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This fusible link did its job. It overheated and broke the electrical connection before any critical parts could be damaged. (Image/CorvetteForum.com)
Tech Articles

Fusible Links: What Are They and Where Do They Go?

Fusible links—also spelled fuseable and fusable—serve a similar purpose to a fuse. (You can read more about fuses here.) Just like a fuse, the link is designed to handle a […]

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Q&A

Mailbag: How to Get 400+HP from a Pontiac 400 Engine

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re recommending a parts combo to get 400+ […]

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Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Idling Problems in a 429 Ford

I have a 429 Ford in a Torino I bought about five months ago. The previous owner told me it has a flat tappet hydraulic performance cam but he didn’t […]

Selecting the right gear oil is critical to the life and performance of your manual transmission. (Image/Tremec)
Tech Articles

Gear Oil 101: Which Lube is Right for Your Manual Transmission?

Similar to what we discussed in our Automatic Transmission Fluid 101 post, selecting the right gear oil for your manual transmission isn’t as easy as it might seem. There are […]

Since their physical size and shape is identical, using color to distinguish between fuse values is a huge help.
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How Tos

Automotive Fuse ID: Color Chart for Car & Truck Fuses

Fuses are an essential part of any electrical system. They are designed to fail automatically in the event of an electrical overload or short—sacrificing themselves to save your wiring harness. […]

Mailbag: Troubleshooting Engine Spark & Timing Issues on a Small Block Chevy
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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Engine Spark & Timing Issues on a Small Block Chevy

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re helping a reader troubleshoot spark plug, carb-jetting, […]

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Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Sluggish Small Block Chevy

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re helping a reader sort out trouble with […]

Gear ratio affects a variety of driveline combinations, so it's important to know what the gear ratios are for a gearbox you might be swapping into your ride. (Image/YourMechanic)
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Manual Transmission Gear Ratio Charts for GM/Chevy Vehicles

Because different transmission gear ratios can greatly affect a drivetrain combination, it’s important for anyone performing a transmission swap to know the gear ratios of the gearboxes you might be […]

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Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Making Valve Lash Adjustments with Little Engine Information

I just bought a cool ’70 Camaro with a 396 motor in it. The guy I bought it from said it had a “hot rod” camshaft in it. It idles […]

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How Tos / Tech

3 Steps to Proper Bellhousing Alignment & Offset Dowel Pin Sizing Chart

Is it Necessary to Align the Bellhousing for a Transmission Swap? Q: I’m installing a new 5-speed transmission and bellhousing in my 1993 Mustang. A friend of mine asked me […]