Reducing Engine Friction

Here are a couple of statistics that will blow your mind. Up to Eighty percent of the friction in a reciprocating piston engine stems...

Head Gasket Technology – Exploring and Addressing Cylinder Head Lift

The quick-and-dirty description of an engine’s internal combustion process is suck, squeeze, bang, blow. But that’s not entirely accurate. In reality, it’s suck, squeeze,...

HPDE46 – Overcoming Deferred Maintenance on a ZHP E46 to Make It “Trackable”

The idea behind finding a new-to-me car was simple. I wanted a fun daily driver I could take to the track every now and...

Exhaustive Research – When It Comes to Exhaust Outlets, Racecars Adhere to the Rule...

Exhaust tips are a strange thing to take pictures of, you might think. To be honest, I admit that it is kind of strange,...

Connecting Rod Physics

Certainly one of the most critical components inside an engine is one of the most stressed. Connecting rods take the power from the combustion...

Understanding Performance Fittings – Straight and AN Threads vs. Tapered Thread

If you are confused by the nomenclature of hoses and fittings associated with racecar plumbing, you’re not alone. Fittings are often measured in terms...

Invisible Edge-Millers Oils’ nanotechnology releases more power by reducing friction and heat

Nanotechnology has become a field unto itself over the last couple of decades, so it likely was only a matter of time before it...

Rocket Science – Achieving Better Engine Cooling With Proper Aerodynamic Principles

Keeping a C5 Corvette cool on a racetrack in 100-degree heat isn’t easy. Just ask NASA Utah’s George Smith, who had been trying different...

Increasing Octane – Getting the right octane rating for your track car

A lot of NASA HPDE drivers drive their cars to and from the track, and of those, there’s probably a decent amount who change...

Breathing Apparatus – Installing a Banks Monster exhaust system on a Duramax diesel-powered Silverado...

The only sound as common as a loud racecar in the paddock at any NASA event is the clattering of a diesel engine. Diesel...

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