Mustang360 just wrapped on their Week to Wicked 1967 Mustang Fastback build! The awesome ride features Procar by SCAT seats. Check out their final day of building, here, and the rest of the progress, here.
SCAT Crankshafts was recently featured in a Chevy Hardcore article all about engine balancing! Gain some insight from Tom Lieb as he discusses the importance of crankshaft balancing to make your ride run smoother.
When an engine is running and the crankshaft is rotating, the connecting rod and piston assembly are reciprocating (traveling up and down). Balancing a crankshaft is a matter of managing rotational and reciprocating movement. Both directions of movement need to be considered when balance is determined. But, how is balance achieved?
Generally speaking, it is done by taking away or adding metal to the counterweights. But, to find balance, you need to know bobweight. The bobweights are actual weights that are attached to a crankshaft’s rod journals when balancing, to simulate the weight of the rod and piston assembly. With the bob weights in place, the crank is ready to be spun on a balancing machine. While there are simple formulas to calculate the amount of bobweight needed, there is a lot that these calculations fail to consider.
Read the rest of the article here.
Did you have the chance to attend the AERA Conference hosted by SCAT Enterprises a few weeks ago? Check out the scene from the knowledge-filled conference.
Since balancing has become more critical, it is important to know what constitutes a balanced rotating assembly or not. If you look down the nose of a V8 or V6 crank, you’ll notice that the counterweights are like a corkscrew and that’s because they react with each other through the system of the crank itself. If you understand that then you can understand where to remove the metal.
‘When a crank is too heavy in one place, that means it’s too light in another,’ says Tom Lieb, founder of Scat Enterprises. ‘Being able to look at a crankshaft and understand where that weight is and make those decisions – not everybody can do that.’
Read the rest of the article here.
The Summit Racing Equipment Super Summit is taking place this weekend, June 8 and 9, at the Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio! Hours are 2 pm-9 pm on Friday, June 8, and 9 am-5 pm on Saturday, June 9. Admission is free for participants and spectators.
Here is everything happening during the event:
Cruise-in open to all vehicles
Huge manufacturer’s midway, featuring over 150 manufacturers to answer any questions
Off-road obstacle course
Fun runs down the quarter-mile dragstrip
Meet the stars of Street Outlaws: Jeff Lutz, Lutz Race Cars; Ryan Martin, Fireball Camaro; and Chuck, Death Trap
Cacklefest put on by Great Lake Funny Cars
Scott Rods Gassers display
Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge
You don’t want to miss this awesome event!
SCAT Enterprises will be at the 30th annual Lane Automotive Cruise Night and Car Show today, May 25, and tomorrow, May 26! This is a free event and will be a blast for all car lovers. It will be held at Lane Automotive: 8300 Lane Dr., Watervliet, MI 49098.
The schedule for both days is as follows:
Friday, May 25
12-8 pm – Chassis Dyno Challenge
4 pm – Open Header Cruise Lineup at Green Lakes Antique Mall
5 pm – Open Header Cruise Departs
5 pm-? – Cruise in Celebration
Saturday, May 26
8:30 am-2:30 pm – Chassis Dyno Challenge
9 am-3 pm – 30th Annual Lane Car Show
12 pm – Noisefest
For more information, click here.
SCAT Crankshafts will be hosting an AERA Tech & Skills Regional Conference at our factory in Redondo Beach, CA on June 9! You don’t need to be an AERA member to attend this conference. All attendees will receive a free Failure Analysis Manual and many door prizes from several vendors.
Speakers include Lake Speed Jr., Driven Racing Oil; Dick Boyer, World Products; Tom Lieb, SCAT Enterprises; Ron Sledge, King Engine Bearings; and Scott Sulprizio, United Engine & Machine. Lunch will be provided, and a shop tour will also be available.
To register, click here.