Video: How to Degree a Camshaft Using a Degree Wheel (Image/YouTube - Mr. Gasket)
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Video: How to Degree a Camshaft Using a Degree Wheel

Properly degreeing a camshaft is an essential aspect of building a performance engine. While, on paper, it seems like you’d be able to simply adhere to the manufacturer’s pre-stamped markings […]

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Readers Share 15 of Their Father-Son and Father-Daughter Projects

Dad is a pretty remarkable guy. From fixing leaky faucets and wonky vacuum cleaners, to building impressive hot rods, cruisers, and off-road rigs, he’s a got a knack for making […]

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Horsepower Wars Episode 3, 2017 Mustang vs. Camaro: $5,000 Dyno Results

Enough lead-up—it’s time to start tallying some points in Episode 3 of the Horsepower Wars: Pony Wars 2017 Ford Mustang GT vs. Chevy Camaro 2SS challenge. Want the rules for […]

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10 Ford Gifts for Dads Who Love Cars & Trucks

The Blue Oval of Ford Motor Co. is as American as baseball and apple pie. It is synomomous with Detroit steel and the Industrial Revolution. Regardless of your brand preferences, […]

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Parts Bin: Lisle Windshield Wiper Arm Puller Tool

Every once in a while, a tool comes along and saves the day. Lisle’s Windshield Wiper Arm Puller is one of those tools. It works similar to a pulley removal […]

With a mild cam, decent heads, and a good carburetor and headers, 375 to 400 hp should be achievable. That may not sound like much today, but it is still 1.3 hp/cubic inch, which is pretty good. (Image/Jeff Smith)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How Much Horsepower Does My Car Need for 12-Second ETs

  I would like your opinion on my ‘61 Comet 2-door wagon. It’s a car that will be used for local cruise nights and Friday night street-legal drags. My question […]

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LS Engines

LY5 5.3L Engine Specs: Performance, Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

Mechanically similar, General Motors’ LS and LS-based Vortec engines wound up on almost every branch of the GM family tree: Chevy, Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac, Buick—heck, even Saab, Hummer, and Isuzu got some […]

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Buyer's Guides

10 Ford Gifts for Dads Who Love Cars & Trucks

The Blue Oval of Ford Motor Co. is as American as baseball and apple pie. It is synomomous with Detroit steel and the Industrial Revolution. Regardless of your brand preferences, […]

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Horsepower Wars

Horsepower Wars: 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS Stock Dyno Results & Analysis

The folks at Horsepower Wars are pitting a 2017 Ford Mustang GT against a 2017 Chevy Camaro 2SS against in a friendly competition they’ve dubbed “Pony Wars.” You can see […]

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A Tale of Two Hot Rods: The Cars in Summit Racing’s Latest TV Commercial

When Dennis Chillik purchased his first car—a 1968 Ford Torino GT—he couldn’t have imagined that 50 years later he would be piloting it down the quarter-mile in a Summit Racing […]

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Photo Gallery: Super Summit 2018 Recap

Super Summit is Summit Racing‘s annual celebration of all-things automotive. Now held at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH, the event has continually grown in both size and scope. This […]

Here’s a look at a camshaft in the process of being degreed. As you can see, the cam is driven by a Jesel belt drive, which simplifies the process dramatically (but that's another story). The 14-inch degree wheel is from B&B while the pointer is homemade. (Image/Wayne Scraba)
Tech Articles

Camshaft Degreeing Explained: Tools & Techniques for Degreeing a Cam

When a camshaft is “degreed” it means the camshaft position in the engine has been synchronized with the crankshaft position. Degreeing the cam is the only positive means to determine […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Prep & Clean Mating Surfaces for Leak-Free Gasket Installation

The best gasket in the world won’t seal worth a hoot if your mating surfaces aren’t properly cleaned and prepared beforehand. But, while a lot of how-tos out there include […]

Legendary NHRA Driver Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen Passes Away
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Legendary NHRA Driver Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen Passes Away

Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen, one of the NHRA’s all-time greatest drivers and most colorful personalities, passed away on June 10. He was 81. McEwen began racing in 1953 and eventually […]