HOSE CANDY

Hose Candy™ introduces Boa Clamps™ – new heat shrinkable clamps that tighten around hoses to create a leak proof seal in a variety of applications, including radiator and heater hose, air induction systems up to 3 inches, vacuum and turbo hoses, hose splicing and air ducting for race brake systems.

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PONTIAC 455, PART 3

 Ross Racing Engines’ Tony Lombardi cut the valve reliefs using an end mill and his adjustable piston vise.

 

Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian

 

 

The Pontiac bigblock build (starting with a 455 block and boring/stroking to 501 CID) is progressing. I apologize for the time delay, but this build has been taking place amidst a slew of other projects. At this point, everything has been clearanced and test fitted, and the crank was just recently balanced. Now it’s time to paint the block and assemble the long block, leaving only the task of measuring for custom pushrod length prior to completion.

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FREE UPGRADE WITH A1 CARDONE 2T315 TURBOS

 

The 2003-2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser and Dodge Neon turbochargers have an extremely high O.E. failure rate.  This is due in-part to design flaws in the routing of the oil feed line.  Due to extreme temperatures the oil feed line gets restricted with a build-up of coked (burnt) oil, effectively starving the turbo for oil. 

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DEI’S NEW FULL-LINE CATALOG

Design Engineering, Inc. is the parent company for six innovative performance brands:  DEI, Radiator Relief, SPA Turbo USA, Boom Mat, Ny-Trex and CryO2 trusted by street and race enthusiasts and professionals to deliver as promised.  Their new and expanded 56 page catalog introduces many new products and provides complete ordering information including part number, product description, sizes, and color options.

Catalog categories include: Exhaust Wrap and Accessories, Ignition Wire Protection, Component Specific Products, Line and Hose Protection, Heat and Sound Barrier, Lighting and Safety Products, Radiator Relief coolant additives, CryO2 Cryogenic Intake Systems & Components, Ny-Trex Nitrous Systems & Components, and an all new expanded line-up of Boom Mat Thermal Acoustic Control Products, SPA Turbo components and a marketing support material section completes the catalog.  Each category is color coded for quick reference.

This year, DEI has added nearly 100 new part numbers to their catalog with major additions to all DEI brands. New products highlighted in the catalog include: DEI’s Titanium Protect-A-Boots, Spooled Line and Hose Sleeving, Quick Fix Tape, Boom Mat Under Carpet and Jeep® sound deadening products, CryO2 Frigid-Air Carburetor Plenums, and Ny-Trex Triple-Threat™ Camaro (2010+) V6 EFI Wet Nitrous System, and much more.

MAHLE CLEVITE INTROS NEW PART NUMBERS

 

MAHLE Clevite Inc. introduced 62 new part numbers in November for various types of bearings, cylinder components, filters, gaskets, piston rings and turbochargers. The part numbers are available for a range of light vehicle and heavy duty applications.

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GM & FORD CLUTCH ALIGNMENT TOOLS

Ram Clutches has introduced two new metallic clutch alignment tools for 26-spline GM and Ford applications. Machined from 1040 plain-carbon steel and each with a spline diameter of 1.125in, one alignment tool features a pilot bearing tip to suit GM applications (PN 03-013), the other Ford (PN 03-048).

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KING INTROS XP BEARINGS FOR SUBARU

 

King Engine Bearings, a leader in high performance engine bearings, has introduced new rod and main bearings for Subaru engines in its popular XP Engine Bearings line.

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LINGENFELTER ANNOUNCES DEALER PROGRAM

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering introduces the LPE Parts Dealer Program, a new purchase program for aftermarket performance dealers, distributors and tuners worldwide to carry and sell Lingenfelter branded parts.

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LS RETRO BUILD, PART 4

This installment in our LS 5.3L “retro build” covers installation of our hydraulic roller lifters, cylinder heads, pushrods and rocker arms, completing the valvetrain.

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Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian

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CYLINDER HEADS

While there’s nothing to complain about with the original casting number 862 aluminum heads (GM P/N 12559862), making them flow much better was a simple task. Total Engine Airflow, well-known for their development of LS cylinder heads, already had a CNC program for reworking the intake and exhaust ports to elevate intake runner volume from the original 200cc to 220 cc; and exhaust ports from the original 70cc to 78cc. 

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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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