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Tech 101: The Hows and Whys of Installing a Tanks Inc. Rollover Vent Valve
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Tech 101: The Hows and Whys of Installing a Tanks Inc. Rollover Vent Valve

Tanks Inc. is a leader in fuel tanks. The company has been in business since 1980, but aftermarket fuel system component manufacturers like Edelbrock and Aeromotive are now recommending Tanks […]

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Tech / Tech Projects

Ford Crank Guide: How to Choose the Right Ford Crankshaft for Your Blue Oval

Whether it’s an old-school Windsor block, vintage FE, or modern modular motor, your Ford engine is only as strong as its crankshaft. Without a good, strong crankshaft, your high performance Ford […]

Tire Math: Calculating the Effects of Tire Diameter on Final Drive Ratio
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Tire Math: Calculating the Effects of Tire Diameter on Final Drive Ratio

Thinking about changing the size of your tires? You’re not alone—people run larger wheels and tires for aesthetic purposes. We’ve also seen guys reduce the overall size of their tires for […]

Video: Quick Tips for Installing a New Transmission
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Video: Quick Tips for Installing a New Transmission

If you’re installing, or planning to install, a new transmission, it might be wise to check out this quick video from TCI Automotive (via parent company COMP Cams) which provides […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Excessive Coolant Temperatures
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Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Excessive Coolant Temperatures

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re discussing high coolant temperatures at highway speeds. R.L.  Derry, NH Q. I […]

16-Volt Guide: 6 Things You Should Know About 16-Volt Batteries
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16-Volt Guide: 6 Things You Should Know About 16-Volt Batteries

For some racers, 12 volts just aren’t enough. Many drag racers and circle track racers have opted to run 16-volt batteries to give their ignition system and other components a boost. […]

This is the type of spark plug you will need for your ZZ small-block. Most stock small-block cylinder heads take this 0.704-inch thread reach plug with a tapered seat and a projected nose. This happens to be a Bosch copper center electrode plug.
Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing Spark Plugs for Chevy ZZ Crate Motors

What type of spark plugs do I use on my ZZ3 motor? I know that there are a lot of different spark plugs but what type do I use in […]

Install the two diagonals over the rear seat. Do not tighten any Allen bolt until they are all threaded into the clamps and the bars are in place, and then tighten all of them.
Product Installs / Tech

Roll Call: Installing a Front Roll Cage on a Jeep Rubicon Unlimited

You might think your Jeep’s OEM front bars will protect you in event of an upset, but you’d be wrong. Those bars are strictly there to secure the windshield, not to protect […]

Video: LS Throttle Bodies – Drive By Wire vs. Drive By Cable
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Video: LS Throttle Bodies – Drive By Wire vs. Drive By Cable

You have a few options when it comes to choosing how to stuff air and fuel into your GM LS engine. You could go for the nostalgic intake manifold and […]

Monday Mailbag: Mapping Out a Ford Coyote 5.0L-to-Fox Body Engine Swap
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Monday Mailbag: Mapping Out a Ford Coyote 5.0L-to-Fox Body Engine Swap

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re discussing Ford engine swaps–specifically the Coyote 5.0L. Q. “What about Ford engine […]