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How to Remove Rusted Bolts and Loosen Stuck, Seized or Frozen Nuts and Bolts

A rusted, seized bolt or nut can turn an easy project into a nightmare. In fact, mechanics have been known to hold a lucky rabbit’s foot or refuse to work […]

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Return or Returnless: Which Fuel System is Right for You? (Video)

Returnless fuel systems are becoming more common in new vehicles. As we learned in a recent Jeff Smith Ask Away! column, the increased use is due in part to tightening federal […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Here’s Why More Engine Boost Doesn’t Always Mean More Power
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Here’s Why More Engine Boost Doesn’t Always Mean More Power

I was watching a dyno test video the other day with a couple of cam swaps on a supercharged LS3. On the first test, a slightly bigger cam showed more […]

Ignition 101: A Quick Guide to 5 Common Ignition System Designs
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Ignition 101: A Quick Guide to 5 Common Ignition System Designs

Ignition systems have come a long way since the early days of the automobile. From early points-style setups to modern coil-on-plug configurations, the ignition system has evolved. There are five […]

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How to Retrofit GM LS Valve Springs on LT1 Cylinder Heads

Since the GM LS is such a popular engine series, LS-compatible parts are common and easy to find. Which means, if you’re using 1992-97 LT1-style heads on your engine, you […]

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Oil Pans 101: Comparing Steel vs. Aluminum Oil Pans

Editor’s Note: Author Jeff Behuniak is with Canton Racing Products, a company that specializes in manufacturing oiling and cooling products for racing applications, including oil pans. … A lot of people […]

Quick Tech: 6 Most Common Questions About Auto-Air Colors Candy-Pearl Paint
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Quick Tech: 6 Most Common Questions About Auto-Air Colors Candy-Pearl Paint

Water-based paints are no longer new; yet, many DIY automotive painters still shy away from it. That hasn’t stopped Auto Air Colors from going all-in on water-based paints. A top […]

Mailbag: Solving Sluggish Engine Performance After Carb Secondaries Open
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Mailbag: Solving Sluggish Engine Performance After Carb Secondaries Open

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers — when we work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we help a reader troubleshoot sluggish […]

Carburetor Basics 101: A Quick Overview of Primary and Secondary Barrels for Street or Race Applications
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Carburetor Basics 101: A Quick Overview of Primary and Secondary Barrels for Street or Race Applications

There is much to consider when choosing a carburetor for your vehicle. Airflow, choke style, and even the physical height of your carburetor will come into play. But what about […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Tune the Idle Speed on a Self-Learning EFI System
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Tune the Idle Speed on a Self-Learning EFI System

I recently bought a FiTech Go EFI fuel injection system for my big-block Chevelle. The engine is a 468ci big-block with a mild hydraulic roller cam, a TH400, a warmed-over […]