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Harley Drag Racing

drag bikeTony Colombini
The All Harley Drag Racing Association Here at Burns Stainless we have been busy building mufflers and collectors and sending them out with straigh...
What Are You Building?

What Are You Building?

GPR AutosportTony Colombini
We recently met Sterling Cole owner and principal at GPR Autosport near Boston. His team has been building cars and competing professionally and in...
The Grand National Roadster Show Returns

The Grand National Roadster Show Returns

DragstersTony Colombini
After a year hiatus the Grandaddy of them All, The Grand National Roadster Show returns to the Fairplex in Pomona. Home of the NHRA Winternational...
Ridiculously Awesome Bagger Racing

Ridiculously Awesome Bagger Racing

Bagger RacingTony Colombini
Since 1903 the young upstart Harley-Davidson Motor Company has been focused on being the number one motorcycle company in performance, endurance an...
History of Innovation

A Deep History Of Relentless Innovation In Orange County

historyTony Colombini
Anaheim was the first American town founded in Orange County in 1857 which built a new community based on wine making. The area was subdivided, an ...
How Burns Stainless Saved Christmas

How Burns Stainless Saved Christmas

ExhaustTony Colombini
Have you had one of those projects where you are chasing ghosts trying to find what is robbing your ride of power? We hear this problem quite a bit...
How Important Are Merge Collectors in Performance Exhaust Systems?

How Important Are Merge Collectors in Performance Exhaust Systems?

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
The merge collectors at Burns Stainless are custom engineered for each application using their proprietary X-Design Parametric custom exhaust design computer program. Their Merge Collectors combine high flow and high velocity to increase and broaden an engine's torque curve all the way to the horsepower peak and beyond. 
Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

Three Ways To Get More Performance From Your Harley

DIYTony Colombini
When it comes to getting more performance from your Harley-Davidson, we first have to ask: “How do you plan to ride your bike?” Performance can mean better fuel economy, better braking, better handling, faster off the line and/or faster top end speed.
Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

Sizing Headers Stop Doing That... Do This Instead!

DIYVincent vince@burnsstainless.com
“There’s a notion that, in order to get a lot of exhaust gas to flow out of a cylinder, the pipe needs to be large,” explained Vince Roman of Burns Stainless, Costa Mesa, California. “But we find that’s not really the case. It needs to be the correct size....” 
Maserati Nettuno Stratified Charge Engine

Maserati Nettuno Stratified Charge Engine

Vincent vince@burnsstainless.com
Most recently, an email came across my screen about the new Maserati Nettuno engine inspired by the Honda CVCC engine of the early 70’s.  My introd...
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.

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To offer you the best selection of race quality parts. Relentless innovation in exhaust technology isn't just a tag line, we are always improving, advancing, and refining what we offer.