On a matter unrelated to this column, I called Mike D’Anniballe at Sterling Performance Engines in Milford, Mich., this morning. I actually called him to check in on his 1,700-hp turbocharged engine project, which is still happening but not on the front burner at the moment. That’s because of Sterling’s ongoing long-term testing of engine parts for the automotive and industry and because of its solid marine engine rebuild business.
“We’ve been very busy with rebuilds—that’s been a good business for us,” said D’Anniballe. “To tell the truth, we do more rebuild work fixing things that other builders messed up than anything else and it’s been really strong this spring.”