HOT ROD Professional

HOT ROD Professional, April 2014

HOT ROD Professional, April 2014

In This Issue: Performance Tool Box for Carbureted Engines The computer age has made tuning tools, formerly only used by factory engineers, now relatively affordable for virtually anyone with the need for speed and performance. Basics Series: Connecting Rods Our esteemed tech editor shows us that there’s a lot more to connecting rods than most […]

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Tools, Tools and More Tools, Part 2

Tools, Tools and More Tools, Part 2

What you use in your day-to-day career, no matter how high-quality, is necessarily different from what you need for high-performance work, in this case engine building.

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The Basics of Tightening Technology

The Basics of Tightening Technology

Critical fasteners are generally considered to be those with a definite tightening procedure that is specified by the engine manufacturer. It’s important to understand that fasteners are elastic in nature.

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Changing the Handling, or Handling the Change?

Changing the Handling, or Handling the Change?

Do you ever feel like you should be going faster? Horsepower is a major factor, of course, but it is only part of the equation. The way a vehicle “feels” going through a corner is a product of your chassis setup. Sometimes what feels good can actually make you slower, so how do you make […]

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Basics Series: Detonation

Basics Series: Detonation

An uncontrolled combustion process that occurs when some part of the air/fuel mixture is compelled to burn at supersonic rates, detonation probably accounts for nearly 100% of racing engine failures.

March 7, 2014 | By | Reply More

Information Station

Headlight Restoration Video

Headlight Restoration Video

A new instructional video on how to use the Philips Headlight Restoration Kit titled “Headlight Restoration Kit Video” can be viewed on You Tube. The video demonstrates the exact steps needed to complete a full restoration of clouded or hazy headlight lenses in less than 30 minutes using the kit.

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Penray Diesel Fuel System Cleaner

Penray Diesel Fuel System Cleaner

Penray’s Total Diesel Fuel System Cleaner is formulated to be helpful in dissolving and preventing the formation of asphaltenes in diesel fuel, while also cleaning other deposits and contaminants from the fuel system. Asphaltenes are black tar-like materials in diesel fuel, which can quickly clog fuel filters, fuel injectors, and other critical diesel fuel system […]

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Corsa adds Cat-Back System for Ford Raptor

Corsa adds Cat-Back System for Ford Raptor

Owners of 2011-2014 Ford Raptors can now experience a more aggressive exhaust note with CORSA Performance’s new Xtreme sound level Cat-Back exhaust system. The system is designed with a deep, throaty growl to enhance the driving experience under acceleration. It features CORSA’s exclusive patented Reflective Sound Cancellation technology, which dials out the low frequencies that […]

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DynoMax Mobile Sound Lab App for iPad Users

DynoMax Mobile Sound Lab App for iPad Users

DynoMax Performance Exhaust has announced the launch of its new “Mobile Sound Lab” app, designed to help consumers shopping for a performance muffler to experience each muffler’s unique sound.
 Available in the iTunes App Store, the DynoMax Mobile Sound Lab iPad app allows the user to compare the sound tones and differences between each of the company’s mufflers. iPad users can also visit www.DynoMax.com and […]

March 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bosch Adds Pin to Pin Electrode Spark Plug

Bosch Adds Pin to Pin Electrode Spark Plug

Bosch has added “Pin to Pin” designs to its OE Fine Wire Iridium spark plug program, designed to provide better ignitability in today’s high-tech engines. The plugs have a fine-wire tipped center electrode and a fine-wire pin on the ground electrode. They are tailored to match the OE design spark plugs of specific Asian vehicles, […]

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