How to Achieve Valvetrain Supremacy
What you need to know about titanium valves, lash caps, and pressed-in hard tips. Written by Moore Good Ink, Compliments of Speedway Illustrated: Read about this story in the June 2014...
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Lash caps and hollow valve stems
Race Tech Magazine, July 23, 2013 Life is never easy for the valves in a racing engine. The pounding they received from the rocker arms is merciless, particularly in high revving...
Production of valve locks and lash caps begins at Trend Performance’s new Asheville NC plant
Producing valve locks and lash caps is a tricky business—one that has brought pandemonium to many a machine shop in the past. Even when they master the techniques and can produce these...
Spin it up!
Extreme Action, Issue 106: The final frontier in engine testing Jesel, one of the best competition valve train specialists to emerge in the past thirty years, owes much of its supremacy...
New thick-wall, 7/16in diameter, one-piece, direct replacement pushrods for high performance diesels operating under stress
Some of today’s high-performance diesel engines are reputedly running 200lbs of boost, 18:1 compression ratio, 30-degrees advance, and 100% over-injectors for double fuel delivery. To...
Trend releases new pushrod series for Cummins, Powerstroke and Duramax diesel engines
Trend Performance has announced three new series of shelf-stocking pushrods for high performance Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, and GM Duramax diesel engines. Displaying robust forged cup...
Trend announces new 5/8in pushrod for extreme duty race engines
Trend Performance has announced a new series of 5/8in pushrods for competition engines operating under extreme pressures. These include Mountain motors, Pro Mod, Pro Nitrous, Top Sportsman,...
Drag Racing Online, September 2012: Why Tool Steel Flat Tappets Run Forever Despite the popularity of the roller tappet both in a mechanical as well as hydraulic setting, typical flat...
Trend Performance acquires new manufacturing facility in North Carolina
Andy Anderson Chuck Jones Asheville, NC: Ambitions at Trend Performance for the acquisition of a southeastern manufacturing base and a desire to be in early...
A Slick Tip
Trend Performance’s hard-tip self-lubricating pushrods solve a galling problem for short-trackers
Trend Performance seeks new manufacturing facility in North Carolina
Andy Anderson Chuck Jones Pushrod, piston pin, and tool steel flat tappet maker Trend Performance is seeking to extend its manufacturing operation in North Carolina....
Piston Pins- When They Break All Hell Breaks Loose!
Drag Racer, July 2012: Piston Pins—When They Break All Hell Breaks Loose! Protect Your Engine And Check Book “It was a catastrophic engine failure. It cracked my cylinder block,...
Trend Performance unveils world’s first hard-tip self-lubricating pushrod
At the Lion’s Drag Strip near Long Beach, California circa 1966, engine builder 35-year-old Ed Pink is pictured behind driver Tom “Mongoose” McEwen in Don “The...
Trend unveils hardest and toughest piston pin yet: Costs less and lasts longer
Trend Performance has unveiled its hardest and toughest piston pin to date. Code named TP1 during its development, this new piston pin is not only exceedingly hard and extremely tough but...
Tool Steel Flat Tappets Are Making A Difference
Tool Steel flat tappets are replacing the standard cast iron tappet as the product of choice for the discerning racer. Their use eliminates exceptional wear due in part to the lubricating...
The PINnacle of performance
Drag Racing Action, March 2012: Piston Pin Theory, Design And Proper Application. If an engine has a crankshaft it uses a piston pin (or wrist pin) to attach the piston to the connecting...
National Dragster October 7, 2011: Sponsor Spotlight
National Dragster, October 7, 2011: Sponsor Spotlight In the world of racing engine components, Michigan native Bob Fox has had several memorable moments. His pioneering efforts include...
Speedway Illustrated: Power Company
Speedway Illustrated, January 2012: Power Company. In the final installment of the series on KS Engineering’s winning modified engines, Kevin Stoa buttons things up, then concludes with...