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Slow Your Roll: Upgrading Your Jeep Brake System for Better Stopping Power

You’ve increased your Jeep’s tire size for improved ground clearance, and then you lowered its gear ratio to take advantage of the taller tires. But now, with the taller tires […]

Volumetric Efficiency and What it Means to Performance
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Volumetric Efficiency and What it Means to Performance

Volumetric efficiency is a term that’s tossed around quite a bit when talking about internal combustion engines. However, surprisingly few people understand what volumetric efficiency is and how it actually affects […]

Video: Choosing the Best Exhaust System for Your Car or Truck
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Video: Choosing the Best Exhaust System for Your Car or Truck

The trick to successfully installing an aftermarket exhaust system isn’t just about your tech expertise or wrenching abilities. Many times, the most crucial step is simply selecting the right exhaust system during […]

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
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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.
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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
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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, […]