Archives For January 2013

DSC_0292It’s fairly easy to appreciate an employee who is dedicated to his job — in fact, loves his job — and whose personal motto is “Get it done.” But that, in a very small nutshell, describes our own Terry Lovette, a technical sales rep who just celebrated his 20th anniversary working here at CV Products.

Terry works at our Thomasville, N.C., facility where you can find him each Monday through Friday focusing on engine components and parts for engines. He knows our products inside and out, and if you don’t believe that, just ask him to describe the benefits of our serpentine pulley drives, for instance. He’ll tell you — quite confidently by the way — that our complete system has proven to be a benefit to many racers due to the system’s lightweight components and long-lasting parts. Truth is the serpentine pulley drive system is Terry’s favorite from among all of CV’s race products.

When he’s not being technical with our customers, Terry can be found tinkering with his street motorcycles or spending time with his girlfriend and family. Here are some more fun facts about Terry: Continue reading

Mobil-1-Racing-OilKurt Stealy of Mooresville, N.C., is the lucky winner of the “Mobil 1 Puts You in the Driver’s Seat” drawing that saw hundreds of entrants vying for a day of racecar driving instruction at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, Ariz., courtesy of us — CV Products! In addition to eight hours of race instruction, Kurt also received $1,200 in travel expenses.

The drawing, which was sponsored by both CV Products and Mobil 1 Racing, was held late last month with Kurt walking away — OK, driving away — with the top prize. Second-place winner Brandon Ross was awarded a $300 CV Products gift certificate and third-place winner Joe Murphy won two cases of Mobil 1 racing oil. Entrants only had to register their email address to participate. No purchase was required to enter the competition.

For the uninitiated, Mobil 1 Racing oils (which you can learn more about by watching the video at the end of this blog post) are designed to maximize performance on the racetrack. Available in a 0W-30 viscosity — and soon to be offered in a 0W-50 viscosity — these oils are engineered to deliver outstanding power output while providing boosted levels of anti-wear. That kind of protection applies to a range of racing engine applications, including highly loaded flat-tappet designs.

Other features and benefits of Mobil 1 Racing oils include: Continue reading

Used to be a time when, if you wanted to fiddle with the pushrods on your racecar engine or conduct a valvetrain test, it was pretty much an exercise in trial and error. And because you can’t visually inspect the inside of your engine without X-ray vision, these tests ended up being more error than trial.


SpinTrom valvetrain testing machine. Watch the video below to see CV Products’ SpinTron in action!

But with the advent of the SpinTron valvetrain testing machine — along with the accompanying technical support to operate and interpret data — CV Products’ racing parts warehouse offers customers the ability to “see” inside your engine while it’s running at a full range of rpm values.

That’s something you won’t get from other providers of high-performance racing parts and accessories. To be able to identify, document and record vital characteristics of your valvetrain — and do so precisely — offers you the opportunity to correct valvetrain incidents, which of course leads to better performance and longer engine life.

There are only about 100 SpinTron machines in operation in race shops throughout the United States today, and CV Products is proud to announce that we own one of these wonders. And now we’re renting it out to you — our customers.

The SpinTron, which first emerged just two decades ago, uses a powerful AC electric motor to spin the crankshaft and valvetrain of a racecar engine. A laser camera is employed to track the Continue reading