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Our custom valley plate was machined from .250” thick 6061 billet stock. Unlike the OEM cover, the plate runs flush front and rear. The casting depressions at the front top of the block were filled with All-Metal body filler to create a flush-front block area.
Tech / Tech Projects

Back in Black Nighthawk LS (Part 2): Heads, Valvetrain, Oiling System & More

Editor’s Note: Mike Mavrigian’s shop, Birchwood Automotive, specializes in street performance and racing engines as well as vehicle restoration. We covered his last build, a 499 cubic inch Mopar 400 big […]

Video: How to Set Your Clutch’s Throwout Bearing Clearance
How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Set Your Clutch’s Throwout Bearing Clearance

Quarter Master makes high performance racing clutches. Good ones. But no matter how good or well-built a clutch may be, it can’t last long if the throwout bearing clearances aren’t […]

Monday Mailbag: Building a Potent, Pump-Gas Pontiac on a Budget
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Building a Potent, Pump-Gas Pontiac on a Budget

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Monday Mailbag, we’re helping to build a street-pounding small […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Revisiting Common Causes and Cures for Vapor Lock
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Revisiting Common Causes and Cures for Vapor Lock

What exactly is vapor lock? The weather is warming up now and last summer I had trouble with my small block Nova dying a various times when he engine ran […]

HANS 101: How to Choose the Right HANS Device
Tech / Tech Articles

HANS 101: How to Choose the Right HANS Device

Editor’s Note: June is OnAllCylinders safety month and will feature stories and tips on a variety of safety equipment. The HANS Device has been around since the early 1980s but gained […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips on Choosing a Starter for a Small Block Ford
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Tips on Choosing a Starter for a Small Block Ford

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — Mondays, when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week in our Monday Mailbag, we’re helping to find the right starter […]

Safety Harnesses 101: How to Choose Your OTHER Seat Belt
Buyer's Guides / How Tos / Parts

Safety Harnesses 101: How to Choose Your OTHER Seat Belt

Editor’s Note: June is OnAllCylinders safety month and will feature stories and tips on a variety of safety equipment. All legitimately sanctioned racing requires participating drivers to buckle up. In race […]

Here's the 438 dressed in dyno trim, without an alternator.
Tech / Tech Projects

The Wonder Windsor: Hardcore Horsepower’s 738 HP Small Block Ford

Mike Petralia, owner and chief bottle washer at Hardcore Horsepower & Dyno in Franklin, TN, is no stranger to hot small block Ford builds. So when it came time to […]

Big Tire Tech: How to Stuff the Back of Your Car with Big Tires
Tech / Tech Articles

Big Tire Tech: How to Stuff the Back of Your Car with Big Tires

Big back tires have always been the telltale sign of a true ground pounder. In some cars, it’s easy to stuff the back-end full of rubber without resorting to reconstructive surgery (tubs, moving […]

Lifter Logic: Essential Rules and Guidelines for Installing New Lifters
Tech / Tech Articles / Videos & Galleries

Lifter Logic: Essential Rules and Guidelines for Installing New Lifters

Small parts have a big impact on engine performance. For example, a good set of lifters will deliver consistent valve timing and maximum power with good oil control. To achieve these […]