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MAHLE Tech Video: How-To Properly Measure Piston To Bore Clearance

This is a great how-to video and it is an illustration of the steps that dedicated engine builders take when assembling engines. It is not just about bolting stuff together and praying that it works,...

Aeromotive Takes You Through The Hows, Whys Of Vacuum And Boost Referenced Fuel Pressure Regulators For Carb’d Engines

Never in the history of hot rodding has more horsepower and more technology been available to regular guys. This is a great thing but it can also be confusing and tough to figure out what components...

Piston Tech: Know What Ring Micro-Welding Is? Know What Causes It? Here’s All The Info You Need

On the best day of its life, a piston’s job sucks pretty hard. There is extreme heat, fire, all kinds of directional changes and generally speaking, the things just get tormented. Believe it or...

The Tech Behind MAHLE’s Gold Series Piston Coating – Here’s How It Works, How It Helps

One of the things that hot rodders of generations past could likely never conceive of is the amount of technology involved in the creation of modern pistons. With the ever advancing science and...

To The Maxx: Our 572 Big Block Chevrolet Makes 850 On The Motor With ProMaxx 340 Heads

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener)  What does it take to make big power these days? Well, the easiest route is obviously using some type of power adder like a turbo, supercharger or even the...

Stop Guessing: Racepak Continues With Their Series Talking About Data Loggers – Watch Here

Here’s a trio of videos that could change the way you go racing. Why? Racepak has embarked on a comprehensive series of videos that start at ground level and explain what data loggers do, how...

Piston Tech Video: Mahle Motorsport Looks At Oil Support Rings – Why They’re There And What They Do

Here’s some cool and basic tech video from our pals at Mahle Motorsport. This video talks about oil support rings, what they do and why they exist. For those of you out there that are seasoned...

Engine Tech Video: Why A Simple Rocker Arm Swap Is Potentially The Best Thing You Can Do To Your LS Engine

It is easy to put the cart before the horse when you start putting a high performance engine together over the span of time. Maybe you go with an intake that isn’t that great with the cam you...

Amazing Engine Tech: SAM Tech eliminates The Competition By Wringing 825 hp and 8,300 RPM From An NHRA Legal LS7 Stocker Mill

(Words and photos by Stephen Kim) – Any bozo can slap a supercharger on a stock 505 horsepower LS7 small-block and pick up another 200 hp. Yawn. Increasing output that same 200 hp through...

Deep Tech: Compensating for the Dozens of Variable that Affect Engine Balance Requires Serious Research and Experimentation

(By Judson Massingill) – For decades, machinists and engine builders have been taught that when balancing a crankshaft, its counterweights should equal 100 percent of the rotating mass and 50...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

Piston Tech: Here’s An In-Depth Video Look At Mahle Power Pak Pistons

Mahle is the world’s largest manufacturer of pistons. That’s a fact that cannot be refuted. Because they make so many pistons and they make them for such an incredible variety of...

SEMA 2015: Mercury Racing Has Insane Crate Engine Offerings – DOHC LS7?!

Mercury Racing is coming into the LS crate engine market in a way no one else has even thought of to this point. The company that has made its name building high performance engines on the water and...

Comp Cams Tech Video: Take A Look At The Basics Of Pushrod Length Importance When Building An LS Engine

Our pal Richard Holderner is the star of this video for COMP Cams which takes you through a quick two minute tutorial on the critical nature of selecting the proper length pushrods for your engine....