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Engine Builder provides valuable information on numerous engine markets served by both custom and production engine builders/rebuilders from high performance to heavy-duty diesel.

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  • 2013JANUARY

    SERVING ENGINE BUILDERS & REBUILDERS SINCE 1964

    >Aftermarket Heads >Performance Engine Builder of the Year >Building for Race Fuels

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    Top Engine BuilderEd Pink Racing Engines in Van Nuys, California took the 2012Performance Engine Builder of the Year honors. We go insidethe shop to see how they got there ....................................16

    DEPARTMENTSPerformance Events ............................................4Fast Talk ..............................................................62013 HP Supplier Spotlights ................................65

    16Aftermarket HeadsWith a wide array of aftermarket cylinder heads on the marketin recent years, its hard to decide what to choose. Senior Executive Editor Brendan Baker investigates ......................22

    22Racing FuelThe limiting factors of an engine build is the octane rating ofthe fuel you use and how much oxygen is required to burn it.Technical Editor Larry Carley explores ................................26

    HIGH PERFORMANCE PARTS & EQUIPMENTPerformance Engine ComponentsA/N Fittings/Adaptors to

    Camshafts ......................38Carburetors to

    Crankshafts ....................39Cylinder Head Components

    to Dipstick Adaptors ........40Dowel Pins to

    Flywheel Assemblies........41Fuel Injection Systems

    to Main Caps....................42Manifold Studs to Overhead

    Camshaft Repair Sleees ..43Piston Pin Bushings to

    Radiator/Oil Fans ............44Rering Kits to Sealers ........45Seals to

    Timing Components..........46Timing Covers to Valve

    Stem Oil Seals ................47

    Valve Train Parts to Zinc Oil Additives............48

    Equipment and PreparationAbrasive Blasting to

    Boring Bar Inserts ............48Blasting Cabinets to

    Cylinder Head Gauges ......49Cylinder Head Holders to

    Freeze Plug Tools ............50Gasket Scrapers to

    Plastic Media..................51Precision Measuring to

    Tumbling Media ..............52Ultrasonic Cleaning

    Chemicals to Wet Flow Bench Conversion ............53

    Trade Shows & ExpositionsTrade Shows ......................53

    SUPPLIERS, ADDRESSES & CONTACTSAlphabetical listing for quick access to supplier addresses, telephone numbers andpersonnel contacts ............ 54

    RACE ASSOCIATIONS & SANCTIONING BODIESACCUS Automobile Competition Committee for theUnited States 303-730-8100www.accusfia.us

    American Motorcyclist Assn.614-856-1900www.americanmotorcyclist.com

    ALMS American LeMans Series706-654-2983www.americanlemans.com

    ARCA Automobile Racing Clubof America734-847-6726www.arcaracing.com

    ASA Racing386-258-2221www.asa-racing.com

    ASCS American Sprint Car Series918-838-3777www.ascsracing.com

    Dirt Motorsports877-5RACINGwww.worldracinggroup.com

    Formula 1www.formula1.com

    Goodguys Rod & Custom Assn.925-838-9876www.good-guys.com

    Grand American Road RacingAssn.386-947-6681www.grandamerican.com

    IHRA International Hot RodAssn.419-663-6666www.ihra.com

    IKF International Karting Federation909-923-4999www.ikfkarting.com

    IMCA International Motor Contest Assn.319-472-2201www.imca.com

    IMSA International Motor Sports Assn.706-658-2120www.imsaracing.net

    IndyCar317-492-6526www.indycar.com

    MotoGPwww.motogp.com

    NADM - National Association ofDiesel Motorsports866-run.nadmwww.runnadm.com

    NASA National Auto SportAssn.510-232-6272www.nasaproracing.com

    NASCAR National Associationfor Stock Car Auto Racing386-253-0611www.nascar.com

    NHRA National Hot Rod Assn.626-914-4761www.nhra.com

    NJRA - National Jet RacingAssn. www.njraracing.com

    NLMS National Late ModelSeries478-987-4219www.nlmss.com

    NMCA National Muscle CarAssn.714-444-2426www.nmcadigital.com

    NSRA National Street RodAssn.901-452-4030www.nsra-usa.com

    NTPA National TractorPullers Assn.614-436-1761www.ntpapull.com

    OSS Offshore Super SeriesPowerboat Racing Assn.www.offshoresuperseries.com

    SCCA Sports Car Club ofAmerica785-357-7222www.scca.org

    SCORE International818-225-8402www.score-international.com

    USAC United States Auto Club317-247-5151www.usacracing.com

    WERA Motorcycle Roadracing770-720-5010www.wera.com

    WKA World Karting Assn.704-455-1606www.worldkarting.com

    WoO World of Outlaws972-396-8810www.worldofoutlaws.com

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    Performance Events

    February 14-17OReilly Auto Parts NHRA WinternationalsPomona, CAwww.nhra.com

    February 12-23UNOH DIRTcar Nationals by Summit RacingVolusia Speedway Park,DeLeon Springs, FLwww.dirtcarnationals.com

    February 22-24Race & Performance ExpoSt. Charles, ILraceperformanceexpo.com

    February 24Daytona 500Daytona Beach, FLwww.nascar.com

    February 282013 SCCA National ConventionLas Vegas, NVwww.scca.com

    March 8-17Daytona Beach Bike WeekDaytona Beach, FLwww.officialbikeweek.com

    March 13-16American Lemans Series61st Mobil 1 12-Hours of SebringSebring, FLwww.americanlemans.com

    March 15-17F1 Australian Grand PrixMelbourne, Australiawww.formula1.com

    March 14-16Hot Rod & Restoration TradeShowIndianapolis, INwww.hotrodshow.com

    April 19-21Toyota Grand Prix of LongBeachLong Beach, CA www.gplb.com

    May 18NASCAR Sprint All Star RaceCharlotte Motor Speedwaycharlottemotorspeedway.com

    May 24-26F1 Monaco Grand PrixMonte Carlo, Monacowww.formula1.com

    May 18-26Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor Speedwaywww.indy500.com

    June 22-2324 Hours of LeMansLeMans, Francewww.lemans.org

    August 28-September 2NHRA Mac Tools U.S. NationalsIndianapolis, INwww.nhra.com

    September 6-9NASA ChampionshipsMid-Ohio Sports Car CourseLexington, OH www.nasachampionships.com

    September 16-22SCCA National Championship RunoffsElkhart Lake, WIwww.scca.com

    October 3-6Bonneville Salt FlatsWorld FinalsWendover, UTwww.scta-bnl.com

    October 16-19ALMS Petit LeMansRoad AtlantaBraselton, GAwww.roadatlanta.com

    November 5-82013 SEMA ShowLas Vegas, NVwww.semashow.com

    November 8-11Automobile Club of SouthernCalifornia NHRA FinalsPomona, CAwww.nhra.com

    November 14-1746th Tecate Score Baja 1000Ensenada, Baja, Mexico#46thbaja1000www.score-international.com

    December 9-1124th Annual AETC ConferenceIndianapolis, INwww.aetconline.com

    December 12-1426th Annual PRI Trade ShowIndianapolis, INwww.performanceracing.com

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  • Beseth, Corey Win Engine Pros Top 5 ofthe Past 5 ContestEngine Builder magazine and En-gine Pro recently teamed up tooffer the Top 5 of the Past 5awards to commemorate the last 5years of Shop Solutions. Weawarded cash prizes to both theShop Solution authors and ourreaders who helped us choose thewinners.

    Jeff Beezer Beseth of BeezerBuilt Inc., Newton Square, PA, haswon the $1,000 Engine Pro awardfor author of the best Shop Solu-

    tion of 2012. Beseths Shop Solution,Grumpy Jenkins Method of CuttingBraided Steel Lines, was taught tohim by the engine building masterhimself. Beseth said: Twenty yearsago I was lucky enough to haveGrumpy Jenkins show me a greatway to cut steel braided lines. He useda sharp wide chisel.

    The winner of the $1,000 for votingfor the best Shop Solution was Jim

    Cory of Corys Automotive & Machinein Gary, IN.

    The other authors who won prizesfor their Shop Solutions entries in-cluded: 2nd place and $250, Bill Rior-dan, Riordan Engineering, Twin Lake,MI with Proper Fastener Prepara-tion; 3rd place and $100: Norm Johns,Norms Auto Machine, Petaluma, CA,with Avoiding Flat Cam Syndrome;4th place and $100: Ray Crowley, RaysPrecision Engines, Taylor, MI, withRemoving Crankshaft Pilot BearingsRevisited; and 5th place and $100: JimKovach, Kovach & Assoc. PerformanceEngine Building, Parma, OH, withWelding Cast Iron.

    Jaime Morche, Road Builders Indus-trial Machining won $250 as the secondplace voter. Third place and $100 goesto John Smith, The Engine Shop.Fourth place and $100 goes to JerryHendrix, Melling Engine Parts. And$100 for 5th place goes to William Mul-lenberg.

    Congratulations to our winners.Their contributions are the best our in-

    dustry has to offer. They contribute tothe quality and profitability of all ma-chinists. These are the best of over 400Shop Solutions candidates submittedover the past five years, said EngineParts Group President, Don Weber.Something that impresses me aboutthe entries is the variety of subjects thatare addressed. We have everythingfrom tech tips, how to increase profits,how to save money, how to make yourshop better, to which coat to wear inthe shop so you wont have troublefinding it! We would also like to con-gratulate the voters who made thiscontest such a success,

    Check out the Shop Solutions sec-tion in each issue of Engine Buildermagazine for new tips. Your contribu-tions can earn you $100.

    Smith Brothers PushrodsCompletes Move to NewFacility in Bend, ORSmith Brothers recently announced thecompletion of its newest pushrodmanufacturing facility. At 46,000 sq.ft.,

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