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Mercury Racing Set to Unveil QC4v Crate Engine at SEMA
FOND DU LAC, Wis., Nov. 5, 2013 – Mercury Racing has unveiled a concept automotive crate engine at the 50th annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this week in Las Vegas.
Designed and developed in-house, the quad-cam, four-valve (QC4v) design revolutionized the recreational sport boat industry in 2010 when Mercury Racing introduced its turbocharged 1350 sterndrive.
This is Mercury Racing’s inaugural SEMA show and there is a lot to see. They brought an exotic super car fitted with a turbocharged QC4v 1650 crate engine. The car is complimented with an equally exotic DCB M41-Wide Body catamaran sport boat powered by twin 1350 sterndrives.
HushMat Supports Iowa Couple’s Midwest Pride in Your Ride Cancer Fund
Olathe, Kansas November 4, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat sponsors Eldon & Barb Jaeger’s 2000 Peterbilt 379 and fund raising for Cancer Society in daughter Brenda’s name.
HushMat, the market leader in automotive sound deadening & thermal insulation materials sponsored the fabulous 2000 Peterbilt 379 Truck customized with too many products to list here. Eldon & Barb Jaeger have driven around the country since early 2013 promoting this truck raising funds in support of finding cure for all cancer. Eldon & Barb’s daughter Brenda battled cancer over 14 years before losing her battle at the age of 32. Eldon & Barb have donated this fully customized 2000 Peterbilt. They are a tremendous inspiration to all.
The NEW Inductor® Pro-Max IQ™ has been engineered with greater intellect that enables programming capabilities, digital readout and enhanced with timed operation capabilities and precise power settings. The multi-function, easy-to-read digital display sets operation time; displays time remaining and act as a timer, and displays power output levels. The linear knob adjusts settings on the display, with push to select mode. These new digital features add greater power control to take advantage of induction heating for curing of bonding compounds and other materials.
Induction Innovations has re-engineered their flameless torch into the NEW MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO! Designed to be completely portable – works with a standard 12-volt battery pack, even runs off a car battery! Leave the generator behind and can take the MINI-DUCTOR 2 GO anywhere you need it – out in the field, across the lot or even out in space!
The MINI-DUCTOR® 2 GO heats ferrous metals without the danger of an open flame using invisible heat and turns a ¾” nut red hot in seconds. HUGE variety of heating applications for operating safer than a torch! Easily release seized nuts/bolts from corrosion or thread lock compounds. Remove/release; steering/suspension components, fuel tank straps, inline connectors, zirk fittings, manifold bolts, truck bed bolts, seat belt bolts, u-bolts, tie rod sleeves/ends, soft hail dents, metal fabrication, soldering, and even heat treating. Easily remove heavy undercoating’s applied over hardware.
• 12v Battery Operated
Induction Innovations has developed a NEW PDR attachment to complement its line of high performance induction heating tools. Unlike traditional PDR, the Invisible Heat® method is the cleanest and fastest way for fixing hail dents, door dings and other minor soft dents. There is no need to meticulously massage out from the backside of vehicle panels, especially in hard-to-reach areas, or areas difficult to get behind. Induction heating is the highest tech method for removing soft dents, the result is a clean dent repair in a fraction of the time compared to a conventional PDR tool.
The ergonomically designed INDUCTOR® PDR Baton is molded in high temp / impact resistant epoxy polymers for additional durability and versatility longevity. Tapered body and beveled edges on this attachment allows for balanced grip. The PDR Baton works in conjunction with either the INDUCTOR PRO-MAX or the INDUCTOR MAX power supplies
• 1 Year Warranty
The MINI-DUCTOR® II + is the #1 professionals choice hand held flameless torch! Induction Innovations engineered new technology and redesigned their 230V international version of the Mini-Ductor II! The MINI-DUCTOR II + integrates these new advances in technology for increased energy efficiency and ease of use. Leverage the power of technology with invisible heat to quickly release corroded or frozen hardware and other metallic components from corrosion and thread lock compounds. All WITHOUT the collateral damage associated with torches! Heats nuts red hot in seconds!
• NEW Cool-Touch Handle
• NEW technology inside – power where and when you need it
• Increased energy efficiency
• In-line design proven most effective in reaching difficult spots.
• Ergonomic balanced design reduces user fatigue
• Non-slip grenade handle
• Military grade virgin plastic for durability
• LED work light
• 1 year warranty
• NEW custom heavy duty blow-molded case with storage
Olathe, Kansas November 1, 2013 HushMat® – HushMat to offer larger sheets sizes through exclusive agreement with Rockford Corporation for International distribution.
HushMat has introduced new manufacturing technology to produce new/larger sheet sizes and will begin to offer 32” x 18” and 24” x 48” product with the worldwide leading brands of Rockford Corporation for international distribution. Rockford Corporation and HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulating materials company, continue to lead the worldwide mobile electronics industry establishing this exclusive agreement for Rockford’s international distributors and dealers to gain access to the profitable accessory products from HushMat.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Champion Drag Racer Holly Clarke is attending SEMA with her newest sponsor Torklift International.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Clarke is available for interview during her press conference located in Media Center N110.
Clarke caught the racing bug at an early age.
“My first race, I was 8 years old,” she said. “I was up at about four or five in the morning in my parents room trying to wake my dad because I couldn’t control my excitement. I was the slowest car and I was out first round but I hardly cared. I had waited for what felt like forever I was just thrilled to go down the track.”
Twelve years later, the British Columbia native has several championships under her belt including six annual championships in a row.
Clarke races a 1968 Chevy Nova with a 468 big block engine. Her fastest documented time in the dragster is 10.15 seconds but the chassis is certified at 8.5 seconds for a quarter mile.
Fletcher, NC… October 22, 2013 – By engineering products that succeed in the most grueling motorsports competitions, MAHLE Motorsport has mastered the everyday requirements needed on vehicles from the street to the track. Top automotive manufacturers have taken notice of MAHLE’s superior piston engineering, and today the Big 3 OE’s use them on their modern muscle cars and performance trucks including:
• 2014 Chevy Camaro Z28 LS7
• Chevy Copo Camaro
• Dodge Viper
• Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
• Hot Rod Hemi’s including the 392, 426 and V-10
• Ford Raptor
Fletcher, NC… October 28, 2013 MAHLE Motorsports introduces the 6.2L GM LT1 PowerPak piston assemblies for standard 3.622” and 4.000” stroke applications. Designed with canted valve pockets matching the true valve geometry of the OE cylinder heads. The pistons are triple coated with a phosphate dry film to protect the pin bores from galling, MAHLE’s anti-friction Grafal® on the skirts and hard anodizing of the top ring grooves to protect them against micro-welding. The 6.2L LT1 assemblies come complete with German steel pins, race proven round wire locks and now the latest 1mm, 1mm, 2mm HV385 Steel performance ring sets.
MAHLE, the world's largest piston manufacturer operates its U.S. Motorsports division in Fletcher, NC. For more information, contact www.mahlemotorsports.com, or call toll free: 888-255-1942.