See some of my favorite Automotive web sites.
Below are brief explanations and links to the sites.
Favorite Web Sites:
An intense, no-hype site. Home to the fastest V8 Oldses in the country. This site can be volatile! Sit back and enjoy - but do a SEARCH before posting a question that has been asked 100 times already.
442.comA great source of answers to FAQ's, parts for sale, and information on parts identification.
A more "user friendly" Oldsmobile racer's web site with a different crowd of Oldsmobile powered race enthusiasts. Lot's of real world experience here to be pulled from.
Reher-Morrison Racing Engines Tech Talk
A list of very good drag racing and engine technical talks. Also see their home page an drool over their 1200HP $ 34,000 big block Chevy engines!
Clevite Engine Parts - reading bearings
Excellent pictures and descriptions of engine bearing dammage and wear, and their causes.
Technical Insights Seminars A series of excellent Engine Airflow Development seminars taught by Ken Sperry of GM Powertrain and Pat Baer of Dodge Motorsports. These seminars will change the way you think about airflow.
Keith Black Performance Pistons Keith Black performance hypereutectic pistons' technical index. There is tons of great reading here that will give insight into the internal combustion engine.
NGK Spark Plugs How to read spark plugs - essential information that most novice hot rodders do not understand.
M & J Proformance An Oldsmobile centered supplier of specialty high performance engine parts and engine building services in the Akron/Canton OH area. Get your oil restrictors, strap kits, and bolt on, correct ratio full roller rockers here. Ask for Smitty.
MonteCarloSS.com transmission info Tons of information on the GM TH-2004R automatic overdrive transmission from picking the right core to performance building tips.
DRW Transmission Specialties Tons of More information on the 2004R and other GM transmissions, including a converting the 2004R to a bottom feeder filter.
Panic's Tech Papers This site has lots of technical information focusing on engines. Some of the info is very unique. This site also has a wealth of Mopar informatin from the home page.
Sherman Racing Lifters These lifters were originally produced for Super Stock class for extra power. They are very high quality lifters that reduce the ammount of hydraulic take up, so in essence, the lifter acts like a solid lifter during operation. They are fine for street cars, and have given me several thousand quiet miles with no adjustments.
ALLOLDSPOWER Another Oldsmo-centric chat site. I have not had time to explore this one in depth, but it seems to be worth checking out.