the optimum intake and header dimensions for...