Dart introduces new SHP 400 engine block

By Sam Logan In his youth Richard Maskin was a race driver with a reputation for finding engine power in areas denied to others. As an entrepreneur he pioneered and produced dozens of successful race engine components, and in total has accumulated a 50-year devotion to motor sport. Even... read more

Dale Eicke’s replacement at Dream Chaser Racing

By Ben Mozart Amarillo, TX: In the wake of Dale Eicke’s untimely death in August, 2013, Brad Klein, his employer and proprietor of Dream Chaser Racing Engines, is seeking a replacement. “We’d like to find someone who can bring the unique knowledge that Dale contributed,” said Klein, “and though... read more

How F1 cars achieved constant ride height

By Bertie Scott Brown:  Dave Hamer, who helped develop the highly successful hydraulic system now in widespread use on Formula One cars, was one of dozens of racing personalities attracted to this year’s Goodwood Revival. In 2009 Hamer, a senior R&D engineer at the Renault F1 team, formerly Benetton... read more

Over $80,000 bounty to 2013 Engine Masters Challenge winner

By Archie Bosman Contingency sponsors have guaranteed a handsome reward that could exceed $80,000 for the 11th Annual 2013 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge.  The competition, which celebrates the gathering of the country’s finest engine builders—around 33 contenders— will be contested at the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Lima,... read more

New lightweight, aluminum oil pumps for 429-460 big-block Fords

By Archie Bosman   Intelligent compromise has been central to Kaase’s success in aftermarket engine sales. For example, raising induction ports in his street-style cylinder head designs would unmistakably increase power output: “But we’d sell half as many engines and components because they are no longer universally affordable—they’d require... read more

Arch rule of carburetor tuning: Ignition first

By Sam Logan. Photographs by Moore Good Ink:  Download text and hi-res images here. The cardinal rule of carburetor tuning is Ignition First. Once the static ignition setting and the ignition advancing mechanism in the distributor is correct, the air-fuel mixture can be tuned for full power and fuel... read more