Harvey J. Crane Jr., founder of Crane Cams and aftermarket automotive expert for over 60 years in the industry, quietly passes away on Friday, May 31. He will be remembered for all of his amazing contributions through the decades.
Bobby Kimbrough Senior Technical Editor
Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps. Educated at Chapman University, Syracuse University and Palomar Community College in California, today Bobby is the Senior Tech Editor for Power Automedia.
Performance Distributor’s sponsored driver, Dylan Martin, wins first race of 2013 with the Performance Distributor’s HEI line of Davis Unified distributors onboard. Read more here.
An engine’s oil control begins in the oil pan, but all oil pans are not designed the same. Determining whether a balance of power or oil control is more important for the application is the foundation of creating oil control in the pan.
Jiffy-tite’s quick-connect fittings are self sealing and connect and disconnect in seconds, and there is no need to drain the fluid. Simply disconnect the self-sealing quick-connect fittings and the job is done with no leaks or mess. No tools needed either. Read more about these couplers here.
Involved in the Engine Masters competition for the last six years, and on the winning engine five times carries the burden of staying on top. ICE Ignition paid their dues by developing new ignition products for 2013. Read more here.
Holinger Engineering continues unabated in the same way that Pete Holinger began the company, with a huge emphasis placed on designing and manufacturing quality racing transmissions. Check out their PRI showcased products here.
The Hot Rodders of Tomorrow held their Engine Builder’s Challenge at this year’s PRI Tradeshow with five high school teams with solid reputations. A round-by-round summary and overall results listed here.
Dyno Dynamics introduces it’s most affordable, most portable and most user friendly two-wheel drive dynamometer at this year’s PRI show. Produced as an entry-level line, the Dynatech series dynamometers bring 30 years of technology without a huge price tag. Read more here.
Davies Craig’s EWP150 Electric Water Pump is a universal, do-it-yourself, easy to install water pump designed to replace or compliment existing belt-driven mechanical water pumps.
Yella Terra unveiled their new shaft roller rocker arms made specifically for Mast Motorsports’ Black Label cylinder heads at this year’s PRI tradeshow. Step inside to watch our interview with Yella Terra about these trick new rocker arms…
Scorpion takes precision to a whole new level as evident with their new Endurance series shaft mount rockers. Available in many different ratios, the key features include a large roller and precision trunnion shaft. Read more about the new shaft mount rockers here.
Royal Purple’s new Max-Clean fuel system cleaner and stabilizer is three products in one. We got the low down on the company’s latest car care product at the PRI tradeshow. Read more about it here.
The Penrite Oil Company brings 85-years of lubrication experience to their brand of oils for the global market. Find out more about Penrite’s wide range of lubrication here.
Cylinder Head Innovations (CHI) has become a popular name in engine building circles over the past decade. Not willing to rest on their past accomplishments, CHI has begun to expand their line to include intake manifolds for most popular US made muscle cars. Read more here.
Fragola Performance Systems highlighted their line of special application fittings at this year’s PRI tradeshow.
Proving that they are much more than simply one of the oldest and one of the most respected valve train companies in the industry, Crane Cams prominently highlighted their ignition systems at this year’s PRI trade show.