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Mailbag: High-Volume vs. Standard-Volume Oil Pump on Engine Rebuild

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 high-volume vs. standard-volume oil pump use […]

Porsche's 928, developed in the 1970s, shares the same aft-mounted transmission/transaxle setup found in 1997+ Corvettes. (Image/Jalopnik)
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What is a Transaxle and How is it Different than a Transmission?

Quickly, what does a Porsche 911 and a 1961 Pontiac Tempest have in common? If you said “they both have a transaxle,” then you probably read the headline of this […]

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Carb Quickies: 4 Quick Checks to Determine if Your Carburetor is Working Properly

A cranky carburetor can lead to a number of problems—excessive fuel consumption, rough idle, hard starting, and more. We covered some of these issues in our Carb Detective and Carb Checklist […]

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Mailbag: Finding Low-End Power in a 1970 Olds Cutlass Daily Driver

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 helping a reader find low-end power in […]

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How to Remove Rusted Bolts and Loosen Stuck, Seized or Frozen Nuts and Bolts

A rusted, seized bolt or nut can turn an easy project into a nightmare. In fact, mechanics have been known to hold a lucky rabbit’s foot or refuse to work […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How Do I Drive My Pro Street Car at Highway Speeds Without Damaging Gears?

I have a Pro Street Camaro with a big-block Chevy, TH400, Dana 60 and 4.30 gears. I just bought this car a few months ago. The gear ratio is what […]

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Return or Returnless: Which Fuel System is Right for You? (Video)

Returnless fuel systems are becoming more common in new vehicles. As we learned in a recent Jeff Smith Ask Away! column, the increased use is due in part to tightening federal […]

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Mailbag: Will Advancing Your Cam Solve Your Low-End Power Problem?

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 helping a reader find low-end power in […]

Need parts for a 30th-anniversary Chevy Camaro? You never know what you'll find at a junkyard.
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Junkyard Jewels: 13 Tips for Scrapyard Parts Scrounging

Going to a junkyard is gearhead rite-of-passage. Whether it’s to save money, source rare parts, or repurpose components for a custom build, every experienced wrencher has made at least one […]

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Mailbag: Troubleshooting an Engine That Won’t Shut Off

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 helping a reader solve a diesling problem […]