Editor’s Blog

ENGINES DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD RESTORATION BOOTH

ENGINES DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD RESTORATION BOOTH

Three custom engines will be on display at the Hot Rod & Restoration booth at the 2013 trade show in Indianapolis, March 14-16. The engines, built by Hot Rod & Restoration contributing tech writer Mike Mavrigian, include three distinctly different examples that befit the street rod and resto market.  

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NBM ACQUIRES ‘HOT ROD & RESTORATION’ MAGAZINE AND TRADE SHOW

NBM ACQUIRES ‘HOT ROD & RESTORATION’ MAGAZINE AND TRADE SHOW

Bobit Business Media President & CEO Ty Bobit (l) and NBM President & CEO Robert H. Wieber Jr.   National Business Media Inc., Broomfield, Colo., has acquired Hotrod & Restoration magazine, its accompanying annual trade show and website from Bobit Business Media, Torrance, Calif. The change in ownership also includes the precisionenginetech.com technical website.

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SEMA COMBINES PRI & IMIS SHOWS

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced it has finalized an agreement to purchase the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS), the racing trade show that has been held annually in Indianapolis since 2009.

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JE MOVES MANUFACTURING TO OHIO

JE Pistons has announced that their advanced manufacturing center will relocate from its current southern California location to a new facility in Mentor, Ohio (east of Cleveland). According to JE, “The decision to relocate is part of an ongoing effort to be closer to the majority of JE customers, improve delivery and expand capabilities.”  

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PROJECT ENGINES TO BE DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD & RESTORATION SHOW

PROJECT ENGINES TO BE DISPLAYED AT HOT ROD & RESTORATION SHOW

The Pontiac is being completed today, getting ready for display. . Both current project engines, including the “Retro” LS engine and the Pontiac 455 will be on display at the upcoming Hot Rod & Restoration show in Indianapolis. This year’s show is held at the Lucas Stadium complex, adjacent to the Indianapolis Convention Center, March [...]

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KING BEARING TALK AT IMIS SHOW

KING BEARING TALK AT IMIS SHOW

King Engine Bearings will present “Race Engine Secrets: Bearing Clearance, Tolerances and Oils” during the upcoming technical seminars at two race industry trade shows.  The seminars will be conducted by Ron Sledge, King’s new performance and technical manager.

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HILL NEW MONDELLO TECH CENTER MANAGER

Despite Joe Mondello’s recent passing, the crew at Mondello Tech Center in Crossville, Tenn., is committed to carrying on the legacy of their founder. Calvin Hill has been named general manager of the company’s high performance machine shop and brings with him a renewed dedication to building performance engines and their components.   

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PROJECT ENGINE UPDATES

PROJECT ENGINE UPDATES

The flattie, adorned with chrome plated headers from Red’s Headers. These pipes fit like a dream.    I thought I’d provide an update with regard to both the Ford flathead build (which has already appeared as a 5-part series on precisionenginetech.com and in the latest issue of Hot Rod & Restoration magazine), as well as [...]

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TWO NEW ENGINE PROJECTS

  For 2011, I’ve decided to produce two new engine projects, each of which will provide handy and informative tips for our readers. Naturally, each build will be presented in our normal manner…as a  multi-part series of technical articles. The new projects for this year include a Pontiac 455 and a “Budget LS” build.

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OUR NEXT ENGINE BUILD

OUR NEXT ENGINE BUILD

Recently, I asked our readers for their opinions regarding our next engine build project. The response was overwhelming, ranging from late-model Ford 4.6 modular to a slew of “vintage” street-rod-popular muscle engines (Ford Y block, AMC bigblock, Mopar 360, 392 Hemi, 347 Ford stroker, Buick nailhead, etc.). It was actually somewhat surprising (and good news [...]

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