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Mopar 499 Street Thumper Part Four: The Dyno Results and an EFI Surprise
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Mopar 499 Street Thumper Part Four: The Dyno Results and an EFI Surprise

Editor’s Note: Mike Mavrigian has been building and writing about engines almost as long as there has been internal combustion. Mike’s shop, Birchwood Automotive, specializes in street performance and racing […]

So many connector plugs! I did my best to label everything before I took it all part, which was a big help.
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Project Thunderbolt LS Miata, Part 8: Reassembly Begins!

Up to this point you’ve seen me tear down, tear apart, strip, cut, beat, weld, and paint my Miata to prepare the car for its new Chevrolet Performance LS3/T56 Magnum […]

Monday Mailbag: Tuning Your Carburetor for Mid and Upper RPM Power
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Monday Mailbag: Tuning Your Carburetor for Mid and Upper RPM Power

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 setting up a Holley carburetor for mid and high rpm […]

Ask Away: Diagnosing Excessive Distributor Noise
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Ask Away: Diagnosing Excessive Distributor Noise

I have a question. My 1970 SS Chevelle has a 350 crate motor. When I start the engine now, there is a loud whiney sound coming from my distributor. Is […]

Quick Tech: The Great Holley and Hooker LS Swap Guide
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Quick Tech: The Great Holley and Hooker LS Swap Guide

Thinking about swapping an LS engine into an early Camaro or Nova? It’s not exactly like fitting the proverbial square peg into a round hole, but you will need to […]

Monday Mailbag: Achieving Proper Cylinder Head-to-Manifold Seal in 6 Easy Steps
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Monday Mailbag: Achieving Proper Cylinder Head-to-Manifold Seal in 6 Easy Steps

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 exploring a technique for proper intake manifold-to-cylinder head sealing. C.M. Chicago, […]

Quick Tech: How to Read a Vacuum Gauge to Pinpoint Engine Problems
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Quick Tech: How to Read a Vacuum Gauge to Pinpoint Engine Problems

A vacuum gauge is an invaluable resource for tracking down engine issues. The key is understanding what your gauge is trying to tell you. We’ve put together this quick-guide to […]

A 552-Cubic-Inch Ford V12? It’s True—Get the Story and See the Dyno Results Here!
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A 552-Cubic-Inch Ford V12? It’s True—Get the Story and See the Dyno Results Here!

The goal was simple: Create the 1960s-era LeMans race engine that Ford never built. That’s what Jan Baker did with two Ford 302 blocks and three Ford Cleveland cylinder heads—and swears it […]

Weight Plan (Part 2): How to Properly Place Ballast for Drag Racing
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Weight Plan (Part 2): How to Properly Place Ballast for Drag Racing

Plenty of racers use ballast to meet specific class weight breaks. Clever racers use the ballast as a tool to effectively tune the car too. As we covered in Weight […]

Project X-BOX Update: Infographic and Interview with Lead Fabricator Nathan Durst
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Project X-BOX Update: Infographic and Interview with Lead Fabricator Nathan Durst

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Denny Terzich’s Project X-BOX 1955 Chevy. Apparently, it’s because Terzich and his team have been so hard at work getting the […]