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Sportsman Lifters: Tech, Durability and Affordability In One

Sportsman Solid Roller Lifters

There are plenty of lifters out there designed specifically for drag racing. Neither supply nor demand is a problem for these critical components. Cost and durability are. It’s easy to break your racing budget with a trick lifter, but as racers well know, the relationship between all components in a valve train package is more important than any individual part. ... Read More »

Emily Williams Reeves tours TCI

emily at tci

Emily Williams Reeves recently toured TCI Automotive‘s headquarters in Mississippi and got hands-on assembling a 4L80E transmission for the her “Border Runner” 1964 Impala SS, which she plans on taking on the Hot Rod Power Tour. You can see Emily install the transmission during her episode of “In The Shop with Emily” Read More »

Maximize HP with FAST interchangeable runners

runner vid

In this latest video from Fuel Air Spark Technology, learn how new interchangeable runners for the LSXR and LSXRT 102mm manifolds can boost horsepower by 20 to 35 over original. Read More »

RHS Pro Elite LS7 heads offer HP gains with bolt-in simplicity

RHS offers its Pro Elite LS7 cylinder heads in 291cc and 307cc configurations to suit a wide range of street and race applications. They’re available fully CNC-ported or as raw castings. For older 3.900-inch-bore LS motors, RHS offers a 266cc small-bore variant as well. All Pro Elite LS7 heads are compatible with both stock and aftermarket intake manifolds.

Improving upon a set of mediocre OE cylinder heads is easy. Simply open up the bowls and back-cut the valves on a set of Gen I small-block Chevy heads, and — bam — an extra 20-30 horsepower is yours. Up the ante to a set of GM LS7 castings, however, and wringing out any additional airflow proves much more difficult. ... Read More »

How To: Measure Bolt Stretch For Proper Torque

bolt stretch gauge

When most people torque a bolt, they put little thought into how it works. Few realize a threaded fastener is like a spring that stretches to achieve optimum clamping tension. The proper torque in any fastener is reached by stretching it within a specified range. A fastener’s “rebounding” property is what actually provides the clamping force, and will vary with ... Read More »

Video Aids in Fuel System Selection

return vs returnless

The latest video from Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST) aims to help determine which fuel system is right for your application, return or returnless. Watch to see the two systems compared. Read More »

20 “Must-Have” Engine Building Tools

pro model torque wrench

Engine building is no picnic, but the right tools and instruments can certainly make it a bit easier. Whether you’re a highly-experienced professional or a first-time “do-it-yourselfer,” Powerhouse Products has compiled a list of “must-haves” that you or anyone would need before deciding to build an engine. Not only do these tools make engine building easier, they also shave off ... Read More »