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Monday Mailbag: Cylinder Head Bolts vs. Studs — and How to Determine the Right Torque Values
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Monday Mailbag: Cylinder Head Bolts vs. Studs — and How to Determine the Right Torque Values

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 taking a closer look at cylinder head […]

Monday Mailbag: Why is My Rebuilt Engine Still Using Too Much Oil?
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Monday Mailbag: Why is My Rebuilt Engine Still Using Too Much Oil?

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 exploring reasons a freshly rebuilt engine […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Port Matching vs. Pocket Porting — Which is a Better Use of Time?
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Port Matching vs. Pocket Porting — Which is a Better Use of Time?

I’m still buying parts to assemble a 355-cubic-inch small block Chevy for my ’55 Chevy. My buddy was over this past weekend and told me that I should make sure […]

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Monday Mailbag: Transmission Swap Advice for a Ford 351 Cleveland

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 picking out a good transmission swap candidate […]

Monday Mailbag: These Two Unlikely Suspects Could Be Stealing Your High-RPM Power
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Monday Mailbag: These Two Unlikely Suspects Could Be Stealing Your High-RPM Power

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 some potential causes for lost high-rpm horsepower. C.B. […]

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 […]