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TECH: MAINTAINING OIL PRESSURE IS AN OBVIOUS MUST

It’s pretty much a given fact that an engine without oil pressure won’t survive very long. Oh, there are some small engines which rely on what is termed as splash oiling where the spinning crankshaft and connecting rods fling the oil around to keep the combination well lubricated. However, that doesn’t work well when it comes to a high rpm race engine and hence the reason for an oil pump pumping oil either from an externally mounted dry sump tank or oil stored in an oil pan; a wet sump system. 

NEW ULTRA SERIES SPORT COMPACT PISTONS FROM JE

 

Sport Compact and Euro enthusiasts can now avail themselves of the latest generation of Ultra Series pistons from JE. They are available BMW, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota applications in a variety of compression ratios and bore sizes and serve to provide cus-tom piston features with shelf-stock convenience. –Ultra Series pistons are engineered to handle high boost levels and nitrous oxide.

NEW PRODUCT: STRANGE ENGINEERING'S STREET FLOATER

 

The new Strange Pro Touring floater kit offers a needed evolution for Pro Touring and Street vehicles.  The street floater kit is highlighted by the forged Chrome-Moly spindles, Chrome-Moly hubs and 35 spline drive plates for the ultimate in strength and safety.

NEW PRODUCT: HURST BILLET/PLUS PISTOL GRIP SHIFTER HANDLES FOR MUSTANGS

 

Hurst® has introduced this new Billet/Plus® Pistol-Grip Shift handle for the 2010-2012 Mustangs with automatic transmission.

AEROMOTIVE RELEASES LOW PROFILE IN-TANK BRUSHLESS FUEL PUMPS

 

Aeromotive, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket fuel systems and accessories, has announced that all Brushless In-Tank Fuel Pumps are now available with an optional 90-degree outlet port for improved clearance of the top hat without restricting fuel flow. 

NEW FORD F100 TRUCK HOUSINGS FROM STRANGE

 

Strange Engineering unveiled today, a new Ford 9” bolt-in housings for the 1965-72 Ford F100 truck applications.  

NEW FRONT TIRES FROM MICKEY THOMPSON ET STREET PRODUCT LINE

 

A great compliment to Mickey Thompson’s popular ET Street® R and ET Street® S/S drag radial products, the lightweight ET Street Front features radial construction and lower rolling resistance.

"ET Street Front tires are DOT-approved and street-legal," said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels. "These tires are a perfect match for our ET Street drag radial lines and are available in popular sizes for early and late model muscle cars."

TECH: THE PROPER WAY TO TIE A CAR DOWN IN A TRAILER

 

There is a good and bad thing about the use of an enclosed trailer.

The good part obviously is that your pride and joy stays safe and secure inside. The bad part is that it’s not always secure especially while traveling on the fine American highway system.

The problem is such that you really have no idea what’s happening inside your trailer as you ride down the road. We all have stories of things falling off walls and benches, tie downs coming loose, cars moving around, etc. If you don’t have a “story” yet, you will at some point in the future. All of which leads to this, tying your car down properly inside your trailer may be of equal importance to securing your seat belts before a run. Each car has their own idiosyncrasies and finding yours is the key. However, there are some basic steps you can follow to at least help alleviate some of the concerns.

BOOK REVIEW: “I WAS THERE!, VOLUMES 1 AND II

 

Terry Cook's first two books bring to mind an African proverb lamenting, "When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground." Cook's figurative "library" is larger than most because he lived more lives than most cats, all the while collecting the kinds of insider stories that passed among the power players of hot rodding, drag racing, publishing, and the wider aftermarket industry that they were collectively creating. Luckily, this 79-year-old started gathering and typing them up before a vast and unique "library" of previously-unreported tales burned to the ground.

ARP INTRODUCES NEW HEAD STUD KITS FOR BIG BLOCK CHEVY

 

The automotive aftermarket continues to embrace the popular Big Block Chevrolet engine, as new cylinder head configurations and block designs are introduced on an ongoing basis. Industry-leading fastener manufacturer ARP —which currently has over 80 head stud kits to cover the myriad BBC block/head combinations— strives to cover the many new offerings and has recently introduced kits designed for use with Dart Pro 20°, Edelbrock Big Victor 12° and Big Victor 24° aluminum cylinder heads.

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