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Author Topic: Helpful Information (MUST READ!)  (Read 322 times)

cuttyman9

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Helpful Information (MUST READ!)
« on: July 12, 2015, 04:18:16 PM »
I've been coming across a lot of helpful links lately with a lot of good info from respected sources.

Here's a compilation, try reading through and advancing your car knowledge.

They will be listed in alphabetical order (IE Alternators are listed ahead of Brakes, etc)


 -------------------let the brains grow!-----------------------

-> Aerodynamics

(1.) https://nasaspeed.news/tech/aero/understanding-airflow-knowing-a-few-principles-of-how-air-flows-past-a-car-can-help-you-make-improvements-that-really-work/


-> Air filter selection (muscle car application but still valid)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2013/11/27/match-air-filter-size-engine/


-> Alcohol (fuel)

(1.) http://injectordynamics.com/articles/e85/


-> Alignment (corner balance)

 (1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/wheels-tires/modp-1004-wheel-alignment-specifications/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20160107_57045596&adbid=10156355492915058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Alternators (info on how to select one and when to upgrade)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/03/27/alt-text-5-things-you-should-know-before-using-a-high-output-alternator/


-> Aluminum Connecting Rods

(1.) http://www.dragzine.com/tech-stories/engine/debunking-aluminum-rod-myths-with-grp/


-> AN (Army Navy) fittings

(1.) https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/document.asp?DocID=TECH00096


-> Back pressure and exhaust sizing

(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/news/1605-engine-masters-ep-9-busts-the-backpressure-myth-3-vs-2-5-inch-exhaust/?sm_id=social_aumohotrodsshub_default_20160518_61753196&adbid=10154535552069523&adbpl=fb&adbpr=16240699522


-> Block Design

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/supporting-your-cylinders-open-semi-closed-or-closed-q


-> Block Prep for Assembly

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/02/04/mr-clean-quick-guide-prepping-new-engine-block-assembly/


-> Bolt pattern/lug size/measurement info

(1.) http://www.crawlpedia.com/bolt_patterns.htm


-> Camshaft Degree'ing (how to get your camshafts in correctly and verify the specs)

(This is done on an old pushrod V8 but the theory holds true for any motor)
(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/how-to-degree-a-cam/#__federated=1

(Dohc)
(2.) http://dsportmag.com/the-tech/why-and-how-to-degree-your-dohc-engine-proper-camshaft-timing-for-peak-performance-and-minimal-headaches/


-> Camshaft Follower ("valve bucket") specs

(1.) https://www.supertechperformance.com/cam-followers-p5922


-> Camshaft Theory (applies to v8's with one cam but can be applied to others)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/08/10/monday-mailbag-a-case-study-in-cam-size-and-idle-quality/


-> Carb (setup for boost)

(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/1511-how-to-modify-a-carburetor-for-boost/


-> Carb spacer (choosing them)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/10/06/video-101-choosing-a-carb-spacer/


-> Catalytic converters

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2016/01/05/video-how-to-select-a-catalytic/


-> Catch Can (importance of them)

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-the-importance-of-using-a-catch-can-system/


-> Crank Trigger setup and theory

(1.) http://bangshift.com/bangshift1320/ignition-tech-with-moroso-learn-about-crank-triggers-and-how-to-set-them-up/


-> Cooling (1. Performance, 2. Myths)

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/engine/cooling-versus-performance-what-you-need-to-know-about-water-pumps/

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2016/07/21/9-cooling-system-myths-and-mistakes-and-why-to-avoid-them/


-> Compressor Map

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/power-adders/understanding-compressor-maps-sizing-a-turbocharger/


-> Cylinder Head Porting

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/modp-1008-cylinder-head-porting/


-> Cylinder Head Design

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/supporting-your-cylinders-open-semi-closed-or-closed-q

-> Dampers

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/chassis-suspension/modp-1106-putting-a-damper-on-things/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150813_50795436&adbid=10155881444825058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Differential Diagnostic (how to tell if you have issues and what is the cause)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/03/30/quick-guide-to-diagnosing-differential-driveline-noises/


-> Differentials-  In's and Outs

(1.) http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhood/2015/12/8/the-ultimate-guide-for-diff-buyers-part-i


-> Dry Sump

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/a-crash-course-in-dry-sump-oil-pumps-with-moroso/


-> Dyno Tuning (how to)

(1.) http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhood/2015/7/6/special-feature-dyno-tuning?rq=tuning


-> EFI Tuning

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/efi/engine-tech-basic-efi-tuning-advice-from-brian-macy/


->Emissions (how to improve your cars ability to pass a smog checkpoint)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/impp-1109-how-to-cheat-an-emissions-test/


-> Engine Balancing

(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/engine/ccrp-0803-engine-balancing/


-> Engine Braking

(1.) http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1103917_your-engine-also-acts-like-a-brake-and-heres-how?fbfanpage


-> Engine building tips

(1.) http://dsportmag.com/the-tech/how-to-increase-the-power-handling-of-any-engine/


-> Engine Efficiency and added gears

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/06/06/ask-away-jeff-smith-many-gears-modern-transmissions/


-> Engine Sleeves

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-aftermarket-engine-sleeve-basics/


-> Engine timing

(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/additional-how-to/1601-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-vacuum-advance-and-ignition-timing/?sm_id=social_aumohotrodsshub_default_20160105_56953806&adbid=10153181756337540&adbpl=fb&adbpr=13601527539


-> E85 (pro's and con's) and (effects)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/10/08/ask-away-with-jeff-smith-the-pros-and-cons-of-e85-in-performance-applications/

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/10/29/ethanol-effect-understanding-ethanol-can-protect-classic-ride/

(3.) http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhood/2016/8/3/bio-gains-ethanol-fuel-explained


-> Exhaust Wrap

(1.) https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/blog/the-truth-about-exhaust-and-header-wraps


->Fluid Coupling (torque converter)

(1.) http://bangshift.com/bangshiftxl/killer-old-video-this-1954-us-army-film-does-a-pretty-amazing-job-explaining-how-a-fluid-coupling-works/


-> Fuel Injectors (1.) Fuel Injector Cleaning DIY (2.) Fuel Injector Sizing (3.)

(1.) http://www.kineticautoworks.com/#!FUEL-INJECTORS-Why-you-sometimes-dont-get-what-you-pay-for/s1ro0/57756e6f0cf249bc24558fe2

(2.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/diy-video-fuel-injector-cleaning-that-will-save-you-cash/

(3.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/07/11/injector-math-how-calculate-optimum-fuel-injector-size/


-> Fuel Injection Design (Turbulent Jet)

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/f1-tech-what-is-turbulent-jet-ignition/


-> Fuel system-returnless/return style

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2017/10/10/return-returnless-fuel-system-right-video/


->Fwd FTW (fastest road course fwd tC)

(1.) http://dsportmag.com/the-cars/scion-tc-mixes-aerodynamics-and-horsepower-to-set-records/3/


->Harmonics

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/understanding-engine-harmonics-and-vibrations-with-fluidampr/


->Harmonic damper

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/10/16/guide-to-harmonic-dampers-and-balancers/


->Header(s)  (design theory pt1, section for your application and design theory pt2)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/1309-hows-and-whys-of-headers/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150708_48836886&adbid=10155745853470058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/10/30/header-theory-part-1-looking-at-the-science-behind-exhaust-header-tuning/

(3.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/11/27/header-theory-part-2-tuning-header-collectors-for-optimum-performance/

(4.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/exhaust/performance-exhaust-system-design-and-theory/

(5.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/exhaust/tech-five-tips-on-building-a-set-of-bad-ass-race-headers/


-> Head Gasket (how to pick one for your application)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/02/07/how-choose-right-gasket/

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/08/20/how-to-avoid-blown-head-gaskets/


-> How Manual Transmissions work (w/ video)

(1.) http://blog.caranddriver.com/this-1936-film-explains-exactly-how-a-manual-transmission-works/


-> Ignition Advance

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/09/05/ask-away-jeff-smith-basic-guide-ignition-advance/


-> Injector Myths

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/impp-1102-modified-stock-injectors/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150819_51055546&adbid=10155899229720058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Intake Manifold design

(1.) http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1105992_how-variable-intake-manifolds-create-more-power?fbfanpage


-> Intercooler guide

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/09/17/intercooler-guide-part-2-intercooler-construction-and-how-it-affects-performance/

(2.) (water to air) http://www.stangtv.com/tech-stories/power-adders/air-to-water-intercooler-tech-101-what-it-does-and-what-you-need/

(3.) (air to air vs water to air) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/07/03/intercooler-guide-part-1-air-to-air-vs-liquid-to-air-intercoolers-and-which-is-right-for-you/


-> Leak Down Tester

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/09/04/how-to-use-a-leakdown-tester/?utm_source=OACFacebook&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=Facebook


-> Lightening your car

(1.) http://www.fastcar.co.uk/tuning-tech-guides/10-ways-to-make-you-car-lighter-and-faster/


-> MLS gaskets

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/engine/mls-head-gaskets-theres-more-to-it-than-just-bolting-them-in-place/


-> Motor swap how to

(1.) http://www.themotorhood.com/themotorhood/2015/11/24/engine-conversion-101-give-yourself-the-knowledge


-> MSD ignition (Pro/con)

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/the-basic-ins-and-outs-of-an-msd-ignition-system/


-> Nitrous (1. theory) (2. How to select)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2013/10/01/video-an-introduction-to-nitrous-oxide-systems/

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/09/25/how-to-choose-a-nitrous-system/


-> Oil Pumps (theory behind them w/video)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/06/30/video-101-oil-pump-pressure-vs-flow/


-> Paint Application (how to, things to avoid etc)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/07/16/7-common-paint-mistakes-and-how-to-avoid-or-fix-them/


->Paint Restoration (car detailing)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/paint-body/1309-1995-acura-integra/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150713_49115646&adbid=10155762735335058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057

(2.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/paint-body/1307-prepping-and-painting-your-car-part-2/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150814_50856836&adbid=10155884841405058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Piston fundamentals

(1.) http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/engine/mufp-0505-piston-fundamentals/

(2.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/impp-1110-piston-anatomy-tech-knowledge/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20160317_59461756&adbid=10156611162580058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Piston Ring Grooves

(1.) http://blog.wiseco.com/ring-grooves


-> Powdercoating (how you can do it at home and it's benefits)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/additional-tech/1405-do-it-yourself-powdercoating/


->Rotating assembly

(1.) http://dsportmag.com/the-tech/rotating-assembly-101-rods-pistons-and-crank/


-> Rod Ratio

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/stroker-engines-the-long-and-short-of-connecting-rod-length/


-> Safety Wire Bolts

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/safety-wire-your-way-to-racing-reliability/


-> Spark Plug (1. how to read em, 2. Indexing)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2012/12/20/reading-101-how-to-read-your-spark-plugs/

(2.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/getting-the-most-out-of-your-ignition-spark-plug-indexing-101/


-> Spoiler

(1.) http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1106187_a-rear-spoiler-on-a-front-wheel-drive-car-makes-sense-sometimes?fbfanpage


-> Subaru Engine info

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/impp-1103-subaru-ej-series-engine-tech/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20160315_59360836&adbid=10156601399965058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


->Suspension Geometry (theory behind making your car grip the road.

(1.) https://balancemotorsport.co.uk/suspension-geometry

(2.) http://www.stangtv.com/tech-stories/brakes-suspension/the-differences-between-a-panhard-bar-and-a-watts-link/

(3.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/06/27/correct-bump-steer/

-> Temperature and HP (their relationship)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/impp-1107-cooler-engines-make-more-power/


-> Tire Tech (1. Comparison of R compounds) (2. Tire terms)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/wheels-tires/sstp-1304-the-top-5-r-compound-tires/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150815_50857206&adbid=10155888581005058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057

(2.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/10/02/tires-101-a-glossary-of-tire-terms/

(3.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2014/02/10/monday-mailbag-adjust-existing-tires-maximum-race-traction/


-> Transmission (upgrades for transmission internals)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/transmission-drivetrain/1404-transmission-rebuild-upgrade/


-> Troubleshooting Engine Issues

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/05/08/quick-tech-how-to-read-a-vacuum-gauge-to-pinpoint-engine-problems/


-> Troubleshooting High RPM Performance Issues (above 5000rpm)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2015/02/26/ask-away-diagnosing-dreaded-high-rpm-power-slide/


-> Turbocharger Selection

(1.) https://turbobygarrett.com/turbobygarrett/choosing_turbo

(2.) http://dsportmag.com/the-tech/twin-scroll-vs-single-scroll-turbo-test-the-great-divide/


-> Turbocharging

(1.) http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/07/straight-outta-compton-review/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=nwa&utm_campaign=m6_website_clicks

(2.) http://speedsociety.com/how-a-turbocharger-works-full-detail/?gmg


-> Vacuum pumps

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/gaskets-sealing/tech-how-external-vacuum-pumps-free-up-horsepower/


-> Valve/head Flow

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/cam-valvetrain/ferrea-helps-explains-valve-flow-dynamics/


-> Valve lash

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/cam-valvetrain/valvetrain-tech-lash-is-much-more-than-just-a-little-gap/


-> 1. Valve Lock and Retainer, 2. Valve Lock Style

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/tech-tuesday-ferrea-explains-lock-and-retainer-degree-choice/

(2.) http://www.enginelabs.com/news/video-discussing-valve-groove-styles-with-ferrea-racing-components/


-> Valve Seats

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/cam-valvetrain/valve-seats-will-50-or-55-degree-angles-work-for-your-engine/


-> Valve Spring info (how to pick them for your application)

(1.) http://www.onallcylinders.com/2013/09/06/valve-spring-installation-tips/

(2.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/cam-valvetrain/valve-spring-tech-overview-of-valve-spring-design-dynamics/


-> Variable Valve Timing (explained)

(1.) http://powernationtv.com/post/car-tech-101-variable-valve-timing-explained


-> V-Band clamps

(1.) http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/exhaust/v-band-clamps-from-race-parts-solutions/


-> Wastegate positioning

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/engine/1306-external-wastegate-positioning/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150819_51104676&adbid=10155901942375058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057


-> Wheel alignment

(1.) http://www.hotrod.com/articles/hrdp-0411-wheel-alignment-guide/


-> Wheel assembly

(1.) http://www.stanceworks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26614


-> Wheel offset and fitment (how to fit awesome wheels under your ride)

(.1) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/wheels-tires/1507-understadning-wheel-fitment-offset-rim-sizing/


-> Wiring Harness (tips and how to swap or make swap harnesses)

(1.) http://www.superstreetonline.com/how-to/interior-electrical/1304-building-engine-wiring-harness/?sm_id=social_aumosuperstreetonlinesshub_default_20150728_49883646&adbid=10155815929560058&adbpl=fb&adbpr=119562450057
« Last Edit: October 18, 2017, 11:44:16 AM by cuttyman9 »
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1992 Celica GT 5sfe/E52
1999 F150 2wd 4.6
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans Am 455pont/t56
1967 Chevelle 283/glide
1966 C20 LB 2wd 350/sm420
1936 Chevy Master Coupe 2dr
1971 Triumph Stag
1991 300zx TT
1992 Subaru SVX
(Soon) 87 FX16 Corolla

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Re: Helpful Information (MUST READ!)
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 06:21:39 PM »
Fuel injector sizing
Founder of "Official 5th Gen Celica" on Facebook

1992 Celica GT 5sfe/E52
1999 F150 2wd 4.6
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans Am 455pont/t56
1967 Chevelle 283/glide
1966 C20 LB 2wd 350/sm420
1936 Chevy Master Coupe 2dr
1971 Triumph Stag
1991 300zx TT
1992 Subaru SVX
(Soon) 87 FX16 Corolla

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Re: Helpful Information (MUST READ!)
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:14:39 PM »
Returnless vs return fuel system and piston ring grooves
Founder of "Official 5th Gen Celica" on Facebook

1992 Celica GT 5sfe/E52
1999 F150 2wd 4.6
1971 Cutlass 350olds/350
1975 Trans Am 455pont/t56
1967 Chevelle 283/glide
1966 C20 LB 2wd 350/sm420
1936 Chevy Master Coupe 2dr
1971 Triumph Stag
1991 300zx TT
1992 Subaru SVX
(Soon) 87 FX16 Corolla

 

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