Category Archive: Q&A

Apr 14 2014

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Properly Routing Fuel Lines

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer up tips for routing your fuel lines. J.H. Boston, MA Q: I am getting ready to plumb my fuel system and can use some advice on routing the fuel lines. What’s the best way …

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Apr 07 2014

Monday Mailbag: Tips for a Better Cruising Car

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we help a reader get ready for summer cruising with a few upgrades to his Ford Torino. T.P. New Brighton, PA Q: Recently, I purchased a 1970 Ford Torino, completely stock and original, with 84,000 miles, …

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Apr 04 2014

Ask Away: Can I Use a Rectangular Port Intake with Big Oval Port Heads?

I am thinking of using a big block Chevy rectangle port intake manifold on a set of aluminum Edelbrock heads that have big oval ports. Will that be okay or will there be a big horsepower loss? I’ve read that you shouldn’t do this because the engine will suffer a big power loss. I was …

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Apr 01 2014

Mailbag: Inertia-Based vs. Time-Based Brake Controllers

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we waited until Tuesday to talk about the differences inertia-based and time-based brake controllers. M.G. Charlotte, NC Q: I am looking for a good, reliable brake controller for my trailer. Can you provide me with some …

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Mar 10 2014

Monday Mailbag: Single Pattern vs. Dual Pattern Cams

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re answering the basic question: What’s the difference between a single pattern and dual pattern camshaft? K.B. Washington, PA Q: What is the difference between a single pattern camshaft and a dual pattern camshaft, and how …

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Mar 04 2014

Mailbag Monday (Tuesday Edition): Tips for Lowering Fox-Body Mustangs

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we waited until Tuesday to talk about the use of caster/camber plates and offset steering rack bushings with Fox-body lowering springs. G.R. New Brunswick, NJ Q: I am installing a set of lowering springs on my …

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Feb 24 2014

Monday Mailbag: The Cure for Off-Road Transmission Slip

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, troubleshooting and troubled tranny. K.R. Denham Springs, LA Q: When going up steep, muddy hills, the transmission in my 1999 Jeep Wrangler slips. On the road, the transmission operates fine. The Wrangler has a 4.0L 6-cylinder …

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Feb 17 2014

Monday Mailbag: Nitrous Basics for Big Block Performance

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking about nitrous system setups. T.H. Washington, D.C. Q: I’m putting together my first engine for my 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass. It’s Chevy 454 with an Edelbrock RPM cam, heads, and intake package. So, how much …

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Feb 10 2014

Monday Mailbag: How to Adjust Your Existing Tires for Maximum Race Traction

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re tuning tire pressure to track surface for maximum traction. G.L. Alamogordo, NM Q: I’ve noticed that tires have their maximum inflation pressures on the sidewall. I’ve also noticed it’s possible to attain better fuel mileage …

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Feb 07 2014

Camshaft FAQs: What is Lobe Separation? What are Intake and Exhaust Centerlines? (And More)

Find the camshafts section in your latest Summit Racing catalog and you’ll quickly notice that all the cams are displayed with duration and lift. That’s because veteran gearheads use these key specs to help identify the right cam grind for their engine and application. But there are other, lesser-known specifications you should be aware of …

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