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Trans-Brake Tell-All: What a Trans-Brake Does & How to Use It
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Trans-Brake Tell-All: What a Trans-Brake Does & How to Use It

Before the advent of the trans-brake, racers using automatic transmissions were at the mercy of the foot brakes installed in their respective cars. The stick shift guys had a big advantage, […]

Quick Tech: High-Volume Oil Pumps and When You Might Need One
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Quick Tech: High-Volume Oil Pumps and When You Might Need One

Most people know Jason Line for his on-track accomplishments. But Line and teammate Greg Anderson are hands-on gearheads. Both spend countless hours wrenching on their Pro Stock engines as well as their […]

Head Start (Part 2): A Basic Guide to Choosing Aftermarket Cylinder Heads
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Head Start (Part 2): A Basic Guide to Choosing Aftermarket Cylinder Heads

In our Head Start series, we’re giving you the dos and don’ts of choosing aftermarket cylinder heads. Part One covered the don’ts — the most common mistakes people make when cylinder head shopping. Now we’re […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Piston Ring Thickness and Why Thin is In!
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Piston Ring Thickness and Why Thin is In!

I’ve heard that late model engines now run much thinner rings than the older production engines. Are these thinner rings just there to improve fuel mileage or is there a […]

Laterally Linked: Understanding Chassis Roll Center and How to Limit Lateral Movement
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Laterally Linked: Understanding Chassis Roll Center and How to Limit Lateral Movement

Lateral control is how the rear axle housing is kept in a side-to-side alignment with the chassis as the rear suspension moves through its travel. And it’s more important than […]

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Head Milling 101: The Basics of Head Milling to Gain Compression

Compression equals horsepower. The reason is simple: The more you squeeze the air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber, the more power you can create. In theory, forcing air and […]

Video: Maintaining Consistent Nitrous Pressure with a Nitrous Express Bottle Bath
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Video: Maintaining Consistent Nitrous Pressure with a Nitrous Express Bottle Bath

Consistency is key when tuning a nitrous car. By maintaining consistent nitrous pressure from run to run, you eliminate one variable so you can identify other needed adjustments in your track setup. In […]

Cheat Sheets: 25 Measurement Conversions Every Gearhead Should Know
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Cheat Sheets: 25 Measurement Conversions Every Gearhead Should Know

Every car guy has his own way of doing things. That goes for the engineers and marketing guys at big automotive and aftermarket parts manufacturers, too. For example, some fuel […]

Even when rebuilt to OEM specifications, a classic muscle car’s suspension is not capable of handling today’s horsepower levels and modern performance radial tires with stiff sidewalls. Those tires create increased cornering loads that cause the soft factory rubber bushings and control arms to flex, which can cause unsafe handling. Hotchkis’ Total Vehicle Systems (TVS) have everything you need to update your muscle car or GM truck’s suspension to handle 21st century levels of horsepower and tire technology
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Get Hotchkised: A 5-Step Plan for Making Your Classic Muscle Car Handle like a Late-Model

When Hotchkis Performance talks about suspension, we listen. Hotchkis sent us this primer on updating the suspension on classic 1960s and ‘70s muscle cars to make them handle like a late […]

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Lift Pump Basics: Pressure vs. Flow and Which is More Important

Long-time diesel guys know the benefits of a lift pump.  By feeding the injection fuel pump with a steady supply of fuel, a properly operating lift pump assists in maintaining constant fuel pressure even under high […]