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How camshaft grinds go awry:  Do not stray beyond the confines of the hard rim. Raw, un-ground camshafts have a case-hardened rim on each lobe that penetrates this working surface by 0.200in to 0.250in. When finish-ground, the case-hardened surfaces must achieve a minimum depth of 0.100in. If less, the lobe will be impaired and likely fail.
Further news from MGI:
Showing off new vitality of Slant Six at Mopar Nationals

TorqStorm unveiled their new Slant-6 supercharger kit at this year’s Mopar Nationals held at National Trail Raceway in Columbus, Ohio, August 11-13, 2017.

To its followers, the Chrysler Slant-six is an icon.


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What is core shift and why is it detrimental? No other engine deficiency would have irritated racers, particularly professional drag racers of the last century like core shift. A bitter source of anguish, they would describe it in a way not easily forgotten.

“We used mostly Hemi blocks,” comments “Mongoose” McEwen. “Often we would test fifteen-to-twenty blocks before finding one with consistent cylinder-wall thickness.


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26th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion – October 20-22, 2017

Legendary names in the sport of drag racing will take center stage during the 26th annual California Hot Rod Reunion® in Bakersfield, Calif.

The action-packed weekend provides drag racing fans with nostalgia quarter-mile nitro racing and a full display of California hot rod culture.


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New LS twin & single supercharger kits from TorqStorm: Transplant conversions for older cars & trucks.

The twin kit supports 1,000-plus horsepower while the single sustains 700 plus. Both can be adapted for use with electronic fuel injection or carburetion. But this is only the start. Though the new designs are aimed at LS-powered hot rods, the game-changer for TorqStorm has been an increased attention to greater completeness.

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New cylinder head & intake manifold for Gen III Hemi from Edelbrock

Earlier, at the end of July, Edelbrock released information on their new Performer RPM cylinder head for Gen III Hemi engines 2003 to present.  Six days ago, further news emerged regarding their latest Victor II EFI intake manifold for the same engine.

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The art of the car

Revisiting vivid images from the past is natural as we grow older. The chance to relish again those illustrations from earlier times—spectacular visual portraits from boyhood remind us of their ancient marketing triumphs.

It’s a study in automotive imagery and elegant luxury. Their commercial prominence of the day reflects the culture they promoted, ...



Master cylinder recall and new Pinto / Mustang II 5 x 5.00in front brake kits

Wilwood has released four new brake kits for the OE-style Pinto / Mustang II spindles and Wilwood’s replacement ProSpindle for Mustang II style suspensions. These kits offer Wilwood’s high-tech styling and proven big brake performance.

WILWOOD ENGINEERING VOLUNTARILY RECALLS SELECT MASTER CYLINDERS...


Eaton Detroit Spring: Leaf and coil

Founded during the Great Depression, the company is one of the most successful in the manufacture of leaf and coil springs and related attaching parts for the auto restoration and street rod markets.

This year marks their 80th anniversary.


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