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Ask Away: Swapping Out a TH-400 for an 4L80E Overdrive Transmission
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Ask Away: Swapping Out a TH-400 for an 4L80E Overdrive Transmission

I bought a 4L80E automatic trans out of a late model pickup to put in my ’66 Bel Air. We swapped a big block Chevy into the car a few […]

Monday Mailbag: Is Your Vacuum Advance Hurting Highway Performance?
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Monday Mailbag: Is Your Vacuum Advance Hurting Highway 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 diagnosing rough engine operation at highway speeds. H.R. Marshfield, WI Q: I […]

Monday Mailbag: 8 Causes of Camshaft Failure and How To Prevent Them
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Monday Mailbag: 8 Causes of Camshaft Failure and How To Prevent Them

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 discussing common causes of camshaft failure and what you can do […]

This is our home made front timing cover seal alignment tool. We cut out the hub from a stock truck balancer and then honed the hub i.d. so it would slide over the crank snout. Leave the cover bolts loose and position the cover so the seal is centered on the hub. It’s that easy.
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: The Ins and Outs of LS Cam Swaps

I’ve heard that changing cams in an LS engine is really easy, but I’ve never worked on one of these engines before and I don’t want to screw it up. […]

Monday Mailbag: Mass Airflow Sensor Calibration vs. Fuel Injector Size
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Monday Mailbag: Mass Airflow Sensor Calibration vs. Fuel Injector Size

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 discussing calibrating MAF sensors for your fuel injector size. J.S. Franklin, TN […]

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 […]