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Monday Mailbag: Tire Size, Gear Ratio & Stall Speed–and How They Relate
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Monday Mailbag: Tire Size, Gear Ratio & Stall Speed–and How They Relate

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re nailing down the right combination of tire size, gear ratio, and […]

Monday Mailbag: Engine Rebuild vs. Complete Engine Swap
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Monday Mailbag: Engine Rebuild vs. Complete Engine Swap

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re examining the pros and cons of a Ford 390FE engine rebuild. […]

How to Fix a Stripped Head Bolt (Ask Away with Jeff Smith)
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How to Fix a Stripped Head Bolt (Ask Away with Jeff Smith)

I finally collected all the parts to assemble my small-block Chevy 350 but when I torqued the head bolts, one of the holes stripped. I’ve heard there’s a way to […]

Monday Mailbag: Aluminum vs. Copper-Brass Radiators
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Monday Mailbag: Aluminum vs. Copper-Brass Radiators

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 examining aftermarket radiator options. V.R. Fort Wayne, IN Q: I have a […]

Monday Mailbag: Is Your Catalytic Converter Killing Engine Vacuum?
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Monday Mailbag: Is Your Catalytic Converter Killing Engine Vacuum?

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 catalytic converters killing engine vacuum.  L.R. Baltimore, MD Q: I have a […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Flooding and Hesitation
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Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing Engine Flooding and Hesitation

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 engine flooding and hesitation.  T.M. Marietta, GA Q: I have a 1983 […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition

My buddies and I got into a discussion the other day about why all the new car companies went with individual coils for each cylinder as opposed to sticking with […]

Monday Mailbag: Unleashing a (Mostly) Stock Pontiac 400
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Monday Mailbag: Unleashing a (Mostly) Stock Pontiac 400

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums.  M.J. Cadott, WI Q: I own a 1967 Pontiac Firebird coupe with a mostly stock 1971 400 […]

This is a close-up of a couple of spark plugs that indicated trouble in the cylinder. You can clearly see those black specs on the center electrodes, but perhaps what is more troubling is the fact that the ground electrodes are melted. The fix for this engine was less timing (which reduces heat in the chamber), a non-projected nose spark plug, and a higher octane fuel.
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: What’s the Difference Between Detonation and Pre-Ignition?

Okay, I keep reading about there is a difference between detonation and pre-ignition but it seems that whenever I ask anybody about this, they agree but don’t know the difference. […]

Monday Mailbag: Solutions for Poor Brake Performance and Excessive Fade
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Monday Mailbag: Solutions for Poor Brake Performance and Excessive Fade

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums.  J.B. Harrison, AR Q: My 1953 Chevy 1/2 ton truck project has hit a snag. I […]

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