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This is the photo of the cap that W.D sent us with his question. Notice the dark iron oxide area on the inside of the cap. Our guess is that the inside of his rotor was absolutely filled with this stuff. Also notice the whitish aluminum oxide deposits on the spark plug wire terminals. That’s not good.
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Causes Distributor Cap Corrosion and Deposits (and How Can You Avoid Them)?

I was working on my engine the other day when I pulled the distributor cap and noticed what looked like grease around the inside of the cap. But what really […]

Losing Your Cool: 9 Cooling System Myths and Mistakes — and Why to Avoid Them!
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Losing Your Cool: 9 Cooling System Myths and Mistakes — and Why to Avoid Them!

There are many myths and misconceptions about engine cooling, but the truth is your engine’s cooling system must perform a balancing act. It needs to extract enough heat to keep your engine happy, […]

Video: Performing a Cam Swap on a 454 Big Block Chevy
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Video: Performing a Cam Swap on a 454 Big Block Chevy

Discover how adding a more-aggressive camshaft to a factory engine can dramatically increase power, when the good people at COMP Cams show you how to perform a cam swap in […]

Monday Mailbag: Setting Up a Brand New Carburetor for Optimum Performance
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Monday Mailbag: Setting Up a Brand New Carburetor for Optimum Performance

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 discussing how to set up a new […]

Cast System: An Inside Look at Edelbrock’s Foundry and Casting Techniques
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Cast System: An Inside Look at Edelbrock’s Foundry and Casting Techniques

  Running 6.80s at nearly 210 miles-per-hour, today’s 275mm drag radial door-slammers incinerate the quarter-mile thanks to obscene levels of airflow and grip. Producing close to six horsepower per cubic-inch […]

Drag Slicks and Traction: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better When it Comes to Slicks
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Drag Slicks and Traction: Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better When it Comes to Slicks

In the last issue, we wrote about how to stuff larger tires inside your ride. While that article focused on filling up existing wheel wells with larger rubber, it also brought […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Adapt Braided AN Line to an Aftermarket Transmission Cooler
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Monday Mailbag: How to Adapt Braided AN Line to an Aftermarket Transmission Cooler

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 choosing the right fittings to adapt braided […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make the Kickdown Work on a TH400 Transmission Swap
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make the Kickdown Work on a TH400 Transmission Swap

I have an ’85 C-10 pickup that we’ve installed a factory fuel-injected 5.3L truck engine. We bolted a TH400 transmission to the LS engine but I now realize that I […]

Quick Guide to Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Ford V8, V10 & V12
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Quick Guide to Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Ford V8, V10 & V12

When it comes to cylinder head fasteners, it’s crucial that you follow the recommended torque specifications and torque sequences. Torque specs vary depending on the fastener brand, lubricants, and other factors; however, the […]

Single Part Number 5-Speed Swap: Summit Racing Simplifies Swapping a Modern Manual into Classic Mustangs
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Single Part Number 5-Speed Swap: Summit Racing Simplifies Swapping a Modern Manual into Classic Mustangs

In our first installment of our ’68 Mustang rejuvenation project, we prepped our Blueprint 408 Windsor to be dropped in and replace the tired original 289. Since then, we did […]