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Bobby Kimbrough Senior Technical Editor

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps. Educated at Chapman University, Syracuse University and Palomar Community College in California, today Bobby is the Senior Tech Editor for Power Automedia.


When done right, instruments can compliment the character of your vehicle. Tie it all together and it can be the difference between a finished masterpiece and a casual weekend project. Auto Meter’s custom shop helps make that masterpiece possible.

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Selecting the proper shielding gas for MIG welding is critical to protect the molten metal pool from atmospheric contamination. While it may sound difficult, selecting the right shielding gas is not as difficult as it may seem.

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Barrett-Jackson has some of the greatest cars of all time roll across the auction block at the prestigious events but this one is a must see. Called “the best of the best” by Kip Wasenko, GM performance design director, this custom is what Duntov intended Stingray Vettes to be.

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Regardless of what you’ve heard, there’s no mystery to setting valve lash on flat-tappet cams. Our friends at COMP Cams have produced a video showing the proper procedure for setting the valve lash on your pushrod engine. Check it out here.

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LSX aftermarket blocks are more popular than ever. We take a look at the latest offerings from GM Performance Parts, Dart, World and RHS – and tell you what you need to know before you go shopping.

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Did you ever wonder if the GM Factory boys ever think that a 1963 ‘Vette would have a naturally aspirated SBC engine running off wimpy 91 octane gas producing over 600 horses? Check out this Beck Racing Engine dyno video and the sweet 1963 split window Corvette Pro Touring street car from J&E Pro Streets LLC.

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Art Morrison believes that he has built the better mousetrap. Check out the Morrison shop tour video and see the machining that goes into a real hardcore Chevy chassis.

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Jim Moyer has an eye for details and a love of miniature engines. It was only natural that the two passions came together to build the world’s most accurate and smallest running 327ci Corvette miniature engine, ever. We’ve even got video of the replica running like the real thing!

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At the 2011 PRI trade show, we checked in with Richard Keller of Champion Spark Plugs to find out how Champion deals with ever changing technology in automotive engines and fuels to provide a spark plug that lasts and is a good value.

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We stopped by the MSD Ignition booth at the PRI tradeshow in Orlando, Florida. We were showed several new product releases specifically for Chevrolet LS engines, check out their complete line here.

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Lincoln Electric is well known for their welders and the ability to join metal, with the release of their new Tomahawk line of Plasma cutters, they may become better known for the ability to cut metal precisely at any location. We checked out the Tomahawk Plasma cutters at this year’s PRI tradeshow.

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We got a chance to see how DynoJet Research and SCT Performance’s partnership works to benefit automotive enthusiasts. Read more about it here.

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SCT Performance relocated their facility in August of this year. At the PRI tradeshow, the company invited everyone at the trade show to visit their new location with an open house. Our crew went and checked out SCT’s new crib.

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We talked to Federal Mogul’s Marketing Manager about their new line of MLS head gaskets for racing and street use. Find out how Federal Mogul used NASCAR cup teams as research and development vehicles for your high performance street car here.

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SCT Performance has almost made the driver obsolete with their latest developments in wireless programming. Ok, maybe not the driver, but they have made tuning your engine easier with the iTXS application that allows wireless tuning and engine data monitoring on your iPhone or iPad. Read more about it here.

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Weldon Racing Pumps unveils their new fuel pump designed with Weldon quality in a budget friendly price for sportsman racers. Read more about it here.

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