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Light Source: A Quick Guide to Automotive Lighting
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Light Source: A Quick Guide to Automotive Lighting

Lighting has gotten huge in the automotive aftermarket—and with good reason. The proper lights—headlights, taillights, and auxiliary lighting—can deliver improved safety, enhanced vehicle styling, and added versatility. It’s no wonder […]

Lizardskin goes on smoothly with the spray gun set to about 70 psi. Each 2 gallon container covers 46-50 square feet approximately .025-.040 inch thick.
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Skin Treatment: Applying LizardSkin Ceramic Insulation to Rutledge Wood’s Chevy Step Van

Rutledge Wood has been driving the wee out of his 1949 Chevy Step Van since he built it in 2013 (you can see the build story here): While he’s still […]

Video 101: How to Set Ignition Timing
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Video 101: How to Set Ignition Timing

Perhaps this would’ve been a good post for a Throwback Thursday. Fact is this video has been around for a while, but it’s still one of the more comprehensive tutorials on […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Spraying Metal Flake Paint
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Monday Mailbag: Tips for Spraying Metal Flake Paint

We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re sharing a few tips for spraying metal flakes. F.B. Bloomington, IL Q: I am planning […]

How to Choose the Right Racing Suit
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How to Choose the Right Racing Suit

Racing season is nearly upon us. Now is the perfect time to revisit the importance of choosing the right racing suit. Whether you’re an entry-level grassroots racer or professional Top Fuel […]

Video: Tips for TIG Welding Steel
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Video: Tips for TIG Welding Steel

In this video from Lincoln Electric, welding instructor Karl Hoes walks you step by step through the TIG welding process, offering tips and insight to achieve the best results. Hoes will […]

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Weight Plan: How to Properly Place Ballast for a Faster Race Car

Proper ballast placement is actually a free speed secret. Getting the ballast located correctly is a key component for a faster race car and will allow you to go faster around the turns […]

Video: How to Properly Install Valve Springs
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Video: How to Properly Install Valve Springs

Watch this video from COMP Cams and learn the proper way to set up and install your valve springs. In this video, you’ll learn how to find your spring’s installed height, […]

Video 101: How to Find Top Dead Center
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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 damper from your engine, finding Top Dead Center on piston #1 becomes an […]

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.
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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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