Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian . I realize it’s been a while since my last posting of this project’s Part 1 article, but I’ve been tied up with multiple projects at the same time. Since the Part 1 article, I’ve obtained the crankshaft, had the heads finish-machined and assembled [...]
Trend Performance, the pushrod, piston pin, and tool steel flat tappet maker from Warren Michigan, has announced the arrival of their new spark plug tubes for early Chrysler 426 Hemi engines. Produced from 6061 T6 aluminum billets and finished in a hard anodized bronze-brown and supplied complete with 0-rings, these spark plug tubes prevent oil [...]
Lista International Corporation announces the availability of its Technician Series mobile carts, a heavy-duty, lightweight tool storage and transport option for service technicians. Flexible and maneuverable, these carts offer versatile mobility with secure storage, allowing for simple transport of tools and parts. The mobile shelf cart has 2-inch deep pan shelves at the [...]
King Engine Bearings has released its new application guide for the company’s HP and XP high performance engine bearings. King manufactures a large selection of bearings engineered for specific applications, including: circle track, drag racing, monster trucks, off-road racing, tractor pulls, sprint cars and off-shore racing. The new application guide includes information on the company’s [...]
Design Engineering Inc. (DEI), a leading U.S. manufacturer of thermal tuning products, has introduced a new high performance grade, self-curing waterproof tape that is a must-have for any home, shop or automotive repair tool kit. Quick Fix tape provides an immediate waterproof seal on contact. Made to be resistant to moisture, harsh chemical solvents, [...]
WE COMPLETE THE SHORT BLOCK Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian In this build installment, I’ll cover camshaft, timing, oil pump, windage tray, oil pickup, front and rear engine covers, oil pan installation and more. Due to the length of this article, I’ll save cylinder head details and installation in the next part of this build [...]
Goodson Tools and Supplies for Engine Builders has designed a larger version of its popular Universal Dressing Stand (SWD-UNI), designed for diesel and heavy-duty applications.
Speedway Motors has developed a very cool option for chanelling exhaust gases out of an LS street rod engine: stainless steel Tru-Ram® LS1 Exhaust Manifolds. Made of high grade stainless steel, Tru-Ram® LS1 Exhaust Manifolds combine the reduced noise level and low maintenance of a cast manifold with the excellent flow characteristics and dramatic performance [...]
King Engine Bearings, a leader in automotive, aviation and high performance engine bearings, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special “Hit the Bull’s Eye” promotion. The company is giving away 50 sets of King Engine Bearings, plus a grand prize of engine bearings and four tickets to meet the driver and watch the famous [...]
Oomph! Labs introduces Hose Candy® – a quick-coupler system designed to transform the look, performance and efficiency of vacuum and turbo hoses of any vehicle. Hose Candy turns all connections into quick-couplers and prevents breaking vacuum lines, making it easy and painless to perfectly seal or disconnect all types of hoses with just a quick twist.