CFM+ is a high-tech engineering company with a patented manufacturing process that allows them to produce one-piece hollow structures from high-temperature structural composite materials. Similar composite materials are used to make engine parts for a number of race applications as well as for high-end stock automobiles like the Corvette LS Series and in turbo charged vehicles. Composite materials are used in these applications due to their insulative properties which allows them to avoid the heat sink that occurs with similar parts cast from aluminum. All CFM+ Intake Manifolds are manufactured in the United States.
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TORRANCE, CA (April 3, 2012) – Edelbrock is excited to host the Rev’ved Up 4 Kids Charity fundraising event from May 5th through May 6th. This year’s event promises to have something for everybody, especially people with a passion for the automotive and aftermarket industry! This charity fundraising event benefits The Center For Learning Unlimited; a private educational institution that provides comprehensive education to students with complex learning disabilities.
The weekend’s festivities will begin with a shop tour of Edelbrock’s corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, CA. This will be your chance to take a one of a kind guided tour through Edelbrock’s facilities and see what 74 years of dedication to performance products has built. Each tour will include a complete overview of everything from R&D to finished product manufacturing. This is a unique chance for automotive enthusiasts to get a sneak peek into what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. The shop tours will take place on Saturday May 5th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are free to the public. Next on the weekends list of activities is the Legendary "Back To Where It All Began" party on Saturday May 5th at 5:00 p.m. in Vic’s Garage. This party will bring together legends of the aftermarket industry for an exciting night of story telling from legends including Vic Edelbrock, Ed Iskenderian, Gene Winfield, Alex Xydias, Parnelli Jones, George Follmer, George Barris, Sam Foose, Andy Brizio, Louie Senter, Ed Pink, Dave McClelland, Done Preito and hosted by Motor Trend radio host Alan Taylor. An autograph session will follow, giving party participants a chance to speak with the legends one on one. The evening will also include a silent auction along with great food and drinks. The cost for admission to the party will be $75.00 per person and is tax deductible – limited seating is available.
Finally, on Sunday May 6th the 7th Annual Rev'ved Up 4 Kids Car Show will take place at Vic’s Garage. Participants are invited to come out and enjoy a day of hot rods, great food, live entertainment and an all around good time. All makes and models are welcome and interested participants can pre-register online at www.revvedup4kids.com. Standard registration is available from now until April 27th and costs $35.00 per vehicle. Day of show registration will also be available and will cost $40.00 per vehicle. A limited number of VIP spaces are also available for a $75.00 entry fee per vehicle. Show hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Spectator entry is free, however, The Center for Learning Unlimited will be accepting donations.
This year’s show will feature live entertainment from MEGG Music, Shari Puorto and Scot Bruce as “Elvis.” There will also be live broadcasts from “The Motorman” Leon Kaplan of KABC and Dennis Pittsenbarger of Hot Rod Radio LIVE. A Kid’s Corner will be available with fun crafts and activities for children of all ages. New for this year, the KABC Clean Air Car Show. The Clean Air Car Show gives consumers the opportunity to ride and drive some of the latest hybrid vehicles on the market today. Additionally, there will be a vendor midway showcasing products from your favorite manufacturers.
Once again, the car show will host the 4th annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge Regional competition. Local high school students will compete in a high-energy engine building competition. The top teams from each region will earn their spot to compete at the National Finals in Las Vegas at the “Showdown at SEMA” in early November. The top teams are honored with scholarships from Ohio Technical College, University of Northwestern Ohio and the School of Automotive Machinists.
“Supporting America’s youth throughout the country and the community is something that we are very passionate about,” states Christi Edelbrock. “It’s so amazing to me what we can do together to make the dreams come true for young individuals. Given the right opportunities, America’s youth can contribute so much to our society, my goal is to provide opportunities to learn, scholarships and job placement in the workplace. We have national support for these initiatives and this is only the beginning.”
All event proceeds go to the Center for Learning Unlimited. For more information visit: www.edelbrock.com, www.revvedup4kids.com, www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com, www.cflu.org.
Fluidampr is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Bully Dog Diesel Drag Truck. The 2006 Dodge 5.9L Cummins driven by Jarid Vollmer is a 9 second performance diesel truck that produces over 1,300 hp and 1,450lb/ft of torque on nitrous. Bully Dog, an industry leading manufacturer of diesel performance products, competes in the National Hod Rod Diesel Association's (NHRDA) Pro-Street class, as well as the National Association of Diesel Motorsports' (NADM)Unlimited events. Fluidampr is the official damper of the NADM.
“We are proud to partner with and help contribute to the success of team Bully Dog,” says Fluidampr marketing manager Keith Horschel. By installing a Fluidampr Performance Diesel damper, Bully Dog will gain an edge on their competition by unleashing lost power and reducing engine wear through quality crankshaft torsional vibration protection. Torsional vibration occurs naturally and is caused by torque spikes slightly twisting the crank during each combustion cycle. When not properly controlled, its effects lead to accelerated main bearing wear, inefficient valve timing, reduced performance, and eventually crankshaft failure. Fluidampr is protecting your engine by replacing inadequate rubber dampers with durable viscous silicone damper technology used in nearly all heavy-duty diesel engines for trucking, agriculture, construction, power generation, rail transportation and by the military to achieve long engine life under intense torque loads.
Learn more about Fluidampr at www.fluidampr.com or call (716) 592-1000. Made in the USA.
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TDR, I just got back from my deployment to Iraq and thought it would be nice to get this posted at the Turbo Diesel Register. I know it's not a fancy background, but it would be nice to see family members with their trucks. This is my brother's and my truck. We bought them about two weeks apart. We are both in the USAF. He is stationed in Florida, and I am stationed in Georgia. Before I got to Georgia, I was in Alaska so we never got to hang out much. When we made this picture, it had been about five years since we had seen each other. We are enjoying hanging out as much as possibe now before our next deployment. ~ William Wingertsahn
Edward J. Wingertsahn (right) and William F. Wingertsahn (left)
We thank you, Edward, William, and all of our servicemen and women, for your service to our Country.
Each year we continue to be honored to receive the number of photographs we do for use in the TDR Annual Calendar. This year, as in years past, it was extremely difficult to select just twelve photographs for the calendar. To all of you who sent in photographs, we offer you our sincere appreciation you for both your time and your work. We enjoyed receiving each and every entry. Congratulations to those TDR Members whose photographs were featured in this year's calendar:
- Mark Lipfeld - January - Richard Szklany - February - Tony Redmon - March - John Miller - April - Ian Seyler - May - Seth Teichert - June - Terry Thain - July - Keith Landgraf - August - Jim Bagley - September - Brian Doody - October - Joe Clark - November - Mike Colosky, Blair Pine and David Magnoli - December
And congratulations also to those whose photographs were publised on the calendar's cover: Doug Fark, Frank Kovach, Tommy Morgan, Andy Markiewicz, Brett Bartlett, George Reese, Mark Petros, Curt Beck, Kelly Reed, Michael Hannick, Pul Mierop, Eric Owen, Bob MacDonald, Gordy Boldt, Jack Graham, and Wayne Roitsch.
Download your copy of the 2012 TDR Member Calendar. Or purchase additional color copies at the Turbo Diesel Register.
Now get those cameras back out and start working on your entries for next year!
Don't be discouraged if your your photograph was not chosen for this year's calendar. Many of your photographs will be used throughout 2012 in the TDR magazine. Be on the lookout.
10 Back Issue 34, November/December/January 2001 (Industry News • Feature Article - EGT Gauge Evaluation • Baja Trip • The TDR Buyer's Guide • Chapter News, Events and Travel
Member2Member Steering Woes • Steering Woes on Second Generation 4X4
First Generation Fan Clutch Removal • Power Steering Hoses • Water Pump O-Ring Leaking • Replacing a Pinion Seal • Accelerator Pedal Vibration • Fuel Sending Unit • Oil in Coolant Reservoir • Buyer's Information • How to Remove the Rotor From the Hub? • Auxiliary Transmission Cooler • Best Coolant for My First Generation
12-Valve Engines Fuel Gauge • Erratic Speedometer • An Easy Method to Remove a Rotor • Drain the Radiator • Radiator Fan • Headlight Gremlin • Torque Plate Contour • How to Set P7100 Pump Timing • Transmission Cooler Lines • Repairing Battery Cable Terminals • Upgrades and EGT Issues • Solvent for Adjusting Timing • Engine Popping at High RPM
24-Valve Engines Engine Surging/Bucking • Replace the Axle? • Largest Injectors for Stock Turbo? • Engine Control Module/Wait To Start Light • Thermostat Housing Bolts • More Torque Convertor Intermittent Lock/Unlock
5.9 HP CR Engine Won't Run • Water Pump • 48RE "Hunting" • Coolant/Transmission Fluid Heat Exchanges • No Reverse on NV5600 • Power Steering Cap Blowing Off • Knocking in Injector Line • Choosing a Bigger Intercooler • Backlash in G56 Transmission
6.7 HP CR Insight From the Insight of the Cost of Regeneration • Codes PO137/P2A01, What To Do? • Exhaust Brake Whistle • Transmission Leak • Check Gauges and Electronic Throttle Control Light On • Noise in the Turbo Area • Engine Dying at Idle
Fourth Generation Fresh Cabin Air and a Hot Butter Knife • Integrated Brake Controller • Fuel in the Engine Oil • Lube the Cardan Joint? • Speedometer Recalibration • Website For Tracking a Truck on Order • Loose Lug Nuts and an Oil Seep • Harsh Shifting From Forward to Reverse • Factory Spray-in Bedliner Versus LineX • 4500/5500 With Urea
TDResource 2011 Technical Service Bulletins
TDReview TDR is in the (Open) House
Your Story The Continuing Story of Mr. Schwarz
Four Whaling Eye on the Ball for Thumbs on the Wheel • Eyes on Reality • Eye on the Bouncing Fuel Standards Ball • The Bigger Ball (Fuel Consumption Standards)
Motor Minded To Assume
Idle Clatter Black Oil • Fuel Dilution • Rear Axle Lube Change • The Number One Question! • Exhaust Brake, On or Off? • Check Engine Light • I Smell Fuel! • Unintended Consequences • 12-Valve Throttle Linkage
Ranch Dressing Codes, Causes and Concerns - Continued
Have Ram, Will Travel Vacuum Pump Seal Kit • The Cargo or Car-Hauler Trailer • Bosch CP3 High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump • Power Steering Pump
Back In The Saddle Fuelin' Around • Bitchin' Hitchin' and Gauges • New Wheels and Tires - Turnin' and Burnin' • 47RH Transmission Modifications
Edge Products is pleased to announce a partnership with United Pullers to act as the title sponsor of the series for the 2012 season. The Edge Pulling Series will include all of United’s events held in the Rocky Mountain region. Weekend on the Edge will become an official United Pullers event in 2012 and will serve as the flagship national show within the Edge Pulling Series.
“The opportunity to partner with United provides us with numerous opportunities to support the diesel community and to participate within a growing sport together with our end users and dealers.” said Joe Dussol, Director of Marketing at Edge Products. Dussol continued, “Aligning our brand with diesel enthusiasts is a key element for our long term success. Given the proximity of United’s events in the region, partnered with their reputation in the industry, we couldn’t ask for a better group to work with.”
10 Back Issue 33, Aug/Sept/Oct 2001 (Industry News • Accessories Installed • Truck Repair/Problems • Feature Article: "How to Drive" • Truck A Boy Named Clessie)
Member2Member Headache in California - '98.5 Owners Beware • Third Generation Wheel Bearing Replacement • Replacement Fuel Filter Housing for '97-'99 Engines
First Generation Cab Cracks • Replacement Locking Hubs • Plastic Hydraulic Clutch Line • Engine Won't Shut Off • Water in Fuel Sensor • Towing Question • Brake Lights Come on When Depressing the Clutch Pedal
12-Valve Engines Fuel Line and Fittings at Tank • Automatic Transmission Won't Shift • Engine Oil Pressure Sending Unit • Vacuum Pump Reseal/Fiber Vane Replacement • Removing Lifters • Horsepower Potential for P7100 Pumps
24-Valve Engines Automatic Transmission Problems • NV4500 Transmission Parts • Fuel Leak • Erratic Idle After Using Cruise Control • Check Engine Light • Intermittent Torque Converter Unlock/Lock • Automatic Transmission Won't Shift
5.9 HP CR Transmission Advice • Starter Won't Operate • Coolant Leak • Odometer Reads "No Fuse" • Console Lid Jammed • No Backup Lights • Engine Won't Start • Smoke, Rough Idle, Lower Mileage • Worn G56 Input Bearings? • Testing and Rebuilding Injectors • Engine Stumbles and Dies • High Pressure Fuel Leak? • Changing Rocker Housing and Valve Cover Gaskets
6.7 HP CR Insight From the EDGE Insight • New Emissions, New Guidelines - Watch Out Aftermarket • New EGR Valve • Turbo Actuator? • Clutch Release Bearing • Vacuum Leak Sound • Cleaned the MAP Sensor
Four Whaling Trailer Braking • Trailer Breaking? • Gentle Braking • The New Comparison Math: $59,545 < $56,945
Motor Minded Got Touch?
Idle Clatter Theme: Options/Additions to Truck • Fuel Mileage • 2010 Truck Notes • More 2010 Notes • Fuel Filter Hassles • Pumping Gas • Saving on the Cost of Fuel • Alternative Fuels • What's in a Name? • Hit and Miss Converter Clutch • Lift Pump • AMP Bed Step Installation
Ranch Dressing Theme: "What Would I Do?" • Let There Be Light • Fiat and Chrysler • Industry News
Have Ram, Will Travel Selecting the Aftermarket Turbocharger System • Passenger Door Switch Channel • Bosch CP3 High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump • Power Steering Pump