Racing Insider's Podcast - Distributors, Beehives, and North Carolina Heat Waves (Video)

Racing Insider's Podcast - Distributors, Beehives, and North Carolina Heat Waves (Video)

Published by CRATE INSIDER on 13th Jun 2022

Welcome to the Racing Insider’s Podcast! 

Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. 

This week has been all about progress! Kate and her staff have been hard at work to get the new store its most efficient yet. Hendren's Racing Engines has had a typical week full of engine rebuilding and dyno testing. This week had some very interesting and speciafic questions guarenteed to help any racer out, and of course Steve didn't disappoint with his weekly sass.

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What’s the best numbers on a 602 you have seen Steve?
Steve is there any advantage of a 602 create engine .020 overbore then a stock bore size?
Kate are you able to ship to Aussie yet?
On a 604 do the valve keepers/locks vary in degrees from the stock diameter springs to the beehive spring and when setting the installed height they call for (1.780) how important is it to get it as close to that installed height (over or under)?
Can you turn a IMCA 604 sealed into a Crate USA seal during a engine rebuild?
How often should you replace the beehive springs and how many laps or races before you freshen a 604?
What do you think about the Quick Silver engine Steve?
Any ideas why my back 4 plugs are a lot darker than the front 4 on a 602 running 93 octane?
I have a 602 in a latemodel david smith e85 carb msd distributor and 34 degrees timing. It seems lazy on starts and restarts but runs fine everywhere else. Any ideas?
Have you noticed any common problems with this year’s crate engines?