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Joe ShermanTitle: "How To Win The Engine Masters Challenge"
Guest: Joe Sherman
Length: 70 min.
Show # 54
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About the Guest: Joe Sherman Racing won the inaugural 2002 Popular Hot Rodding Engine Masters Challenge http://www.popularhotrodding.com/enginemasters/ by trumping 11 other small blocks with his 365-inch Chevy. Joe posted a peak horsepower of 613.3 and peak torque of 528. www.joeshermanracing.com

About the Show:

  • Tell us about winning the engine masters challenge. (your story, how it felt, how you did it, etc)
  • What do you see as the keys to winning the challenge?
  • How do we pick the right engine?
  • How do we prepare for the event?
  • How do we get the most out of our engine on testing day?
  • As it relates to building for the engine masters challenge, give us your thoughts on the following engine components:
    • Block
    • Pistons
    • Rings
    • Rods
    • Crankshafts
    • Camshaft
    • Valvetrain
    • Cylinder Heads
    • Intake Manifold
    • Carburetion
    • Exhaust System
    • Oiling System
    • Cooling System
    • Ignitions System
    • Any other components we should address?
  • Again, as it relates to building for the engine masters challenge, give us your thoughts on the following topics:
    • Bore / Stroke
    • Detonation
    • Air Flow
    • Compression
    • Machine work
    • Coatings
  • What would you say is the best kept secret in making more power on pump gas?
  • What are some pitfalls our listeners should be on the lookout for, and how can they avoid them?
  • What do you see as the trends for winning future engine master challenges?
  • What final words of wisdom do you have for our listeners?
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