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Axle Essentials for Racing and Performance, Part IV

When you need new (quality) axles, how do you measure for them? While it sounds simple enough, more than one person has made a critical error when it came to axle dimensions. And in most cases, once you have them, you have them. But we have a foolproof method for measuring for axles. Read More

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Valve Springs Primer

Drag Race 101: Valve Springs Primer. Valve springs are probably the most overlooked part of the valve train when building an engine, whether it’s a daily driver econo-car or a full-blown race car. Read More

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Axle Essentials for Racing and Performance, Part II

  In the past segment of our Axles 101 series, we looked at the material choices (and finishing options) for axles.  If you recall, there’s much more than meets the eye.  But that’s far from the end of it.  You see one of the most important factors when it comes to axle strength is actually […] Read More

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Choosing the Right Oil Pump for Your Strip Burner

Drag Race 101: Choosing the Right Oil Pump for Your Strip Burner. The right oil pump for your strip burner engine can allow your perfectly-designed and assembled engine to finally deliver the type of performance that you’ve spent hours poring over specs and designs for. Read More

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Axle Essentials for Racing and Performance, Part 1

Axles? What’s the big deal? Once you see a racecar that just pitched a wheel (most often with a chunk of the axle attached), you get a far better understanding of why axles are critical. Learn more about them in the first of this four part series. Read More

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Headers: Scavenging Games Part IV

Drag Race 101: Headers, Part IV Recall a few posts back,  when we mentioned formulas and software that can help to figure out header dimensions?  We’ll, we’re bringing you a couple of header formulas below and if you need to check out a neat software program that can do much of ground work for you, try […] Read More

Look inside a quality merge collector (in this case one from our sample ARH header).  What you’ll see is a pyramid of sorts – one that controls the flow of the departing exhaust gases so that they do not re-enter the primary tube and travel backwards into the engine by way of the low-pressure area.

Headers: Scavenging Games Part III

Getting a handle on exhaust speed is extremely important (exhaust speed is the determined by the diameter and length of the primary pipe). But it’s the not only critical component in a header. Read More

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