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Monday Mailbag: Setting Performance Goals for a Chevy 283
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Monday Mailbag: Setting Performance Goals for a Chevy 283

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 reasonable options for building […]

This is the photo of the cap that W.D sent us with his question. Notice the dark iron oxide area on the inside of the cap. Our guess is that the inside of his rotor was absolutely filled with this stuff. Also notice the whitish aluminum oxide deposits on the spark plug wire terminals. That’s not good.
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Causes Distributor Cap Corrosion and Deposits (and How Can You Avoid Them)?

I was working on my engine the other day when I pulled the distributor cap and noticed what looked like grease around the inside of the cap. But what really […]

Monday Mailbag: Setting Up a Brand New Carburetor for Optimum Performance
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Monday Mailbag: Setting Up a Brand New Carburetor for Optimum Performance

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 discussing how to set up a new […]

Monday Mailbag: How to Adapt Braided AN Line to an Aftermarket Transmission Cooler
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Monday Mailbag: How to Adapt Braided AN Line to an Aftermarket Transmission Cooler

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 choosing the right fittings to adapt braided […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make the Kickdown Work on a TH400 Transmission Swap
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make the Kickdown Work on a TH400 Transmission Swap

I have an ’85 C-10 pickup that we’ve installed a factory fuel-injected 5.3L truck engine. We bolted a TH400 transmission to the LS engine but I now realize that I […]

Monday Mailbag: Return vs. Non-Return Style Fuel Pressure Regulators
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Monday Mailbag: Return vs. Non-Return Style Fuel Pressure Regulators

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 discussing fuel pressure regulators.  Q: I’m building […]

Here’s a photo of a typical 16-inch fan mounted without a shroud on an aluminum radiator. You can easily see that the fan will only pull cool air through the portion of the radiator covered by the fan. If we install a fan shroud in between that covers the entire radiator, the fan will be able to pull cool air through the radiator’s entire core. Simple, no?
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips for Choosing and Installing an Electric Fan

I don’t know if this is the right spot for a question but will a 16-inch electric fan cool a 1993 C1500 in the summer? J.P. Jeff Smith: The easy […]

Monday Mailbag: Building a Potent, Pump-Gas Pontiac on a Budget
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Monday Mailbag: Building a Potent, Pump-Gas Pontiac on a Budget

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 helping to build a street-pounding small […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Revisiting Common Causes and Cures for Vapor Lock
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Revisiting Common Causes and Cures for Vapor Lock

What exactly is vapor lock? The weather is warming up now and last summer I had trouble with my small block Nova dying a various times when he engine ran […]

Monday Mailbag: Tips on Choosing a Starter for a Small Block Ford
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Monday Mailbag: Tips on Choosing a Starter for a Small Block Ford

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 helping to find the right starter […]