Goodson Gazette

Selecting Honing Stones for Your Next Job

Selecting Honing Stones for Your Next Job
Selecting the right honing stone for the material being worked should be relatively easy. Though when you look at the Goodson catalog it can seem a bit overwhelming since we do have over 150 different honing stones listed just for cylinder honing. Add in rod honing, align honing, lifter bore honing and valve guide honing stones and you’ve got quite the assortment to choose from.

Honing Oils 101

Honing Oils 101

The importance of honing oil is often underestimated when calculating the cost of a cylinder honing job. Everyone sees the labor cost and the cost of the abrasive and tooling, but what about the honing oil you use? How does that factor in? 

In terms of dollars and cents honing oil is a tiny fraction of the overall cost of cylinder honing; 1% or less of the total process cost. But when it comes to the quality of the job, the rate of abrasive consumption and the speed of the honing cycle, honing oil is king.

Eliminación de la Cubierta de Torno de Frenos

Eliminación de la Cubierta de Torno de Frenos
Eliminación de la Cubierta de Torno de Frenos

Brake Lathe Boot Replacement

Brake Lathe Boot Replacement
Keep your brake lathe in top running order by replacing worn boots. Illustrated step by step instructions walk you through the process.

Goodson Grinding Wheel in Action!

Goodson Grinding wheel in Action!

Thank you Tim Meyer of T Meyer Inc. for sending in this cool clip of our FGW-495 wheel being used in his shop!

(For video purpose grinding coolant wasn't used. Always be sure to use coolant with your grinding wheels)

Replacing Ammco 4000 Lead Screw Bushings

You're going to have to replace the lead screws on your brake lathe from time to time or maybe it's time to upgrade it to a larger size. That's what we're going to explain in this article.

Vegas National and Regional Event 2019

We rolled into Las Vegas for the 4 Wide National Event with fairly high hopes after enjoying a bit of performance at Pomona. We managed to qualify in the top half of the field with a 5.40 ET at only 259 MPH with 2 cylinders out at 4.00 seconds. First round found us on the losing end of Jasmine Salinas’ first round win of her career 5.48 to our 5.47.

Taking Care of Your Best Friend

You guessed it; this article will be about the maintenance of your shop pets. They come in a variety of species – dogs, cats, parrots, snakes, rats, monkeys and various other critters. I saw a shop cow once in Kentucky, but that's another story. We love them all but we also have to protect them when they spend time at the shop.

A Clean Brake Lathe is a Happy (and Profitable) Brake Lathe

A Clean Brake Lathe is a Happy (and Profitable) Brake Lathe

By Dave Monyhan

Brake lathes are expensive machines and yes, they are heavy duty and durable and are designed to last a long time. They do, however, need some tender loving care and at times some serious maintenance. Whether you have an Ammco, Van Norman, or FMC or any other brand of brake machine they all need some basic attention and spring time is the best time to get that maintenance done before your busy season is upon you.

Brake Lathe Cutting Tip Basics

Brake Lathe Cutting Tip Basics

Did you know that Goodson sells Brake Lathe Cutting Tips? And did you know we offer them in 3 different grades? 

That's right! Goodson offers brake lathe cutting tips in 3 grades - Standard Solid Carbide, Honed Edge Solid Carbide and Titanium Coated Solid Carbide. 

Here's a quick run-down: