While cylinder head porting receives most of the attention, valve design is also important. After all, there’s no greater restriction in performance intake systems than the traditional poppet valve. Ferrea gives EngineLabs advice on selecting the right valve and insight into understanding airflow around the valve.
by Jason Reiss on May 3, 2013
Our Project Wild E. Coyote receives a new, high-horse-capable short block, thanks to Rich Groh Racing Engines, Ford Racing, and a host of other companies who lent their expertise to help us build a street stormer.
by Don Creason on April 12, 2013
LateModelRestoration.com is about to embark on their most ambitious and quite possibly most popular endeavor ever. We have all the details for you as well as the preview video and links inside.
by Don Creason on March 26, 2013
Not all starters are created equal. Knowing how much torque is needed to crank a high compression engine is one of the keys to selecting a high output starter.
In this tech feature, we take a look at the art of custom racing intake manifolds and do our best to pry intake design and building secrets from two of the top intake builders in the nation.
Certain tools are needed to build an engine correctly. Other tools can cut the time dramatically, improve precision and accuracy or just make the job easier. Proform has an extensive line of engine-building tools, and here are some of the essentials.
Looking for a new, affordable carburetor to replace your current unit? We’ve compiled a list of what’s available in an easy-to-read format with the vital specs you’re looking for. Bottom line, these carburetors are affordable and a quick way to generate additional horsepower and increased fuel mileage.
If a torsional damper is not installed correctly, poor engine operation or damage can result. The key is to forget the hammer and use a dedicated damper installation tool that presses the damper into place and keeps it square to the crankshaft. Watch as we install a Fluidampr damper on a big-block Chevy.
Forged or Billet, I-Beam or H-Beam, do you know the differences in connecting rod construction, strength and features? We take a look at steel connecting rod manufacturing and the differences.
by Jason Reiss on February 12, 2013
The Ford Modular engine provides a great base for a performance engine when built with parts that can withstand the abuse. We’ve brought nine of the top Modular engine builders together in one article to discuss the Modular platform and what’s important when shopping for a short block.
Oil filters while not normally that expensive, can add up over time. Which has some people turning to re-useable billet oil filters. As we learned from talking with the experts at Canton Racing Products and K&N Filters, billet oil filters might be the best looking and most cost effective option.
by Mike Magda on February 5, 2013
Here’s an all-alloy Ford FE big-block with enough bling to please any jeweler and enough streetable horsepower to push along a customized ’61 T-bird. Key to the buildup are a Shelby block, Edelbrock heads, Comp Cams valvetrain and Inglese 8-stack induction controlled with a FAST EZ-EFI system.
Understanding the basics of oil formulas for both street and race engines can help engine builders make the right selection to achieve optimum performance and parts protection. EngineLabs talks with the experts at Driven Oil, Lucas Oil and Royal Purple to learn their strategies.
by Don Creason on January 10, 2013
Controlling pressure inside your engine’s crankcase can yield a significant increase in horsepower. This goes hand in hand with properly controlling your oil system. How much power and how you set things up are also tied together and will depend on your engine’s particular setup.
by Jason Reiss on December 25, 2012
We talk elastomer engine dampers with JC Beattie, Jr. of ATI Racing. He explains the science behind the science of engine vibration damping.
When you need a custom or trick damper for your race car or street/strip machine, ATI has custom solutions that can reduce weight, clutter, and total number of parts, and perhaps improve overall engine output and increase engine longevity.
Rather than hide what makes an engine work, we’d prefer to embrace the chaos and turn it into something that looks and functions better than new. One way to accomplish that is with a complete race-spec plumbing makeover, but the expense of replacing every bit of rubber can be prohibitive…
by John Baechtel on November 14, 2012
A new series of hydraulic roller camshafts from Comp Cams delivers four different grinds on the same stick to equalize airflow on 4-barrel manifolds. Called the 4-Pattern, the new cams draw heavily from Comp’s experience with NASCAR teams. They’re available for small- and big-block Chevys and small-block Fords.
by Andrew Wolf on October 5, 2012
In this installment of project updates on our Project “Biting The Bullitt” supercharged 1965 Ford Mustang, we take a look at the installation of AIRAID’s U-Build-It air intake system to collect fresh air from the left fender to feed into our Paxton supercharger.
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by Andrew Wolf on September 20, 2012
Canton has engineered these new Coyote oil pans to provide not only an added degree of oiling function, but much effort has been targeted at the form side of things, and the result is three top-of-the-line oil pans to fit virtually any application for which you can drop a 5.0L Coyote powerplant into.