Racing Insider's Podcast - Rockers, Driveshafts, and Finding Steve an Outlet

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 and Crate Insider YouTube Channel to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions.


What leak down number should I start to get concerned about. Switched this year and my percentages are climbing at a much higher rate than they did on gas. Normal?
Is there any power advantage with the 1.5 rockers for a 602?
Is it cost effective to refresh 602 or just buy a new engine. What’s the price difference?
Steve have you seen any new 602s with oil pressure?
How often should powervalves need to be done under normal circumstances? and what makes them go bad?
What is your recommendation for replacing headers to be super consistent?
What’s your take on GRT cars?
Will this winter be a shit show for getting a new 604 or has GM upped inventory?
How do we winterize our Willys equalizer carb?
I'm building a factory stock. We have 2 engine options. Option 1: bone stock 350 with mild cam, and a 2 barrel carb. Option 2: GM 602 with a 2 barrel carb. What would you recommend?