Centerville Auto, a Buick engine specialist, has just released this gear reduction 2 hp mini-starter for use on most Buick nailheads. Besides being a powerful starter, its compact size provides the extra clearance needed for headers or the steering box, and it mounts with the solenoid down for even more free space.
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 [...]
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.
Our Flathead build is progressing. Once the heads have been relieved for piston clearance, I’ll start running the build series from the very start. The build began with a salvaged block that was found in an old corn silo in central Ohio. She’s come a long way since then. I’m still trying to schedule [...]
OUR 427 FE FINDS A HOME Remember the bored/stroked Ford FE engine that we built recently? This began with a 427 FE block, bored and stroked to 485 CID. If you missed it, just click on the engine project build tab for the entire series of build articles. The engine found its home in [...]
Ross Racing Engines has announced their new Lacey & Morse transmission adapter system designed to directly mate a 350 or 400 turbo automatic transmission to 1949-64 303, 324, 371 and 394 CID Oldsmobile engines with no further modification. The adapter kit also fits early 1949-54 Cadillac applications. Bellhousing adapters are CNC machined from aluminum billet. [...]
Tips for avoiding things that can bite you
By John Mummert
In disassembling Y-Block core engines, I have noted a number of common mistakes that are made during the assembly of Y-Blocks during rebuild. Take care to avoid these mistakes.
WE BUILD A VINTAGE FE USING PERFORMANCE AFTERMARKET HEADS, INTAKE, ETC. by Mike Mavrigian all photos by author The “old” Ford 427 FE side oiler has regained its popularity among both racers and street rod/custom car builders, especially for Cobra replica builders. This blast from the past is back with a vengeance.The Ford 427 “side [...]
FLATHEAD FEVER Edelbrock has released two new Flathead Ford cylinder heads. P/N 1116 is designed with a raised roof combustion chamber for 1949-53 8BA engines, CNC-machined 74 cc chamber volume (for reduced compression for supercharged applications or for those who wish to run low octane fuel in naturally aspirated engines). P/N 1126 was designed with [...]
VINTAGE ENGINE TECH Editor’s Note: This new column is dedicated to providing miscellaneous tidbits of info relative to ever-popular vintage engines that simply refuse to wander off into oblivion. These are the mills that remain dear to our hearts, and that find homes in an array of vehicle applications including nostalgia drags, street rods, old-school [...]