Articles written by: Judson Massingill

Judson Massingill is the co-founder and head instructor of the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, TX. Along with his wife Linda, he runs one of the most highly respected vocational engine building schools in the country. From NASCAR Sprint Cup to NHRA Pro Stock, SAM graduates occupy the ranks of the industry’s top race teams.

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Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing

In Part 2 of Finding Balance, we covered some of the variables that go accounted for during most traditional engine balancing processes. The million dollar question is: Given all these […]

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Finding Balance (Part 2): Examining the Shortcomings of Typical Engine Balancing Techniques

In part one of Finding Balance, we looked at the basics of engine balancing, In this installment, we’ll dive a little deeper into the process of engine balancing and look […]

Bobweights on crankshaft for balancing
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Finding Balance (Part 1): The Basics of Crankshaft Balancing

Machinists and engine builders have long been taught that, when balancing a crankshaft, its counterweights should equal the weight of the rotating mass, and equal half the weight of the reciprocating mass. […]