Post Tagged with: "pistons"

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Part 2: Power-Packed Piston Tech You Can Use!

In last month’s Part One, we began our look at today’s piston technology. As mentioned in that article, the numbers of choices within the Summit Racing catalog are absolutely massive. […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Part 1: Power-Packed Piston Tech You Can Use!

There are thousands of different pistons available from Summit Racing. They come from just about every piston manufacturer in the business and they fit every price range and almost every […]

Engine & Exhaust / How Tos

Engine Building 101: Installation Tips for Piston & Connecting Rod Assemblies (Video)

In today’s video, our friends Brian and Mike from Summit Racing will take you through the entire process of installing your completed piston, piston ring, and connecting rod assemblies into […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Figuring Piston-to-Deck with Protruding Pistons

I’m building a Chevy 350 engine for my son’s circle track race car. I started out with a 0.040-over block that I think has been severely decked but I’m not […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How 2618 vs. 4032 Alloys Affect Forged Piston Noise

I am building an LSA supercharged 6.2L motor. I would prefer to run a 4032 forged piston with a 12cc dish to create the proper compression ratio. I recently watched […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Piston Ring Parlance: A Glossary of Piston Ring Terms

Piston rings have a dictionary all to themselves, and it’s important to be familiar with the terms before you begin an engine build. The piston pros at Wiseco put together this […]

Tech / Tech Articles

High-Po Piston Tech: What You Should Know About Ring Lands and Grooves

When it comes to pistons, the most common arrangement you’ll encounter makes use of three piston rings — compression, second, and oil. Today, we’re turning our focus to the areas of the […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Guidelines for Choosing Rod Length and Piston Wristpin Height

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Mailbag, we’re focusing on connecting rod length and piston wristpin height. Q: I have a […]

How Tos / Tech

Gap Rap: How to Measure and Set Piston Ring End Gap

When you shop for high performance piston ring sets, you’ll no doubt find there are many different sets and styles available (no big secret). And many of these ring sets are […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech / Tech Articles

Piston Primer: How to Properly Install Pistons

You’ve seen it—somebody trying to install pistons and ending up with pinched or broken piston rings or so much oil in the bore their shoes are drenched. It doesn’t have […]