Racing Valve Springs

Racing Valve Springs

Here, courtesy of Erson Cams, are several sound rules to remember. The story is developed for those interested in high-performance engine technology and explains the severity of the environment in which the valve spring operates and some of its relationships with a...
Ignition for Beginners

Ignition for Beginners

There are two common types of ignition systems: capacitive and inductive. The coil is supplied power by one or the other. Inductive, which is still the most common and employed on most road-going passenger cars, charges the coil with 14.6 volts and discharges between...
Carbon-Fiber Driveshafts

Carbon-Fiber Driveshafts

Setting the template for the foreseeable future? Lighter and stronger than conventional driveshafts, the unorthodox carbon fiber units fulfill an even more important role: they are at the heart of traction, attempting to deter any disruption of the tire’s contact...
Crown Jewels for SB Fords

Crown Jewels for SB Fords

Hemispherical-style combustion chambers have earned a formidable reputation for power generation. The Hemi head broke fresh ground in several areas, including skillfully uniting superior air flow with larger valves. Now, a new company, Hammerhead Performance Engines,...
Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings

Competition piston rings and what the OEMs taught us. In our racing world we tend to think of ourselves as the elite corps. But in pistons and more particularly piston ring design, it is not our racing brains that are the driving force but those of the Original...
Balance of Power

Balance of Power

Harmonic Balancer Types and Tech. It’s easy to underestimate the cost of a deficient harmonic balancer. But they can have a profound effect on the fortunes of the able race engine—a natural enemy of crank and bearings. With the engine running, camshafts and...
Page 1 of 612345...Last »