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Piston Pin Tech     *Photo from Trend Performance   We all know what they are and if you have built an engine in the past you have more than likely cussed a number of piston pin locks in your day as well. But what are your options?  What can happen to these seemly small parts inside your engine?  Most of the time we open our new box of forged pistons and we will find pistons, rings, piston pins, and locks all wrapped up for us ready to go, and many will leave it as that and go on.  Today's kits...

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winning wednesday -

Anyone in the Texas region of NASA has surely seen or heard about the infamous "Scratcher" Camaro owned and driven by Paul Costas.  Over the years this beast as racked up an amazing amount of wins and records and continues to do so currently.   So how did he do it?  For starters he is an accomplished driver and knows his car very well.  Another key, he has put together an incredible competent team to make the car what it is, and give him the ammo to set the records and wins on track.  "I consulted with Erik on the...

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Final pieces before we hand it off to Louis and the crew at GSpeed for their drive assembly, sensors, and wiring harness. One of the things that Billy Godbold had tested with using the new conical single spring and Comp lobe design was the OE rocker and a new Comp design. Since the Comp rocker is still in development and not ready for sale, we went OE on the rockers. A large part of the goal of this first build is to choose proven components using a sensible budget, and with Billy's spintron testing, there was no worry on the...

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dailey engineering, dry sump -

Small update for today: If you are curious as to the retainer weight difference here is the original PAC Ti retainer for the dual spring compared to the Tool Steel one for the conical Comp springs. Pac Ti. retainer at 11 grams ea Comp Tool Steel retainer for conical springs For desired compression and quench we are using a 0.051 Cometic gasket set. Heads are held down with a shelf ARP head bolt kit. With the gaskets on, heads were checked for correct install height, shimmed as required and prepared to go on the engine. As sent dual springs with...

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468, 7.7L, big lsx, GSpeed, Horsepower Research, HPR, hpr 468, LSx build, road race 468 -

Moving forward. In sticking with our target of building a reliable big displacement road race engine while using currently available shelf parts without going to crazy on our budget. We are sticking with a hydraulic roller camshaft and OE rocker arms and using current on the market head. A lot of thought and planning had to be done when it came to the camshaft design. Unlike a drag engine that sees only seconds at WOT, this engine is going to see up to 40 mins at a time on track. Louis at GSpeed, Mr. Godbold at Comp Cams, and ourselves...

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