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Monday, January 4th, 2016.
Issue # 39, E-Update is published the first Friday of every month, Except when it falls on New Years Day
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THANKS for 45 Years!

CONGRAT'S... we miss you !

One of our most seasoned Customer Service Pro's has retired.  Harris Crowley retired in December to enjoy some well deserved R&R with family and friends.  Harris, we miss you already.

>> Re-read Harris' bio we published last June
Dave Sutton talks about Nitro Black at PRI Show

Check out this informative video by Power Automedia at the 2015 PRI show.  Dave discusses Engine Pro's new products including the exciting new Nitro Black push rods and beehive springs.  >> Click to watch 
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January Only !

SAVE up to 17% on performance cam bearings

We've lowered the price on the most popular performance cam bearings.

Two kits ON SALE.  Buy either 10-pack Kit, both priced at $299, and get a collectors edition, 1/6th scale, Shelby Cobra, 427 FE engine replica...

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FREE Shelby 427

Buy a 10-pack of popular Durabond bearings and get:
  • Sale Price
  • Free LS Hardware Kit
  • Free Engine Replica
  • Free Freight from KC

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ASK-4-IT Special

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Buy $25 and we'll pay the shipping.

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"Free Shipping 1/4 +$25"

Excludes the normal heavy stuff like heads, cranks, and oil...
Q: What year and what car maker introduced the day-night rear view mirror?

Scroll to the bottom for the answer...

Shop Solution

Resizing "Cracked" Rods

There is a way to recondition the so-called "cracked" rods, or powdered metal connecting rods. I use a media made of coal slag that can be found at most home improvement stores. You have to blast the 4 mating surfaces on the rod and cap. The key is to use low pressure and go slow. Blast for no longer then 2 seconds or you'll remove too much material. Try a 1-second blast to start. I made...
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Darrin earned $100 BUCKS
with a great connecting rod tip... 

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How to Install Cam Bearings

"The most common cause of tight spots during cam rotation is a deformed bearing surface caused by the impact of the installation tool's driving arbor.  Prevent this by chamfering both bearing edges on all bearings with a three-cornered scraper before installation...

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NEW Stuff from Comp
  • GM LS3 102mm Intake Runner Sets
  • Supercharger EFI Systems
  • EZ-EFI Marine & Retro Hand-Held
  • Dry Nitrous Systems
  • Diablo Shifter
  • 29.2 Flexplates
  • Lightweight Forged Flywheels

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Sterling HQ Expands Kansas City Location

After 35 years in the same location, we moved 6 minutes north to a larger warehouse with more capabilities.

1404 Gentry St
North Kansas City, MO  64116-3918
A: Chrysler, 1958.

A prismatic rear-view mirror, sometimes called a "day/night mirror, can be tilted to reduce the brightness and glare of lights, mostly for high-beam headlights of vehicles behind which would otherwise be reflected directly into the driver's eyes at night. This type of mirror is made of a piece of glass that is wedge-shaped in cross section.  Its front and rear surfaces are not parallel. 

Q: What year and car manufacturer introduced the day-night rear view mirror? 
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