Ignition for beginners

Extracts from Drag Racer magazine, September issue: By Ben Mozart:    Early in 2017, a new capacitive discharge (CD) ignition system emerged. An innovative philosophy derived from new software—”a proprietary algorithm” as it’s known in engineering jargon, it promises substantially more than previously available. Designed to operate with a... read more

How to avoid your next traffic ticket

By Martha Maglone – A recent article from Your Mechanic asks: Does the type of car you drive make a difference to the amount of tickets it might receive? The most ticketed luxury car is the Lexus ES 300 and the least ticketed compact car the Honda Civic. In... read more

Streamlined Era – Pics from the past

Streamlining is a form of structure that lessens resistance and turbulence to air flow. Although its golden age is normally associated with the nineteen-thirties, the first streamlined car, the Rumpler Tropfenwagen emerged in 1921. Streamline-inspired forms were most prominent in aircraft designs, but they were also applied to trains,... read more

To intercool or not to intercool?

But first an amusing brief story involving a BBC, an intercooler, and Freon. By Sam Logan “I’m no authority on intercoolers,” admits performance carburetor specialist Dale Cubic of CFM, “but I do recall a memorable moment five years ago that involved one. Nothing too scientific,” he added; nonetheless, it... read more

52mm Blow-off valve for all single and twin TorqStorm supercharger kits

TorqStorm’s co-founder Chris Brooker when asked his response when inquirers refer to his particular centrifugal supercharger as a ProCharger, “I admire what they have done,” he admits. “They’ve dominated the market so extensively that their trade name sometimes supplants the category name – but we’re constantly improving.” In those... read more

Obiturary: Vic Edelbrock Junior, August 23, 1936 – June 9, 2017

By Victor Moore   The American performance and racing industry has lost one of its most distinguished entrepreneurs. Eighty years of age, Vic Edelbrock Jr. reportedly died from complications arising from a cold. He passed away at his home in Rolling Hills, California on Friday, June 9, 2017. I... read more

World Products all-new Merlin IV Block for Chevrolets

World Products has completely redesigned and re-tooled their famed Merlin big-block to achieve new heights in performance and ease of use for engine builders and racers. Starting with all-new foundry tooling and machining fixtures, World has made improvements to virtually every area of the new Merlin IV with the... read more

Warning from Fang: More power from nozzle change

More venom from Fang II – largest flowing 1/16th nitrous nozzle at 90-degrees yet • Largest nitrous orifice in production – increases flow rate • Individual channels for all passages – seal cannot rupture or leak • Direct replacement for any fogger system – uses same N2O and fuel... read more

How to adjust a carburetor choke

New Jersey native Ray Bohacz is a respected engine builder. Though he relished the challenge of preparing race-winning engines, his earliest memories were linked to farming and its many aspects—particularly its mechanics. Recently he has combined these interests by demonstrating the value of short, technical trouble-solving videos. No doubt... read more
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