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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Exploring Parasitic Power Loss in an Autocross Car
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Exploring Parasitic Power Loss in an Autocross Car

I have a small-block, four-speed ’71 Camaro that I race in autocross. How much horsepower do the following items use on a small-block at 6,000 rpm? Even a guesstimate would […]

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Tech / Tech Projects

Best of Both Worlds: Building a Gen 1/LS Hybrid with World Products’ Motown II LS Block (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: Mike Mavrigian must do nothing but build engines and write stories about them. We have visions of his shop, Birchwood Automotive, set deep in the woods with Mavrigian […]

Ignition 101: A Quick Guide to 5 Common Ignition System Designs
Tech / Tech Articles

Ignition 101: A Quick Guide to 5 Common Ignition System Designs

Ignition systems have come a long way since the early days of the automobile. From early points-style setups to modern coil-on-plug configurations, the ignition system has evolved. There are five […]

Mailbag: Ideas for Cooling Down a Mysteriously Hot-Running Engine
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Mailbag: Ideas for Cooling Down a Mysteriously Hot-Running Engine

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting an engine that’s running too hot. […]

This is a Baer 6-piston caliper. You would calculate the area the same way as a four-piston except multiply the area by three instead of two. Larger calipers with more pistons apply load to the brake pad over a greater area of the pad, improving performance. (Image/Baer)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Using Master Cylinder Math to Solve Brake Pedal Woes

  I have a ’64 El Camino that has been converted to front discs using 1970 Chevelle parts. I was told that I should change the master cylinder as well, […]

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How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

How to Retrofit GM LS Valve Springs on LT1 Cylinder Heads

Since the GM LS is such a popular engine series, LS-compatible parts are common and easy to find. Which means, if you’re using 1992-97 LT1-style heads on your engine, you […]

Mailbag: Which Muffler Design is Louder – Two- or Three-Chambers?
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Mailbag: Which Muffler Design is Louder – Two- or Three-Chambers?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re discussing two-chamber vs. three-chamber mufflers, and which […]

This is an older Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator at the front of a small-block Chevy with a multi-point EFI manifold. The fuel enters the fuel rail on the far left and is regulated after exiting the fuel rail (right). Fuel returns by exiting the regulator at the bottom. (Image/Aeromotive)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Why You Should Locate Fuel Pressure Regulators Near the Engine

  I am making plans for an LS-swapped Chevelle with all kinds of cool parts, so I’m building the car in my head. I’ve seen lots of people use that […]

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Tech Articles

Oil Pans 101: Comparing Steel vs. Aluminum Oil Pans

Editor’s Note: Author Jeff Behuniak is with Canton Racing Products, a company that specializes in manufacturing oiling and cooling products for racing applications, including oil pans. … A lot of people […]

Mailbag: Choosing Stock vs. Aftermarket Performance Parts for an Olds 350 Engine Build
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Mailbag: Choosing Stock vs. Aftermarket Performance Parts for an Olds 350 Engine Build

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re answering several questions about an Olds 350 […]