Tech tips for steering in the right direction

Tech tips for steering in the right direction

If you aspire to own or build a great rod or replica, don’t take the positioning or the proportions of the steering column assembly for granted. A number of variables are involved in creating a comfortable setup, including the cockpit shape and seat location, particularly seat back tilt and cushion height, as well as steering wheel design. The rim’s diameter, and whether in dished or flat form, along with human proportions, all come into play. Read ididit’s story on what to consider before ordering and installing a steering column (courtesy of ReinCarnation...
Ian Tocher takes tough decision for better prospects

Ian Tocher takes tough decision for better prospects

By Martha Maglone: Ian Tocher’s total recovery from severe injury was blighted when infection penetrated his injured left leg in mid-October. Two weeks and four days ago he took the decision to go prosthetic and have it amputated below the knee.  “The lower leg was beyond repair and I’m going to have a better quality of life with a prosthetic,” said Ian this morning. His infection stalled a promising recovery and brought the situation to a head. Bacteria, apparently, was residing in the hardware, the titanium rod and fasteners, and to address the problem all the hardware had to be removed. His orthopedic surgeon confirmed the matter, saying that the bacteria had migrated from the screw threads and penetrated his bones, causing them further deterioration. Under no illusions, his stark prospects were either a series of bone grafts, involving multiply invasive surgeries—which might or might not leave the leg strong enough to support him—or a prosthetic limb. “We’d reached the point where the prosthetic limb was the most sensible option,” Ian commented. “It was a point of relief. I’d been handicapped by 15 pounds of dead weight down there, which was physically taxing. And in the New Year I’ll have my prosthetic and I’ll be walking again, attending the races and playing hockey again.” I’m the goalie and goalies are irrepressible!” Ian Tocher, who is Drag Illustrated’s senior reporter / photographer, was struck by Ronnie Davis’s Corvette when it crashed during a qualifying run at Rockingham on April 10,...
New Idea, New Price: Steering news for short-track racers

New Idea, New Price: Steering news for short-track racers

By Archie Bosman: Did you know most hydraulic racing and high-performance power steering pumps are rebuilt street car pumps and that electric steering is regarded as the single worst attribute of the modern road-going car? Lack of consistent feel and listlessness on-center are its common criticisms. When Porsche was asked why they use such an abomination, their sources reported that its advantage is fuel saving—a free tank of fuel every 40,000 miles. Maybe so, but would anyone care? Thankfully, KRC the Kennesaw, Georgia, power steering specialist, didn’t pretend to be treading virgin territory in  earlier times, but now they probably stand alone. Le Mans 24-hour endurance race winners and NASCAR teams are among their highest profile proponents. What is new, though, is their Elite series power steering pump. Based on their Pro Series III, the Elite shares many of its best properties, including 9 flow adjustments that allow drivers to adapt steering feel to their preference. Also, the Elite features sealed bearings—an upgrade from the standard bushings found in competing power steering pumps. But most important is its price: PN# ESP 10096000 Elite Series Pump $299.98 PN# ESP 10096100 Elite Series Pump with bolt-on aluminum tank $399.98 Considering a Pro Series III or the new Elite Series? Click here for a list of the features of each. For more information contact an Authorized KRC Power Steering Pump Distributor or visit www.KRCPower.com Meet KRC founder Ken Roper and his team at the PRI exhibition Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Dec 8-10, Booth...
Exclusive LS3 crate engine just announced

Exclusive LS3 crate engine just announced

From Ohio Speed Shops. Owner Chuck Fitch has released information on their latest GM LS3 6.2L 525HP crate engine package with self-learning EFI system. Only $8679.99 And for a limited time they offer Free dyno testing and engine break-in service. 48-state Free Truck Freight shipping also applies. For more information click here.   Optional upgrades include: Integrated auto transmission controller + $250.00 Oil pan change/upgrade. + $350.00 (average cost of engine swap style oil pans and installation) Forced induction EFI system, supports up to 750HP +...
New Edelbrock Victor II 5.0L Coyote Intake Manifold

New Edelbrock Victor II 5.0L Coyote Intake Manifold

Edelbrock has announced the release of their new intake manifold for the 2011-16 Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. Designated Victor II the intake (#7180) is designed for use with Ford Coyote engines running in the 1500 – 7500 rpm operating range. To gain optimum performance it features long tapered, crossover-style runners with a large plenum. In addition, its cast aluminum construction makes it ideal for nitrous, supercharged and turbo applications. This intake manifold also includes provisions for all emissions equipment and retains the stock fuel rail. Moreover, the Victor II features cast bosses on the runners to accommodate a direct-port nitrous system for competition applications. Plus, its low-profile design accommodates all factory 2011-16 Ford Mustang hoods and strut tower braces. It’s also compatible with Ford Performance Parts 90mm throttle body without requiring an adapter. Engine dyno testing revealed an additional 27lb-ft of torque over a common aftermarket plastic upgrade intake manifold and a further 16hp over the stock intake manifold. Features Include: • Designed for use with factory Ford Coyote 5.0L engines with stock-style cylinder heads • Features long tapered, crossover-style runners with a large plenum for outstanding performance • The Victor II generates a further 27lb-ft of torque over a common plastic upgrade intake manifold and 16hp over the stock manifold • Designed, cast in aluminum and machined in the USA for unsurpassed quality and performance...
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