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... read more

Pro Lite Racing steering column from ididit

At this year’s SEMA show held in Las Vegas, November 1-4, ididit, the steering column specialist from Tecumseh, Michigan, won the Best New Street Rod/Custom Car Product award with their new ‘40 Ford special edition steering, which also suits the Model A and the ‘32s.... read more

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... read more

Kenny Duttweiler holds court at PRI

By Martha Maglone: About six or seven years ago, noted engine builder Kenny Duttweiler was invited to speak at the PRI show. They told him to look respectable and show-up at 7:30am, half an hour before his presentation. Hair cut neatly, fingers cleaned, the appearance... read more

Update on new Hemi cylinder heads for small-block Fords

After twenty years of reporting developments in racing and performance parts, it’s useful to remember just how confounding it is to accurately predict what new designs might appeal and what might not. But the response to our recent account of the new small-block Ford... read more

Artful Dodgers: How crafty racers succeed

By Alfie Bilk   “I once saw a nitrous oxide system concealed within a brake booster,” says Nitrous Supply’s Mike Thermos. “The illicit charge was transmitted by way of the vacuum line and into the intake manifold. Another bamboozle I recall prevailed by... read more

Best innovation for drivers obliged to carry ballast

Earlier we published a story explaining the function and benefit of the tuned mass damper to the racer. This device received much of the credit for winning the 2005 Formula One World Championship for Renault. So successful was its implementation it was banned. Still,... read more

Measuring the piston crown

By Titus Bloom: The most valuable currency of the race piston maker and also of the race engine builder is his reputation. Daily, they work around potentially destructive forces and know well the fine line between an engineering triumph and disaster. Piston-crown... read more
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