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Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting Ignition Timing on Dual-Carb, Supercharged 355 Chevy
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Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting Ignition Timing on Dual-Carb, Supercharged 355 Chevy

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 troubleshooting ignition timing problems in a supercharged […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Choose (or Build Your Own) PCV System to Control Oil Vapor
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Choose (or Build Your Own) PCV System to Control Oil Vapor

I have a 472-cubic-inch engine in my ’69 Cadillac and I have a problem with oil vapor covering my nice new aluminum valve covers. I had a PCV valve on the […]

Transmission Cooler Guide: What to Consider When Choosing a Transmission Cooler
Tech / Tech Articles

Transmission Cooler Guide: What to Consider When Choosing a Transmission Cooler

It’s no secret that heat kills automatic transmissions. This is especially true in big-power, street-strip machines that combine lots of horsepower with a small torque converter and steep rear axle ratio. Engine rpm […]

Fill the bleeder tank with your recommended brake fluid, connect the line to the adapter, and then use the plunger to bring the tank up to 15 psi of pressure. It’s not uncommon for air to be in the clear plastic tubing, as this is usually residual from the line itself or the reservoir. The brake fluid, however, will find its way around the air bubbles and into the brake system. From our experience, you can pretty much do this just once and be able to walk around the car, bleeding each corner as needed.
How Tos / Tech

How to Use Motive Products Power Brake Bleeder

Having the right tool for any job often results in a successful completion of the task, and it can often save time as well, which can translate into more free […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Install a Standpipe on an AN Fitting
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Monday Mailbag: How to Install a Standpipe on an AN Fitting

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 finding ways to install a standpipe fitting. […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Vacuum Advance and How it Relates to Part-Throttle Timing
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Vacuum Advance and How it Relates to Part-Throttle Timing

Our tech column seems to be gathering quite a following of guys who want to know more about their cars and engines. One reader posted a comment (below) in response […]

Quick Tech: How to Break In Stamped Steel Rocker Arms
How Tos / Tech

Quick Tech: How to Break In Stamped Steel Rocker Arms

Stamped steel rocker arms are common on budget crate engines, and many race classes require the use of stamped steel rockers. Because they do not feature a roller bearing pivot, […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Choose Motor Mounts for an Early Small Block Chevy
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Monday Mailbag: How to Choose Motor Mounts for an Early Small Block Chevy

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 looking at different motor mount options […]

The completed engine, ready for dyno testing
Tech / Tech Projects

Project LS Next (Part 3): We Dyno Test the 440 Cubic-Inch “LS Next” Project

In this episode of Project LS Next, we find out what Mike Mavrigian’s 440 cubic-inch LS engine made on the dyno—after he installed the induction system, ignition, and a pair […]

Squared Away: Bringing Modern Handling to a 1973-87 GM “Square Body” Truck with a RideTech StreetGrip Suspension
Product Installs / Tech

Squared Away: Bringing Modern Handling to a 1973-87 GM “Square Body” Truck with a RideTech StreetGrip Suspension

In the classic truck world, it doesn’t get much more popular than GM’s 1967-72 C/K-series pickups. These second-generation “Action Line” trucks have gone up in value and are becoming increasingly […]