EngineChek, a new engine monitoring device from Stewart Development, gives consumers, fleet managers, and professional engine builders a high-tech, affordable, and effective tool that enables them to monitor engine condition between oil changes. Simply place the patented hi-flow 60x60 stainless steel EngineChek screen on a standard oil filter before installing it. The type and amount of trapped material gives a good indication of the condition of the engine bearings, camshaft, lifters, and more. A bypass hole in the screen provides oil flow for cold starts and prevents a loss of oil pressure in the unlikely event that the oil screen becomes clogged. EngineChek screens come in a package of four and fit all popular gas and diesel engines. The use of the EngineChek will eliminate the need to cut open a used oil filter-a tough, messy job. It will allow engine builders to get a keen sense of a potential problem before it develops. It's cheap engine insurance. For information, contact Stewart Development, 336/476-9720, www.enginechek.com.
High Performance Housing
Moser Engineering has released its new line of ultimate circle track components, the Moser CT line. Included in this group is the Moser CT housing, made from all newly-constructed products. The beefed up housing includes a heavy-duty forged center with fish mouth cuts for added strength, added vent welds for additional rigidity, new 3-inch (dom) tubing, new bracketry, oversized fill plug for quick additions, standard-sized drain, vent tubes, and Moser Grand National Performance snout. Three styles of housings are available: the "G" Body, leaf spring, and bare. For information, contact Moser Engineering, 260/726-6689, www.moserengineering.com.
JR. Speedway Shark
The developments in safety that have benefited adult racers are hitting the youth market with the introduction of the Jr. Speedway Shark helmet from Simpson Performance Products. Designed for racers aged 5 and up, the Jr. Speedway Shark helmet is made in America. "In designing the Jr. Speedway Shark, our goal was to provide a smaller, lighter, and better-fitting helmet for the youth market," notes Doug Doolen, Simpson vice president of sales. "Larger and heavier adult-size helmets can place a burden on developing neck and shoulder muscles, which can be an issue with increased racing speeds." The Jr. Speedway Shark (Style #878), currently certified to the new SFI Foundation 24.1 Youth Helmet Standard, features the same aerodynamic design, venting, and construction as the adult Speedway Shark, but in a design that is close to 20 percent smaller. As with all of their helmets, Simpson's T-38 technology has been incorporated for additional weight reduction without compromise to safety standards, which also includes the use of the exclusive impact-absorbing, one-piece EPS liner. The Jr. Speedway Shark comes complete with the interior made of Nomex, two Lexan .125 shields (clear and smoke), and shield posts to accept standard Simpson tear-offs. For information, contact Simpson Performance Products, 800/654-7223, www.teamsimpson.com.
10,000 RPM has continued its quest to provide the lightest flywheels and clutches to satisfy the demands of the racer. Innovative improvements have resulted in an even lighter flywheel than past efforts. Distribution of weight is now much closer to the center while still maintaining the integrity and strength of the original 10,000 RPM design. The clutch pressure plate is significantly lighter and stronger. 10,000 RPM can literally custom design any flywheel/clutch assembly to handle your racing need. For information, contact 10,000 RPM, 661/942-1312.