The cylinder heads on your engine are designed to seal the combustion chambers and move gases from one side (intake) to the other (exhaust).
As the drivers sit on the starting grid, their eyes fix keenly on the light or the flag marshal, they bite their lips, breathe shallowly and tense their grip around the steering wheel.
How do you select a universal joint, and which size universal joint is best for the application?
U-joints are far from the most glamorous pieces of equipment you can install on your race cars, but they’re still very important – so important that if one expires, it can take the complete floor out of your pride and joy.
At which point does a driver decide to accept that a slide is beyond catching, and how do they know which way to go to avoid a competitor who’s spun off ahead of them?
The engine in a Stocker is very important, but in most cases, these engines are actually “stocker” than you might think.
In the past, we’ve taken a close look at what makes a legal Stock Eliminator car tick. Some of the well-scienced parts include shocks and springs, along with wheels, tires and rear end assemblies.
Today’s Stockers haul. From the outside, they can look like the Rubik’s Cube of performance – going fast with “minimal” modifications. Not so.
Want to go class racing? Stock looks pretty good, doesn’t it? But hang on – how on earth do you figure out what fits what?
Talk about pinion angle and you’ll get a dozen different opinions, and likely some arguments too.