Checking back pressure before installing a new engine is one of the most important steps in the installation process, regardless of what type of performance application that engine will be used in. For this reason, Tri Star Engines recommends checking for a back pressure of 1-2 pounds upon install to avoid damage.
You probably already know that Flowmaster is one of the leaders in performance exhaust technology, but this year they’re offering up some great gift ideas that could show up in your stockings for this holiday season. From T-shirts to collectible hats, Flowmaster has what you need for those stocking stuffers!
As the costs of classic and muscle car restorations inflate, so does the cost of restoring an era-correct motor. For many enthusiasts, maintaining such running characteristics as idle speed, compression and fuel mixture are of paramount importance, and that’s where Crane comes in with their Blueprint cam series.
During the 1961 race season, A. J. Foyt’s Indy 500 win against fellow driver, Eddie Sachs was only the second-closest finish in the history of the prestigious race at that time. It was an impressive feat, and our featured video from the early 1980s is of Foyt running a 50-yard dash at the track that made the man.
The former Indianapolis Raceway Park, currently Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana, was still a dirt track by the time the USAC held their first sprint car event there on May 28th of 1961. A. J. Foyt and others raced around the dirt track oval, and the complex itself was built from a 267-acre farming tract.
From 1926-71, Langhorne Speedway of Pennsylvania was one of the area’s most prestigious dirt tracks, housing major track events under USAC and NMRA, who owned and operated the dirt racing oval till 1930. Our feature video is from the 1964 race season, and features some of the USAC’s greatest Champ sprint cars.
Like A. J. Foyt, Southern California local Rodger Ward got his start in midget car racing. Ward’s midget car career started as early as 1946, and by ’51 he tested and qualified for the Indy 500. In our feature video, Ward and Foyt are seen at the Springfield “100-Miler” in 1963.
The 1976 Hulman Classic was the first USAC, sprint racing event to be televised nationally and it also raised concern about the sanction’s rules regarding racing under a yellow flag. This was sparked by driver Don Nordhorn, who felt that he was wrongfully beaten by George Snider during the race’s final three laps.
Demon Fuel Systems have announced that the “Street Demon” carburetor will be re-released in its 625 and 725cfm variant. A mild street application that features a tube inlet and electric choke, the carburetor is engineered to run with cam durations of up to 220 degrees at 0.050-inch lift.