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Monday Mailbag: Finding Possible Causes (and Cures) for Engine Bog
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Monday Mailbag: Finding Possible Causes (and Cures) for Engine Bog

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 tracking down some possible causes of engine bogging. M.T.  San […]

The Vortec iron small-block Chevy head offer 1.94/1.60-inch vales and 64cc combustion chambers and flow better than any other production iron small-block Chevy head. Their limitation is a limited valve lift potential. Machining the guides to increase the retainer-to-seal clearance is an inexpensive way to convert these heads to use a bigger cam with valve lifts up to 0.550-inch.
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Blueprint for a Budget Small Block Chevy Build

I want to build a mild, 350ci small-block Chevy for a ’77 Chevy pickup I’ll use as a daily driver. The trans will be a TH-350 with a stock torque […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Choosing and Installing Header Fasteners
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Monday Mailbag: Tips for Choosing and Installing Header Fasteners

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 debating header bolts vs. header studs. Q: I am installing […]

Monday Mailbag: Mating and Sealing Tips for Milled Cylinder Heads
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Monday Mailbag: Mating and Sealing Tips for Milled Cylinder Heads

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 helping to properly install and seal a set of mildly […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Piston Ring Thickness and Why Thin is In!
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Piston Ring Thickness and Why Thin is In!

I’ve heard that late model engines now run much thinner rings than the older production engines. Are these thinner rings just there to improve fuel mileage or is there a […]

Monday Mailbag: The Cure for Loose Roller Rocker Arm Nuts
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Monday Mailbag: The Cure for Loose Roller Rocker Arm Nuts

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 giving some suggestions to keep rocker arm nuts in […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips and Techniques for Tuning Up HEI Distributors
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips and Techniques for Tuning Up HEI Distributors

I was checking the timing on my small block Camaro yesterday and noticed that the timing doesn’t return to initial like it should. I set my initial timing at 14 […]

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Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Sticky Clutch Pedal

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 offering up possible cures for a sticky clutch pedal.  Q: My […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining the Viability of Chevrolet’s Oft-Overlooked “Corporate” 10-Bolt Rear-End

Was it possible for the 1970 big block 396 (402) Nova to come with the 10-bolt rear-end installed from the factory? I know the 12-bolt was optional for around $150 […]

Monday Mailbag: Swapping a TH-350 Transmission for a TH-700-R4
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Monday Mailbag: Swapping a TH-350 Transmission for a TH-700-R4

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 providing specs for a GM transmission swap. D.V.  Anaconda, MT […]