Racing Insider's Podcast - Refreshing Engines, Running Hot, and Racing Legends (Video)

Racing Insider's Podcast - Refreshing Engines, Running Hot, and Racing Legends (Video)

Published by CRATE INSIDER on 11th Jul 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 weeks show was an interesting one for sure. The hosts went over hoses and legends and literally everything in between! Steve gave some great info on running with too much heat in the engine and gave away one of his newest top secret tips for any crate engine. Kate shared some info on a great YouTube channel Racing Rewind, where you can find some of racings finest from the 80s-00s! 

Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth over $400 and includes: 

Speed Handle by LSM Racing Products
Valve Lash Adjusting Tool
Valve Spring Changer
Matched Valve Springs
Crate Insider shirt
Can Coolers


We run 602 crates with 650 4 barrel . Northeast dirt rule says spacer plate is to be a single hole not to be more than 1 1/8 thickness. Would you prefer thinner or thicker plates, or what is your preference?
Do you run a restrictor in the water neck with the 20 hose?
You talk about having an alternator on a 602 crate what amp alternator do you recommend?
How often should you change value springs on a 602?
Is it worth rebuilding a 602 are buy new one?
What amp alternator do you recommend for 602 crate?
Do you think running a 20w-50 in a 604 creates more motor heat?
Do all 604’S have same cams in them?
How much to rebuild 604?