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How Do I Find A Dyno? Look Inside And We’ll Tell Ya!

Have a new project car coming through the completion stages, but have no idea where to put it on the dyno? Look inside for information on how to locate your closest Dynojet operator.

Friction Non-Fiction: The Truth About Clutches

Everything you wanted to know about clutches, and maybe some things you didn’t know you needed to know. Check out this detailed question-and-answer session with some of the industry’s top minds!

MSD’s Atomic LS EFI Makes LS Performance Simple To Achieve

MSD Performance’s Atomic LS Electronic Fuel Injection system makes quick work of installing a programmable engine management system on any LS-powered machine. Check out the details of its operation inside!

Flaming River Industries’ Tech Tips Webpage

With Flaming River Industry’s easy to navigate tech webpage, there’s no unanswered question about steering systems. More here:

Late Model Engines Shows Off Some Of Their LSX Bullets

Late Model Engines specializes in the General Motors LS engine platform and and counts many successful racers among their customers. Check out a few of their builds inside!

Dynamometer 101 – Spinning ‘Round the World with Dynojet

The dynamometer is the handiest tool in your toolbox – it can assist you in diagnosing many issues along with providing the real-world horsepower and torque figures your car puts to the ground. Check it out here!

Crane Cams Founder Harvey J. Crane Jr. Passes Away

Harvey J. Crane Jr., founder of Crane Cams and aftermarket automotive expert for over 60 years in the industry, quietly passes away on Friday, May 31. He will be remembered for all of his amazing contributions through the decades.

Dart’s LS Next Block Performs Well In Oil-system Tests

Final validation on the new LS Next cylinder block from Dart Machinery is one step closer following tests on the oiling system. Company founder Richard Maskin says the block could be available in May. Check out the story for more on the tests and the block’s new features.

The Ins And Outs Of An MSD Ignition System

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.

Welcome PerTronix Performance Products To The Power Automedia Family

PerTronix Performance Products has been innovating ignition products since the early 1970′s and has application coverage for nearly any vehicle you can imagine. We are proud to have them as part of the Power Automedia family.

Check Out Forgeline’s Awesome ZX3P Wheels

When it comes to forged aluminum wheels of the 6061-T6 variety, Forgeline Motorsports does their best to hover around the top of the food chain by applying their racing experience to everything they build.

Crane Offers Their Blueprinted Replica Cams For Classic Muscle

As the costs of classic and muscle car restorations inflate, so does the cost of restoring an era-correct motor. For many enthusiasts, maintaining such running characteristics as idle speed, compression and fuel mixture are of paramount importance, and that’s where Crane comes in with their Blueprint cam series.

SEMA 2012: Chassisworks’ Single And Dual Supercharger Gear Drives

If you’re looking to eliminate side loads on your crank and supercharger bearings for your Chevy small-block, big-block or LS engine, or your Ford small-block, look no further than Chassisworks’ supercharger gear drives, available in both single and dual drive configurations. Check out our SEMA coverage!

SEMA 2012: Gear Vendors Under/Over-drive Goes Old School

If you’re like most of the aftermarket industry, spooling along the fast lane at an uneasy high rpm for long distance drives can leave you wincing most of the trip, rather than enjoying it. Gear Vendors has cured that with their latest component, which allows manual 3-speeds to gain three extra gears!

SEMA 2012: Eaton’s Truetrac Adds 5-Pinion, 35-Spline For 9-inch

Any gearhead (pun intended), if you’re paying attention, would have realized one vital component is missing from an all-purpose muscle car: a bulletproof rearend to take all the punishment. And that’s exactly where Eaton’s Detroit TrueTrac reigns supreme. It’s the ultimate King. Now available for Ford 9-in

SEMA 2012: Centerforce DYAD Is Back

On our trek through SEMA, without a doubt, we couldn’t help but pass by the Centerforce booth to check out their latest offerings. When it comes to high-performance vehicles, needing a clutch that’ll stand up to the torture of aggressive driving and be able to withstand the extremely high horsepower and torque