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There’s no replacement for displacement and usually there is a price tag to go with those cubic inches. It’s understood that horsepower comes at a price, so the question becomes one of compromise. BBC cylinder heads are a prime area where good money spent wisely can neutralize the price for power trade off.

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When adding boost to any engine, it’s all about detonation control to maximize power, boost, and engine life. Race gas can get expensive as an every day fuel, but water/methanol injection can give you that additional octane plus other positive benefits. We explain how it all works inside.

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Thanks to a unique program, Corvette buyers who select the Z06 or ZR1 models can opt to help build their own engines at GM’s Performance Build Center. Join us as we follow along with regular customer JD Haase as he gets to deliver his new baby LS7 engine into the world!

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We head over to local piston manufacture Ross Racing Pistons to see just how they make a set of their forged bullets. We will run you through a full slate of photos showing you Ross’ facility and what it takes to be one of the leading piston manufactures in the racing industry.

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High performance engines deserve a set of high performance valves, and because we’re in the business of squeezing the most performance possible out of any engine combination, valves are very much an important aspect to focus upon. And why not? There’s plenty of horsepower to be made from a good set of valves.

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If you drive a hot rod, muscle car, race car, or any other type of vehicle for that matter, chances are you probably have a K&N Air Filter installed in one of your rides. What has become one of the simplest performance upgrades you can add to your vehicle, is often the most overlooked, as far as maintenance.

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In this installment, we’re going to take a look at prepping the block itself, the proper way to install head studs, and how to set valve lash, and once again we’ve got Dart’s Jack McInnis as our sherpa as we climb higher.

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We’re back with Part III of our Dart University series, in which we learn the ins and outs of putting together anything from a hot street engine to a full race motor. This time around, we’ll be looking at how to degree a cam, checking piston-to-valve clearance, and how manufacturing tolerances affect your build.

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The Accusump is simple and ingenious – it’s a reservoir divided by a piston. One side fills with oil, and on the other, trapped air acts as a spring to keep that oil under pressure. It’s totally self-regulating, with the oil side filling and emptying in response to the pressure in the engine’s lubrication system.

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In this installment, we’re going to take a look at prepping the block itself, the proper way to install head studs, and how to set valve lash, and once again we’ve got Dart’s Jack McInnis as our sherpa as we climb higher.

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Steve Heye, Vice President of Heatshield Products, shares with us some great technical information about exhaust wraps and aluminum reflective products and provides his insight into the advantages of outfitting your vehicle with them.

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Question: Can the LS3 engine, one of GM’s newest offerings in it’s LS family of performance engines and certainly one of its strongest, stand up to the challenge that boost presents? To find out, we spoke with some of the leading engine builders in the country to find out just how tough the LS3 is.

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Setting and adjusting the valve lash is often overlooked as a simplistic and unsophisticated task for proper engine maintenance, yet much can be gained by paying attention to valve lash. Good initial set up and keeping a close eye on the valve lash can alert you to a problem before it leads to a pernicious […]

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You probably know Dart Machinery for their high-end race parts like billet blocks and 500-plus-CFM cylinder heads, but you might not realize that this company was born in Richard Maskin’s two-car garage during 1981. Though Dart has grown to an industry giant, they have never forgotten their roots.

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We partnered up with SCE Gaskets to show you some of the latest trends in gasket technology and get some tips for setting up your own application with the correct gaskets.

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A perfect example of the crossbreeding evolution of engines is World Products’ new Mowtown LS block, which combines the time-tested design of the traditional small block Chevy with the ability to bolt on a set of high flowing LS heads.

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The GM Performance Build Center has the sole purpose of the “PBC” is to produce General Motors’ most powerful factory built small block engines – including the vaunted LS9. In this article, LSX TV is going to take you – our reader – through an exclusive tour of the build of the ZR1′s monster powerplant.

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Today we spent some of our time helping out our friends over at Fastest Street Car Magazine install a FAST 92mm intake on their 2000 LS1 powered Camaro. While it was a little hard at times to get to some of the bolts and vacuum lines on the back of the intake to fit just right, it finally did go in.

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I figured I’d put together a little blog laying out the LS engine family and my personal take on my favorites. To keep this from becoming a blog of epic proportions, we are just going to look at the car based LS engines since those are the most popular for every-day performance.

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The head buzz of the LS community for the last couple years has been focused on the new L92/LS3 style ports. It’s true the new rectangular port style as cast from the factory is pretty incredible. Add some after market ingenuity, a CNC, and watch out.

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