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Monday Mailbag: Is Your Catalytic Converter Killing Engine Vacuum?
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Monday Mailbag: Is Your Catalytic Converter Killing Engine Vacuum?

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking about catalytic converters killing engine vacuum.  L.R. Baltimore, MD Q: I have a […]

Quick Tech: A Basic Guide to Engine Paint
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Quick Tech: A Basic Guide to Engine Paint

It takes a special kind of paint to survive under your hood. Engine paint must withstand extremely high temperatures and be able to resist gasoline, oils, and other chemicals. And it has […]

The truth is, pinion angle can move significantly and well tuned cars are setup to compensate. Look at how hard this well sorted Super Modified car is hitting the tire. It didn’t get that way with a wayward pinion.
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Pinion Primer: How to Achieve Proper Pinion Angle and Why it Matters

What’s with big deal with pinion angle? It is a very big deal. In order to keep the driveshaft and U-joints operating in a (more or less) straight line, the […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Flooding and Hesitation
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Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Flooding and Hesitation

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking about engine flooding and hesitation.  T.M. Marietta, GA Q: I have a 1983 […]

Oil Additives: What’s In Your Oil and Why is It There?
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Oil Additives: What’s In Your Oil and Why is It There?

We take motor oil for granted. Sometimes, we don’t change it as often as we should. And when we do pour in a fresh batch of oil, we don’t always do […]

Engine Break-In Guide: 10 Tips to Help Properly Break in Your Engine
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Engine Break-In Guide: 10 Tips to Help Properly Break in Your Engine

Proper engine break-in procedure is critical. The right steps during this procedure can save your engine, your bank account, and ultimately your sanity. With help from the engine experts at ATK High Performance Engines […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition

My buddies and I got into a discussion the other day about why all the new car companies went with individual coils for each cylinder as opposed to sticking with […]

The complete install adds a custom two-tone appearance to the Silverado and provides a comfortable, yet very protective layer that is custom fitted to the vehicle, and delivered to your door with the fastest delivery time in the industry.
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Quick Tech: Getting the Perfect Fit with CalTrend’s Custom Seat Covers

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, at some point you’ll get a stain, tear, or the smell of that day-old burrito onto your truck’s new upholstery. This […]

The Ethanol Effect: Understanding Ethanol & What You Can Do to Protect Your Ride During Storage
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The Ethanol Effect: Understanding Ethanol & What You Can Do to Protect Your Ride During Storage

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to love its ethanol. Farmers love it, too. But if you’re a hot rodder–particularly a hot rodder with a carbureted or older-style fuel system–ethanol isn’t […]

Video: A Quick Guide to Rotor Phasing
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Video: A Quick Guide to Rotor Phasing

Rotor phasing refers to the alignment of the rotor top and the distributor cap terminal when spark occurs, according to MSD Ignition. It’s critical to maximizing engine performance. Incorrect alignment […]

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