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Monday Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Ways to Lower Engine Operating Temps
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Monday Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Ways to Lower Engine Operating Temps

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 ways to keep engine operating temperatures low. C.B. […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: The Great 5.3L Truck Swap Debate Revisited!
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: The Great 5.3L Truck Swap Debate Revisited!

Editor’s Note: The following letter is in response to an answer in a previous column concerning whether to go with a 5.3L LS engine or a larger 350ci small-block Chevy. […]

Monday Mailbag: Low Oil Pressure and How it Affects Your Engine Bearings
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Monday Mailbag: Low Oil Pressure and How it Affects Your Engine Bearings

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 talking about oil pressure and what it might mean […]

Monday Mailbag: Could Your Engine’s Power Loss Be a Sign of a Poor Cooling System?
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Monday Mailbag: Could Your Engine’s Power Loss Be a Sign of a Poor Cooling System?

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 potential causes of power loss in a ’66 […]

My friend Wes Drellesheck sent me this photo awhile back of his intake port when the intake was first removed. His small-block suffered a similar problem of oil-fouled spark plugs and higher than normal oil usage.
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What’s Causing Excessive Oil Consumption in My Engine?

I’m having a problem with the small block 383 in my Impala. The engine was new about two years ago, but I keep having problems with the spark plugs loading up […]

Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting and Tuning a Holley 1850 Carburetor
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Monday Mailbag: Troubleshooting and Tuning a Holley 1850 Carburetor

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 make a classic Holley 1850 carburetor operate properly. […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Calculate Brake Pedal Ratio and Master Cylinder Size
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Monday Mailbag: How to Calculate Brake Pedal Ratio and Master Cylinder Size

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 talking pedal ratio and master cylinder bore size. Q: I’m […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: 8.2 or 8.5 — How to Identify GM 10-Bolt Rear-Ends
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: 8.2 or 8.5 — How to Identify GM 10-Bolt Rear-Ends

I purchased a ’68 Camaro basket case along with a pile of parts including what appears to be a 10-bolt rear-end that was not under the car. How do I […]

Monday Mailbag: Deciphering the Timing Marks on Small Block Ford Balancers
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Monday Mailbag: Deciphering the Timing Marks on Small Block Ford Balancers

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 examining the different timing marks you’ll find on […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Changing Valve Seals Without Removing the Cylinder Heads
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Monday Mailbag: Tips for Changing Valve Seals Without Removing the 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 sharing the secret to changing valve seals with the […]