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Monday Mailbag: What’s That Ringing Sound Coming From My Engine?

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 examining why new headers can cause strange noises from your engine. […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Set up an Oil Pump for High Performance Applications
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Monday Mailbag: How to Set up an Oil Pump for High Performance Applications

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 talking oil pumps. D.A. Bethesda, MD Q: I want to put a […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Installing and Tuning Your Shifter for Optimum Performance
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Installing and Tuning Your Shifter for Optimum Performance

I just finished replacing the clutch in my ’72 Nova and put the Hurst shifter back on my Muncie four-speed but when I drove the car, something is definitely wrong. […]

Monday Mailbag: Possible Causes and Cures for Hard Shifts
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Monday Mailbag: Possible Causes and Cures for Hard Shifts

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 looking at ways to fix a hard-shifting transmission. J.W. Niagara Falls, NY […]

This is a shot of a couple of the broken rockers. There is a bluing cast to the rocker that is broken in half that indicates heat was the cause of this failure. Assuming this was an exhaust rocker, using a previously-run intake rocker on the exhaust side might help here.
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Rocker Arm Failure and Ways to Prevent It

I race a Corvette in the vintage road race classes and I have had a rash of broken rocker arms. The rules prevent me from converting to roller rockers. Is […]

Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing and Fixing Differential Whine
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Monday Mailbag: Diagnosing and Fixing Differential Whine

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 quieting down a noisy differential. R.R. Lincoln, RI Q: I ordered a Richmond […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Micron Ratings and What They Mean for Your Oil Filter
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Micron Ratings and What They Mean for Your Oil Filter

I’ve been looking at aftermarket billet aluminum oil filters with a stainless mesh filter that you can disassemble, clean, and re-use. Are these any good? I don’t mind taking a […]

Monday Mailbag: Tuning Your Carburetor for Mid and Upper RPM Power
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Monday Mailbag: Tuning Your Carburetor for Mid and Upper RPM Power

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 setting up a Holley carburetor for mid and high rpm […]

Ask Away: Diagnosing Excessive Distributor Noise
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Ask Away: Diagnosing Excessive Distributor Noise

I have a question. My 1970 SS Chevelle has a 350 crate motor. When I start the engine now, there is a loud whiney sound coming from my distributor. Is […]

Monday Mailbag: Achieving Proper Cylinder Head-to-Manifold Seal in 6 Easy Steps
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Monday Mailbag: Achieving Proper Cylinder Head-to-Manifold Seal in 6 Easy Steps

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 exploring a technique for proper intake manifold-to-cylinder head sealing. C.M. Chicago, […]