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HANS 101: How to Choose the Right HANS Device
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HANS 101: How to Choose the Right HANS Device

Editor’s Note: June is OnAllCylinders safety month and will feature stories and tips on a variety of safety equipment. The HANS Device has been around since the early 1980s but gained […]

Big Tire Tech: How to Stuff the Back of Your Car with Big Tires
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Big Tire Tech: How to Stuff the Back of Your Car with Big Tires

Big back tires have always been the telltale sign of a true ground pounder. In some cars, it’s easy to stuff the back-end full of rubber without resorting to reconstructive surgery (tubs, moving […]

Lifter Logic: Essential Rules and Guidelines for Installing New Lifters
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Lifter Logic: Essential Rules and Guidelines for Installing New Lifters

Small parts have a big impact on engine performance. For example, a good set of lifters will deliver consistent valve timing and maximum power with good oil control. To achieve these […]

Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences and Installation Tips for GM L8 and V8 Engines
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Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences and Installation Tips for GM L8 and V8 Engines

Think your job involves a lot of stress? It likely pales in comparison to the job of a cylinder head fastener. With peak combustion pressures in excess of 1,500 psi […]

All About Stall (Part 4): How Vehicle Weight and Gear Ratio Factor into Torque Converter Selection
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All About Stall (Part 4): How Vehicle Weight and Gear Ratio Factor into Torque Converter Selection

So far, our All About Stall series has focused on engine setup and its effect on torque converter stall speed selection. We’ve covered the importance of things like camshaft selection, engine […]

Suppression Session: A Quick Guide to Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems (Because Seconds Count)
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Suppression Session: A Quick Guide to Safecraft Fire Suppression Systems (Because Seconds Count)

Editor’s Note: June is OnAllCylinders safety month and will feature stories and tips on a variety of safety equipment.   We won’t say fires are common at the race track, but […]

What’s the Clearance, Clarence? A Guide to Choosing Oil Pans for Stroker Engine Applications
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What’s the Clearance, Clarence? A Guide to Choosing Oil Pans for Stroker Engine Applications

How much horsepower does it make? How much torque does it put out? These are usually the first questions enthusiasts ask when it comes to buying parts for his/her street machine […]

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 […]