While cylinder head porting receives most of the attention, valve design is also important. After all, there’s no greater restriction in performance intake systems than the traditional poppet valve. Ferrea gives EngineLabs advice on selecting the right valve and insight into understanding airflow around the valve.
The 12-cylinder LS engine dubbed the “LS12″ has been creating quite a stir in the LS world. We spoke with one of the builders of the amazing Frankenstein V12 LS engine and have all the inside info on this incredible engine build inside. Click the link for all the info…
When it came time to really define the face of Chevy Hardcore, rebuilding an iconic nameplate for road racing was an obvious choice. Follow along as we prepare a pony car that was designed to conquer the Trans Am series, the Chevrolet Camaro. Our ’69 Camaro will be hitting the Pro-Touring and Autocross Circuits.
Changing an engine can be a very frustrating process, not to mention messy and time consuming. Which is one reason many vehicles within the Power Automedia garage are equipped with Jiffy-Tite fittings. Check out our list of 10 cool ways to use Jiffy-Tite Fittings with your vehicle.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 3, 2013
Flowmaster’s Scavenger Series Elite Headers for classic and modern muscle cars are no joke. From ceramic coated stainless to scavenging velocity cones, to long tubes and 50-state legal shorties, these headers mean business. Follow along as we review the entire line-up and install a set on one of our shop cars.
ProCharger is about to unleash their new i-1 supercharger that promises to completely change the way we think about centrifugal boost.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a company with more options for adding nitrous to an LS engine than Nitrous Express, or simply NX as it’s known to their fans. Founded in 1996, and still owned and operated by Mike Wood, the company takes great pride in the quality, engineering, safety, and power of their systems.
by Paul Huizenga on April 22, 2013
In a market full of competition at all levels of price, performance, and quality, how do you stand out from the rest? Simply build the best parts you possibly can, and let the customer be the judge… Check out our inside look at Akrapovič, and follow along as we upgrade a C6 Z06 Corvette with their slip-on syste
by Andrew Wolf on April 17, 2013
Join us a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond, discussing everything from how a carbon fiber driveshaft is made to how you can go best go about selecting the right driveshaft for your needs.
by Bobby Kimbrough on April 16, 2013
When it comes time to get the proper amperage suited for your project or daily driver – an upgraded front-drive system is the way to go. For a small budget you can replace your old and tired components and update to Tuff Stuff Performance accessories for years of trouble free use. Check out the install here!
by Andrew Wolf on April 16, 2013
In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.
by Barry Kluczyk on April 16, 2013
With a budget in mind we put together the entry-level range of serpentine system offerings for Chevy’s three engine families: small-block, big-block and LS from Concept One. Check out these quality systems at prices that won’t break the bank for your next engine build project.
by Mike Magda on April 16, 2013
Stepping up to a larger F-1X ProCharger prompted the Blown Z team to rethink the compression ratio strategy during the 388 LSX engine’s winter rebuild. A new set of JE piston dropped the compression down to a more tunable level as the team prepares for its second season in 275 Drag Radial competition.
by Don Creason on April 11, 2013
Electric water pumps have been around for a number of years in drag racing, however they’re not just for dedicated drag cars anymore. In this tech feature, we take a look at what makes an electric water pump work, and if one is right for your application.
We delve into torque converter selection and application – it’s not as simple as you think. We cover the topic with experts from ATI Racing, Pro Torque, Neal Chance Racing Converters, and TCI Auto – check inside for details.
by Rick Seitz on April 2, 2013
With the first generation CTS-V falling into the “affordable” category, many examples are quickly landing in the hands of the enthusiasts all over the country. We installed one of CORSA’s catback exhausts on our own V1 recently, and we detail the installation with before and after dyno results here.
by Don Creason on March 29, 2013
Mickey Thompson has a new street tire aimed squarely at the high performance daily driver crowd. See what this tire is all about when we try them out on our project Wild E Coyote.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
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by Paul Huizenga on March 28, 2013
Keeping your car looking good can be a labor of love, or a horrible chore – it all depends on using the right tools, products, and techniques. We get the inside info from two of the biggest names in DIY detailing so you can make your car shine like the pros, inside and out!
by Don Creason on March 26, 2013
Not all starters are created equal. Knowing how much torque is needed to crank a high compression engine is one of the keys to selecting a high output starter.