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General Discussion » First Step to Outlaw IC Engines in California » 10/12/2021 2:53 pm

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By Mike Brezonick 11 October 2021 - Diesel Progress
California Takes Next Step to Ban Small Engines

Assembly bill 1346, signed by Newsome on Oct. 9, requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to “adopt cost-effective and technologically feasible regulations to prohibit engine exhaust and evaporative emissions from new small off-road engines,” by July 1, 2022. Following the regulations, it’s expected that the rules would then take effect in 2024.

[size=125]The law states that “technical feasibility” will be determined by a range of factors, including emissions from small off-road engines in the state; expected timelines for zero-emissions small off-road equipment development; increased demand for electricity from added charging requirements for more zero-emission small off-road equipment; use cases of both commercial and residential lawn and garden users; and expected availability of zero-emission generators and emergency response equipment.

The bill stated that in 2020, California daily NOx and reactive organic gas (ROG) emissions from small off-road engines (SORE) were higher than emissions from light-duty passenger cars. Small engines emitted an average of 16.8 tons per day of NOx and 125 tons per day of ROG, according to the legislation, which said “without further regulatory action, those emission levels are expected to increase with increasing numbers of SORE in California.”

The bill also stated that “currently, there are zero-emission equivalents to all SORE equipment regulated by the State Air Resources Board. The battery technology required for commercial-grade zero-emission equipment is available and many users, both commercial and residential, have already begun to transition to zero-emission equipment.”

The bill requires CARB to identify and, to the extent feasible, make available funding for commercial rebates or similar incentives to support the transition to

Parts and Equipment For Sale » BHJ Block true fixture » 11/02/2020 8:33 am

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Thanks Archie for posting that, that should stop a anyone from bugging you about it, glad to see this worked for you

Parts and Equipment For Sale » SHOP EQUIPMENT FOR SALE » 4/03/2020 12:08 pm

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I still have a number of pieces of Shop Equipment for sale, see, get this offer before someone else does. 
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Parts and Equipment For Sale » CYLINDER HEAD SHOP EQUIPMENT LIST » 4/09/2019 3:14 pm

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Business Development/Management » U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes to Expand the Sale » 3/25/2019 1:09 pm

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DON’T DELAY! Please contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) immediately and tell them you oppose year-round sales of E15 gasoline. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Proposes to Expand the Sale of E-15 GasolineThe EPA issued a proposed regulation that would allow gas stations around the country to sell E15 (gasoline that’s 15% ethanol) during the summer months (June 1 through September 15).  If finalized, the EPA would overturn its long-standing prohibition on the sale of E15 during high-ozone season by allowing the fuel to use the 1 pound per square inch (psi) Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver, which currently allows E10 sales during the summer months.  The EPA’s effort to allow year-round E15 sales would expand the number of gas stations selling gasoline blended with higher amounts of ethanol.
You Can Shape the Course of This Proposal!
 Request opposition to this regulation by using the following SAN website link for an overview and official contact.Go to SANYOU MAY USE THE FOLLOWING POINTS IN YOUR MESSAGE:

  • The EPA must reconsider its proposal to allow year-round sales of E15 fuel, a blend of gasoline that is 15% ethanol by volume.

  • Ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers in automobiles that were not constructed with ethanol-resistant materials.

  • Expanding the sale of E15 is not consumer friendly. It will leave millions of drivers susceptible to damaging older cars and trucks if misfuelling with higher blends of ethanol that are illegal for use in pre-2001 vehicles.

  • Expanding the sale of E15 fuel will significantly decrease the availability of ethanol-free gasoline (E0) that is needed for older and vintage machines.

  • [*]Instead of allowi

Business Development/Management » Tell Utah State Lawmakers to Save the Bonneville Salts Flats » 2/27/2019 9:07 am

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The future of land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats is in jeopardy!  The once 13-mile race track at Bonneville is now less than 8 miles due to salt erosion.  The Utah legislature is considering a 10-year program to dramatically increase the amount of salt pumped onto Bonneville.   You can help restore Bonneville before it's too late.  Please urge Utah lawmakers to help fund the Restore Bonneville program through the State budget.

Do not wait! Help how!

Performance Engines » CALCULATE ALMOST ANYTHING! » 10/23/2018 9:47 am

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This website is amazing, save time calculating almost anything you can think of.


General Discussion » New LED UVA magnaflux lights- Feedback » 9/17/2018 11:30 am

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Randy, I've heard from my buddy Chuck that there is significant improvement of crack detection using a LED light. You may even be able to "test" one from the folks at Magnaflux as they want to provide you with the best opportunity to find a crack. Yes, they're expensive but well worth it in the long run.

Business Development/Management » Members to Rally Support for RPM Act at Washington Rally » 5/24/2018 2:48 pm

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!More than 110 SEMA representatives descended on the nation’s capital to participate in SEMA’s 2018 Washington Rally, Wednesday, May 16. Industry leaders stormed the halls of Congress to remind lawmakers of the cultural and economic importance of the automotive specialty-equipment industry and motorsports.During the event, SEMA members urged Congress to pass H.R. 350/S.203, the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act. The bipartisan bill would protect Americans’ right to modify street vehicles into dedicated racecars and the industry’s right to sell the parts that enable racers to compete.

The RPM Act now has 148 co-sponsors in the House and 38 co-sponsors in the Senate, and the number continues to grow. Members also raised awareness for other issues facing the specialty-equipment industry, including harmful tariffs, preventing higher ethanol content in gasoline and saving the Bonneville Salt Flats.“I thank the
SEMA members who took valuable time away from their businesses to fight for the issues that matter most to our industry, including the RPM Act,” said SEMA Chairman of the Board Wade Kawasaki. “This year’s turnout makes one thing certain—our industry is committed to getting the RPM Act across the finish line in 2018. Passage of this bipartisan bill is the only way to ensure it is legal to modify a street vehicle into a racecar used exclusively at the track, now and into the future. It’s time for Congress to act. We urge members of the House and Senate to pass the RPM Act and protect motorsports for generations to come.”This year’s event, which was one of the largest SEMA rallies to date, marks the 15th time representatives from SEMA have held a fly-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The event raises SEMA’s profile in the nation’s capital and plays a pivotal role in the association’s advocacy efforts.SEMA members who couldn’t make it to the rally this year are urged to reach out to the SEMA D.C. office at

Business Development/Management » Congress Introduces Bill to Help Prevent E15 (Ethanol) Misfuelling » 5/24/2018 7:19 am

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DON’T DELAY! Please contact your member of Congress to request support for HR 5855.  Use the following button to identify your Congressional Representative.  Choose only “Federal” under the menu “Select the level you wish to search” to be directed to your U.S. Representative’s contact information.  Do not reach out to your U.S. Senators on this bill.Legislation (H.R. 5855) has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require a larger and more detailed warning label on gas pumps dispensing E15 (gasoline that’s 15% ethanol) than is currently required, to help prevent misfuelling.  The bill states that labels must provide an adequate warning to consumers about the damage E15 can cause, including images and text on a label that’s 5 x 7 or larger, and highlighting that E15 is incompatible with certain engines and equipment.  Ethanol, especially in higher concentrations such as E15, can cause metal corrosion and dissolve certain plastics and rubbers in automobiles that were not constructed with ethanol-resistant materials.You Can Shape the Course of This Proposal
 Request support for this legislation by using the following SAN website link for an overview and lawmaker contact.
Go to the SEMA Action Network and sign up, it takes two minutes to do so.

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