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Monday Mailbag: Cylinder Head Bolts vs. Studs — and How to Determine the Right Torque Values
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Cylinder Head Bolts vs. Studs — and How to Determine the Right Torque Values

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 taking a closer look at cylinder head […]

Back in Black Nighthawk LS Engine Build (Part 1): The Short Block
Tech / Tech Projects

Back in Black Nighthawk LS Engine Build (Part 1): The Short Block

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 […]

Rust Busters: How to Apply POR-15 Rust Preventive in 3 Easy Steps
How Tos / Tech

Rust Busters: How to Apply POR-15 Rust Preventive in 3 Easy Steps

Rust is a car or truck owner’s worst enemy — or at least part of the automotive Legion of Doom. Fortunately, POR-15 has come to the rescue with a corrosion-fighting line of rust preventive paints. While […]

Monday Mailbag: Why is My Rebuilt Engine Still Using Too Much Oil?
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Why is My Rebuilt Engine Still Using Too Much Oil?

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 exploring reasons a freshly rebuilt engine […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining Budget-Friendly Options for Pre-Lubing a New Engine
Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining Budget-Friendly Options for Pre-Lubing a New Engine

I just bought an LS3 crate engine and the instructions that Chevrolet includes with the engine recommend pre-lubing the engine with a Kent Moore tool J45299. I looked that tool […]

We fast-forwarded a little to show off the custom-mix PPG Deltron Starlight Blue Metallic stripes with the cool ghost stars. Those stars show up in the number roundels too.
Featured Vehicles / Tech / Tech Projects

The Valkyrie Project: Restoring a Road Race 1969 AMX

It’s not every day you run across a bona fide race warrior tucked away in a barn or shed, especially if that warrior is an American Motors product. But that’s […]

All About Stall (Part 3): How Your Camshaft Helps Determine Torque Converter Stall Speed
Tech / Tech Articles

All About Stall (Part 3): How Your Camshaft Helps Determine Torque Converter Stall Speed

Our initial All About Stall post established the significance of engine setup in choosing torque converter stall. Nelson Gill, President and CEO of ACC Performance, then demonstrated how variables in engine setup — things like […]

Video: Installing AMP Research PowerSteps on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Product Installs / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: Installing AMP Research PowerSteps on a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

If you own a truck or SUV and are interested in adding electric-powered retractable steps, or replacing your current running boards with the latest and greatest, AMP Research PowerSteps deliver full-length […]

Time to Rebuild (Part 2): The Hows and Whys of Choosing an Engine Rebuild Kit
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Time to Rebuild (Part 2): The Hows and Whys of Choosing an Engine Rebuild Kit

There are a couple of reasons to perform an engine rebuild. When an engine has accumulated a lot of miles, the internal parts inside the engine may be worn or […]

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 4): Making Non-Descript Gen. V Camaro Stand Out with Exterior Styling Parts
Tech / Tech Projects

Fifth-Gen. Frenzy (Part 4): Making Non-Descript Gen. V Camaro Stand Out with Exterior Styling Parts

It’s hard to argue the popularity of the fifth-generation Camaro. Chevrolet sold nearly 600,000 Camaros during the production run of the fifth generation, including over 80,000 in 2013 alone. That’s […]