Apr 23 2014

Rutledge Wood Plymouth Wagon Update: Engine Fitting and Body Blasting

With an early June deadline to meet to make the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, Randy Allgood and his staff at Kenwood Rod Shop are going guns a-blazin’ on Rutledge Wood’s 1953 Plymouth Suburban wagon project. The Plymouth’s body was sent off to Brian’s Paint and Body in Fayetteville, GA to get 60 years of …

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Apr 22 2014

Video 101: How to Install a Timing Chain

They say timing is everything. But it’s particularly important when building your engine. Watch this Summit Racing Quick Flicks video and learn how to install a timing chain and gear set. In this video, the crew at Summit Racing is using a small-block Chevy, but know that a timing set installation in a small-block Ford …

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Apr 22 2014

Top 10 Mustangs of All Time (#3): 1969 Boss 429

 If you’re a fan of the #3 Mustang on our list of all-time greats, you can thank…Mopar??? *Gasp* Truth is there is plenty of credit to go around for the 1969 Boss 429 Mustang, but the impetus for the legendary “Boss 9″  was Chrysler’s 426 HEMI engine. Ford was looking to develop a hemispherical engine …

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Apr 21 2014

Monday Mailbag: Understanding 304 vs. 409 Stainless Steel

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we cover the differences between T-304 and T-409 stainless steel. K.R. Fort Wayne, IN Q: When shopping online, I notice a lot of stainless steel parts, such as exhaust components, are classified as “304 stainless steel” …

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Apr 21 2014

Atlanta Motor Speedway Set to Host First-Ever Summit Racing Equipment Atlanta Motorama this Weekend

Dan Runte is one of the most-accomplished monster truck racers, having won 11 national championships in a career that spans 25 years. In 2013, he broke the Guinness World Records “Longest Jump in a Monster Truck” record with a 214-foot, eight-inch jump. Dan and his Summit Racing/BIGFOOT Monster Truck will be one of the many …

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Apr 19 2014

Top 10 Mustangs of All Time (#4): 2013 Shelby GT500

We’re all suckers for the gorgeous old bodies of the 1960s and 70s, but you can’t ignore what the 2013 Shelby GT500 delivered under the hood. Chew on these numbers, Ford haters: 662 horsepower. 631 foot-pounds of torque. 200-plus miles-per-hour top speed. Ford SVT’s 5.8L supercharged V8 engine introduced in this car added 112 horsepower …

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Apr 18 2014

Dump the Idiots: Installing Summit Racing Gauges in a Jeep JK Wrangler

Jeep builds JK Wranglers with engine temperature and fuel level gauges, but provides warning lights—the infamous idiot lights—for oil pressure and battery voltage. Even back in the good old days of AMC, an oil pressure gauge or a voltmeter were optional equipment on Jeep CJs. The problem with idiot lights is they only pop on …

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Apr 18 2014

Top 10 Mustangs of All Time (#5): 1987 Mustang 5.0L

There certainly have been more powerful Mustangs. There have been better looking ones, too. But you can’t underplay the role of the 1987 Mustang 5.0L in getting Ford’s legendary pony car back on track as a desirable performance vehicle. After a lackluster period from the Mustang II era of the mid-1970s to early Fox-bodies of the …

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Apr 17 2014

One Good Turn: How to Convert to Manual Steering

In these days of cars with power everything, the idea of converting a car to manual steering might seem quaint. But there are instances where manual steering is better than a power setup. For example, manual steering on a drag race car will save weight and free up a couple horsepower (no power steering pump …

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Apr 17 2014

Dodge Charger Gets Facelift, Challenger Gets Minor Makeover for 2015

Dodge has officially revealed its 2015 Charger and Challenger today at the New York Auto Show. You can check out the official press releases from Dodge over at Autoblog, but here are a few of the highlights: 2015 Dodge Charger Gets Dramatic Facelift Dodge says it reworked just about every body panel in redesigning its Charger …

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