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

LED Combo Tail Lamp

LED Combo Tail Lamp

Optronics International now offers the STL68 Combo Lamp. The nine-inch oval combination LED stop, tail, turn and backup lamp easily mounts to the surface of a vehicle and at only half an inch thick, has the low profile of a through-hole-mounted lamp. The company says it’s designed to give users the benefit of getting the […]

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High Performance Fans for Jeeps

High Performance Fans for Jeeps

MARADYNE offers a variety of Champion Low Profile Series fans for Jeep owners to increase engine cooling capability, horsepower and A/C cooling at idle. Available in 7-inch to 16-inch fan sizes – all with a depth of 3.19 inches or less – the series offers a low profile, push-pull fan in a quiet, reversible S-blade […]

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New Automatic Leverless Tire Changer

New Automatic Leverless Tire Changer

Ranger Products has introduced R80DTXF tire changer, which features an automatic bead lifter, variable speed turntable and bilateral bead loosener with direct hand-operated controls. Other time-saving tools include a traveling drop-center tool, top bead assist rollers, dual lower bead lifting discs and a nylon non-marring wheel restraint device – all designed to reduce effort, increase […]

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SAE/DOT Compliant LED Driving Lamps

SAE/DOT Compliant LED Driving Lamps

PIAA Corporation USA has introduced two new rugged and durable LED driving lamps that offer new choices of size and performance to drivers of on-highway and off-roading cars, trucks, 4x4s, SUVs, and powersports vehicles like ATVs and snowmobiles. The new medium-size LP550 (5”) and LP560 (6”) lamps each use a pair of 7 watt LED […]

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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 […]

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