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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining Budget-Friendly Options for Pre-Lubing a New Engine
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining Budget-Friendly Options for Pre-Lubing a New Engine

I just bought an LS3 crate engine and the instructions that Chevrolet includes with the engine recommend pre-lubing the engine with a Kent Moore tool J45299. I looked that tool […]

All About Stall (Part 3): How Your Camshaft Helps Determine Torque Converter Stall Speed
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All About Stall (Part 3): How Your Camshaft Helps Determine Torque Converter Stall Speed

Our initial All About Stall post established the significance of engine setup in choosing torque converter stall. Nelson Gill, President and CEO of ACC Performance, then demonstrated how variables in engine setup — things like […]

Time to Rebuild (Part 2): The Hows and Whys of Choosing an Engine Rebuild Kit
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Time to Rebuild (Part 2): The Hows and Whys of Choosing an Engine Rebuild Kit

There are a couple of reasons to perform an engine rebuild. When an engine has accumulated a lot of miles, the internal parts inside the engine may be worn or […]

Launch Control: The 6 Acceleration Forces You Must Control to Win at the Dragstrip
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Launch Control: The 6 Acceleration Forces You Must Control to Win at the Dragstrip

When your race car is staged and the last yellow light blinks off, the car experiences a number of forces — all of which you must control for at least […]

Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing
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Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing

In Part 2 of Finding Balance, we covered some of the variables that go accounted for during most traditional engine balancing processes. The million dollar question is: Given all these […]

With a stream of Renegade 116-octane fuel running through the rails, the COPO LS7 performs best on 31 degrees of timing. SAM Tech varies the air/fuel ratio between 12.7:1 and 13.2:1 depending on the level of competition on a given race weekend. A Holley Dominator EFI system is tasked with engine management duties.
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Stock Eliminator LS7: How SAM Tech Got 825 Horses from a Naturally Aspirated, NHRA-Legal LS7

Anyone can slap a supercharger on a stock 505-horse LS7 and pick up an extra 200 horsepower. And thanks to the incredible untapped potential of GM’s factory LS7 cylinder heads, gaining huge […]

Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown
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Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown

Engine rebuilds come in many different varieties. Take a look at the vast array of engine rebuild kits available through Summit Racing, and you’ll see the contents vary from kit […]

All About Stall (Part 2): How Your Cylinder Head and Exhaust Choice Affect Stall Speed
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All About Stall (Part 2): How Your Cylinder Head and Exhaust Choice Affect Stall Speed

In Part 1 of our All About Stall series, we shared three factors to consider when choosing torque converter stall speed range: engine setup, vehicle weight, and rear gear. When […]

Manual M.D.: Quick Guide to Diagnosing Manual Transmission Troubles
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Manual M.D.: Quick Guide to Diagnosing Manual Transmission Troubles

  The manual transmission is not dead — especially not in the hot rodding universe. More importantly, your manual transmission is not dead. It may sound sick or move sluggishly, but chances […]

Finding Balance (Part 2): Examining the Shortcomings of Typical Engine Balancing Techniques
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Finding Balance (Part 2): Examining the Shortcomings of Typical Engine Balancing Techniques

In part one of Finding Balance, we looked at the basics of engine balancing, In this installment, we’ll dive a little deeper into the process of engine balancing and look […]