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Tighten the two screws holding the rotor in place.
Product Installs / Tech

Fired Up: Enhancing Power and Throttle Response with an MSD Distributor/Plug Wire Upgrade

MSD makes a high-end, high-performance distributor for almost every modern engine still in use. Using a Chevy V8—arguably the most popular conversion engine in use today—as the example, we pulled […]

Tah-dah! Having never done anything like this before, Tom says it was a pretty wild moment. “I’m filing this photo under “things I do that my wife will never, ever, ever understand,” he explained. It’s OK, buddy—we do.
Tech / Tech Projects

Project Thunderbolt LS3 V8 Miata (Part 1): The Master Plan and Teardown

Light car + big engine = silly go-fast fun. Back in the 1940s and ‘50s it was Ford flathead, Olds, and Caddy V8s in Model As. Pontiac stuffed a 389 […]

Video 101: How to Find Top Dead Center
How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video 101: How to Find Top Dead Center

If you’re relatively new to engine work and have ever pulled, or need to pull, the distributor or dampener from your engine, finding Top Dead Center on piston #1 becomes an […]

Monday Mailbag: Swapping a 383 into a Dodge Dart Sport
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Swapping a 383 into a Dodge Dart Sport

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re cramming a 383 into a 1974 Dodge Dart Sport. C.B. Oshkosh, WI […]

The best way to maintain pressure is with an electric bottle heater like this one from NOS. These heaters are designed with a thermostat to maintain a bottle temperature of 85 degrees F.
Q&A / Tech

Ask Away: Optimizing Your Nitrous System with Proper Bottle Pressure

I recently installed a NOS Cheater nitrous system on my car and we took it to a chassis dyno to test the system. The jets were rated at 150 hp […]

Photos courtesy of Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Inc.
Tech / Tech Articles

The Straight Scoop: The Inside Story on Drag Race Wheel Alignments

For most racers and enthusiasts, a wheel alignment is something that you seldom ponder, especially when it comes to performance. After all, horsepower has become cheap and easy to get. And wheel alignments–well, those are for […]

Quick Tech: Crossplane vs. Flat Plane Crankshafts Explained
Tech / Tech Articles

Quick Tech: Crossplane vs. Flat Plane Crankshafts Explained

Flat plane crankshafts are nothing new. However, with the recent introductions of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, flat plane crankshaft design has been garnering a lot more attention. And it’s been raising […]

Video: An Introduction to Flywheel Design and Materials
Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: An Introduction to Flywheel Design and Materials

In this video from the gang at Centerforce, Will Baty with Centerforce University walks you through the three main types of flywheels—cast iron, billet steel, and billet aluminum—and explains the […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Potential Transmission Valve Body Issues
Q&A / Tech

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Potential Transmission Valve Body Issues

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re having a closer look at problematic transmission. D.S. Lakeworth, FL Q: I […]

LSM Racing Products makes a valve spring compressor designed specifically for use on the LS7. The screw type tool compresses an intake and exhaust spring simultaneously, applying the force straight down rather than in an arc. That reduces the possibility of the retainer contacting the valve stem. The compressor is available at Summit Racing under part number LSM-SC-167.
How Tos / Tech

The Great LS7 Wiggle Test: How to Check Valve Guide Wear on the LS7

As the powerplant of choice for the 2006-2013 Corvette Z06 and 2014-2015 Camaro Z/28, GM’s LS7 is a 427-cubic-inch, 500-plus horsepower monster. It was the first production engine to use […]

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