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12 Common Car Detailing Mistakes—and Why You Should Avoid Them at All Costs!
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12 Common Car Detailing Mistakes—and Why You Should Avoid Them at All Costs!

We don’t want to be “that guy.” You know the one—the guy who constantly tells you how to do your job (or how “you’re not doing it right.”) So please […]

Alt Text: 5 Things You Should Know Before Using a High-Output Alternator
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Alt Text: 5 Things You Should Know Before Using a High-Output Alternator

So you’re considering swapping out your stock alternator. There are plenty of good reasons to make the leap to a high-output alternator, but you’ll need to do a little bit of […]

Video: Auto Revolution Builds a Big 448 Small Block Ford
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Video: Auto Revolution Builds a Big 448 Small Block Ford

Supersizing applies to engines as well as French fries. Our friends at Auto Revolution prove the point with these videos showcasing the build and dyno results for an awesome 448-cubic-inch […]

The complete belt drive kit includes a cam adapter, top pulley retainer and pulley, round tooth timing belt, cam thrust shim kit, cam and crank seals, crank pulley, cam pulley, timing chain valley cover and all related hardware.  This particular kit is designed for a standard cam location, Gen VI big block Chevy (which, by the way, was something we built to run on the street).  Because of the standard cam location, no idler system is required (see the text for more info on idler pulleys).
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Valvetrain Harmony: The Hows and Whys of Jesel’s Belt Drive System

Not that long ago, you had two choices when it came to driving a camshaft: timing chain or gear drive. While timing chains and gear drives are still in use […]

The Cold Weather Conundrum: To Idle or Not to Idle?
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The Cold Weather Conundrum: To Idle or Not to Idle?

Editor’s Note: The following article contains recommendations from the Car Care Council regarding proper cold-weather warm-up procedure for your late model, daily-driven vehicle. Based on feedback, we realize this is […]

If your powerplant is overpowering your clutch assembly, it may be time to step up to a proper dual-disc clutch.
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Failure to Clutch: When the Going Gets Tough, A Twin-Disc Clutch Just May Be Your Answer

When a clutch fails, the damage can manifest itself in a number of ways. Sometimes you feel the power taper off at the top-end of the rpm band during a full-throttle blast. […]

To clean the block, we scrubbed it with car wash soap and warm water.  No paved or cement drive way? We use a trunk end gate mat to keep rocks out of the assembly.
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Mr. Clean: Quick Guide to Prepping a New Engine Block for Assembly

Let’s assume you bought a brand spanking new block and it’s back from the machine shop. It’s machined and it’s ready to go. Or is it? Probably not. You need […]

Ask Away: Understanding Detonation and its Root Causes
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Ask Away: Understanding Detonation and its Root Causes

  I just bought a big-block 454 engine from a friend and I want to put it in my ’69 Camaro with a 4-speed trans. The engine was rebuilt a […]

Photos courtesy of Jerry Bickel Race Cars, Inc.
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The Straight Scoop: The Inside Story on Drag Race Wheel Alignments

For most racers and enthusiasts, a wheel alignment is something that you seldom ponder, especially when it comes to performance. After all, horsepower has become cheap and easy to get. And wheel alignments–well, those are for […]

Quick Tech: Crossplane vs. Flat Plane Crankshafts Explained
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Quick Tech: Crossplane vs. Flat Plane Crankshafts Explained

Flat plane crankshafts are nothing new. However, with the recent introductions of the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, flat plane crankshaft design has been garnering a lot more attention. And it’s been raising […]