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Looks Can Be Deceiving - Double Take With Webb Flat Heads

Looks Can Be Deceiving – Double Take With Webb Flat Heads

Flat Heads are a design of engine that warms the hearts of many enthusiasts, they are emblematic of an era of American iron, manufacturing and pride. Read More

Video: Is HCCI The Future Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

Video: Is HCCI The Future Of The Internal Combustion Engine?

With regulations on internal combustion engines becomming more strict every year, HCCI's high level of efficiency has attracted many auto manufacturers.Read More

Automotive Career Planning: Exploring Higher Education Opportunities

Automotive Career Planning: Exploring Higher Education Opportunities

Deciding what career path you want to pursue is a requirement of growing up, and the proper education is a big part of that process. We show you several places to get you headed in the right direction.Read More

Diving Into The Technical Advantages Of Modern ECU Tuning

Diving Into The Technical Advantages Of Modern ECU Tuning

Steve Dinan, of the iconic BMW tuning shop Dinan, takes us deep into the world of ECUs from "cracking" chips in the early 80s to tuning modern race engines.Read More

Preventing Overheating At The Racetrack With VP Racing Fuels

Preventing Overheating At The Racetrack With VP Racing Fuels

Most sanctioning bodies do not allow the use of glycol coolants at the racetrack because they can be replaced with other less hazardous cooling solutions.Read More

Video: How Lugging Will Destroy Your Engine

Video: How Lugging Will Destroy Your Engine

Every human behind the wheel of a vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine has experienced some form of engine lugging at one time or another.Read More

Quick Lift - What It Is And How It Works With Crane Cams

Quick Lift – What It Is And How It Works With Crane Cams

We spoke with Allan Bechtloff of Crane Cams to get a quick history on their "Quick-Lift" Gold Race series rocker arms and how it was discovered.Read More

Clearing Up Mod Motor Misconceptions With John Mihovetz

Clearing Up Mod Motor Misconceptions With John Mihovetz

John Mihovetz's racing portfolio makes him the ideal candidate to rifle through the common misconceptions that surround the coveted mod motor platform.Read More

Spooling Up - Tuning DOHC Variable Valve Timing For Boost

Spooling Up – Tuning DOHC Variable Valve Timing For Boost

Variable valve timing and its relationship to turbo performance is generally misunderstood. We cover VVT's key effects and the benefits on a turbo engine, using Mitsubishi's MIVEC Turbo 4B11T engine as an example.Read More

TECH5: Insight Into Timing Gear Sets With Nornda

TECH5: Insight Into Timing Gear Sets With Nornda

This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Marty Staggs, the U.S. representative of Norada. Today's topic is the focused on timing components and different ways to dial in your timing.Read More

Polopolus Engines - Deconstructing The Flat Six

Polopolus Engines – Deconstructing The Flat Six

Dean Polopolus has been transforming the overhead-cam design of the classic Porsche 911 flat-six into a four-cylinder package for decades. These exotic engines require special engineering, and power some mean cars. Read More

Compounding Boost In A Hayabusa Land Speed Engine

Compounding Boost In A Hayabusa Land Speed Engine

Building a land speed motorcycle is a scary prospect at any speed, add compound turbochargers and over 560 horsepower and you have a Hayabusa monster.Read More

The 427ci Big-Block: Comparing L88, ZL1, ZZ427 Engines

The 427ci Big-Block: Comparing L88, ZL1, ZZ427 Engines

The 427 cubic-inch big-block has been an icon of Chevrolet power since 1967. We take a closer look at its history, and compare the L88, ZL1, and the modern day ZZ427. Check out part one of three right here!Read More

Video: Pushing A 540 ci BBC To Its Limit With Steve Morris Engines

Video: Pushing A 540 ci BBC To Its Limit With Steve Morris Engines

This BBC build was for a long time customer of Steve Morris who got accustomed to the power and was looking tighten his harnesses some more.Read More

Pump Gas Pontiac Pushes 2 Hp Per Inch!

Pump Gas Pontiac Pushes 2 Hp Per Inch!

This DCI Automotive Pontiac 455 makes nearly 2 horsepower per cubic inch, naturally aspirated on pump gas. With some more tweaking we hope for even more!Read More

TECH5: Cometic Offers Gasket Tips & Tricks

TECH5: Cometic Offers Gasket Tips & Tricks

Preventing leaks is always a concern for engine builders. Cometic's Kevyn Kistner sheds light on MLS gaskets and other sealing issues in this TECH5 report.Read More

King Engine Bearings' High-Tech Approach To Bearing Design

King Engine Bearings’ High-Tech Approach To Bearing Design

The Israel based engineering team at King Engine Bearings has a unique and high-tech approach to how they begin the development of their engine bearings.Read More

Improving Cylinder Head Flow With SuperFlow

Improving Cylinder Head Flow With SuperFlow

Getting the best flow characteristics out of cylinder heads takes know-how. With the P-D valve from RTS Tooling SuperFlow helps us take out the guesswork.Read More

Performance Exhaust System Design And Theory

Performance Exhaust System Design And Theory

Exhaust system design is more complicated than running a few tubes. Look into the fluid dynamics involved in generating scavenging and avoiding restriction. Read More

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