Piping for Power: How to choose the best headers for your combination

Piping for Power: How to choose the best headers for your combination

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com

Did you miss this article in the National Dragster?  The article includes some great information on exhaust design for drag racing. 

Maximizing exhaust flow is a key element in obtaining peak performance from any high-performance engine. Before you buy your next set of headers, collectors, and/or mufflers, you'll need to understand a lot of factors, and we're here to help.
Feel the burn - Strategies employed to maximize thermal efficiency

Feel the burn - Strategies employed to maximize thermal efficiency

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Here is a great article in Racecar Engineering on the use of gasoline direct injection (GDI) in racing applications.  The article concentrates on the efficiency improvements in race engines using this technology.  GDI places additional heat loading on the exhaust requiring proper design and material selection.  As illustrated by the photo of this 2019 Audi DTM engine on the dyno.
The Democrat Will Dine With The Republican

The Democrat Will Dine With The Republican

BibleVincent vince@burnsstainless.com

I don’t know what you think about country music, but having lived in Nashville for 10 years, I have grown to enjoy it.  The songs usually tell stories about the human condition.  Whether they are singing about a lost love, partying and drinking or buying a truck and a boat.  Blake Shelton recently released a new song entitles “God’s County.”  It is a very catchy song and has quickly hit #1 in the charts. 

What does the term God’s country conjure up for you?  I usually think of a beautiful sunset, a beautiful mountain vista or maybe the majestic redwoods of Big Sur.  Sometimes it is  patriotic vision of the United States of America.  Shelton turns my notion on its head, and I believe truly captures the meaning better than I ever could.

Turbo Header Critique - Twin Turbo Big Block Project

Turbo Header Critique - Twin Turbo Big Block Project

Tubing BendsVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
I went by DNE Motorsports to visit our friend Dave Ebbert, and saw a twin turbo big block project on his engine stand that had our exhaust parts .  We do not always get a chance to see the final product, so this was a treat. The engine is a 540 cid big block Chevy with a pair of T4 88 mm Precision turbos built for a Pro-Street Truck

How to Build Headers, a 7 Step Guide (2020)

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Are you looking for more power on top, are you looking for a broader power band, etc…  Are you trying to reduce under-hood temperatures, lighten the car or improve the appearance? Get started on your next header with these steps.
What, No Exhaust? Electric Cars - For Car Guys or Poseurs?

What, No Exhaust? Electric Cars - For Car Guys or Poseurs?

COPOVincent Roman

I am impressed with the Tesla X and eCOPO.  Electric powered cars have come amazingly far, and they will continue to advance as more people and companies become involved.  And now that drag racers have gotten a taste of this technology, great things will happen.

So now, the big question is, where does this leave an exhaust technology company?

Air To Water Intercooler Tech 101: What It Does And What You Need

Air To Water Intercooler Tech 101: What It Does And What You Need

TechnologyVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
When it comes to turbocharged or supercharged engines, running on gasoline dictates that an intercooler will almost certainly be part of the equati...
V-Bands for Exhaust and Intake

V-Bands for Exhaust and Intake

TechnologyVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
V-Band clamps and flanges make for ideal tubing connections in exhaust applications, especially when the connection requires frequent disassembly. ...
6-Cylinder and 12-Cylinder Exhaust Header Design

6-Cylinder and 12-Cylinder Exhaust Header Design

Vincent Roman
A Melodical Sound Hope you are enjoying these articles on exhaust header design. Building headers from mandrel-bent stainless tubing using proper f...

Aluminum Alloys for Racing Applications

TechnologyVincent Roman
Aluminum is widely used in racing to make everything from radiators to pistons to intake manifolds (However, we would never recommend alumi...

Stainless Steels for Exhaust Systems - Comparing 304/321 and More

TechnologyVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Stainless steel is a material that we wish never was labeled "stainless" because it can do so much more than simply resist rust. The origins of sta...
Muffler Technology - Sound Reducing Technology

Muffler Technology - Sound Reducing Technology

TechnologyVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Muffler Technology – Part 2 Sound Reducing Technology In the last newsletter, I discussed sound and sound level measurements as related to motorsp...

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