Category: TECH

INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

INSTALL – NITROUS EXPRESS Billet Single Entry Crossbar Plate

Classes such as Ultra Street and Ultimate Street seem to be all the rage in small tire drag racing these days. There is something basic and pure about a class of small blocks on DOT 275 radials duking it out with simple plate systems. Forced induction guys get the ever-evolving 76mm turbo that has proven […]

May 18, 2020 More
INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

INSTALL – BANG FOR YOUR BUCK – Stainless Works Exhaust – 2013 Shelby GT500

Everybody wants more power. It’s ok to admit it. In our world there is just no such thing as “enough” horsepower. It’s more about how much can we afford to spend to make “X” more horsepower, and of course, bang for our hard earned buck. Yeah ok, on the street you can only use so […]

May 15, 2020 More
INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

INSTALL – AFR SBF 205cc Renegade Heads & Quick Fuel Black Diamond 850 Carb

THE TEST MULE…. Breathing New life into an old star….. As speed shop owners and tuners, we strive to be at the top, showcasing our skill and abilities by trying to build the baddest engines and cars on the planet. But we need to devise ways to do this within the budgets of our customers, […]

May 13, 2020 More
TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

TECH – RPM TECH SPECIAL – Shedding Light on Light

Without getting too deep, we need to first explain what a Metal Matrix Composite is before we can even begin to talk about their current uses and wide open future in the world of automotive performance and racing. For all of practical history, it has always been “bigger must be better” thinking, however, when it […]

May 7, 2020 More
TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

TECH – Real Racing Head Gaskets – JE Pro Series MLS

Current engine design is being transformed by the arrival of GDI  Gasoline Direct Injection). GDI requires high-pressure injectors to inject gasoline  directly into the cylinder rather than the intake port. In so doing, GDI improves fuel atomization, promotes cleaner burn, boosts fuel efficiency—and more importantly for the racing brain—improves performance. Twenty-four years ago, a similar […]

May 6, 2020 More
SAFETY – Safety First with RJS – Max Out On Safety

SAFETY – Safety First with RJS – Max Out On Safety

For our initial Safety First article we are going to discuss testing and T.P.P. (Thermal Protective Performance) ratings and what classification you need to be safe. Let’s face it, drag racing is a dangerous sport and the biggest fear on just about every drivers mind is fire. FABRICS AND RATINGS There are many different types […]

April 30, 2020 More
TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a miniwild man […]

April 29, 2020 More
JLT 2020 Shelby GT500 Big Air Intake Debut!  Big Power and No Tune Required

JLT 2020 Shelby GT500 Big Air Intake Debut! Big Power and No Tune Required

JLT Performance has long been a leader in offering upgrades for great performance cars and the 2020 Shelby GT500 is no exception. You know the story of us picking one up, driving it home through the snow and getting to work on research and development. Well, the design is finished…the performance testing has been done…and […]

April 20, 2020 More
Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants Launches New Weekly Educational Tech Sessions For Free

Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants Launches New Weekly Educational Tech Sessions For Free

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY (April 3, 2020) During this time Renegade wanted to bring racers a new series offering at-home weekly educational videos. The series will feature Renegade Race Fuels & Lubricants Founder, Toby Baptiste and Tech Director, Ron Finney. “During this time Renegade wants to do what it does best, educate, & connect with our […]

April 14, 2020 More
Performance Break-In Oil from Maxima

Performance Break-In Oil from Maxima

Maxima Performance Break-In Oil is specifically designed for breaking in engines with flat tappet camshafts, roller elements, or where elevated levels of antiwear additives are needed. A high-zinc/phosphorous formula is blended with highly refined, pure petroleum base stocks to provide optimum ring seal. Proper engine break in will produce an engine that achieves maximum power […]

April 12, 2020 More
Hardcore Horsepower Garage – Trinity International – Tool Box

Hardcore Horsepower Garage – Trinity International – Tool Box

Last month we brought you up to speed on our RPM Hardcore Horsepower Garage and completed the install of a wide assortment of new Pit Pal Products aluminum storage components. Unfortunately, as projects like this so often do, fixing one problem with something new and shiny has a way of leaving any do-it-yourselfer dissatisfied with […]

April 11, 2020 More
JLT PERFORMANCE  New Dynojet Dyno Gets a Workout!

JLT PERFORMANCE New Dynojet Dyno Gets a Workout!

There are certain tools that are “must haves” for any business. And then there are some that help take your business to a whole new level. Our new Dynojet dyno is one of those. Our investment in this tool and technology helps us do our job more effectively and more efficiently, allowing testing under a […]

April 11, 2020 More
Piston Tech

Piston Tech

An engine is an explosion-driven air pump and at its heart pistons, operating within ring-sealed cylinders, endure the blast, converting the effects of the expanding explosive mixture into kinetic energy—the energy of motion. The motion is evidenced by the speeding pistons and the blast is delivered by an electrical firing cycle that occurs at a […]

April 4, 2020 More
HOW TO SET DISTRIBUTOR TIMING

HOW TO SET DISTRIBUTOR TIMING

Setting the ignition timing advance on an engine with a distributor style ignition system can be confusing if you don’t know what you’re looking at. Thankfully, Jeremy is here with all of the facts on setting the timing on most any old-school distributor-ignition system.   Read more stories like this at www.rpmmag.com Subscribe to RPM […]

March 28, 2020 More
Video: Holley EFI Controls This 10,000 RPM LSX Monster!

Video: Holley EFI Controls This 10,000 RPM LSX Monster!

Donut Media had the opportunity to catch up with Riley Stair and learn about his INSANE Pontiac Trans Am. Fabricating all of the inboard suspension and tube chassis by himself, Riley stuffed a 440″ LSX engine that is capable of revving to 10,000 RPM! Controlling all of that fun is a Holley EFI system and […]

March 28, 2020 More
Water Based Diamond Honing Coolant Now Available From Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders

Water Based Diamond Honing Coolant Now Available From Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders

WINONA, MN — Goodson Tools & Supplies for Engine Builders has added a Water Based Diamond Honing Coolant to its assortment of honing coolants. The Diamond Honing Coolant (DHC-50) is available in a 5-gallon container and when properly mixed will make up to 55 gallons of coolant. According to the Goodson Tech Department, this coolant […]

March 28, 2020 More
DON’T WAIT! Only a Few Spots Remain for Metal Shaping Class!

DON’T WAIT! Only a Few Spots Remain for Metal Shaping Class!

Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool is teaming up with Kevin Masson, who’s been specializing in traditional metal shaping techniques for over 30 years, to bring you a brand new Metal Shaping Class! Join Mittler Bros. for 2 full course days, where students will fabricate a fully shaped steel panel(s) for a motorcycle gas tank fitted […]

March 14, 2020 More
University of Delaware – Center for Composite Materials chooses Roboze ARGO 500 to support US ARMY Programs

University of Delaware – Center for Composite Materials chooses Roboze ARGO 500 to support US ARMY Programs

Acceleration of the manufacturing and supply chain of finished parts with Roboze 3D printing technology for composites and high temperature super polymers in the American Defense sector. March 9th, 2020 – Bari, Italy Founded in 1974 within the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering, the Center for Composite Materials (CCM), is an internationally recognised interdisciplinary […]

March 9, 2020 More
Don’t Blame Your Ego – Racers Edge

Don’t Blame Your Ego – Racers Edge

By Dr. John O’Connor, PhD I have heard many athletes blame their ego for a bad performance. As a psychologist, it always makes me smile. Most people don’t really know what an ego is, and they certainly don’t realize that an ego is not responsible for their performance that day. Commonly, an ego is thought […]

March 8, 2020 More
Summit Racing Shop Crane with Engine Stand Makes Engine Installation a Breeze

Summit Racing Shop Crane with Engine Stand Makes Engine Installation a Breeze

A Summit Racing Shop Crane with Engine Stand makes installing or removing an engine a lot less stressful. It has an integrated engine stand positioned under the boom, forming a strong, sturdy base that is much easier and safer to use than manhandling a separate crane and stand. The heavy-duty steel crane is rated to […]

February 28, 2020 More
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