Edelbrock Introduces New Line of Performance Engine Lubricants
December 20, 2010 in
A new line of performance engine lubricants that includes a variety of break-in oils, oil additives and synthetics has been released by Edelbrock. The new products are designed to meet the demands of traditional and late-model performance engines, according to the company.
Edelbrock Performance Engine Lubricants are available in a variety of blends including 10w40 petroleum base or full synthetic zinc-enhanced formulas. The line also includes 5w30 Cat-Safe protection for late-model domestic and import vehicles; and Premium Break-in for protecting new or rebuilt engines at start-up. The Engine Oil Supplement features a zinc additive and helps to put performance back into conventional motor oils. It will treat up to six quarts.
Tags: Edelbrock, Engine Building, Engine Fluids, Engine Rebuilding, Lubricants, New Products, Oil, Rod Shop
Automotive Students to Compete for Over $200,000 in Scholarships at 2010 SEMA Show
October 19, 2010 in
Photo courtesy of SEMA
The School of Automotive Machinists (SAM) has announced that it will award $202,000 in scholarships to six high school automotive teams competing at the Hot Rodders of Tomorrow National Championship at the 2010 SEMA Show. Team MSD from Eastern Oklahoma Tech Center, Team Auto Meter from Loara High School, Team ARP from East Ridge High School, Team PRW from Fremd High School, Team Edelbrock from North Orange County ROP and Team Painless from Lakeshore High School will all be competing in the National Championship Playoffs Nov. 2–5, 2010, in Las Vegas.
Tags: 2010 SEMA Show, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Engines, Students, Trade Schools, Young Rodders
HRR Tech Editor Mike Mavrigian Shares First Part of Project Flathead Build
August 18, 2010 in
Mike Mavrigian, Hotrod & Restoration‘s technical editor, undertook the challenge of rebuilding a Ford Flathead 8BA engine earlier this year and is now detailing the project on his website, www.performanceenginetech.com. The first installment is now available here .
“Since I had never done a F before, I figured that it was high time to tackle one of these cuties,” Mavrigian wrote. “While other engine platforms have taken over with enthusiasts as the years rolled by, the flattie has never really gone away. A staunch diehard group of Flathead folks have kept the engine alive, and in fact, the flathead is enjoying a notable resurgence in popularity today. All things considered, it just made sense to build one for educational purposes.”
Tags: Birchwood Automotive Group, Engine Building, Engine Rebuilding, Ford Flatheads, Mike Mavrigian, Precision Engine
New High-Performance Race Roller Lifters From Comp Cams
April 21, 2010 in
The new Elite Race Solid Roller Lifters from COMP Cams are designed to withstand demanding high-performance and racing conditions, said the company.
The roller lifters feature an SAE 8620 alloy steel body that is CNC-machined and REM-finished, SAE 9310 steel alloy wheels that are precision-ground, and needles that are micro-sorted with a controlled contour profile.
Tags: Comp Cams, Custom Engines, Drag Racing, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Engines, High performance, New Products, Racing, Rod Shop
Bookshelf: New Releases Offer Tips to Drivetrain Builders
April 20, 2010 in
Motorbooks has released the second edition of its Ultimate American V-8 Engine Data Book, a 240-page guide to every V-8 engine ever produced. General specs are provided for each engine, as well as part numbers for basic engine components.
Details on displacement, horsepower, torque, carburetion, fuel injection, compression ratio, internal dimensions and other specs are also provided in this book, which is designed to be a one-stop-shop of valuable information for V-8 engine builders, collectors and restorers.
Tags: Books and Literature, Chrysler A833 Transmission, Education & Training, Engine Books, Engine Rebuilding, Engines, Hot Rod Books, Manual Transmissions, Rebuilding Transmissions, T-5 Transmissions, Training Employees, Transmissions, V-8 Engines
MAHLE Clevite, Inc. Introduces Victor Reinz Gaskets e-Learning Course
April 5, 2010 in
MAHLE Clevite, Inc. has added a new course on Victor Reinz gaskets to its eLearning curriculum, the company announced. The new course covers the features of Victor Reinz gaskets and offers automotive and engine-rebuilding professionals the necessary tools to master sealing solutions.
Tags: Education & Training, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Gaskets, Mahle, Mahle Clevite, Training Employees, Victor Reinz
Egge to Discuss How to Profit From Building Vintage Engines at HRR Education & Training Day
February 26, 2010 in
Engine parts supplier Egge is presenting the workshop “Building Value in Vintage Engines,” which will teach attendees how to generate profit from building vintage engines, during the Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show’s Education & Training Day.
Tags: C.A.R.S., Egge, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Jim Barber, John Gunnell, Nostalgia Engines
Tech Tip: Quality is Worth the Price
January 4, 2010 in
A customer (and a buddy) recently brought his nostalgia-flavor Ford Thunderbolt clone (equiped with a vintage 427 FE) to my shop, complaining of high engine temperature issues, primarily at idle. The water temp at idle would routinely reach in the area of 210 to 220 degrees F., often continuing to gradually climb even higher. While not at a terminally fatal level, the concern was still there, especially because the engine still took a while to catch up and recover back to the 190 range.
Tags: Edelbrock, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Engines, Mike Mavrigian, Tech Tips, Water Pumps
Tech Solutions: Tips for Performance Engine Builders
December 1, 2009 in
Tech Solutions is a section that runs in select issues of Hotrod & Restoration, providing an opportunity for our readers who are professional performance engine builders to share their expertise with other builders.
Tags: Custom Engines, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Mahle, Tech Solutions
Tech Solutions: Tips for Engine Performance Builders
November 23, 2009 in
Tech Solutions is a section that runs in select issues of Hotrod & Restoration, providing an opportunity for our readers who are professional performance engine builders to share their expertise with other builders. To submit a Tech Solution, email Mike Mavrigian at email@example.com.
Tech Solutions is sponsored by MAHLE.
Tags: Custom Engines, Engine Builders, Engine Rebuilding, Engine tuning, Engines, Gaskets, Tech Solutions