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Battery 411: Everything You Need to Know About High Performance Batteries
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Battery 411: Everything You Need to Know About High Performance Batteries

Forget gasoline or ethanol. Your car doesn’t run on petrochemicals; it runs on electricity. And for the most part, the power source in that car is a battery (or two). […]

Stroker Math (Part 1): Looking at the Math Behind Popular Stroker Engine Combinations
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Stroker Math (Part 1): Looking at the Math Behind Popular Stroker Engine Combinations

Maybe we should’ve called it “stroker science.” There is, after all, a formula involved in creating a stroker engine. Things like bore size, overbore, crankshaft stroke, and connecting rod length must […]

Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles
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Let There Be Light! How to Brighten Dim Headlamps on Older Vehicles

Winter doesn’t just bring cold weather, it brings darkness. That means you’ll rely on your headlights a lot more. If you’re driving an older vehicle with sealed-beam headlamps you’ve probably […]

Quick Tech: 8 Tips for Properly Tuning Your Nitrous System
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Quick Tech: 8 Tips for Properly Tuning Your Nitrous System

Congratulations, you’ve settled on a nitrous system. There are any number of great systems on the market, and choosing a nitrous kit that’s right for your vehicle can be an […]

Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Chrysler I6 & V6 Engines
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Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Chrysler I6 & V6 Engines

Following the rules is sometimes not as fun as not following them. But when discussing torque sequences and recommended torque specifications, vehicle owners will have a happier life by following […]

Booster Basics: How Carburetor Booster Design Relates to Your Vehicle’s Performance
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Booster Basics: How Carburetor Booster Design Relates to Your Vehicle’s Performance

To truly understand how carburetors work, you first have to know Daniel Bernoulli. Bernoulli was an 18th century scientist who discovered that pressure is inversely proportional to velocity. This principle, […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How and Why Camshaft Manufacturers Grind Advance Into Camshafts
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How and Why Camshaft Manufacturers Grind Advance Into Camshafts

I’ve read something about camshafts that some cam companies grind advance into the camshaft. I thought that you could only advance the cam once it was installed in the engine? […]

Understanding Fan Clutches — and When it’s Time to Replace Yours
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Understanding Fan Clutches — and When it’s Time to Replace Yours

When you think of an automotive cooling system, the first thing that likely comes to mind is your radiator…or maybe your cooling fan. The oft-overlooked fan clutch doesn’t get a ton of credit […]

A Little Setback: Engine Mounting Strategies for Drag Racing
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A Little Setback: Engine Mounting Strategies for Drag Racing

Just how important is engine mounting in a drag car? Very. Consider the case of a common rear-wheel drive production line car: Typically, mounts are laid out in a three-point […]

Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Ford 6 & V6 Engines
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Infographic: Cylinder Head Torque Sequences for Ford 6 & V6 Engines

We’ve discussed previously what a drag following rules can sometimes be. We don’t always like doing what we’re supposed to. But when it comes to torque sequences and recommended torque […]