Important News for Machinists, Parts Buyers, Shop Owners
August 7th, 2015
Issue # 34, E-Update is published the first Friday of every month.
Plan Ahead.
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Sept 7th.
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Heat Tabs
Heat Resistant Silicone gaskets
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Meet Ray

Ray started in the auto industry as a driver for a large NAPA jobber at 17 years old. 

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Find out what Ray named his 2005 American Stratocaster.

Surfing, diving, mountain biking... you'll enjoy reading Ray's bio.  
NEW Catalog


Engine Pro Performance Parts Catalog is at the printer.  It will be ready for PDF download on our webs in a day or two.

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Capital Report:
Credit Card Fraud

Credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard, along with the banking industry, are poised to shift credit card fraud liability from card-issuing banks to retailers who choose not to make the shift to Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip technology by Oct. 1, 2015
August 7th Gotta
ASK-4-IT Special

Just mention today's special.

Buy $25 and we'll pay the shipping.

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"Free Shipping 8/7 +$25"

Excludes the normal heavy stuff like heads, cranks, and oil...
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Whatcha Building? 

Rat Rod by Jack Simons, owner of Jack's Auto Machine, Erie, KS.  



1937 GMC Truck Rat Rod, 1937 Ford Front Straight Axle, 1940 Split Wish Bones, 350 Chevy Engine With Tunnel Ram, 4 Spd Super T-10 Trans, Winters Quick Change Rear end, Wide 5 Hubs 1937 Ford 16" Wheels, Adjustable Rear Coil Over Shocks, Lakester Headers


Q: Speaking of HEAT... Does Hot Water Freeze Faster than Cold Water??

Scroll to the bottom for the answer...
Shop Solution

Dead Lifters and Cylinders

We had an interesting issue with
Cadillac Northstar heads. We did a
normal blast, dye check, valve job,
stem height adjustment, and surface
as requested. We also did our normal vacuum test before sending the heads back. We were then surprised when the repair shop tech called and told us that our valve work was incompetent.....  

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Mercury Marine Engine
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Cataloging Marine Parts

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Revised Vehicle Age now 11.5?

"While the decline in volumes of vehicles six to 11 years old appears to indicate that the aftermarket "sweet spot" - those model years driving the majority of aftermarket repair opportunities - is shrinking," Seng said. "I believe we need to begin thinking about that 'sweet spot' differently. Now that the average age is 11.5 years, the key repair opportunities must include vehicles older than 11 years, which hasn't been considered by many in the marketplace up to now.".

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A:  NO Way!

QUESTION: Does hot water freeze faster than cold water?

ANSWER: No, it does not. However, boiled water has less dissolved air and fewer air bubbles; for this reason water that has been boiled might freeze faster and will form ice that is more dense.

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