Another PRI has come and gone! We enjoyed talking shop with everyone at our SCAT Crankshafts, SCAT VW and Procar by SCAT booths, and are looking forward to next year’s show already. If you missed out on the show, watch the day 3 recap below:
Tom Lieb recently talked with EngineLabs about rod side clearance, and the belief that it determines the oil flow exiting the connecting rods and that excessive side clearance cannot be tolerated. As EngineLabs points out (and Tom reinforces), this is an engine building myth that people still believe.
We also thought it would be a good idea to get a perspective from a crankshaft and connecting rod manufacturer, so we spoke to Tom Lieb, owner of Scat Enterprises. Lieb knows quite a bit about the subject with over 50 years of experience. As soon as we broached the subject that connecting rod side clearance established oil flow, he laughed and replied – ‘Yeah, all those guys are off base. Side clearance means nothing (when it comes to oil flow).’ Instead, Lieb supported the position that the restriction to oil leakage through the mains and rods is the bearing clearance.
He also made a great point that journal circumference is another variable in this discussion. There is a huge difference in circumference when comparing a big-block 429/460 Ford rod journal at 2.50 inches versus the 1.850-inch journal used on many small-block race engines. The circumference for a 2.50-inch bearing is a massive 7.85 inches compared to the smaller journal’s 5.81-inch measurement. That’s a difference of 26-percent, with the larger circumference offering more area for the oil to escape.
Read the full article here.
SCAT Enterprises will be at PRI this year! Come out to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis (100 S. Capitol Avenue) from December 6-8, 2018, for the epicenter of new racing technology.
You’ll have the chance to view our products and learn more about SCAT Enterprises. We will be able to answer any and all questions you have.
Another SEMA has come and gone. We were happy to meet and chat with so many industry experts, and showcase all three SCAT Enterprises brands. We even got to see our products in some builds, which we always enjoy.
Take a look at some pics from the four-day-long conference in Las Vegas.
If you weren’t able to make it this year, SCAT Enterprises will be back at SEMA November 5-8, 2019!
Inside, Kennedy wanted to retain as much of the ’69 Camaro vibe as possible. ‘I tried to stay as close to the original as I could, other than converting it to black,’ he said. ‘It was just too much blue.’
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AERA will once again be raffling off a custom-built engine at the 2018 PRI show, which will be held December 6-8, 2018 in Indianapolis. Raffle tickets will be 2 for $5 and can be purchased online here, or at AERA’s booth: #5514. All proceeds from the raffle will benefit EREF (Engine Rebuilders Educational Foundation), which provides scholarships and grants to assist those who desire training in the field of engine building and rebuilding.
For more information on this raffle, click here.
SCAT Enterprises will be at SEMA this year! Come out to the Las Vegas Convention Center (3150 Paradise Road) from October 30-November 2 for the premier automotive specialty products trade show.
*Note: SEMA is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.