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...

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,...

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...

Pulling Less Power – New test equipment uncovers excess horsepower loss in power steering...

We’d all like to enjoy the benefits of power steering, but with none of the weight or horsepower draw, right? Since that’s not possible,...

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...

Putting Some Thunder in the Tundra – Adding a cold air intake and aftermarket...

We all spend countless hours prepping our racecars. However, many of us have another vehicle, which gets us to work, the local hardware store,...

Cooling System Facts and Upgrades

As the name suggests, an internal combustion engine creates heat. The enormous potential energy from a few droplets of gasoline compressed and mixed with...

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...

Eight Tricks To Make Working A Cooling System Easier

If you like to play with cars, if you put your car on a racetrack for HPDE and especially if you race cars, you...

A Cooling Process

Snow Performance President Matt Snow took a call from a representative at Wal Mart’s corporate headquarters. They had recently learned that people were buying...

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