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A racing car is an animal with thousands of adjustments. We answer tech questions on how to make those adjustments, what tools to use, and give tips on better adjustments. If you want to up your race program, this show is for you!
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EP128 Rockers, Driveshafts, and Finding Steve an Outlet
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW 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? 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. To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
45:30
September 27, 2022
EP127 Twist Axles, Dyno Sheets, and Kate's Shorts
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW On a 604 crate in super stock class, Sunoco 102 race fuel one of the better options? Pump gas or race gas are the options. No methanol, oxygenated fuel, or E85 allowed. What is c85? I’ve heard you talk about the strange oval twist axles on your personal car before. What’s your opinion on them? Do they make a noticeable difference/ are they worth the money? What Rpm range should I gear for on 1/4 and 3/8 tracks, are you still making any power turning 6800, or would you be better off not running that many rpm. We must run a 6800 chip. What is your recommended process for winterizing a 602? What is your recommendation for distributor on a 604 super stock on 12V system? My 604 hasn’t been updated to beehives….you said it would be better to sell and get a newer one….Would it be feasible to convert it to a 602,since 602’s are the prominently the classes close to my house….opinion? Have you tested much with wrapping headers? Is there power to be gained? Steve said running an alt was better than a 16v battery. Why? Do you recommend exhaust gaskets or the red high temp gasket maker on a 602 headers? 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. To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
55:47
September 20, 2022
EP126 Cooling Tips, Spring Pressure, and a Memorial Race Announcement
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Will it be ok to choose the pro cam mechanical fuel pump to stop the cause of vapor lock issue because the new gas pumps now all have 10% ethanol in it to use on a carburetor engine? Moving to a street/super stock class and going to be going with the 604 option. Rules just say must run a Holley 4 barrel carb, no aerosol carbs. Is the Ultra XP basically the way to go? 650 or 750 cfm better for the crate? I’ve heard you mention the strange twist axles on your personal cars. Are they worth it? Pros and cons? What’s the best header/muffler combo for a 604 street stock that will make the most torque without getting into a $1700 set of stainless steel headers? Or is the stainless really worth the money in that application? I want to set the end play on my crate hei distributor shaft. What end play setting would you recommend? Would you be content buying a the ultra XP new from Holley? Or is there more to be gained getting one from an actual carb guy? I was always under the impression that “bigger is better” on carb spacers, but I’ve heard people saying being up against some big open motors with a 604, I’ve heard people say shorter usually equals more torque, and I feel like anywhere I can get more torque is critical. So in the case if true, is there “too short” of a spacer? How much does your 604 carbs cost ? E85 .. Do you have 1 ready to ship or do you need me to ship mine to you to build? Your thoughts on removing the power valve? Or is that not beneficial at all? I've heard the newer 602's have valve springs that no longer have a damper. If this is true, are the spring retainers the same on the newer engines. Does the phenolic plate replace the steel plate or used with the steel plate? I've always heard open spring pressure is more important then closed seat pressure? Around what should open pressures be on crate 602? Do I need change anything on a 604 on methanol to run the 6800 rpm over the 6400 rpm? Any 602 winterizing tips? Back off valve springs /fogging engine? 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.  To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
51:18
September 13, 2022
EP125 Air Filtration, Timing, and Racing Tow Trucks
QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Would the Walker filter still accept the red K&N oil? Do u recomend those filters over paper filters? Is there any value in a 750hp carb on a 602 running VP d98 on a big track 6200 chip? We run a 604 crate in a sprint car with a Ron's fuel injection. What do you recommend for oil? Thoughts on the spyder filters just like r2c? You hearing anyone having trouble with this new sunoco e 85 over heating more then usual? 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. It is Giveaway week! The winner for the Crate Insider August Giveaway will be drawn tomorrow. This week has been an okay one for the hosts, definitley feeling the Monday vibes. The two had a great weekend and came back ready to serve their customers with awesome tech advice and products. To watch the podcast on Crate Insider's YouTube channel, click here.
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August 30, 2022
EP124 Valve Springs, Zinc Carburetors, and Popcorn Parties
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. New week, new studio! This week's show is the first one in the new studio, click here to check it out. Several manufacturers joined live and helped out with tech questions. Shoutout to Bill Pink with Bill Pink Carburetors, we appreciated the great info. Kate wanted to remind everyone of the August Giveaway over at Crate Insider. Click here for a chance to win $400 of Crate Insider Cash, a t-shirt, hat, and two can coolers. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW I'm also wondering which type of distributor gear is preferred, bronze or steal? I have a brand new 604 straight from GM (crossing my fingers and toes that it's right). I'm wondering what oil filter is best for break-in? I’ve done everything you recommend….. except cold air box and fan…… looking for hp gain …. Will I pick up with cold air and I’d buy 4 blade fan to change to 2,3,4 blade? Have you tested the Holley aluminum 4412 carburetor? Is it better than the zinc version? How often do you replace your Walker air filter? Do they go bad , what to look for? With the now defunct FUEL series, is there still a rebuilding seal available for a CT525? Time to change valve springs what r best on market now....604 E85, run pittsburgh? How long do you need to go through my 604? Ok so listening to y’all on my way home about 604 valve springs….my motor is older and never has been updated to beehives….so you can buy factory springs for 604? And are there any performance gains by going to beehives? What’s the best way to clean your air filter? Not using an air gun? What’s required to swap form a Saginaw 3 speed to a brinn style trans? How often should valves be adjusted on a 602? Does the new create engine 602 run at 6500 now?
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August 23, 2022
EP123 MSD Boxes, Water Wetter, and Creepy Soup
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. Another great week in the books for Kate and Steve. The two have made great progress in their businesses this week with one goal always in mind, help the racing community! Great tech questions were answered and a couple of Pod Deck questions caused a stir. Kate wanted to remind everyone of the August Giveaway over at Crate Insider. Click here for a chance to win $400 of Crate Insider Cash, a t-shirt, hat, and two can coolers. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Have you ever heard of anyone going through MSD Boxes to trick them out? What are the best springs for a 525? Explain the difference between the 602 and 604? Tell how the dawn works in the water for the radiator and it’s only water and dawn soap blue? Why is a 4.11 gear better for crate racing than a 4.86? ​whats the turn around time on blueprinting a 602 right now? What should correct timing be on 604 on Sunoco e-85R with Hendren 700 carb? The company that is “working on” the MSD digital rev box. Have you had the chance to discuss that?
48:46
August 16, 2022
EP122 Engine Tech, Wheels, and Ronald Reagan
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.  This week has been a great one for Kate and Steve. Kate is finally seeing an easier supply chain and is happily awaiting her shipment of 80 Keizer wheels. Steve just received his new AK from Classis Firearms. This episode covers a lot of great questions from valve springs to what is the weirdest thing Steve has ever seen in someone's house?  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What is the proper placement of a fan? When switching from a 12 volt to a 16 volt battery, what is involved? What happens with old Valve Springs... I havent ever heard this question asked.. Just that they need changed. Does the Engine lose power an how much? Lift plate can you use them on the 604 to pull the engine or install it? From your experience how old of a chassis can still be competitive before updates and or new chassis is necessary? Any inner beadlocks in stock? What is the cost to freshen a 602 and blue print? When do you expect to have 525’s in stock? Hi, what is a safe maximum voltage for a GM HEI distributor before you cook the module or coil? Speaking of a Vortec head,which are better,the 062’s or the 906’s? ​What is the best thing to do to a 602 crate for more power as a open motor not sealed ?
55:27
August 09, 2022
EP121 Racelogic, August Giveaway, and Would You Rather
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. This week Kate and Steve had a great time playing "Would You Rather", and Steve would rather be an upside down traingle. They answered some awesome cooling and carb questions. Kate also announced that the August Giveaway is open! This month's giveaway is $400 of Crate Insider cash, and an appearel package. To be entered in to win, click here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Double pass rads can cause this water pump flow speed Or lean engine? How much more power are you seeing out of the 604 over the 602 on dyno? When did they quit making twist off seals on 604 crates? Whats best way to cool a motor under caution if its on the very warm side? Idle as low as can or Drop in low and rev it up? I’m looking to buy some new headers for a 604 and have seen some of the header manufacturers have a 3-step header. Is there any gains on the dyno with the extra step vs a 2-step? Can I put Daytona 1 oil treatment in my trany and 3rd members? Still getting hot 240 at lap 16. Brand new rad -16 hose, no restrictor, 19in jones blade. 34 degrees timing Stealth e85 1.325 carb. I dont know what else to do? I have had over heating issue all summer. Changed my 28” radiator to 31” . What is the best thing to run for a additive . He are not allowed to run antifreeze ? What mild steel headers would you recommend for a 604? What’s the sealing process now for a 525 now that the FUEL series is not running?
53:28
August 02, 2022
EP120 Dyno Tips, Buying Used Crate Engines, and Steve Shakes the Table
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. In this episode Kate and Steve do a recap of their weeks and answer some awesome tech questions about exhaust leaks, dynos, buying used crate engines, and ignition! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Is the cooling fan with bolt up blades worth the money and does it cool? Are Stainless headers for a 604 or Coated headers any difference on Dyno? What is the absolute best carb for an e85 carb as well as what is the best care for e85 during winter months (not racing months)? 360 Sprintcar division in Australia changed to Prosprint to allow CT525 Crate. Thoughts? How many nights you get off one? How long does it normally take to dyno? Is bigger always better? Cfm wise for a 604 on e85? Also what is basic week to week maintenance on a 604 well any engine really? Check timing after every race? Or is it like that one cooking deal... set it and forget it? Didn’t Steve say something here a while back about running a dish washing liquid in the coolant to do the same thing as water wetter? I have a header exhaust leak right where the tubes connect to collector. Should I be concerned? Leak is small. Running 525 on e85and lost fuel pressure had new foam in fuel cell new fuel filter and had all lines cleaned, can the waterman reverse mount pumps go bad or the regulator? What’s a good place to start troubleshooting? A guy told me he adjusts the lifters on a 602 at 1/8 of a turn pre load because the engine is cold and the lifter isn’t pumped up yet. Would that classify him as an idiot?? What should some one look out for when going the 604 road. Used needing a freshened vs new?
01:07:28
July 26, 2022
EP119 Thermostats, Dish Detergent, and Myth Busting Matched Rocker Arms
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve answered some great questions on Thermostats, and received some good reviews on the thermostat system Steve recommended a few weeks ago. To learn more about that system, click here. The two hosts got a little railed up when asked about matched rocker arms. Keep an eye out on Crate Insider's YouTube channel for an upcoming video testing these on the dyno. Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth over $400 and includes: Speed Handle by LSM Racing Products Valve Lash Adjusting Tool Valve Spring Changer Matched Valve Springs Crate Insider shirt Can Coolers  Click here to enter the July giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Any documented horse power or torque increase for a stock 602 with 6A over the HEI? We picked up a miss 2 weeks ago and still trying to find, we've changed the plugs, coil, rotor, battery. And it still missing. Would you happen to have any ideas? Are spin fuel regulators still a thing? If yes, where do you get rebuild kits? What’s a good radiator for a 604? What other fuel regulator do you recommend? How does a Rush series prepared 602 compare to a DIRT AR engine HP and Torque? On the putting 7qts of oil in a 604 that is counting the filter also? What do y’all think about Base R85? Kate do you have any valves springs in for the 602? Cost to freshen 525? What maintenance do you do on Chp? Been seeing 1.5 matched rockers advertised for sale for 602. How much gain is it to have all 1.5s compared to some being 1.3 1.4? On a 525 would you run chp or chp+?
01:03:59
July 19, 2022
EP118 Refreshing Engines, Running Hot, and Racing Legends
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This weeks show was an interesting one for sure. The hosts went over hoses and legends and literally everything in between! Steve gave some great info on running with too much heat in the engine and gave away one of his newest top secret tips for any crate engine. Kate shared some info on a great YouTube channel Racing Rewind, where you can find some of racings finest from the 80s-00s!  Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth over $400 and includes: Speed Handle by LSM Racing Products Valve Lash Adjusting Tool Valve Spring Changer Matched Valve Springs Crate Insider shirt Can Coolers  Click here to enter the July giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW We run 602 crates with 650 4 barrel . Northeast dirt rule says spacer plate is to be a single hole not to be more than 1 1/8 thickness. Would you prefer thinner or thicker plates, or what is your preference? Do you run a restrictor in the water neck with the 20 hose? You talk about having an alternator on a 602 crate what amp alternator do you recommend? How often should you change value springs on a 602? Is it worth rebuilding a 602 are buy new one? What amp alternator do you recommend for 602 crate? Do you think running a 20w-50 in a 604 creates more motor heat? Do all 604’S have same cams in them? How much to rebuild 604?
54:22
July 12, 2022
EP117 Tracks, Tech, and Great Racing Past
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Another awesome episode for the books. This week Kate and Steve celebrated Independence Day with their patriotic attire, 'Merica...F**K Yeah! They have both had great weeks and ended the week with a fun race at their local track to watch Steve's son, Alex Hendren, race. Viewers had great questions about Steve's racing past, which led to the highlight of one of our favorite YouTube channels, Racing Rewind. If you are a lover of some of the past racing greats, definitley check that channel out.  Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth over $400 and includes: Speed Handle by LSM Racing Products Valve Lash Adjusting Tool Valve Spring Changer Matched Valve Springs Crate Insider shirt  Can Coolers  Click here to enter the July giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Have you guys or the fine folks at pro fab done testing the anti reversion mufflers on regular 4 into 1 vs tri y stuff? Is there any advantage to rating rocker arms with little variance? When building a 9.1 flat tappet 2bl motor to race a against 602’s on a 1/4 or 1/3 mile track, what do you try to achieve more torque, more horsepower or try and equal both out? Anti freeze with wetter water or distilled water with wetter water? What do you think would do better? How is the industry going with all the high price of doing business? How often have you seen a lifter go bad in a 602?
01:00:13
July 05, 2022
EP116 Shitting Lifters, E85, and Anti-Reversion
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week's show was awesome. Kate and Steve had some amazing tech questions come in, as well as some fun comments. Kate has been questioned heavily on the legitness of anti-reversion mufflers after posting a informational video on TIKTOK. Steve squashed all the doubt with his 30+ years of experience using anti-reversion technology. After Steve prematurely promoted the ARTS Radiator Thermostat System he was testing with great results, Kate received phone calls, messages, and emails from customers wanting one for themselves. She was so happy to announce that she finally has them on the shelves! Click here to get yours! ***Giveaway is 2 days away!! Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth $344 and includes a Crate Insider flat air filter base and lid, Walker Performance Filtration's 4" filter, Joes Racing Product's Air Cleaner Stud Kit, a Crate Insider shirt, and two koozies! This complete package is a $344 dollar value. Click here to enter the June giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Can Engine Builders Get you 25+ More Horsepower? If I’m tuned on pump E85 would I be doing any damage running a race E85? So should I be buying vp x85 and dumping it straight into the gas tank or do I need to mix it ? Also I can buy x85 at the pump is there any difference? Running 7 guarts of oil in the 602 instead of 8 quarts. What is your thoughts? Have you done any testing with merge collectors? On a 604 is it worth a weight penalty for an updated motor? With running your carb so rich won't it wash the clinders?? How many laps on a 602 before it needs refreshed? Also what’s the difference between the Pro Fab headers and the Schoenfeld headers? What are the best carburetor jets to use on a 604? What pressure cap do you run for coolant 602? What should be the timing on 604 from chevy with hendren carb?
01:16:41
June 28, 2022
EP115 Bicycles, Brakes, and Bellyaches
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week has been all the guys kept the podcast short and sweet...ish. Steve has been working in the heat and didn't feel well for the show. However, they still got through a few good questions before cutting out early. ***Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth $344 and includes a Crate Insider flat air filter base and lid, Walker Performance Filtration's 4" filter, Joes Racing Product's Air Cleaner Stud Kit, a Crate Insider shirt, and two koozies! This complete package is a $344 dollar value. Click here to enter the June giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW I bought a wilwood electronic brake shut off but im not 100% sure how to wire it. It only has 2 black wires coming out of it and im not sure which one to hook up where. The instuctions arent really clear. Any insight? Any word Steve on the new water thermostat/ housing for the crates that you talked about a couple months back? Do you guys prefer a non-resistor spark plug versus a resistor spark plug? Preference .... Water temp reading from intake or radiator ? I've always had my sensor in the intake but I just bought a new car and the radiator has a few threaded inserts for what I would think is for eater temp sensor and maybe water psi? How much hp can I get out of a 604?
17:43
June 21, 2022
EP114 Distributors, Beehives, and North Carolina Heat Waves
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week has been all about progress! Kate and her staff have been hard at work to get the new store its most efficient yet. Hendren's Racing Engines has had a typical week full of engine rebuilding and dyno testing. This week had some very interesting and speciafic questions guarenteed to help any racer out, and of course Steve didn't disappoint with his weekly sass.  ***Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth $344 and includes a Crate Insider flat air filter base and lid, Walker Performance Filtration's 4" filter, Joes Racing Product's Air Cleaner Stud Kit, a Crate Insider shirt, and two koozies! This complete package is a $344 dollar value. Click here to enter the June giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What’s the best numbers on a 602 you have seen Steve? Steve is there any advantage of a 602 create engine .020 overbore then a stock bore size? Kate are you able to ship to Aussie yet? On a 604 do the valve keepers/locks vary in degrees from the stock diameter springs to the beehive spring and when setting the installed height they call for (1.780) how important is it to get it as close to that installed height (over or under)? Can you turn a IMCA 604 sealed into a Crate USA seal during a engine rebuild? How often should you replace the beehive springs and how many laps or races before you freshen a 604? What do you think about the Quick Silver engine Steve? Any ideas why my back 4 plugs are a lot darker than the front 4 on a 602 running 93 octane? I have a 602 in a latemodel david smith e85 carb msd distributor and 34 degrees timing. It seems lazy on starts and restarts but runs fine everywhere else. Any ideas? ​Have you noticed any common problems with this year’s crate engines?
57:49
June 14, 2022
EP113 Fuel, Fire, and Future Gas Prices
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week the guys answered awesome fuel questions, as well as gave their opinion on what the gas prices will cause for the future...and who is being most effected. The guys have had a great weekend getting caught up. Steve even had time to get his ombre' hair cut. Kate has been working full time to make sure she has the parts racers need on the shelves and gives us insight to what is in stock this week!  Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth $344 and includes a Crate Insider flat air filter base and lid, Walker Performance Filtration's 4" filter, Joes Racing Product's Air Cleaner Stud Kit, a Crate Insider shirt, and two koozies! This complete package is a $344 dollar value. Click here to enter the June giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW We run a north east mod 602 with Schafer 15/40 oil when engine temperature reaches about 200 degrees at low RPM we loose oil psi to about 20 when cold temperatures are about 40 psi. Any need to worry? What is E 85 and how does it compare to typical gas? What are some tips on getting better hole shots coming out of a turn and is carbon drive shafts worth it? Why have many crate series outlawed methanol? Hey Steve and Kate have you ever back to back ran x85 to pump e85 wondering how much difference you see? What fuel psi should have for e85? On a really really really dry slick track what RPM range should you be looking for with a 604… low end RPM to High end RPM?
55:56
June 07, 2022
EP112 Giveaway Contest, Tech Tips, and Scout Sniper Eric Darling
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week the guys kicked off this Memorial Day show with an introduction of special guest and Veteran badass, Eric Darling. Eric is a scout sniper for the Marines and was apart of the "Unknown Distance" documentary. We definitley recommend giving it a watch to better understand our armed forces and what they go through. The guys also suprised us with some awesome information, Crate Insider has started a monthly giveaway! This Month's giveaway is worth $344 and includes a Crate Insider flat air filter base and lid, Walker Performance Filtration's 4" filter, Joes Racing Product's Air Cleaner Stud Kit, a Crate Insider shirt, and two koozies! This complete package is a $344 dollar value.  Click here to enter the June giveaway! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW While going through my carb I found that one of my jets was laying in the bowl. Is there anything else I need to check....oh by the way the engine was flat until half track and it seemed that the rear wheels were spinning? what makes the crates so quick compared to other late models? I compared lap times for past several weeks and they can run with about anything other than true supers according to the lap times?
29:59
May 31, 2022
EP111 Headers, Oil, and Kate is Touching Packages
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. It's been another good week for the hosts. Kate has became the new shipping guy at Crate Insider, so technically...she now touches all packages. Steve has had a proud dad week after seeing his son, Alex Hendren, race like a true badass. Looks like Steve won't be the only Hendren in a hall of fame.  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW We're going to be up running at North Wilkesboro speedway with our 602 dirt latemodel. If I'm running the Klotz from Kate would you go to a thicker oil for a long track like that to keep it from thinning out running that hard that long? I’ve recently purchased a 602 what water sending unit temperature do y’all recommend? Are the crossover headers big number difference on the dyno? Could you tell me what causes the top of valve on a 604 to wear the top where roller makes contact and the roller is free on the rocker? Is it ok to swap oil brands between oil changes if cant get or have what usually run on hand and swap back? CT 525 what rpm should I try to turn and what do you like the limiter to be set at? How can you tell if you r buying a used legal gm sealed 604 crate with bottle cap seals? What’s your thoughts on lightweight rear end gears….Taking 4 pounds off the rotating assembly?   If you would rather watch this episode on our YouTube channel, click here.
18:12
May 24, 2022
EP110 E85, Cooling, and Inflation
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week has been good for the hosts. Kate is coming back from her staycation and is ready to get tech help and parts, to racers all over the US. Steve is his typical grumpy self. He has refused to slow down and admits that it is making him extra cranky. Someone get this guy a binkie!  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Can you discuss the gains in performance when switching from a Holley 600 on 93 pump gas to a 650HP on CHP? (602) wondering how much it’s worth in your opinion and I know each engine may be different in the Dyno. What fuel pressure is recommended for the CHP setup? With the 602 do you ever find any advantages with running a little colder spark plug and or running 110 octane race gas to add more timing? Is it true that anti freeze will make a motor run 20 deg. Hotter? Have you gotten some of the new 604’s in just wondering how many issues you been seeing so far? 602 in Senoia how much of a difference can you tell running a brinn style trans over a saginaw? In a crate 602 is there a big difference in E3 plugs vs. NGK? What e85 carb do you recommend for 602? Did GM sell the 602 engine with a 6 3/4 inch balancer at any point? Between renagade crate elite fuel and vp-chp witch is better, and can you run the same carb set up? If you would rather watch this episode on our YouTube channel, click here.
51:50
May 17, 2022
EP109 Spacers, Scams, and Hot Engines
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve grace us with their banter and answer tech questions. Steve goes full rant over recent allegations that racers need matched rocker arms. This is false, it is a SCAM! Kate is doing a staycation this week to get a breather from the busy year. She will come back full force on the 16th! Crate Insider is still open for business and shipping.  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Is there any advantage to the digital MSD box compared to a chip MSD box? What are the differences other then price? We run dirtcar Sportsman here in n.y. Bicknell Racing Products sells 1/4" spacers. We had a 1" and were told the 1/4" is better. Seems to be better but wondered what you thought? I run a 1/4" carb spacer. Is that better than 1"? Car gets hot in a matter of a few laps. Like 220 in 6 laps from 140. Plugs look good. Sport mod open motor. 36 degrees of timing. 77 jets on a 4412 2 barrel(same as last year with no issues). Jones pulley setup. 5.875" water pump pulley. 5.5" crank pulley. Was running jones 3 blade fan. Switched to racefan 4 blade after first night. Radiator is brand new. Running restrictions in place of thermostat. What else should I check? I just bought a 14 race old 602 it has button seals. Valve springs supposed to be 3 races old. Ran in a modified. Going to run in latemodel. What are some things I need to check before I crank it? Tell me a little more about the 602 carb on the restrictor where to get and size? Is it better to run alternator or not? Hello guys, I have a question about ignition timing on the 602, Do y'all ever play with the timing with 110 octane race gas and or colder plugs? To watch this episode on our YouTube Channel, click here.
54:49
May 10, 2022
EP108 Rears, Gears, and Bathroom Breakthroughs
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve started the show out with the cutest guest, mini assistant Addison. This cute 1st grader made us smile when she told us what she was going to be when she grew up. Kate received an outpour of great reviews of her new product, the Track N' Recover. With so many trailers getting stolen, the Track N' Recover has gave so many peace of mind. Steve had another busy week building engines, and told us how he really feels about 1-Ply toilet paper. Join us Monday at 7pm, and drop in your tech questions! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW ​I see a lot of folks changing gears after qualifying, do you want to gear the car different for qualifying than if you are racing normally? What are your thoughts on driver’s running on the chip every lap? ​What can local tech guys do to catch 602 and 604 cheat engines because there's plenty out there? Have you seen a msd box go bad? If so what will it do? What is the best way to get a 602 to run on a two barrel restrictor plate that measures 1 inch 250,000? What headers do you recommend for 602 sportsman Lm? Power Valves for a 602, what are the gains of down falls to run a 4.5 or 6.5? Has GM made any changes in the past few regarding the 602, I was thinking possibly the crankshaft, wasn’t there something about weights in the past, or was that the 604? What are your thoughts on vp x85? How hot is to hot on oil temp in a 604 Lm? We run 7000 chip on our 604. You think that's to much? Have you ever heard of e85 r velocity fuel? Any tips on what you would use to keep your trailer and car safe when you’re on the road? How many races would you say is a safe number before it’s time to look at bearings, rings, ect. “If properly maintained” 602? What differences are you seeing between the 4.86 and 4.11 rears? What type of gain do you see with the lightweight quick change gears vs the old style standard winters gears? What valve springs are using on 602 ‘ s ? How often should I change fuel pump rod? To adjust valves on 602 is it best to warm up motor first? E85 or chp for a 525?
01:06:02
May 03, 2022
EP107 Shortages, Brandon, and Racing Fuel
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve reviewed the amount of shortages, facility fires, and how it has impacted small business. They also answered awesome tech questions live regarding carbs, racing fuel, drivelines, and more! You can tune in to this show live on Monday's at 7pm on our Facebook page. Join us, and drop in your tech questions! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Who builds a nice aluminum fan shroud? Do you think the prices will come back down when materials do or do you think this is the new normal? What beer would u consider the Avgas of beers? Super bowl or regular carb? How much is to gain swapping from a Holley 600 on 93 pump gas to CHP and a 650 HP With the problems getting anything create from gm and them talking things getting worse before better and the price of national competitive create motors going to 15k+ so the builder can get 3-4 sets of heads to find 2 that flow good enough to be a national motor. Where do you see all the create stuff going?
50:03
April 26, 2022
EP106 Oil, Fuel, and Literally All the Things
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve were interrupted at the start of the show with a murderous kitten, who just wants to show off his great hunting skills. The two then went on to answer great tech questions pertaining to aluminum carbs, shop tools, oil, fuel, and so much more.  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Do they make a measuring device for a 1.5 rocker arm? Rotella vs Schaeffer? Any advantage to buying aluminum carbs? Thoughts on the North Wilkesboro dirt races? E85 - difference between leaded, unleaded mix and mixed with race gas? do you recommend running O-Rings on the shaft of a MSD distributor in a 604? What timing should I have my 602 running e85 with a Willy’s carb? What is the max rpm on a 604 or rec amended rpm on gas? What’s the average whp with the 602s?
57:18
April 19, 2022
EP105 Pet Day, Timing, and the Tire Situation
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve put emphasis on the pets in our lives for national Pet Day! Shout out to all the pets out there keeping their owners sane during some of the wildest times. They also answered tech questions regarding timing, engine thumps, carbs, and more! Tire prep is also a big deal right now, most series won't allow it. However, should that be changed now that tires are so hard to come by? QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Why do some 604 crates thump real hard like they have high compression? And sound different then most 604? Are we missing out on secret horsepower?? Do we need to change E85 carb. jets for humidity changes like we do for alky carbs? a lean motor makes more power then a fat motor? Any idea on a random back fire at idle on a 604 e85, super bowl? Would incorrect timing cause a 602 to bust at high rpm? What do you recommend for water temp when pulling on the track 604 e85? What do you recommend for spark plugs and valve springs and run with your water in the radiator for a 602? Is a 650 carb the correct carb for a 602 with hooker metric shorty headers or is it a possibility to go to say a 700 cfm? What on head valve spring tester do you use on a 525? And what seat pressure should I be looking for? Would getting a oil cooler on a 525 help with low oil pressure? Have you tested with lighter balancer, does it make power? What timing is recommended for 602 with x85 fuel? going to race Talladega short track and they run crate racing USA rules If no rev limiter on a 602 how far should I turn it? ​noticed at Martinsville the cars were shooting fire out the exhaust when they got off the gas. Is that too much fuel being dumped? Is it something that makes power that can be adapted to a 604? What do think about the Spintec muffler on the 604?
50:47
April 12, 2022
EP104 2022 Pricing, Engine Tuning, and of course Heiny
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week was full up questions about refreshing, tuning, and the upkeep of an engine. Which is understandable in this seasons state. We have continuing price changes, shipping has been a nightmare at times, and more detrimental is the lack of materials. Racers are having to settle for what is available. No worries though, Kate and Steve give great tips on adjustments and changes. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What’s your thoughts on the Brisk plugs for a 602? Can they hurt the motor? And F.A.S.T FireWire plug wires, decent wires? how often recommend changing racefan blades have a few chips in them just wonder if need to switch them out? What percentage of leakdown is acceptable? Best plug for 602? NGK 5724 or e-3 plug. Also gap? How much horsepower gain between a good pump gas set up to proper e85 set up on a 602? What's the best formula to adjust valves on 602? 1/4 turn? How often should we replace our spark plugs? How often do you recommend changing plugs on a 602? Should I add extensions to my headers on my 604? Can you send a carb to ya for a carb makeover? Reverse mount pump, etc. on a 604, power gains? How often do you change valve springs?
01:04:20
April 05, 2022
EP103 Horsepower, Race Fuel, and Prepping for Zombicron
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week the guys answered some great answers on race fuel, horsepower, and more! Kate also expressed her gratefulness for prepping in the case of zombicron. Those supplies will definitely come in handy in the coming months. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Good afternoon from Marion NC. Who would y’all recommend to rebuild a set of Afco shocks? 602 on asphalt with a 6400rpm chip. Is it wasting power to be on the limiter before the corners? How often should you bleed brakes and clutch? Would changing the 602 valve springs to something around 120 lbs of seat pressure improve engine performance and would it be ok on the camshaft? Carb question.. engine flutters at wide open throttle halfway down the straights, floats are set correctly, everything is fine at idle, good throttle response, ect. Would the rear jets being to rich cause that issue? E85 or 110 gas what will perform better? Crank case evac system worth messing with on 604? How much preload on a 602 valve and what best on timing 34? Ordered springs for my 602 from crateinsider, can you tell me how to determine if they need to be changed using a spring checker? (On the engine not the bench tester) Is there a certain number I’m looking to be above or below? Hey Steve and Kate, 604 IMCA modified 1” open spacer or no spacer? how much gain would you expect to see going from 98 octane race gas to e85 on a 602? Steve have you built an IMCA 305 sprint motor? 1:6 rockers make a big difference on the 604? What do you think about wildwood 570? 604 1/4 carb spacer or 1” spacer for 604?
58:58
April 05, 2022
EP102 Carb Spacers, Saved Engines, and Algorithms
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve answered some great tech questions this week pertaining to carb spacers, air filtration, valve springs, and more. The team also discussed algorithms, why does social media show us certain things? Crate Insider is now TikTok official! Subscribe here. Questions Asked on The Show: How do I decipher the date code on my old Hendren 604? Have you guys landed a Cars shows date? Is there much gain in running Matched valve springs? For a while the crate motors were getting a bad rap and having some failures what was the fail point and was it resolved? teve have you had a chance to see if the thermostat bypass system works? Any advantage using the falcon roller slide over the conventional bring? I notice you have the 30 gallon Superior fuel cells listed on crate insider…can you get the 22 gallon? Speaking of spark plugs? Are the brisk worth all the low key hype and silly price? is there a difference in timing on a 602 using a HEI vs a MSD? How many races before a crate needs rebuild? Steve have you tested the Willy’s bypass regulator that uses vacuum from the spacer plate?
58:22
March 30, 2022
EP101 Valve Springs, Bypass Regulators, and thoughts on TikTok
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve answered some great tech questions this week pertaining to carburetors, valve springs, headers, bypass regulators, and water pumps. Kate also announced that Crate Insider is now TikTok official! Subscribe here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Do we need to change E85 carb jets for humidity changes like we do for alky carbs? a lean motor makes more power then a fat motor? just wondering if it makes a difference? What year was the good and bad 602? Is there an advantage to running an aluminum water pump on a 602 crate? Open motor; alcohol, Willy’s carb, fuel pressure on acceleration 8 ½. What should fuel pressure be when lifting? And/or on idle? Do you have 604 valve springs in stock? Any place were i can find a 604 block new? Would you recommend the quicksilver over GM 602? Do you think the new factory stock 602's are better than the 602's that were built a few years ago? If so, what is better? What would be considered routine weekly maintenance on a dirt car? Anything you'd strongly recommend?
40:56
March 15, 2022
EP099 Forget Horsepower, Torque is What You Need!
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate shared some awesome news, ProFab headers can now be preordered and shipped on March 11th. Here is a link to claim yours: https://crateinsider.com/profab-604-dlm-header-set-stainless-steel-complete-set-pre-order-est-ship-date-3-11-22/#product-reviews QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What are your thoughts about bearing spacers and brake drag on the front tires? Are bearing spacers worth it? And how much brake drag is too much? I didn’t like how much resistance there was on the front tires of my car (southern sport mod) to freely rotate so I installed bearing spacers last week. The hubs rotate about 5-6 times freer now (went from about 2 rotations just from a single push of my hand to 10-12) than they did before which I was happy about. But when I hooked the brakes back up there was so much brake drag that the end result didn’t seem to make a difference (back down to two rotations of the hub from a push from my hand). My dad downplays the benefit of the spacers and says that brake drag is normal. So should I leave things the way they are or is there something I can/should do to make this better? Can you run bee hive springs on a 602? where should the fuel be at in the site Glass front and back on your carb? Do ProFab make headers for 602 asphalt modified? Coolant reservoir best on intake or other location? Which fuel filter do you recommend using e85? Best fuel for CT525? What ignition timing? what’s your thoughts on American races 48 vs Hossier 1350 for crate racing? How much oil do you recommend running in a 525? What is the average hp gain on a 602 from race 110 to e85?
32:42
March 01, 2022
EP098 Fans, Spacers, and the Great Avgas Debate
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve are excited to be here this week to answer questions and give insight to the racing industry. This week's episode is jam packed with some awesome tech advice. But we love keeping up the great Avgas debate right?! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW thoughts on running E85 versus race fuel on an open motor? What power is the on the dyno power difference between a serpentine belt system and a cog belt system complete front mount system water pump,, power steering alternator. 602 crate? Are ur 602 already spoken for? Nachos...or Polish dogs at the track lol ? What’s the best open carb spacer? As far as height? Renegade E85 or VP x85 for 604? 602 oil for longevity? Mobil 15-50 or some other racing oil? Are multi fire plug wires worth the money on a 604 running chp? Best water pump for 602 Best way to gain more torque for these stop and go tracks in Nor Ca? What’s up guys how often should I replace the blades on the race fan on a 602? Velocity or flat air cleaner on 602? 602 optimum timing and plug gap? 604 what’s best gas to run on 604 can not run e85 or chip Speaking on the fast spark plugs wires on 604. I Was told u had to ground Where and how to ground them? Mufflers or no mufflers on 604 beyea stainless headers w E85, also what size fuel line do u recommend for pick up and return line. -10 pick up -8 return? Best rpm range on 602. For best power? ​is the only difference between a 604 and a 602 the cubic inches or is there more? Difference between test good e85 pump gas and your vp e85? ​recommended oils for both 604 and 602? Vp rx 96? recommended oil for 602 and 604? How big of a benefit is e98 vs e85 on a 602?
54:36
February 22, 2022
EP097 Valentines, Valve Springs, and Valve Covers
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Happy Valentine’s Day! In this episode Kate and Steve do a recap of their weeks and answer some awesome tech questions about spark plugs, oil, race fans, and ignition! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Is xp driven xp9 really that great for hp or does it really do anything? What spark plug and gap on a 602 with VP x85? how often should you change valve springs in a 602? Did you guys get to test the thermostat bypass system? 602 horse power what are you making with 650 carb? What are the best spark plug for 604 on chp? What is a good spark plug for 602 on e85? I was on when you talked about the plugs for the 602 on e85? I bought a used Stealth 1.48 carb which is too big for my motor….Can I just change the main body out to a 1.375 or 1.40 and still use the metering blocks? Any news on the 604 motor availability issue? Hey Steve do you see any gains in switching from a 12v battery to a 16 volt? 602 crate late model? Is there a torque spec for 602 valve covers?
36:59
February 15, 2022
EP096 Freedom, Premature Promotions, and Valve Lashing
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 to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve answer tech questions LIVE, and go over their week! Steve lives up to his name "Premature Promotor" and Kate gives us the exciting news that the Crate class is now uploaded to Racelogic Chassis School's website! New classes will be uploaded on the website soon. You can pre-order the bundle here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Are you using an oil cooler? If you had the choice of a MSD 6CT and HVC2 or a Fast 6CD and E93, which would you choose? Recommended octane rating for a sealed seal program super late motor?  I seen some throwing around letting mods run dot street 60series tires?? Steps of adjusting 604 valves. Everyone has different ways. Hot or cold? Saw a post about someone working on msd boxes to get them to perform better. Any thoughts? can you buy a billet carb main body so I can update my carb? Like ballpark price for a billet main body?
01:01:39
February 08, 2022
EP095 Racing Oil, Hershey's, and Bud Light
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week Kate and Steve answer tech questions LIVE, and go over their week...including a trip to Hershey Pennsylvania! They also received a lot of good feedback from the Racelogic Chassis School! New classes will be uploaded on the website soon. You can pre-order the bundle here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Any new 604s make it down South yet? Should change filter in between? Using Daytona 1 oil 15w40 in a 604 on e85 how often should I change the oil? We're running a pro fab exhaust system would those mufflers be recommended to add to it? What is the best way to tune? Engine Dyno or Roller Dyno? Any oil recommendations for a saganaw 3 Speed? What are your thoughts on the Jones radius tooth belt kit that can be run with no tension on the belts for the 602? ​wanting to know on crate 602running in 30% temp how much you would fatten up the jetting? How often should I wash an re oil my walker air filter? Just switched to e85 in our 602, we are running a TCC carb i believe is a stealth and renegade e85, good combo? Do you have any experience with Mobil 1 0w-50 fully synthetic racing oil in a 602 Crate? Worth running it? Running a 602 with Schoenfeld headers should I run a muffler if rules allow me to? Best 1 inch carburetor spacer for 602 running 650 Holley? Is 1 inch better than 1/2 inch for 1/2 mile dirt track? To watch this episode on our YouTube channel, click here.
52:59
February 01, 2022
EP094 Thermostats, Carbs, and Making Leaf Springs Great Again
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week was all about summarizing the Racelogic Chassis School! New classes will be uploaded on the website soon. You can pre-order the bundle here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What can you tell us about accelerator pump cams on the crates with 650 Holley carbs? Any tips? what size carburetor do you recommend on a 525? Recommend extensions and mufflers on Beyea headers when running e85? Does the 2 blade change your temp very much vs 3? Question? Wanting to convert my holly ultra xp from gas to E85. can I just buy the conversion kit and be fine? This is for a 604 crate. Whats roughly the seat pressure on the 604 and when is it time to chuck them? Do you have 17” race fans in stock? What gap do you recommend on the AR94 for 602 running pump gas? What does it cost to rebuild a 602? Any of the racelogic videos pertain to leaf springs cars? How many blade fan would be suggested for a 604 application with a fan shroud? Has Steve dyno tested 602's bone stock from the factory, and if so, are there large variances in performance from one engine to another? On an extremely rough track like Volusia was, could a Willy's Rollover kit possibly inadvertently disrupt fuel flow? I just got a real good deal on a old style 525 I couldn’t pass up I was wondering what it would cost to update it and go through it??
57:27
January 25, 2022
EP093 Recap of The CARS Racing Show, Cheating Significant Others, and Oil
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week was all about summarizing the CARS Racing Show. So many great deals, sponsorships, and info was given in the racing industry during the show. We are so happy with how it turned out. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Seen the video about rotella oil. We have been running it and having overheating issues and will be switching to the klotz you guys offer.Would there be a connection with the rotella 15-40 and overheating issues since we are not allowed oil coolers in our 602 tour type modified? Got a sweet spot area for 602 on chp? what is the best carb spacer to run for 602 using 4 barrel. Completely open spacer, one with 4 straight holes, or 4 holes tapered? Any updated news on 2 barrel e85 development from your cars show? Dash 20 radiator hose or will dash 16 radiator hose work and keep the 604 properly cooled? Is there any interest in 180 degree headers these days on a 602? im pretty sure this has been mentioned before but is 34 degrees of timing the recommendation for a 602 on e85? What spark plugs are the best for E85? The standard ngk 5724 or is there a different model ngk for E85? Do you know if a lot of guys and gals are running E85 in the crate series How much oil do u recommend I see some say 6qts some 7 some 8 which is best? So Im curious exactly what you mean by a billet center section. LIke would a Willys carb have a billet center section?
40:06
January 11, 2022
EP092 The CARS Racing Show, Filtration, and Pre Party Shots
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week was all about prepping for the CARS Racing Show, and answering some awesome tech questions. Tune in to hear about all the mayhem and learn a few tech tips along the way. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Have you tried the brisk multi fire plugs on any of the crates, particularly the 602? Steve when will Pro Fab start building modified headers? In CRUSA it says no individual cylinder tuning, but it says Willy’s Equalizer is legal. Please explain, and are Superbowls legal? Hey do u have a rim polish roller side falcon in stock? Why are the steel mufflers 3 out vs the stainless 3-1/2 Are the 3’s for the 602? Do I need to remove the foam in my cell if I plan to run e85? Walker air filter question i run a 11 inch round x 6 inch tall K&N what would be equivalent? Is a K and N flow control filter with the contoured base a better choice than a standard air cleaner?  i was running a e85 750cfm an ran flawless (cammed 350 vortec) will it be to much for the 604 crate? Have you ever refreshed a mullins 604 crate killer motor? I've took it apart an some of the stuff didn't seem right spec wise? What fuel you recommend starting out on 604 or does it really matter. On my hobby stock I ran pump gas e85? What does Steve clean his hands with? The engine builders I know have perpetually black hands. Does anyone sell just a bare billet center section?
58:44
January 11, 2022
EP091 The CARS Racing Show, Exhaust, and Facebook Rants
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. We are happy to announce a new aspect of the CARS Racing Show, there will now be a Swap Meet portion to the show. To get a booth and get rid of those race car parts you have lying around and make some money, click here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW when you freshen an engine do you have to use genuine GM parts ?? how much Rpm that a 525 can take with springs? If I have a crossover header into a Y pipe should I run one inti reversion muffler or two before the Y? Are you gonna have 602 Beyea Mild steel headers at your show available to buy? Do y’all have any experience with the Willys fuel pressure regulator? It’s the vacuum actuated one. I haven’t had a chance to call Willy’s and ask them about it, but where does the vacuum hose hook up too? How much power gain would I see on a 602 by switching my serpentine pulleys system to a cog belt drive system? Steve do you prefer mufflers on 604 late model if so what type? 602 Header for stop and go tracks, that also get slick in the MidWest...Schoenfelds? Doing the Rush switch to e85, run a fuel safe cell with the foam not that track matters but run PPMS. How addiment r you that i remove the foam running e85? Opinions on the Jones front HTD pulleys or the Serpentine pulleys, which is better? On a 602 is there any performance gain to switch from front to rear on ps pump and fuel pump? Are there some used crates that where built last year people should stay away from? What should the average cost be to break-in & dyno a new 602? There are "places" that charge $10k - &12k to "race prep" a 602 without breaking the GM seals. Do plugs, carb, and front pulley setup really justify the cost...if the engine isn't opened up? Has Steve received any of the new production Crate engines from GM yet?Is GM catching up at all? Are flames from a 602 in the corners running 98 a sign of a well tuned engine?
01:04:44
January 11, 2022
EP090 Torque, Horsepower, and Buyer Beware
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Merry Christmas everyone! We come baring gifts, with some exciting news. We are happy to announce a new aspect of the CARS Racing Show, there will now be a Swap Meet portion to the show. To get a booth and get rid of those race car parts you have lying around and make some money, click here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW How much hp does it take to run a alternator/whats a good alternator setup to run? What's your recommendation for headers for 604 late model on E85? How do you get torque out of a 604? How tall of air cleaner do you recommend. With flat air cleaner base and top? With IMCA going to a 6800 chip rule from 6400. Do I have anything to worry about putting a 6800 chip? Do I run a different plug for E85? Have you done anything with eq1 heads or dart heads for b mod? I am for the first time installing Schoenfeld try-y headers to my 6 race old 604. I haven't been running a muffler. Is there a muffler that will increase performance, or should I leave it open? Can you have too much torque? I’m going to run a 602 bmod on e85. I have a whole Jones front drive system but I’m looking to see what size Jones fan y’all would recommend?  Also, CRUSA just wrote in that e85 is now allowed in 602 with a 50 lb weight penalty, is the difference in performance worth the 50 lbs? Are we getting closer to being able to get spark plugs easier? Going from 105 octane to 91, would you recommend tuning the carb at all? How many races and/or laps do you recommend oil changes for the various top racing oils? What's your thoughts on oil coolers? With a 602, would you say it’s safe to change my 6400 chip to 6500? It’s either that or gear change in my situation because we are on the chip too soon before corner entry? ​I'm making the switch to E85 and just got my new stealth carb in. Curious as to should I run any top engine lube in my fuel and if so what do you recommend? Ill be running x85. ​Any special oil I need to run with e85 or does my oil change cycle need to shorten to 3 races vs 5? Hey Kate and Steve ! For steve what is a better fuel for a 602 crate e-85 or vp109? ​Is there a big difference between the walker air filters and k&n air filters? Should the fan be half in half out of shroud? Kate, is the allstar distributor gear that you have on your site the one that i need for a 602? and will it fit the msd black chevy pro billit distributor you sell?
55:11
December 20, 2021
EPO89 Ummm, Headers and Fuel
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve recap their week of working in the motorsport industry and answer some great tech questions. This week's show is focused on headers, regarding torque and horsepower. They also dive into what fuel works best for different applications. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW what carburetors do u recommend? Are Pro Fab headers worth the $$ over other brands like Beyea, Dynatech, Schoenfeld . Steve, can you give some examples of Dyno numbers difference based on different brand headers? Iv been reading trying to understand what the power valve does. Iv had 4.5 and 6.5 sizes. Just can't understand what they do and what size to run? Reversion mufflers? Worth the money? I have a 604 with fastrak seals what would be involved in getting crate usa seals installed on engine would I have to have built again? What’s the difference in the 603 versus the 604 crate motor? How important is consistency in Reid Vapor Pressure of race fuel? What fuel would you recommend for a 602, 91 or vp105. Thoughts on mixing? How many regular sat night shows would you put on a 604 before freshen? Running a crate 602 with a hp650 on a half mile dirt track. What thickness spacer do you recommend? What 604 spacer do you recommend? 1” or 5/8? Open vs 4 hole? What kind of difference would it be to switch from 14 pound flywheel and 14 pound clutch setup to a brinn style trans? 602 crate
01:06:12
December 06, 2021
EP088 Beerdurkin' and The 602 Situation
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve answer some great tech questions, and share some exciting news about upcoming events! To join in on these awesome events, click the links: Cars Racing Show FREE tickets Racelogic Chassis School QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What's the best spacer to use on a 602 half mile dirt? Is it any advantage for a lighter weight harmonic balancer? What’s yalls thoughts on a kinser filter on a 602 pros/cons? Also is there any performance gains with pro fab headers on a 602? any recommendation on a better oil to run with the new E85 package for Rush Series? How many regular sat night races would you put on a 604 before doing the first freshen on it? Do you recommend using a ethanol lube additive with e85 on a 602? What is the best oil for a 602 crate? What's the best lockout kit for GM HEI distributor on 602 Crate, or are they all pretty much the same? On a 604 do you know anything inside the top end that looks like a really small long spring?
34:57
November 29, 2021
EP087 Racing Oil, Carbs, and New Drinking Games
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve answer some great tech questions, and share some exciting news about upcoming events! To join in on these awesome events, click the links: Cars Racing Show FREE tickets Racelogic Chassis School QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What is your favorite grade and brand of oil to use in a 602? Is it safe to run Shell rotella oil in a crate race engine? With replacing valve springs on a 604 do I need to check and use shims or just change out? What is the best 602 and 604 motor running temp? Any advice to re connect the diaphragm to a Procam mechanical fuel pump? What’s is cost to rebuild a 602? Best carb for 604 late model dirt on x85 for best HP?
42:02
November 22, 2021
EP086 Unsealed with Kate and Steve | November 14th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve recap their weeks and share some exciting news about upcoming events! To join in on these awesome events, click the links: Cars Racing Show FREE tickets Racelogic Chassis School QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW How’s the new tracking device? I have to contact you this week about it lots of interest. Steve, do you feel there are any assembly year 604’s better than others? Do y’all know a time frame on getting 602’s ?
35:25
November 15, 2021
EP085 Unsealed with Kate and Steve | November 7th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Kate and Steve recap their weeks and share some exciting news about upcoming events! To join in on these awesome events, click the links: Cars Racing Show FREE tickets Racelogic Chassis School QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW what clutch do you think is the best for a big 3/8 track for hobby stocks 602crate motor is what I run? Are the 602 getting any better? What size/brand carb spacer do you recommend for a 602 B-Mod on mostly 1/4 tracks? Do you expect to get any "Race Prepped" HEI's soon? Do u believe a imca hobby stock is as expensive as a stock car? Is the chassis class still on 602/604 when and where? Steve is there a substantial difference going to a billet center section carb? 604/e85 Did GM finally realize they had issues with the 602's? I see they halted production. Maybe they are importing some Mexican technicians? Is it worth it to freshen a 602 or buy a new one? Any preference on tire prep machines?
01:03:15
November 08, 2021
EP084 Unsealed with Kate and Steve - October 24th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW do your metric ss run stock rearends or 9 inch ?...was reading a post some one at local track here in Ontario wanting 9 inch instead of 30 year old scrap yard parts? What is turn around right now for refresh/blueprint on a 602? With all the attitude cars have these days do you guys ever push the angled carb spacer or stick to flat 1”? Hello to ya, what are your thoughts on the shock technology and cost? What is difference in hp 110 to e85 that you seen? Rear mount or block mount fuel pump? Any advantage to either? Steve what do you do to 602 crates before you resell a motor?
58:31
October 25, 2021
EP083 Unsealed with Kate and Steve - October 17th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Steve and Kate are back from Steve's induction into the Antioch Hall of Fame! But that isn't Steve's only new title, tune in to find out what else he has been up to! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Did you ever find out why the crates were blowing up? What's your take on the different crankshafts in the 602 being used? What oil do you recommend for a Saginaw 3 speed? Hey Steve and Kate are you still recommending the NGK plug for 604 or something else? On a 602 running Beyea headers, what's the best mufflers to use....Beyea, Henry's, or something else? What cfm carb would you recommend for a 602 in a dlm, on a 1/2 mile track What's the best process to follow with a new factory stock GM Crate to get maximum performance?
40:03
October 18, 2021
EP082 Unsealed with Eric Darling from Unknown Distance
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This episode is a special one, with special guest and war veteran Eric Darling. Eric gave his insight as a marine and talked about a documentary he is proud to be apart of, called Unknown Distance. To watch the documentary, click here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW How do you get the best out of the 602 running methanol with a 2 barrell 500 Holley? Is there a power gain on the 602 switching from standard 4 blade fan to electric fan? if so about how much? Any word on the problems with the 602? what is the best carb to buy for a 602 on gas. Not CHP or E85? What is the best 4 barrel carb 650cfm carb to buy for 602 on pump gas? Rules say 650cfm.
42:40
September 27, 2021
EP081 Unsealed with Kate and Steve - September 19th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week's episode is packed with awesome questions, you don't want to miss it! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Best plug gap for 602 Crate? What do you think about Crate engine "massagers" that sell engines at extremely inflated prices. Do you think they really improving Crate performance that much? How about Schoenfeld vs. Beyea headers? What kind of radiator cap you like for crates, pressure wise? What is chp gas? Whats Steve's opinion of vp rx96? What kinda power gain can I expect to see going from Avgas to chp running a 602 with holley 500? What causes a motor to not start as good when warm? I am currently rebuilding a 602 (oil rings) for a street car, is there anything you would suggest changing? I have been told that the rings are set up for race fuel, what would you suggest? Did you guys figure out the problem with the 602 and 604? what fuel pressure I’m supposed to run?
01:07:09
September 20, 2021
EP080 Unsealed with Kate, Steve, and Matt Henderson
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week we have special guest, $20,000 World Champion Matt Henderson on the show! Tune in to hear how his season is going, how he feels about the haters, and what makes his team so successful. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW how much fuel pressure should we have on a 602 B-mod? Our gauge reads almost 9psi...do you recommend a in line regulator? if so what brand? What kind of gear should we run on the distributor on a 602? how do you get the number 1 piston on a crate running e 85 to just garnade into intake at about 4000 rpm? any good ideas?
01:28:30
September 13, 2021
EP079 UNSEALED WITH KATE AND STEVE – AUGUST 29th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Racelogic has just opened up registrations for the 1st 2022 class, you can claim your spot by clicking here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What best fuel run in it than we’re not aloud run e85? What should the fuel pressure be hendren 604 on chp? What timing do you recommend with 602running VP98?Do you recommend locking out the distributer on a 602? What's the advantage/disadvantage? What Steve think about base R1 fuel for 602 crate motor? Steve have you tried VP MS98L fuel? Is it worth programming a msd that is programmable on dyno for a 604? non sanctioned 604 track….I’ll be trying alcohol and wondered if I should still run a spacer between carb and intake? And should spark plugs be gapped any different?
57:27
August 30, 2021
EP078 Unsealed with Kate and Steve - August 22nd, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. Racelogic has just opened up registrations for the 1st 2022 class, you can claim your spot by clicking here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW How much difference between the beya headers versus the pro fab on a 604? Since you are a Keizer Wheel Dealer, could you give an update on if you have any stock left or any updates? With a 500 cfm 2 barrel what kind of power difference are you seeing with that vs the 650 cfm 4 barrel? 602 crate motor? 602 on methanol limited to 6200 would a touch of nitro-methane hep or hurt ?? in Canada here, weve heard GM increasing 602 costs $1000 and that GM wants to end racing crate motor program?  What is best dirt late model 604 headers? What fuel psi should I run on my 602 crate? What do you gap your spark plugs at for a 602 on E85? Current cost to freshen a 602? Best stock manifold for a 602? Does higher octane fuel really matter in a 602 based on the limited compression?
53:20
August 23, 2021
EP077 Unsealed with Steve and Kate - August 15, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions.
56:29
August 17, 2021
EP076 Unsealed with Steve and Kate - August 8th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK It has been a busy week for Kate and Steve. Steve has done a good bit of time on the dyno, and Kate has been getting inventory on the shelves. Matched valves springs will be in stock this week! Racelogic has just opened up registrations for the 1st 2022 class, you can claim your spot by clicking here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Have you ever had a brand new 602 down on horsepower compared to a 5 year old used motor. Same headers same timing and carb. It’s almost like the motor was built with incorrect cam? Is there a difference between stock 602 crates versus blue printed motors? Best timing in a 602 Crate for performance and longevity?
01:12:48
August 09, 2021
EP075 Unsealed with Steve and Kate - August 1st, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK It has been another great week for Kate and Steve. The weekend was a fun one, as they celebrated their good friend Donald's birthday by the pool. This week's show did not disappoint with some amazing tech questions answered. Racelogic has just opened up registrations for the 1st 2022 class, you can claim your spot by clicking here. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Steve we are getting a new train chassis at Gus Simpson racing. What is your opinion of the chassis. Compared to the lazer we are running now? 604 valve springs in stock? Kate it’s been driving me nuts this week you said your dad got inducted into Fairmont hall of fame.. trying to figure out who he is? Hi, what is the weight difference between the new 602 steel crank and the cast iron crank?
51:19
August 02, 2021
EP074 UNSEALED WITH STEVE AND KATE – JULY 25TH, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK Kate and Steve have had a great week of getting stuff done. Kate has been furthering the process of her new warehouse, as well as catching time to get into nature on her kayak. Steve has had a busy week dialing in the numbers on his sons race car with dyno time, and catching up with good friends over some drinks. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW We've developed a stumble in the corner since installing the flat air filter base on our 602...is this a coincidence? Brisk spark plugs ..... might ya know anything about them? Good in your 604s? I have a dirt works dw8 running a crate but open motor headers. How much power am I losing? Can you tell us the proper way to do a leak down? Do you suggest a 604 header be 1-5/8" primary to 1.75 to 3" collector for tracks to 3/8-mile ..... or ? How many nights are NGK’s good for 602 sport mod. 100 octane Sunoco? On the talk of fans. 2 blade 3 blade or 4 blade fan on a 602 crate. I have a 3 Blade 18”? Is 20/50 oil to much for 604?
01:21:56
July 26, 2021
EP073 Unsealed with Steve and Kate, July 11th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EJESuEnacM This Week It has been another great and busy week for Kate and Steve. However, both found time to get some r&r in. This episode is a fun one with live tech questions answered, and a fun game from the Pod Deck. Questions Asked On The Show We have a 602 B-Mod that has started to backfire at the end of the straight-a-ways...as soon as the driver sets the car...any idea what is causing this? Steve have you ever experimented with the Autolite racing X plugs? Would you lock the advance in the distributor on a 602? Hey Steve is CHP plus that much better than regular CHP? I hate to ask a fuel question but we were running straight gas 92 octane at about 4$ a gallon , my son "car owner" wants to use 93 octane gasohol. 602 motor. any difference? We are a rookie team, 602 B-Mod. We have a good handle on gearing for different tracks, we think. We adjust stagger for track conditions so so , what do we need to look at next?
01:10:19
July 14, 2021
Unsealed on the 4th of July
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK We are kicking the week off right celebrating Independence Day! Join us as we enjoy our freedom and play a fun game of would you rather, and more! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Got a friend of mine with a 604 on methanol. He had the carb leak down into the engine last night & Hydraulic the engine. Should I be thinking about putting a shut off on mine?  How much oil do you recommend running in a 604 and 602? Steve, how many working days does it take to freshen a 604? Lock a 602 distributer, or no? Check Out ​Racing Rewind! This YouTube Channel is all you need in nostalgic racing. We take the old tapes of racing from the 80s, 90s, and 00s and digitize them for your viewing pleasure. Check out the channel, and don't forget to subscribe!
58:59
July 05, 2021
EP071 Unsealed with Steve and Kate - June 27, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK It has been an exciting week for Kate and Steve. Kate has took some time to enjoy her new origami kayak and Steve got to watch his son Alex race at Cherokee Motor Speedway. After a busy week they are both thankful for these moments to relax and enjoy! QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW Stealth carb, do you like setting them with car sitting level? what do you recommend setting float levels at 604 e-85 fuel on a late model? How often should u change spark plugs and valve springs in a 604And plug gap with a 7al ignition? Been using a fram hp4 oil filter and Joel has a r2c filter part number 10500-80 32gpm flow 15 micron filter made for a 602 crate..I have stock block deal will this work fine? Was curious about what msd type gear do you supposed to use for the 602 crate or can use a different then the melonized gear? Stealth carb, do you like setting them with car sitting level? what do you recommend setting float levels at 604 e-85 fuel on a late model? How often should u change spark plugs and valve springs in a 604And plug gap with a 7al ignition? Been using a fram hp4 oil filter and Joel has a r2c filter part number 10500-80 32gpm flow 15 micron filter made for a 602 crate..I have stock block deal will this work fine? Was curious about what msd type gear do you supposed to use for the 602 crate or can use a different then the melonized gear? Tire temp… is it as important with an open motor as a crate? What’s the frequency on changing valve springs for 602? Struggling on starts and restarts. Running d98 fuel a 1/16th inch carb spacer ngk plugs . What should I do for more torque? Will E85 foul yr plugs if plus are gapped to big or gapped to small? 602 crate…antisieze on plugs? Or does it cause a grounding issue?
01:09:57
June 28, 2021
EP070 Unsealed | June 13th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK It has been another busy week for Kate getting moved in to the new warehouse, and caught up. However, she has still found time to enjoy a "new to her" game, Pokémon Go! Steve has had a typical Steve week, refreshing engines and rebuilding awesomeness. QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW I run a street stock with a 355 cubic inch I have a Single pass radiator and I am over heating would a double pass 2 row 1” be better and keep me from over heating? what are common mistakes people make when scaling a car? A few episodes back you said you would rather have torque over horsepower. Would it be better to advance/retard the crankshaft on the torque side? what are your thoughts on mixing pump 93 and 110? Do you have any Hendren 602's race ready available? why don't you zero lash the hyd lifters instead of 1/2 to 3/4 turn down?
01:14:10
June 14, 2021
EP069 Unsealed with Kate and Steve - Memorial Day Weekend Edition
In this episode, Steve and Kate raise a glass to honor our American Veterans. We also answer viewer questions. Highlights include: How often to change valve springs on a 602? Setting valves - 3/4 turn pre-load vs 1/8 turn pre-load. Tire shortages. Stainless steel headers vs. mild steel headers. Why 85# springs are Bull$hit. If you would like to join us LIVE, we record the show each Sunday at 5:30 pm eastern on both Facebook and YouTube on the Crate Insider page/channel. Like and Subscribe.
55:36
May 31, 2021
RIP-EP016 Driven by Social with Megan Meyer the 2019 Top Alcohol Dragster World Champion
If you're a racer who's ready to take your social media and sponsorship to the next level, Megan Meyer has some great tips. I really enjoyed this interview and hope you will too. Here are some links we mention in the video-- Megan's Driven by Social Course: https://meganmeyer.racing/drivenbysocialcourse/ Participate in the #D1Challenge: https://crateinsider.com/d1challenge/ Follow Megan on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/meganmeyer.racing/
50:44
May 31, 2021
EP015 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate - May 3, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you'd rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Some of the links mentioned in this weeks show include: The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng/ Questions asked and answered on the show include: Is it legal to put a block off instead of a power valve in the carburetor in a 604 crate late model? Would recommend a 3 or 4 inch air filter for a dirt modified? What's your suggestion on jets in a 4412 carburetor on a 602? What spark plugs do you recommend? What is the optimal engine temperature for best performance on a 602 and 604 and do you prefer a low water pressure system like 18-22 lbs or a high water pressure system like 30-32 lbs? Do you think a 4-7 swap cam makes more power than a regular cam? For a 602 crate motor, some builders are claiming they’re getting 25+ more horsepower after they freshen the engine. Is this legally possible? And how much more can you get out of one? Do you recommend locking the advance in the distributor? On a 602, what fuel will give you the best power--91 pump gas,110 or E85? What do you think is the biggest help on a 602 with a 4412 500 cfm carburetor? Have you dynoed with avgas? Is there a power difference in running the fuel pump on the block or on the back the motor on the bell housing? What plug wires do you recommend for an HEI distributor? On a 602 ran on dirt I've been told to remove the two plugs on top of the intake manifold. I don’t believe these are water ports? Your opinions?  ________ FACEBOOK –
01:37:41
May 31, 2021
EP014 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate - April 26 2020
Welcome to a new feature of the Racing Insiders Podcast--our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts!  Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. Check our the new YouTube channel mentioned in this weeks show: The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng If you’d like to watch the show instead of listening: Questions asked and answered on the show include: Carb spacers? big track/little track! Angled? For Steve, what’s the proper timing and plug gap for a 602 crate? Is there any power difference between a brand new 604 and if you had one rebuilt? Steve, tell us about what’s involved with being an approved engine builder? Beyea headers 2 1/2 turndowns or 3 inch? Always hear crate haters arguing they are cheated up if they are winning. I dont believe that at all, do you think there is much of that out there? What are your thoughts of Park Jefferson racing last night. And the New Raceway Park racing tonight in South Dakota, During the covid?
01:28:04
May 31, 2021
EP009: NASA Hall of Famer Buck Parker
I’ve been doing business with Buck Parker for several years, but didn’t really know his story. Listen in to hear how Buck got started in the carpet industry and how that experience prepared him to design the best lubricants for the racing industry. He also shares a fun story about how he got involved with John Schneider from the Dukes of Hazard. He’s done work for NASA and is an Inductee in the NASA Technology Hall of Fame. Buck even shares some helpful information to help us understand more about parasitic drag and synthetic lubricants. One quote from the show: If we can fix problems, we can help people.  If you can’t help people, they don’t need you. -Buck Parker You can connect with Buck and Daytona 1 at: Website: https://www.daytona1.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1Daytona/ Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Crate Insider Website: https://crateinsider.com/ We also mentioned Winning Motorsports Marketing.  Check out the website to learn more about marketing and sponsorship for race car drivers. https://www.winningmotorsportsmarketing.com/
01:08:24
May 31, 2021
EP005: Having a Few Beers with Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines
It’s always fun to have a beer or five with Steve Hendren. You’ll hear about his racing journey along with some of his stories and opinions. Here’s a version of the meme we talk about in the episode. You can connect with Steve and Hendren Racing Engines at: Website: http://hendrensracingengines.com/ Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hendren.racingengines/ Steve’s Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steve.hendren.5 And don’t forget about Stella on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skunklifewithstella/ Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Crate Insider Check them out at: https://crateinsider.com/
01:16:38
May 31, 2021
EP004: Interview with Jimmy Schiltz from Dirtwrap
Today we're talking with Jimmy Schiltz. Owner of Dirtwrap, he's been involved in racing his whole life. You'll also learn something that not everyone knows--who he's related to. Everything else in life was just ordinary and racing was extraordinary. Jimmy Schiltz You can find Dirtwrap at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dirtwrap/ Phone: 828-228-9892 Thank you to this episode's sponsor: Crate Insider You can find them online at: https://crateinsider.com/
01:06:56
May 31, 2021
EP003: Interview with Mark Norris from Norris Racing
Today we're talking to Mark Norris. With a career spanning over 40 years, Mark has shown tenacity and grit. Hear his story. If you really want to Win, you gotta really want it, and you gotta do the homework to do it. -Mark Norris You can find Mark online at https://www.facebook.com/Norris-Racing-Products-334218913626274/ Thank you to our sponsor: Crate Insider. You can find them online at https://crateinsider.com/
24:38
May 31, 2021
EP013: Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate
Welcome to a new feature of the Racing Insiders Podcast--our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts!  Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. Some of the links mentioned in this weeks show include: Racing Insiders Podcast Episode 12 with Don Blackshear https://racinginsiderspodcast.com/rip-ep012-don-blackshear-drag-racer-and-engine-builder/ The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng A F**K China t-shirt available from Dirtwrap https://dirtwrap.com/f-china-shirt/ Kate’s Winning Motorsports Marketing program https://www.winningmotorsportsmarketing.com/bundles/wmm-membership-monthly If you’d like to watch the show instead of listening: Questions asked and answered on the show include: How much horsepower does the Renegade Elite Ratman 108 produce and is it safe for the 602? Best Spark Plugs for Crates? How often to change valve springs on a crate? What is the suggested ignition timing – pump gas vs 110 on either a 602 or 604? Is there a big horsepower or torque difference between the Hendren designed mufflers and the Beyea mufflers? Any advantage of the crate fuels over E85? Is there a certain air cleaner you recommend for 604 crates? What is the gain going from a 4” air filter to 5” or even 6”? Do you recommend E85 or gas and how about Willy’s Super Bowls? What fuel regulator do you recommend for E85? Best timing for 602 crate engine? Do you recommend the KRC or Jones pulley system? What do you recommend for gear oil for a 9” Ford rear end? And how much to use? How often do your recommend changing oil? What is your recommendation for oil viscosity?
01:32:03
May 31, 2021
EP068 Unsealed with Kate Dillon and Steve Hendren | May 23, 2021
Welcome to Unsealed! Each week, engine builder Steve Hendren and entrepreneur Kate Dillon raise a glass and answer tech questions from the viewers. Questions in this episode include proper timing for a 602 or 604 engine, cooling tips, air filter answers, and the truth about cooling fans.
01:14:37
May 24, 2021
EP067 Unsealed with Steve Hendren and Kate Dillon May 16th, 2021
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. THIS WEEK We have had great weeks all around. Crate Insider is overjoyed by the arrival of Kate's son Curtis Lake, who is now a new member of the Crate Insider team. Steve has finally gotten caught up on rebuilt engine orders, and is breathing a little better now that backordered parts are coming in.  QUESTIONS ASKED ON THE SHOW What torque and horsepower numbers you guys seeing on brand new 602s? So I need help got a 602 Crate runs crisp under caution or on restart but a lap in it will do nothing but stumble. Go back under caution it cleans up and runs good on first lap? Where do you get a tire rotisserie from like the one in the daytona1 tutorial video that Kate did? What carb spacer do you recommend on a 525 running with open dirt late models? So i have serious question how can one of your competitors post right on their page that they can get x amount of horsepower for this much and this much horsepower for this dollar amount and promise its sealed legal? I was told last night by a series that because that GM haven't used twist off after 2017 , and that's the reason so am I to assume that every time a chassis manufacture changes anything a quits making them those cars are illegal also? What the best timing to set a 602 crate motor? What carb spacer for 602? And size carb? Can you tell me what makes break-off bolts makes a motor illegal? Steve what’s your thoughts on brad penn oil? Any updates on the Burromax pit bikes? What do you guys charge to refresh and go through a 602 crate?
58:26
May 17, 2021
EP066 Unsealed with Steve Hendren and Kate Dillon May 9th
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week This week has been much of the same for both Kate and Steve. Busy season has just not ended. Kate is excited, and has been preparing for her son Curtis to arrive in to town this week to start his new journey at Crate Insider. Steve has spent his week rebuilding engines and doing a lot of dyno testing. Tune in to hear them answer viewer questions about oil weight and more! Questions Asked On The Show Running 602 in hobby on a 2 barrel what can I gain on the flat air cleaner? Does the spark plugs you recommend work ok for e-85? What’s the best e85 carbs for 602 and 604? What is your thought on 15/50 mobile 1 is it one of the ones that is not really 50weight? Number 5 has hole in the piston and needs rebuilt on a 602. Who could I send it to for a rebuild. And what do y’all say would be a good price for that? Is the plug gap the same for gas and e-85? What plug wires your recommend on a 602? Do you have any 602 imca sealed crates in stock? We need to cover the 30 weight issue that I battle up here in the northeast because of a couple of engine builders saying not to use Schaeffer's 30wt or any 30wt?
01:10:51
May 10, 2021
EP065 Nominations, Gears, and The Dyno Explained
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had a great week planning the expansion of Crate Insider, and Steve is still basking in the glow from being nominated for the Hall of Fame, at Antioch Speedway in California. Join us as Kate and Steve answer some pretty in depth questions on tech, and the Dyno. Questions Asked On The Show What’s your recommendation on crank & water pump pulleys on a 602? When you dyno do you use a certain quick change gears? is PRI gonna be something that may happen this year and is the Cars Show still a go? Just bought a crate what would you say are the must to know starting out? Something I've always wondered...how much difference in numbers from a engine dyno over a chassis dyno? Recommendation on carb? Is it true that there are new heads on the 602 and that they make 20 more horsepower?
01:01:01
May 03, 2021
EP064 Mufflers Air Filter Bases and The Existence of Iowa
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had a productive week getting things done "around the house", which means she has been in full video mode. Steve has been enjoying the lap of luxury driving around in his new 2021 Dodge Charger! Both have been struggling with finding parts due to the lack of production caused by the pandemic. Take care of your parts folks, certain replacements are scarce. Questions Asked On The Show Flat bottom (Velstac) air cleaner base. Any advantage on a 1/4-3/8 track? Antioch/ Ocean Considering running the Duel in the Desert in November. Is there a good way to figure out what rear gear I need without blowing up my motor? Any idea on the wait time on the 602 matched valve springs? I guess the question is open header vs. Muffler on those size tracks? Hey Steve and Kate any news on getting new 604’s? Steve, mufflers on 3/8 mile 604 or 1/2 mile track 604? Walker base or dave's base on 602? Whats the future of Crate racing look like with GM stating they are going to phase out gas powered cars? Any bypass regulators in stock yet?
49:42
April 26, 2021
EP064 Anti Reversion Mufflers, Expansions, and Mid-Life Crisis Purchases
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48:18
April 19, 2021
EP062 Headers, Gaskets, and This Weeks Wins
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has spent the week catching up on all things Crate Insider while also finishing her 2nd Air Bnb. You can check out her first one at http://rtownretreat.com/. We don't even ask Steve anymore, we know he is playing catch up on rebuilding engines.  Questions Asked On The Show Barometric pressure and weather conditions... As we are in upstate ny.. Moisture affects some of the fuel to air ratio .. You mentioned earlier that jetting is not recommended... But engines here seem to want a jet change as day turns to night...Something recommended What’s the best oil to run with a 602? With a anti reversion on a 604 crate latemodel with schoenfield headers do you recommend any exhaust past the anti reversions? How much permatex should I use as a header gasket? You just said not to run pipe past the reversion muffler. I run pavement and was wondering if I’m wasting my money using them if I run 36” straight pipes after the reversion? How many race days should we get on our 602 before we rebuild we run 50 lap races on 1/4 to 3/8 mile oval? How many races before a 602 should be refreshed? How much total ignition time we run 35? Steve, besides the obvious bolt pattern difference, what's the difference between crate headers and standard 23 degree? Steve on the 525 you done for me the last 2 races we have run my headers have been glowing red but never before ?? Any suggestions ?? Best balancer or damper for a 602 in a asphalt modified? On a 602 crate motor... There has been talk in our pits about jet coating the headers.. Pros an cons? at what compression ratio do u need to start running good gas i have a open 355 with just some flat top pistons 9.5 10 to 1 area with dart sportsman heads i red somewhere that the 602s ran just as good or better on the low octane gas so i been running 93 and haven't noticed that much difference question is really at what compression ratio do u benefit from the higher octane an will it hurt my motor running on the 93? What do u think about the kit that take the wind out of crank case?  
58:50
April 12, 2021
EP061 Crate Tech, Bunnies, and Celebrations
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week This week is a very special week for everyone! Crateinsider.com celebrated its 7 year anniversary, and the Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts show has been in production for a full year! We celebrated with a couple of margaritas and of course Steve's (basic) Ultra.  Questions Asked On The Show 602 carb is loading up in corners and blowing gas out of breather. Changed carb and did same thing. Not loosing fuel pressure. Got 9 pounds of pressure. Never had this problem before. To much fuel pressure? Is it worth indexing the plugs in a 602? Steve question about 602 crate 650 vdl built for VP CHP fuel torque of engine real good but peak at 3800 seams to run better at 5600 than 6000 6000 chip rule what do you think? I have the flat base air cleaner from Kate question is how high off the carb should it be? Yes asphalt b mod 2500lb just wondering about torque 410 at 3800 thin drops off 390 he power at 5000 thin drops off how does the torque work better when it's falling off? Does the 602 have a 1 or 2 piece balancer? Hey guys. With running E85 would timing be about the same as running 93 octane? Do I need to get regulator and get pressure down? What does it cost to rebuild a 602? How accurate are the timing marks on the 604 balancers? Hey Steve i have a 525 that keeps burning up a cam sensor. Can you recommend a fix? On a 602 imca Northern sport mod. What is the best bolt on part cost vs performance gain? Steve thoughts on a 650 braswell carb on a 602 your engine 1 season old? What is the best pulleys and fan to run on a 602 I am running reverse mount power steering?
01:08:54
April 05, 2021
EP060 Oil Pans, Torque, and The Lost Islands of Iowa
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had an eventful week putting together furniture for the new addition to her Air BnB rentals, R-Town Retreat. She has also learned new software called Streamyard to stream line her channel's live videos, debuting it on this episode for the first time. Steve has spent the week catching up at the shop and chasing down engines.  Questions Asked On The Show Since you are talking about grounds. What is your idea with a 604? How far out is Steve on new motors or rebuilds? I have used 6 qts pan also one for the filter and one for the cooler and had my oil light come on and added one quart and light off ( canton 6 qts pan)? Who has the best 602 replacement valve springs? ball spline vs slip yoke for crate racing? Does paper air filter hurt power? If so which one makes most power? What coil do you recommend four 604? Have you seen more of a hp gain with the r2c 2bbl base or the 4bbl base running a 4412 carburetor? Can you run Ford equivalent to gm crate engine? Should I use GM specs on setting Valves? How far are you out on 604s? What do you guys recommend for changing the springs night wise? what kind of hp have you seen on a 602 and 604 on gas? Does battery location and length of cables affect performance? USRA allow 7500rpm for 525 does it lose longevity and how much?? CT525 what’s the best fuel to run? Most HP seen out of CT525 on gas??
01:12:05
March 29, 2021
EP059 Best Fuel, Best Oil, and a Bristol Recap
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has returned from Bristol with more than she left with, and a couple of bruises. However, her time in Tennessee was nothing short of an absolute blast. Steve has been up to Steve things, rebuilding engines and following the latest viral posts.  Questions Asked On The Show Question Steve I added Daytona 1 to engine after engine ran got to 180 I checked valve lash and there was a white slick oily residue on rockers and in side of valve cover? What's your opinion about running 93 octane pump gas in a 602 crate vs Sunoco 98 racing fuel? To go with the D1 604 oil, what filter? Ok, talk oil...best to run with no cost concerns? With the cost of fuels going up...It affects a bunch of smaller teams...Is that something that restricts building horsepower? What fuel is best for a 602? Will exhaust leak make it pop while idling , what gaskets do you recommend?
53:18
March 22, 2021
EP058 Bristol, Valve Springs, and Hashtag Holidays
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week This week has been busy for Kate and Steve. Kate has been preparing for Bristol, complete with a freshly wrapped van (done by Dirt Wrap). Steve has been working hard to get engines rebuilt for his awesome Hendren Racing Engines customers and keeping up with interesting holidays. Questions Asked On The Show Steve tell us the difference between the mobile one that is advertised on the oil pan and a more producible oil. I got a 604 from gm do they come with the valves shimmed or should I shim them when I change springs? What’s the MSD RPM pill that you recommend?? what kind of fuel pressure should I be pushing at high speed, 604/methanol with bypass regulator? Bought a 602 that was pretty carbonized up in valves and top of piston. Any way to help clean that out? How much of a worry is there really about the back order problem with the 602/604? If yr distributor is locked. Do you still set timing a 0 on harmonic balancer. Is is there a better way to figure out timing? Have you ran a drop base on a billet with a 2 inch or taller spacer? Steve, do you like anti-reversion mufflers on a 604? 602 valve springs. Do you recommend TDC or run air into cylinder to keep valve from dropping? What psi? Is the best way to set fuel air mixture by using a vacuum gage? Talking about carburetors what kind of spacer do you recommend? So my friend in chico is running a 4412 on his 602 and iv ben trying to convince him to run a 4bbl so how much power is he leaving on the table? what brand and CFM 4bbl do u recommend for the 602?
01:13:45
March 15, 2021
EP057 Breaking in Engines and Changing Carb Jets
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had an eventful week preparing for the up coming race at Bristol, and shopping for her 2nd Air BnB rental. Steve has been doing what he does best, rebuilding crate engines.  To get access to the Racelogic Chassis school, click here. To get visit Kate’s first Air bnb, click here. Questions Asked On The Show On a stock 602. How much oil should we be running? Any news or updates on getting a 602/604 from Chevy. Tried to order one on Friday and was told would be April or Mid May?? On a FAST distributor where does the red and black wires go to? Would you change valve springs in a crate motor that been sitting for 3 years? Reading a spark plug..What is the optimal colors and rings you look for? Does indexing plugs make a HP difference? Have you ever used turbo boost oil additive?
38:22
March 08, 2021
EPO56 Bristol, Top 5 Movies, and Good Wine
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has been playing catch up, and designer after falling ill last week. She is now furnishing her 2nd Air bnb property. Steve is in the same boat he has been in for months...behind. Thanks to all his awesome customers, he has a shop full of engine rebuilds to get to. To get visit Kate's first Air bnb, click here. Questions Asked On The Show What do you think crate racing will be like on Bristol compared to like full send it Super Late Models Steve Hendren? Steve what plug gap and heat range should I run using NGK plugs on a 602 with E85? Bristol gonna be a mess or good show? Saw some practice and not the easiest place to run it looked.  
41:38
March 01, 2021
EP055 Valentines Day, E85, and The Dyno
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate just arrived back from Nebraska where she finished her Racelogic Chassis School tour. That means her week will be once again filled with editing the class for the online version. Steve has had his typical week of catching up on awesome engine work, and hanging out at his favorite bar.   To get access to the online version of the Racelogic Chassis School, click here. Questions Asked On The Show Where can people find some more horsepower on the 602 motors without cheating? Header style/brand? Distributors? Carb brand? On a 604 do you prefer to run a motor first like 5 nights then blue print it or blue print it right out of the box? Spark plug heat range on e85? Is the Super Bowl still the recommended carb for 604 on E85? How much of a blend can be made before it changes specific gravity? Hi question about oil changes. Should I change my oil more often running CHP? Steve, what all do you do to your 604 engines, what kind of packages do you offer? On 604 what’s the best fuel? If you could run any carb spacer 1" and under on a crate what would it be? My track ban CHP so I'm going to run a basic 96-100 fuel. What air fuel ratio makes the best power for 602? What is the optimum engine temp for the 602? Muffler or no muffler? Hey Steve what’s wait time on ordering a new 604 from you? Kate and Steve 602 dual or single exhaust? Best dirt late model 604 header?
01:09:03
February 15, 2021
EP054 Super Bowl, Spark Plugs, and a Special Birthday
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had a busy birthday week finishing up the Racelogic Chassis School Street Stock Class! Which was just in time, because she heads out to Nebraska later this week for the next class. Steve's week has been more than the typical week of building engines. He had his work cut out for him picking out the perfect birthday present for Kate. We think he nailed it.  To get access to the online version of the Street Stock Chassis School, click here. Questions Asked On The Show 602 and 180 headers...any benefit? What is the best exhaust size to run with a 602? Mufflers or not for back pressure? would you agree with Tim McCreadie that more and more drivers have less respect for other drivers due to the lack of consequences for driving through people? Hey Steve, Have you done anymore testing with the e85 plugs, distributor, that you working on last summer? Have you dyno'd multi-fire sparkplug wires? Supposed to be 15ohms or less. What is the proper color seals for Crate Racing USA not what I call the coke bottle cap seals for 604 crates?
52:49
February 08, 2021
EP053 Game Stop, Bump Stops, and Gifted Scotch
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week Kate has had a busy week editing the Racelogic Chassis School to check out the latest uploaded class, click here. She also took a road trip to pick up the NEW Crate Insider van! Steve is still dwindling down the number of rebuilt engines in the shop, and of course sharing his opinions via Facebook in meme language.  Questions Asked On The Show Is there a good on car valve spring tester for the CT525? Do you think the mufflers would help an open motor? My 604 gets warm on heavy drivey tracks. Rad is clean. What size thermostat do you recommend, and could it be a gear ratio problem? Does running 10 to 12 nights before changing valve springs sound pretty common with most 604 guys? Dropping down from open motor mod to 602 mod "imca", explain why the performance 602 says unleaded gas only and will 110 be ok? What do you think about mods and sport mods racing at Bristol?? Do you think with the crate insider mufflers you gain to much bottom end (open motor 2 barrel crusa street stock) and it kills top end ?
01:07:13
February 01, 2021
EP052 Race Car Fuel, Fast Ignitions, and Cat Butt
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have a had an exciting week prepping for and attending the Racelogic Chassis School in Alabama! I am so excited about getting the video from the classes edited and out there for any racers interested.  Questions Asked On The Show Kate do you sell the fast ignition as a complete kit with everything needed? Distributer, box, etc What are your inputs on Enduro racing? Good or bad on the 602 crate? Steve in a past video you said Dyno numbers aren't all they're cracked up to be, because builders can fudge numbers. That being said is it worth the extra couple hundred to buy a new 604 that is been dynoed? Hey guys, How often should you change out your valve springs? Is e85 better then Sunoco 110 If I run my 604 on Alcohol, give me some suggestions for jetting for a 750 carb...non sanctioned track....and will I need a 15 psi fuel pump? What you think of Base e85 fuels? I see some of these asphalt guys paying $15,000 to $18,000 for 604 crate motors isn’t that a little high or is that about right? When do u think the LS motors will replace the crate? What’s the best way to ship a crate engine?   To watch this episode on our Crate Insider YouTube channel, click here.
01:22:47
January 25, 2021
EP051 Racelogic, Sponsorship, and Valve Springs
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have a had an exciting week prepping for the Racelogic Chassis School that will take place this weekend. Okay, so Steve hasn't prepared for the class yet, but he works best off script anyway...right? We had so much fun with this show, answering tech and sponsorships questions is definitely our wheelhouse.   Questions Asked On The Show Ford offers a crate have you heard of any series or tracks allowing them? What’s the best fuel in a 604? Was Hendren Racing Engines doing any sponsorship? With alot of 604 engines coming available locally and to use in non spec classes. Are they worth rebuilding with better parts to increase performance power? Yes, we can use any heads, crank, rods & pistons. Are the blocks worth re-using and building a good power plant with? Local 602 rules... MSD 6AN,6ALN or HEI with soft box, all with 6300 limit chip. Which do you suggest? On my new 602 with the factory valve springs. Is it a advantage to replace the new springs for a matched set.. or should I just run the factory set then upgrade later? What do you think the new ct525 bumped rpm to 7500 in Usra mods is going to do to us? Do they make a oil primer on like an oberg to prime the motor with a drill instead of using the starter? To watch this episode on our Crate Insider YouTube channel, click here.
01:01:60
January 11, 2021
EP050 Bristol, CHP. and the New Year
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions.   This Week Steve and I reflect on the importance of safety in racing, especially concerning the race coming up this year in Bristol. My saying is "you can't win if you're dead". We are also ready to see how things go this Wednesday, January 6th, regarding the election. Will we finally know who is president?   Questions Asked On The Show Do you recommend CHP racing weekly in 5 gallon Pales, and will the left over fuel go bad in the cell before the race the next week? Im getting ready to switch from open engine to crate on an IMCA A mod. What do you recommend maintenance wise to get durability or longevity out of them? Running Imca 604. They will only let us run 1in plastic open spacer. Should run it or not? To watch this episode on our Crate Insider YouTube channel, click here.
48:32
January 04, 2021
EP049 Carb Spacers, Tequila, and The R-Town Retreat
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week With Christmas break now under our belts, Steve and I sit down with a pitcher of margaritas and relax in one of my favorite spots, the R-Town Retreat.  Questions Asked On The Show Do you have a 604 E-85 carb ready to ship out? Steve I have a 650 HP carb on my 604. I run it on a 3/8 mile asphalt track. I have no clue how into stacks up. Can you test it and give some direction on either replace it or rebuild it? Who’s carb do you recommend? And Why? Yea you need to speed up the water pump from double pas to triple pass? Can you recommend a mechanical fuel pump for e85 on a 602? Have you tested Base e85 on dyno? What is the next best header beside pro fab?
53:54
December 28, 2020
EP048 Valve Springs and Beer, Merry Christmas!
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have had a busy week of playing catch up from doing ALL THE THINGS. But it is always fun to take the time to talk to our followers, and answer tech questions. And of course take a shot to celebrate the holidays!  Questions Asked On The Show Did you learn anything super new that stands out the most for crate 604 motors this year? Is your flat bottom crate breather really make a difference on power? Have y’all tried Bold Rock ciders? In our rules here in Oregon it says street stocks have a 3300 lb minimum weight but then it says if you are running’s 602 Create motor you can be 3100 lbs why is that? Did hendren racing engines have good business in 2020? When you think we will see a bulletin from gm on the bearings? That's not a bearing roll for that $ 4600? 650 or 750 carb for a 3/8 mile track?
01:04:53
December 21, 2020
EP047 Celebrating The Success of The CARS Racing Show
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions.   This Week We had an awesome time this week at the CARS Racing Show. Seeing the racing community all come together for such an amazing time was the refresh we all needed. We especially loved getting to meet our customers from all over the United States face to face. It was humbling to see how well our hard work paid off. Next year we are coming back bigger and better, scheduled date coming soon!   Questions Asked On The Show   I have seen something about improved harmonic balancers on newer motors. What's improved and would a older motor benefit with newer one?   You can check out this episode on our YouTube channel here.
39:44
December 14, 2020
EPO46 CARS Racing Show, Cookies, and Spring Smashers
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have had a great week promoting the CARS Racing show happening this week! Were going to have awesome items for sale in our booth, as well as all the other exhibitors. New products are also going to be unveiled. If you haven't registered for your free tickets, check out the website!  Want To Join The Racing Show? To get your FREE tickets click here. Questions Asked On The Show Best x85 carb? On a 604. What fuel is better? E85 or chp? Hey Steve what are your thoughts on VDL carbies?  Will you guys have Spring Smashers at the show? You can check out this episode on our YouTube channel here.  
42:54
December 07, 2020
EP045 Valve Springs, CARS Racing Show, and Thanksgiving Gratitude
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have had a great week promoting the CARS Racing show this week. If you haven't registered for your free tickets, check out the website! Thanksgiving is coming up, so were expressing our gratitude for family and friends. Want To Join The Racing Show? To get your FREE tickets click here. Questions Asked On The Show What are the best replacement valve springs to use? How often should you change the valve spring on 604? Do you have family restrictions for Thanksgiving dinner?  
48:13
November 23, 2020
EP044 Shock Guys, Parlor, and Deep Fried Turkeys
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have both had a busy week full of engine building and trade show promoting. So what are we doing with our few minutes of down time? Blaming shock guys and planning Thanksgiving, of course. Totally kidding! We know it was the flag guy.  Questions Asked On The Show Oven bake turkey or deep fried? Best gas for 602? Is it worth rebuilding a 602 or freshen up? Do you carry distributor lockout kits? X85 better than race gas?
43:34
November 16, 2020
EPO43 Carbs, Patience, and White House Basements
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week This week has been a whirlwind of emotions stemming from the election. We have our views and opinions on what took place, and in some cases have strait up facts to back them up. The future of racing is in the balance under this presidency, but we will remain steadfast because racing is life! Questions Asked On The Show Can you run a 525 on old Smokey? Can u tell me if a 650xp a good carb for a 602 crate in street stock?
29:08
November 09, 2020
EP042 Haterade, Opinions, and Of Course TRUMP 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This week we kicked things off with a recent negative comment we received on our YouTube channel. We decided to take that time to remind everyone that outside of our knowledge of all things racing, this show is opinion based. In our opinion, racing could die out depending on how the upcoming election goes.  Questions Asked On The Show Let’s talk about why the cvr cars are so good? Im gonna fog my motor for winter. Do you have any recommendations on what to use? With a 604 engine running VP 110 racing fuel. Changing to E85 racing fuel. Do you have to change the spark plug? Or the spark plug gap?  Do you have Tare offs for a R7 pro helmets? I just bought the reverb mufflers. Do i need different tail pipe lengths, jetting changes? Kate took your advice about using social media to promote my racing program. Trying to find someone who understands this stuff. Any suggestions?
59:12
November 02, 2020
EP041Air Filter Cleaner, Fuel, and Beerpinions
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer tech questions. This Week We have so much fun doing this show, so it's no surprise that this week was a blast. We have answered a lot of new questions, and even learned about a few new beer choices. Kate appropriately calls this segment "beerpinions".  Visit CARS Racing Show’s website to check out all the newly added exhibitors. This show is going to be awesome! Registration is free, so what are you waiting for?  Questions Asked On The Show Steve what is the best air cleaner and base for the 4412 ..2 barrel carb? Dyno wise Pro Fab vs Beyea. Is it worth the substantial price difference? We have a tech guy that claims just by rebuilding a 602 you gain 40 hp? On a flat base air filter, to get it up above the hood, does it matter how far off the carb it is? Any performance gain/loss with wider spacer? Steve someone was selling a 602 crate and stated it was fogged ? Not sure what they where talking about have you heard of it?  Do those pre filters hurt engine performance? Recommendations on putting your motor to bed for the winter? Y’all recommend paper air filters or clean and re-oil? You can check out this episode on our YouTube channel here.
58:23
October 26, 2020
EP040 Unsealed, Unmasked, Tech Talk
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This Week We have both had a busy week of taking care of business, and working over time! We have also been following the CARS Racing Show's website to check out all the newly added exhibitors. This show is going to be awesome! Registration is free, so what are you waiting for?  Questions Asked On The Show Are any of your parts made in America? Hey Kate and Steve do you have any info on the “new” 604 valve springs I’m hearing about is there any difference? Need to order a starter...602 crate recommendations standard block mount?  You can check out this episode on our YouTube channel here.  
01:05:32
October 19, 2020
EP039 CARS Racing Show, Oil Additives, and Trump 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This week we are recovering from my co-hosts Steve's birthday party. It was one heck of a weekend with great friends, great drinks, celebrating a great guy! I am sure this 50th birthday won't be one he will soon forget.  As you guys know from last week Steve, and I traveled through NC, VA, WV, and of course PA, throughout Pittsburgh, and then back again, we counted every Biden/Harris bumper sticker, sign, yard sign, face mask, and flag we see on the way there and on the way back, and turned it into a contest to see who could guess how many we saw. Well you guys, the answer is one. Now we didn't go on the major highway or we are sure we would see more. But for where we did travel, we only found one. In this episode of Unsealed we also gave some awesome updates on the CARS Racing Show, we are already sold out on the bigger booths! Wow, this show is going to be awesome. For more information on the show check out the website here.  Questions answered on the show: What is the best springs for a 604? Are there any performance advantages running the fuel pump on the back of the motor? I have your new 604 with dyno time on it sounds smooth at idle but both headers has a small skip in them randomly what's it sound like to you Steve?  Do you recommend using Daytona 1 additive with every oil change or alternate every other?  
55:07
October 12, 2020
Racer Interviews with Grant Parr, Blake Pryor, and Jim Scuse
In this episode of the Racing Insiders Podcast we interview Grant Parr, Blake Pryor, and Jim Scuse. 
15:11
October 05, 2020
EPO37: Road Signs and Winter is Coming
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This week has been interesting, but not as interesting as its going to get on Thursday. Steve and I will be traveling to Pittsburgh, PA for the 10th Annual Bill Hendren Memorial race. As will travel through NC, VA, WV, and of course PA, throughout Pittsburgh, and then back again, we are going to count every Biden/Harris bumper sticker, sign, yard sign, face mask, and flag we see on the way there and on the way back. We will be doing a contest through Crateinsider.com, whomever guesses the closest to our total number of sightings, without going over, will win a Crate Insider prize pack. Be sure to watch the Crate Insider FB page for details. In this episode of Unsealed we also gave some awesome updates on the CARS Racing Show, can you say 50% full in the first week?! Wow, this show is going to be awesome. For more information on the show check out the website here.  Questions answered on the show: what is the gains for the c85 compared to the x85? I have a 2017 602 crate, what’s the cost to freshen it up? and what do you think about the Base Fuel and do I have to make changes to the carb? What CFM carburetor do you recommend for a 604? Where is the best place to get x85 with out getting killed on shipping? Does anti reversion mufflers help on a built motor the same it would with a crate?  Have you ever tested with the dome type Kinzer filter setup? What CFM carburetor do you recommend for a 604? If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
01:00:03
September 28, 2020
EP036 CARS Racing Show Announcement, Valve Springs, and Hand Sanitizer
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. In this episode of Unsealed we announced a really exciting new event in the works... the CARS Racing Show! Our racing show in Hickory, North Carolina has a name & a presenting sponsor. I'm excited to invite you to be a part of the CARS Racing Show presented by Daytona 1. We've worked hard this week to put pieces together. We now have a floor plan and the start of our website. The next step is to start filling in the booths. https://carsracingshow.com/for-exhibitors/   Based on the incredible response we've seen so far, we expect the show to sell out.   Questions answered on the show: Should rocker arms and push rods be changed? How often? Do you find that the 602 on e85 is bad to burn #5 piston? How often do you recommend changing valve springs on a crate motor? Is there a difference on a 604 for running different height air cleaners? Like 3,4, or 5 inch? What rpm do you recommend turning a 602? 6400?6500? When is it time to change 602 springs? Whats good rpm range on a 2017 602 crate engine? So what u think about adding caster oil to your fuel?   If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.  
01:24:01
September 21, 2020
Teleprompters, Hot Engines, and Noble Peace Prizes
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. To get you caught up, Biden was caught using a teleprompter and Trump was nominated for yet another Nobel Peace Prize. Once published, an article was under fire for misspelling Nobel and putting "Noble". What do you guys think? Strategic marketing, or typo? Would news channels have ran the story of his new nomination without the typo?  In this episode Kate also discusses some of her view points on gratitude and patriotism, as well as how she feels about upcoming trade show regulations. Steve goes over some of the most asked questions he gets, like "why is my engine running hot?" and as always, tells us how he really feels. Questions Answered: How is the maxima oil we bought a new 604 and pace broke it in on that should I stay with it? Does it hurt the 602 being on the rev limiter? Have you guys ever changed cams and heads on a 604 to get more hp? We don't have sealing rules here in Australia. What is your preferred fan blade size from race fan? What average price for a new 602? What do you want to see for air fuel and brake specific on e85? Can you still read spark plugs to tell how an engine that uses e85 fuel is running? Why can't i get retainers for my 604 valve springs? Do you recommend running a oil cooler on a 602 crate engine?  
41:17
September 14, 2020
EP034: RTV Silicone, Liberals, Blog Posts, and Blueberries
In this episode, we kick it off with a bit of political chat based on current events. We're attempting to reason with liberals. And we're answering audience questions. Weigh in--what does "using a liberal amount" mean to you? Questions include: How much rtv should I use when installing my header gaskets? What headers do you recommend for a Street Stock with a 602 running your anti reversion mufflers? What headers do you recommend for the 602 crate late model and also the smaller collectors or larger collectors? What are your thoughts on Larson spanking the late models at Port Royal? (Kyle Larson is a bad ass. We agree on that.) I have the willys equalizer carb with the super bowl system I have the -15psi pro cam fuel pump. Fuel regulator or no? Got your bags packed for the next week, for a trip to Boone Speedway, in Boone Iowa for the IMCA 33rd Annual Super National's ??? (No) Alternator vs no alternator with just a 12 volt battery. Any power loss toward the end of the race? I read somewhere to run the 602 with 6 quarts of oil instead of 7 to gain more performance. Any truth in this and your thoughts? What is 604 refreshing cost? What are your thoughts on the fires that have been happening when fueling with funnels that have filters? Have you had a chance to dyno a new 2020 spec 602 and how much of a difference did you find if you did? How decent are the Schoenfield 602 headers? What improvements have been made to the new style 602 & 604? Is there a gain grounding your heads to the chassis? Do you need to run a valve spring shim under 602 valve spring? Links mentioned: Kate's nerd stuff-- https://katedillon.com/mailchimp-vs-convertkit-vs-flodesk-finding-the-perfect-email-marketing-software/ Sponsorship Insight from Joe Gibbs Video-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ahJL7o8ZRI 5 Quotes to Live By-- https://katedillon.com/the-5-quotes-i-live-by/ Racing Rewind YouTube Channel: http://racingrewind.com/ PS: #TRUMP2020
50:17
September 07, 2020
EP033 Matched Valve Springs, Anti-Reversion Mufflers, and Steve Bleeds His Own Blood
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This week’s episode was a challenge with the wind, heat, and Steve's raging middle finger bleeding it's own blood. Regardless, we had a blast answering questions and hearing of our customer's wins of the week. In this episode we answered questions pertaining to valve springs, inversion mufflers, and belts. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
01:04:56
August 31, 2020
EP032: Headers, Spark Plugs, and Creeping Bushes
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This week's episode was so much fun. We learned the many languages that Kate speaks, how Steve really feels, and that we have more Headers on the way! In this episode we answered questions pertaining to horsepower improvement, headers, and spark plugs. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
01:08:07
August 24, 2020
EP031 Alternate Race Cars, Used Hats, and Races From the Past
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. Have you ever thought about what you would race, if your class didn't exist? Or what Joe Biden would race if he was racer? We had fun answering these questions an more on this weeks show. In this episode we answered questions pertaining to oxygenated fuel, race division alternatives, and crate engines. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
52:54
August 17, 2020
EP030: Racing, Survival Prepping, and Earthquakes
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. This episode is dedicated to Steve's Father In-law, Alexander William Mackay (Sandy Mackay), who passed this week. We honor his memory to show the appreciation of the life he lived, the lessons he taught, and the values he held. In this episode we answered questions pertaining to air filtration, leak down testing, and of course fuel. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
01:38:17
August 10, 2020
EP029: Oil, Fuel Ratio, and Restrictor Plates
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. In this episode we answered questions pertaining to oil, fuel ratio, restrictor plates, and more! If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel.
01:04:52
August 03, 2020
EP028 Fuel, Carburetors, and Special Guest Alex Hendren
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. In this episode we answered questions pertaining to fuel, carburetors, and Kate's eye hole. This episode is extra special because we have a special guest, Alex Hendren, who also happens to be Steve's son. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. To get yourself a Burromax Pit Bike so that you too can experience the sheer joy mine has brought me, click here.
01:13:12
July 27, 2020
EP027 Crate Tech Questions Answered Live - July 19th, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. In this episode we answered viewer questions about fuel, carb spacers, and transmissions! To order some of the amazing survival food Steve and I have raved about for two weeks now, click here. To get yourself a Burromax Pit Bike so that you too can experience the sheer joy mine has brought me, click here.
01:02:59
July 20, 2020
EP026 Racing Insider Podcast: Myth Busting Edition | July 12th, 2020
This week has been all about getting viewer myths about racing, and debunking them! Tune in to hear what we have to say about moth balls. Feel free to send in any myths that we didn't address in this episode that you have heard, and want the truth about. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it here on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. In this episode we also answered viewer questions, mostly pertaining to oil and fuel.
01:19:12
July 13, 2020
EP017 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate - May 10 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Some of the links mentioned in this weeks show include: The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng/ Questions asked and answered on the show include: What are our thoughts on oil additives? How much of a difference do we see with the Klotz vs Shaefer's oil? Is it worth the extra $15-20 for the Klotz?
01:01:14
July 06, 2020
EP025-Halfway Through 2020
This week has been fun with food, friends, and a really big deck! So in this episode of Unsealed - Life Beyond the Bolts, we are winding down from some Independence day fun.  If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. In this episode we answered viewer questions, mainly pertaining to fuels. Steve Hendren and Kate Dillon enjoying adult beverages while recording the podcast.
37:33
July 06, 2020
EP024- Best and Worst Cities 2020
This week I have not been feeling the positive vibes in my city; Let me explain--someone got shot because he was not wearing a mask. We decided for this episode of "Unsealed Life Beyond the Bolts", we would think of some of the best cities we have traveled to. That thought of course led us to the worst cities that we have traveled to. I am looking forward to refreshing with positivity this week, so that I can in turn give out more positivity into the world. -Kate Dillon We still talked racing and answered some viewer questions, as well. If you like the show, be sure to hit the subscribe button and leave a review on iTunes. 
01:06:60
June 29, 2020
EP006: Vicki Emig from the RUSH Racing Series
I have great respect for Vicki Emig and the RUSH Racing Series, so it was truly a pleasure to interview Vicki for the show. Listen in to hear how this Daddy’s girl fell in love with racing.  Her innovative marketing strategies built a refuse business before she went on to be a track promoter and then a series promoter. One of the things we talk about in the show is how sharp her bins and her trucks were.  Here’s an example: Emig Disposal Construction Rolloff Bin One quote from the show: I believe the success…we are experiencing right now is because we are so on top of cost containment racing. -Vicki Emig You can connect with Vicki and the RUSH Racing Series at: Phone:  724-964-9300 Website: https://rushlatemodels.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rushlatemodels Twitter: https://twitter.com/RUSHLM Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: FK Rod Ends Website:  http://www.fkrodends.com/ Crate Insider Website: https://crateinsider.com/
45:58
June 25, 2020
EP002:Interview with Host "the Girl Who Sells Race Car Parts" Kate Dillon
Hear the story of how Kate became “the Girl Who Sells Race Car Parts.”  We’ll follow her journey through motorsports and hear some fun stories along the way. Connect with Kate Website: https://katedillon.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/katedilloninc/ Winning Motorsports Marketing Facebook Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/winningmotorsportsmarketing/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katedillon Twitter: https://twitter.com/katejdillon Thank you to our sponsors: Crate Insider: https://crateinsider.com/ Hendren Racing Engines:  http://hendrensracingengines.com/    
03:36
June 25, 2020
EP023 Stupid Rules in Racing with Special Guest Dick Schiltz
This is exactly the type of episode that is the purpose of the show--to tell stories. Dick Schiltz, father of the host Kate Dillon, built one of the first tube frame race cars.  He's an innovator and a true racer. "I always liked to build things and that's kinda what I did" - Dick Schiltz Our theme of the show is talking about some of the stupid rules that can be found in rulebooks today along with an explanation of why. If you like the show, be sure to hit the subscribe button and leave a review on iTunes.  For show notes and more episodes, visit our website at Racing Insiders Podcast.
55:32
June 24, 2020
EP022 Unsealed with Steve Hendren and Kate Dillon – June 14, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. In this episode we answered viewer questions, mainly pertaining to fuels. Cheers! .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post EP022 Unsealed with Steve Hendren and Kate Dillon – June 14, 2020 appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:30:38
June 15, 2020
EP021 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – June 7, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Questions asked this week: Straight out the box 604, is it reliable or do they need to be gone through ? .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post EP021 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – June 7, 2020 appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
50:32
June 08, 2020
EP020 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – May 31 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Questions asked this week: Do you think VP 98 is a good fuel for 602 crate we run in NY? Where can I hook up oil temp sencor on a ct525? Do you prefer a 650 cfm or 750 cfm carb on a 604 running 110 gas?? .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post EP020 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – May 31 2020 appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
52:49
June 01, 2020
EP019 UNSEALED-LIFE BEYOND THE BOLTS WITH STEVE AND KATE – MAY 24, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Questions asked this week: Question for steve…canton phenolic fuel pump plate pros and cons worth it? CT525 FUEL Engine specs? What’s your thoughts on a locked out distributor verses one with mechanical advanced? On a 604 or USRA/USMTS spec headed engine any cubic inch. I would say the FAST E7 box you were talking about is probably the ideal box. If you running renegade E85 to run VP what do you go to,that is legal in durrence layne 604 crate? One other thing ..to go to the x 85 do I need to change jets? .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post EP019 UNSEALED-LIFE BEYOND THE BOLTS WITH STEVE AND KATE – MAY 24, 2020 appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:29:59
May 25, 2020
EP018 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – May 17, 2020
Welcome to our show Unsealed: Life Beyond the Bolts! Each week, Kate Dillon from Crate Insider and Steve Hendren from Hendren Racing Engines go live on the Crate Insider Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Crateinsider/ to chat about world events, random things, and to answer viewer questions. If you’d rather view this episode on video, you can see it on the Crate Insider YouTube Channel. Some of the links mentioned in this weeks show include: The new vintage racing YouTube channel Racing Rewind- www.youtube.com/channel/UCVtPhVxZn-aD6h3M4oTa1ng/ Questions asked this week: I was reading on a forum about comparing your flat air filter base with the new Walker Air Filter System and that someone was testing them with 100 mph winds on an engine dyno.  What are your thoughts on that? Pro and cons of running a alternator? I’m about to switch to Sunoco gt 260 plus from renegade crate elite, it doesn’t have the methanol you spoke of in it like CHP plus does it? How often should we change our 602’s engines? Is a 16v battery like a MSD? Is a Friesen Crate better than a GM Crate. It seems like it is, what do you think? What distributor do you prefer on a 602/604? Can you run either gear on an msd distributor with a 604 (bronze or steel)? Can you discuss the pros/cons of the Kevco? Any advantage of running a evacuation system on a crate? What’s the best way to store a 604 motor that has been running E 85 for a couple months while building a car? Is the plug of choice for your 604 still the NGK 5724-8? We recently found out that one of the tracks we run allows the 602 to be freshened up. The other 2 don’t. Is it worth doing it with our used up piece to be freshened and blue printed? Best header Beyea or Profab header for 604? How many nights for 604 valve spring replacement? .fb_iframe_widget_fluid_desktop iframe { width: 100% !important; } The post EP018 Unsealed-Life Beyond the Bolts with Steve and Kate – May 17, 2020 appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:26:46
May 18, 2020
RIP-EP012 Don Blackshear – Drag Racer and Engine Builder
In this episode, I talk with Don Blackshear from Pace Performance.  He brings an interesting perspective to the racing industry… The post RIP-EP012 Don Blackshear – Drag Racer and Engine Builder appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:38:56
April 19, 2020
RIP-EP011 Race Know How with Jonathon Masters
In this episode, we talk with Jonathon Masters from Race Know How. He talks about his journey, his inspiration, and… The post RIP-EP011 Race Know How with Jonathon Masters appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
29:08
October 10, 2019
EP010: How We Can Keep Tracks from Closing
Welcome to this solo episode of the podcast. It has really bothered me to see tracks closing, so I wanted… The post EP010: How We Can Keep Tracks from Closing appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
25:31
June 13, 2019
EP008 Racing’s Forest Gump – Ken Anderson
Ken Anderson has been an innovator in all kinds of racing–from Motocross, Formula 1 to NASCAR, and a whole lot… The post EP008 Racing’s Forest Gump – Ken Anderson appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
55:02
April 22, 2019
EP007: Mandee Pauch on Public Relations and Vlogging in Racing
Mandee Pauch does some great things to promote the racing industry through her vlogging and public relations work. Check out… The post EP007: Mandee Pauch on Public Relations and Vlogging in Racing appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
49:56
April 15, 2019
EP002:Interview with Host “the Girl Who Sells Race Car Parts” Kate Dillon
Hear the story of how Kate became “the Girl Who Sells Race Car Parts.”  We’ll follow her journey through motorsports… The post EP002:Interview with Host “the Girl Who Sells Race Car Parts” Kate Dillon appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:35:26
February 25, 2019
EP001 – Interview with Announcer “Spider Monkey” Wesley Outland
Wesley Outland has announced sporting events including football, basketball and a whole lot of racing. He’s been the voice of… The post EP001 – Interview with Announcer “Spider Monkey” Wesley Outland appeared first on Racing Insiders Podcast.
01:32:39
February 24, 2019