Service & Tuning

  • Featured
1966Mustang
3 min read
Views
2,285
Being able to "read" a spark plug can be a valuable tuning aid. By examining the insulator firing nose color, an experienced engine tuner can determine a great deal about the engine's overall operating condition. In general, a light tan/gray color tells you that the spark plug is operating at...
1966Mustang
2 min read
Views
2,196
The single most important factor to be considered in selecting the proper compression (top) ring face coating material is the service requirements the engine will be operated under. Will the engine be subjected to unusual speed or load (high temp conditions), stop and go short trip driving...
1966Mustang
6 min read
Views
2,307
The most common items over looked during assembly and installation of a rebuilt motor, are the motor mounts, transmission mounts, and the harmonic damper (balancer). Motor mounts are commonly bonded together using a variety of rubber compounds, while most OEM dampers utilize an elastomer...
1966Mustang
10 min read
Views
2,248
Every engine requires a certain amount of oil flow to keep the bearings, camshaft, valvetrain and other moving parts lubricated. Oil forms a barrier that prevents metal-to-metal contact and reduces friction and wear. In the bearings, it forms a wedge that actually lifts and supports the...
Top