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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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How To File Fit and Install Piston Rings

Gapping and correctly installing piston rings is one of the most important parts of engine assembly. Here's how to do it right. 

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Oil Support Rails: What They Are And How They Work

Oil rail supports are a common feature of short compression height pistons. Despite some builder's concerns, they work fantastic and allow wrist pin placement and stroker crankshafts that would otherwise be impossible. 

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What is Forging? The Ins And Outs of Squishing Aluminum Into Pistons

When it comes to overall strength, there's no beating a forged piston. But what is the process that yields the toughest parts in the racing world? We'll show you. 

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Piston-To-Wall Clearance: Myths, Mysteries, and Misconceptions Explained

Piston-to-wall clearance is a crucial measurement for any engine, and different applications can require wildly different specs. We explain the science of why.  READ MORE

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The Science Behind Piston Ring Grooves

Piston ring grooves serve a larger purpose than simply supporting the rings. They impact combustion sealing, oil control, friction, and many more engine attributes. 

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How To Relieve the Exhaust Bridge and Drill Lubrication Holes for Your 2-Stroke

Find out how to relieve an exhaust bridge and drill lubrication holes in 2 stroke applications, so you can get the most out of your piston!

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Examining the Art of Piston Crowns

What's the difference between a dish, dome, and flat top piston? We look at how the piston crown shape change the performance of your engine.

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