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Engine Building 101: How and Why to Perform an Engine Friction Test (Video)

What is an engine friction test and why would you want to perform one? When building a short block, a friction test will help you determine the amount of drag […]

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Engine Building 101: How to Calculate and Measure Main Bearing Clearance (Video)

Setting bearing clearance for a performance engine is a fundamental step in the building process. There are no quick and easy ways to establish this critical clearance, but with patience […]

How Tos

Engine Building 101: How to Install Torque Angle Bolts (Video)

Torque angle bolts require a unique tightening process. The torque angle method is a more precise way of torquing a standard fastener to a predetermined tension. When using this method, […]

How Tos

Engine Building 101: How to Polish a Thrust Bearing (Video)

Crankshaft end play is a delicate balance. Too much crankshaft thrust can lead to lead to engine damage, but too little thrust bearing clearance can cause problems as well. If […]

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How to Check Crankshaft End Play (Video)

Crankshafts are among the most abused engine components because transmissions create tremendous forward force on them, especially in high performance applications. That’s why it’s important to check crankshaft thrust clearance, […]

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NASCAR’s Robert Yates—Famed Engine Builder & Team Owner—Gone at 74

NASCAR team owner and famed engine builder Robert Yates died this week after a battle with liver cancer that began in 2016. Yates was 74. We’re not happy about adding […]