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,CHEVY ,ENGINE TECH

Different Strokes: Choosing The Right Stroker Crank and Pistons For Your LS

Choosing the right stroker crank can mean the difference between ultimate power and rock-steady reliability. Here's the skinny on picking the perfect combo to suit your next build. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

Bead Blasting Billet Pistons for Extra Strength

Bead blasting the bottom surface of billet pistons helps to eliminate stress risers and makes for a more robust foundation. 

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

Dish, Dome, Flat Top - What's the Difference?

 There's a lot more that goes into designing the crown of the piston. We discuss dish, dome, and flat top design considerations.

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,PISTONS 101 ,ENGINE TECH

Billet Versus Forged Pistons: What's the Difference?

Not all aluminum pistons are created equal! From design to manufacturing, we explain all the differences between a forged and billet piston.

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,ENGINE BUILDS

Building a 442ci AMC for Pro-Touring Use

A couple of interesting talking points were revealed about the AMC 390 V8 that engine builders should note if they tackle such a vintage platform. Most important, the oil system leaves much to be desired, so Rhyne Competition Engines out of Gary,..

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