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Standard Ring Tension Is A Myth

Ring tension is a critical element of combustion sealing, but myths surrounding it run rampant. We clear the air and  set the record straight on ring tension. 

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Racing Evolution: How Two-Strokes and Four-Strokes Work

Motorcycle racing evolved from a long history of two-strokes, and up a steep development curve to the modern four-stroke race bikes we know today. Read about the differences between two-stroke and four-stroke motors, and their involvement in AMA..

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Boost Vs. Juice: Designing A Piston For Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous gets a rap for being hard on parts, but with the right engineering, a nitrous engine can be a tough, long-lasting performer. Learn what it takes to create a piston optimized to survive and thrive on the bottle.

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What Is A Strutted Piston?

Friction is bad, strength is critical. Designing a piston skirt for power is a delicate balance of both. We explore skirt deisgn as a means to the perfect piston for the job.

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How A Stroker Crankshaft Affects Piston Speed and Inertia.

An intense look at crankshaft stroke and its affect on mean piston speed, inertia, and controlling the massive, destructive forces at work inside an engine.

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How To Check Radial Piston To Valve Clearance

The other valve clearance: Here's An easy and quick method to ensure proper radial clearance between your pistons’ valve pockets and the edges of your valves.   READ MORE

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Introducing K1 Technology's Forged LS7-Style Crankshaft

K1 Technology's new, LS7-style crankshaft is the perfect solution to those desiring more displacement and factory dry-sump oiling capability.  

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Ray's Dyno and Machine Built This 415ci Pontiac for Engine Masters

Pontiac is largely credited with the birth of the muscle car and the 415ci Pontiac, built by Rays Dyno and Machine makes it easy to see why. 

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What Makes A Racing Piston?

 While any piston can be "raced," to truly define "What makes a racing piston" necessitates delving into purpose-oriented design and engineering. 

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How To Avoid Common Causes of Blow-By and Oil Consumption

Here are some common causes of blow-by and excessive oil consumption and how you can avoid them on your next engine build. 

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