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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Understanding Vacuum Advance and Why You Need It
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Understanding Vacuum Advance and Why You Need It

I’ve always thought that vacuum advance was something just for stock engines and something you didn’t use with a performance engine. In fact, I’ve heard guys say they’ve locked out […]

Video: Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Oil
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Video: Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Oil

If you’re interested in learning more about how motor oil really works and how to maximize the performance and longevity of your engine parts, then this video is probably for […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Prevent Engine Bolts from Rusting and Galling
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Prevent Engine Bolts from Rusting and Galling

I was helping my buddy remove the heads from his truck this last weekend. We ran into a problem where two of the collector bolts on the passenger side header […]

Monday Mailbag: GVWR and How it Affects Towing Capacity
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Monday Mailbag: GVWR and How it Affects Towing Capacity

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 covering gross vehicle weight ratings and how they apply to […]

Monday Mailbag: Swapping a 5.0L Mustang Engine and AOD Tranny into a 1980 Ford Fairmont
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Monday Mailbag: Swapping a 5.0L Mustang Engine and AOD Tranny into a 1980 Ford Fairmont

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 sharing a few tips for swapping a 5.0L Mustang engine and […]

Ask Away: Diagnosing High-RPM Power Loss
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Ask Away: Diagnosing High-RPM Power Loss

I have a small block Chevy in a ’66 Chevy II that seems to run pretty good but now I’m not so sure. It’s a 383 small block with a […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips for Spraying Metal Flake Paint
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Monday Mailbag: Tips for Spraying Metal Flake Paint

We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re sharing a few tips for spraying metal flakes. F.B. Bloomington, IL Q: I am planning […]

Ask Away: GM 10-Bolt vs. 12-Bolt Rear-Ends
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Ask Away: GM 10-Bolt vs. 12-Bolt Rear-Ends

With the upcoming addition of the 454-cubic-inch big block to my 1966 El Camino, I begin to worry about the durability of the 8.2-inch 10-bolt rear. It currently houses a 3.36:1 […]

Monday Mailbag: A Basic Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
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Monday Mailbag: A Basic Guide to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)

We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re taking a closer look at tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). Q: Can you provide […]

Monday Mailbag: Selecting the Right Carburetor for a Small Block Street Engine
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Monday Mailbag: Selecting the Right Carburetor for a Small Block Street Engine

We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re helping to choose the proper carburetor for a 400-cubic-inch small block. D.N. Bedford, […]