Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing the Largest Camshaft Isn’t Always a Good Idea
Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing the Largest Camshaft Isn’t Always a Good Idea

I have A 496 Chevy and I want to go with a tunnel ram. What is the largest cam I can go with? It is going in a rat rod […]

Monday Mailbag: Cleaning the Carb on a 1971 Corvette 454 to Fix Engine Stall
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Cleaning the Carb on a 1971 Corvette 454 to Fix Engine Stall

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — Mondays, when we work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Monday Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting engine-stall problems […]

Video: How to Make Perfect Louvers with Mittler Bros. Louver Punch
How Tos / Tech

Video: How to Make Perfect Louvers with Mittler Bros. Louver Punch

Louvers are a quintessential hot rod thing. Not only do they look old school cool, they also serve a purpose. They were originally applied to vehicles to help let hot […]

Monday Mailbag: Building a Camshaft & Valvetrain Combo to Boost Bottom-End Performance
Q&A

Monday Mailbag: Building a Camshaft & Valvetrain Combo to Boost Bottom-End Performance

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — Mondays, when we work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Monday Mailbag, we’re looking at cam […]

Here is a simple schematic drawn up by our buddy Eric Rosendahl showing how we wired the HEI module. It’s very simple and yet completely effective. (Image/Jeff Smith)
Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Replacing an Antiquated Distributor on a Small Block

I have a 302 Ford in my street rod and have been using the Mallory Unilite distributor for years. Lately it’s been acting up and I can’t buy parts for […]

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How Tos / Videos & Galleries

Auto Detailing 101: Chemical Guys Flowchart for Proper Car Detailing (with Video)

Ever wonder whether you should apply wax or sealant first? Or whether using a spray wax provides any type of benefit after applying a Carnauba wax? The Chemical Guys have […]

Quick Tech: 6 Most Common Questions About Auto-Air Colors Candy-Pearl Paint
Tech / Tech Articles

Quick Tech: 6 Most Common Questions About Auto-Air Colors Candy-Pearl Paint

Water-based paints are no longer new; yet, many DIY automotive painters still shy away from it. That hasn’t stopped Auto Air Colors from going all-in on water-based paints. A top […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Optimizing Gear Ratio for Overdrive at Cruising Speeds
Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Optimizing Gear Ratio for Overdrive at Cruising Speeds

I have a ’72 Chevelle and I am planning for either a 700R4 or maybe a 4L60E. The car right now has a mild big-block 454 and I’m looking to […]

Monday Mailbag: Proper Intake Gasket Installation Sequence for Chrysler 440 Engines
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Proper Intake Gasket Installation Sequence for Chrysler 440 Engines

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — Mondays, when we work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Monday Mailbag, we tell you how […]

On the ground with the coilovers in place you can easily see one other required modification when running the RideTech 4-link rear suspension; the stock rear tailpipes will no longer fit and there isn’t much hope of routing customs ones either. The best options are side exit exhaust, turn downs off the mufflers, or you could follow our plan and route the tail pipes under the housing. Ground clearance will not be an issue, we just have to determine clearance for travel.
Tech / Tech Projects

Surefooted Steed: Adding a RideTech Coilover Suspension System to Our ’68 Mustang

  In the real world, sometimes life and unforeseen issues cause a project to get off course and backburnered for a bit. It’s probably happened to you, and it happened […]