Issue #56
Oil Leaks, Tuning Issues, and Proper Crankcase Ventilation
   A common sign of blow-by is evidenced by oil on the outer surfaces of the valve covers. This is often improperly remedied by wrapping a shop rag or sock around the base of the breather, which prevents a mess but doesn’t address the root of the problem. The job of the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) system is to remove blow-by gasses from the crankcase by vacuum and recirculate them via the intake manifold to be burned in the engine.

Further news from MGI:
Give it the gas! Why gasoline may be a better choice for your next truck.

As racers and enthusiasts, it is hard to not fall in love with a 900 lb-ft diesel pick-up truck; one that flattens the hills with the goose-neck trailer hitched on the back. But if you are contemplating the purchase of a new tow vehicle for your toys, it may be wise to take a look at today’s gasoline engines. I think their performance will surprise you.

Obituary: Steve McAllister (1956 – 2018)

The inventor of modern drive plates for boats and dynamometers Steve McAllister died from liver failure at his home in Monroe, Georgia on Saturday, 7 April, 2018.

At age 62 he had been in declining health since initially diagnosed with kidney troubles, then more accurately with stage-four prostate cancer in December 2015.

We should have done better in promoting it: Relying on your own initiatives for growth.

Writing lives or dies on read times. If you prepare a seven-minute article for your website or general consumption and the average read time reports 2mins 22secs, you lost your reader. You may think you prepared work of value but its value was zero. Time and money wasted.
LS crank pulley—a pig to get off?

Here’s how to do it in 48 seconds.

TorqStorm’s new facility, its grounding, and its foray into Drifting.

TorqStorm Superchargers has announced it is selling its existing 10,000sq ft premises in Wyoming, Michigan and purchasing a new building of 25,000sq ft located about two miles away at 2909 Buchanan Avenue. The company was founded and developed by two car enthusiasts, Chris Brooker and Scott Oskinski, with life-long affection for power and speed.

New 3.5in aluminum driveshafts and 850hp axles for 2018 Mustang S550.

By omitting the CV joint, 5lb of unnecessary weight is removed from the front of the driveshaft, reducing stress and loads on output shaft and seals and eliminating CV joint wear and service. OEM driveshaft rubber couplers are also eliminated.

Kaase goes off-shore with Miss Geico.

Have you ever read online discussions on off-shore power boat racing?  For the young and the young at heart, it seems to offer an irresistible future, an intoxicating new world they wish to be part of.
For Kaase, the prospects of entering this new world came in 2015 when his engine shop was approached by the West Palm Beach-based Miss Geico power boat racing team.
Powermaster Performance announces compact, powerful alternator.

This 100mm Denso-style alternator weighs 6.4 pounds, delivers 35amps at idle with 75 amps peak, making it ideal for traditional hot rods, circle track and many drag race cars.
From the Archives:

Big plug gaps mean big power?

"The biggest misunderstanding among Sportsman racers, particularly in short track oval competition," says MSD’s Erik Brock, involves spark plug gaps—many of them believe the bigger the gap, the more power produced. But this is not the case.
Harmonic balancers: Free advice on selecting them

It’s easy to underestimate the cost of a deficient harmonic balancer. But they can have a profound effect on the fortunes of the able race engine—a natural enemy of crank and bearings. With the engine running, camshafts and crankshafts vibrate torsionally (in twist) and, as the saying goes, for every action there’s a reaction.

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