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Rob Kinnan Contributor

Rob Kinnan requires very little introduction. Many would recognize Rob from his days as the Editor of Hot Rod Magazine. He is a dyed-in-the-wool hot rodder and muscle car enthusiast, a road racing aficionado behind the wheel of his Factory Five roadster, and a hardcore NASCAR fan.


Follow along and see how Probe Industries manufactures pistons in its Torrance, California, facility. The company offers two series of pistons, and both are fully machined to meet most engine builders’ needs.

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Moving air has always been key to making horsepower, and a SuperFlow flowbench is a critical tool in optimizing cylinder heads and induction. Check out this story to see how easy it is to operate a flow bench.

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The Cloyes Hex-A-Just true roller timing chain set allows finite cam adjustment after installation, up to six degrees in either direction (advanced or retarded). We install one and show how it works.

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Tom Nelson’s expertise with twin-turbo engines and other boosted applications is quite celebrated. Follow along as EngineLabs takes a tour of Nelson Racing Engines and learns a few of his secrets.

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The first two parts covered on our BlownZ ProCharger-blown 388ci LS motor was block prep and the short block assembly. This time around, we’ll go into detail on the Trick Flow Specialties/Total Engine Airflow cylinder heads, what they’re all about and why they were chosen for this application.

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Jack Jr. is an accomplished racer in his own right, Jack Roush Jr. started racing karts with his dad when he was a kid and has progressed to podium finishes in Grand Am’s Continental Tire series, driving, of course, a Mustang. We interview JRJ about racing, hobbies, and the daily job.

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Point at any high-end race car and most car and truck builds, and you’ll be able to find ARP fasteners on it. The team at ARP in California recently invited is in for a tour of their facility, check it out here!

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The inaugural NMCA West series is in the books with the season finale at the legendary Famoso Raceway for the Nitto Tire NMCA West World Street Finals. We visited the historic track for this year’s NMCA finals showdown.

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Huge power potential and a multitude of options – that’s exactly what Holley’s trick Hi-Ram Intake Manifold for LS engines is all about. Join us as we examine the components and design of this fully modular induction masterpiece…

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What does a vacuum pump do, you may wonder? It pumps vacuum, dummy! We brought in Greg Zucco from GZ Motorsports – one of the leading vacuum pump experts – to tell our readers how vacuum pumps work and how you can select the right one.

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On a street LS motor, valvetrain parts can be bought “off-the-shelf”, and work great. But when you start getting into the extreme cam profiles of a serious race engine like our boosted 388ci LSX, it calls for a lot more research, and even some completely custom valvetrain parts…

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When it came time to choose brakes for our Project Blown Z Camaro, there was really only one choice: Moser Engineering’s new Performance Drag Brake kit. Moser didn’t just copy another manufacturer’s kit; they started with a clean sheet of paper and designed these new brakes from the ground-up.

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Dart’s new Big M Pro series Big block Chevy engine block brings a number of advancements to the table for hardcore racing engine builders, most notably bigger bores, shorter strokes, and larger cam bores. Join us as we take a closer look at this popular new engine block.

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It’s been a long time coming, but after all the performance parts mock ups, we finally stripped our Project Swinger Nova down bare and dropped it off at the paint booth at ZBest Paint & Body to get a shiny new coat of Sherwin-Williams paint.

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Paul had been in and out of driving race cars over the last two decades, but came back professionally in a big way in 2011 by helping to develop parts, through Tiger Racing, for the new Boss 302S race car for Ford Racing. We sat down with him to talk about how the season went, and how it all came together.

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RideTech’s coil-overs are made entirely in the USA, including the springs, and there is a lot of science in the design. This story goes into detail about each coil-over design, and offer some recommendations on usage.

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