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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Apr 17 2014

Special 50th Anniversary Top 10: Our Top Mustangs of All-Time!

America loves Mustangs. Maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re a Chevy guy. Or a Mopar guy. Or someone who just doesn’t like a good success story. But America-at-large loves the Ford Mustang. Because it pretty much launched the American pony car movement. Because it helped make performance vehicles affordable for a younger generation of car owners in the 1960s. And because …

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Apr 16 2014

Ford Announces Special Edition 50th Anniversary Mustang—Only 1,964 To Be Made!

Ford announced today that it will offer a special 2015 “50th Anniversary” Mustang to commemorate the pony car’s 50th anniversary. Only 1,964 of the GT fastbacks will be made—a reference to the Ford Mustang‘s first public appearance in 1964. The limited-edition car will come loaded with every single option available, including an upgraded performance package. Using …

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Apr 15 2014

Video: How to Choose a Rocker Arm Mounting Style

Which rocker arm mounting system is best for your application? You’ll find out by watching this five-minute Summit Racing Quick Flicks video. In it, the Summit Racing crew will explain the difference between pedestal-mount rocker arms versus stud-mount rocker arms versus shaft-mount rocker arm systems. Click play and learn the difference!    

Apr 15 2014

“Refreshed” Challenger & Charger, Corvette Z06 Convertible Set to Debut…See Teaser Pics Here!

The New York Auto Show takes place April 18-27 and the show will once again boast plenty of big news: Dodge to Unveil a Refreshed Look for its Challenger/Charger Models Ahead of its 100th anniversary this summer, Dodge is looking to make a splash with new exterior and interior treatments on its Challenger and Charger models. …

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Apr 14 2014

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Properly Routing Fuel Lines

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer up tips for routing your fuel lines. J.H. Boston, MA Q: I am getting ready to plumb my fuel system and can use some advice on routing the fuel lines. What’s the best way …

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