Build, photos and text by Mike Mavrigian This build features a GM LS platform, bored and stroked to 408 CID, with a 4.0305” bore and 4.000” stroke. A few of the notable elements include adapting Gen 1 smallblock Chevy valve covers to LS heads and a conversion to carburetion, this time using a [...]
Diamond has created new domed drag racing pistons for two popular Brodix big-block Chevrolet cylinder heads: the NRC-SR20 and the Head Hunter.
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.”
MAHLE’S GM LS3/L92 4.100″ stroke engine PowerPak piston assemblies are available in both high and low compression applications. Machined from MAHLE’s exclusive stronger, lighter, low drag slipper skirt forgings, each of MAHLE’s PowerPak pistons are made in America. Additionally, the ring grooves are machined on MAHLE-manufactured machinery resulting in the flattest, best sealing ring grooves [...]
Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian Note: This engine, as well as all of our engine projects, is designed, test-fit and assembled by Mike Mavrigian’s Birchwood Automotive facility in Creston, OH. Now that the block, oil pan, valley cover plate and timing cover have been painted, we can begin final assembly. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Diamond has announced new premium forged pistons with tool steel piston pins for turbocharged small-block Chevrolet engines. Especially suitable for drag racing applications, this new piston is produced in 2618 aluminum and is designed to fit most 23-degree cylinder heads. Accepting up to 25lb of boost the piston features a robust .260in thick crown [...]