Understanding the basics of oil formulas for both street and race engines can help engine builders make the right selection to achieve optimum performance and parts protection. EngineLabs talks with the experts at Driven Oil, Lucas Oil and Royal Purple to learn their strategies.
Oil filters while not normally that expensive, can add up over time. Which has some people turning to re-useable billet oil filters. As we learned from talking with the experts at Canton Racing Products and K&N Filters, billet oil filters might be the best looking and most cost effective option.
If a torsional damper is not installed correctly, poor engine operation or damage can result. The key is to forget the hammer and use a dedicated damper installation tool that presses the damper into place and keeps it square to the crankshaft. Watch as we install a Fluidampr damper on a big-block Chevy.
When we went looking for a cat-back exhaust for our 1997 Corvette, we were blown away by the choices that were out there! The options seem limitless, but for a Corvette, we decided to give a call to the guys who are among the best for Corvettes in the industry – Mid America Motorworks!
by Rick Seitz on September 13, 2013
The Camaro 1LE was built for the track right off of the showroom floor, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve upon it’s track prowess. Follow along as we install a Mantic dual disc clutch…
by Don Creason on January 10, 2013
Controlling pressure inside your engine’s crankcase can yield a significant increase in horsepower. This goes hand in hand with properly controlling your oil system. How much power and how you set things up are also tied together and will depend on your engine’s particular setup.
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 Rick Seitz on March 20, 2013
We’re currently cooking up a ’69 Camaro project car that we’re going to call “Blank Slate.” Basically, it’s going to be a no BS, hardcore, badass pro-touring car – and we’re not going to cut any corners for this girl. For power, we’ll be using a 502 ci. LS engine, built by our good friends over at RHS.
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. Check it out.
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…
by Paul Huizenga on June 26, 2013
Designed specifically to clear tall valve gear like Jesel’s shaft-mount rocker arms without the use of a spacer, these billet aluminum covers are available with rocker oilers (Part number VC-0081), or without (Part number VC-0081X) like ours.
by Bobby Kimbrough on August 15, 2013
Camshaft technology has been around for centuries. This month we dive deeper into the history and substance of the camshaft and its uses in the internal combustion engine. Check it out here!
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 22, 2013
In this tech installment, we take an in-depth look at dyno tests of three of Crane Cam’s most popular LS3 grinds. Step inside to get the real-world data on how each different cam affects the LS3′s power production.
by John Baechtel on September 16, 2013
JE Pistons has expanded its asymmetrical technology to the LS line of pistons. This design features a smaller piston skirt on one side to reduce weight and friction without giving up durability. Check out the story!
by Michael Harding on September 17, 2013
We started with a GM crate engine and did a complete top-end upgrade. We installed parts from COMP Cams, RHS, Edelbrock and Performance Distributors. Then we decided to build a stroker – find out why inside.
by Barry Kluczyk on September 17, 2013
We’re going after big numbers to help our new 1978 Malibu wagon project car “Fugly” get down the quarter-mile in the 9-second range. So thus begins the build of our 1,000+ horsepower, Whipple supercharged behemoth
There’s no denying the benefits of self-tuning EFI on a street car, but what about a drag racer? Follow this installation of a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 system on a hot little Nova and check out the dyno numbers.
by Barry Kluczyk on October 9, 2013
Seventy-five years after it opened, GM’s historic Tonawanda engine plant heads into the future with production of the Gen V family. We follow along with the build of Chevy’s newest small-block, the LT1.
by Bobby Kimbrough on October 14, 2013
Crate engines from Pace Performance are built by professional engine builders with aftermarket parts from companies that are known for quality and consistency. Check out these crate options here!
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The Cloyes Hex-A-Just true roller timing chain set allows finite cam adjustment after installation, up to six degrees in either direction (advanced or retarded). We install one and show how it works.