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Intercooler Guide (Part 1): Air-to-Air vs. Liquid-to-Air Intercoolers–and Which is Right for You
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Intercooler Guide (Part 1): Air-to-Air vs. Liquid-to-Air Intercoolers–and Which is Right for You

Turbochargers are somewhat of a glamour product. They make big power and, along with superchargers and nitrous, are considered part of the holy triumvirate of automotive power adders. Turbos are not only common aftermarket […]

Video 101: Oil Pump Pressure vs. Flow
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Video 101: Oil Pump Pressure vs. Flow

One of the biggest misconceptions about oil pumps centers around oil pressure. As this video from Melling explains, oil pumps don’t produce oil pressure. They flow a particular volume of […]

This 1960 Chevy station wagon has an LS engine swap—and a Maradyne dual electric fan to keep things nice and cool.  “Our fans can perform and survive the punishment of TORC Off-Road racing and the Nationwide and Cup series, proving that they can handle the toughest conditions,” said CJ Clayton, national sales manager for Maradyne.
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Electric Fan 4-1-1: Everything You Need to Know About Electric Fans

The heat generated from stop-and-go-driving, racing, and towing can kill engines. A well-designed electric cooling fan is critical to prevent engine overheating—a good fan will provide the airflow needed to […]

An extremely heavy car, this 1969 Buick Riviera towed with ease thanks to radial trailer tires and four good heavy-duty tie-downs.
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Trailer Trio: The 3 Best Improvements That Can be Made to a Race Trailer

Whether it’s to haul a new project car home or protect a show car from the elements, one of the handiest pieces of equipment a gearhead can own is a […]

Cracking the (VIN) Code: Translating Your Vehicle’s VIN Code
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Cracking the (VIN) Code: Translating Your Vehicle’s VIN Code

To the untrained eye, a car’s VIN number looks like a random hodge-podge of numbers and letters. However, the VIN code is actually a window into a vehicle’s soul, providing valuable background and insight […]

Fuel Pump Finder (Part 2): A Look at Fuel Pump Options for Street-Strip Applications
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Fuel Pump Finder (Part 2): A Look at Fuel Pump Options for Street-Strip Applications

It’s probably easier to pick a fuel pump for a Pro Stock car than it is for a street-strip machine. Think of the Pro Stock car for a minute: The […]

Motorhead Math: 13 Essential Calculators to Make Gearhead Math Simpler
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Motorhead Math: 13 Essential Calculators to Make Gearhead Math Simpler

Math was never exactly our strong suit in school. That’s unfortunate because, as you know by now, there can be a substantial amount of math involved in hot rodding, racing, and general automotive […]

Fuel Pump Finder: How to Choose the Right Performance Fuel Pump
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Fuel Pump Finder: How to Choose the Right Performance Fuel Pump

“Which size fuel pump do I need?” According to the Summit Racing technical department, it’s one of the most common questions they hear. It’s not about the physical size of […]

Quick Tech: The Great Holley and Hooker LS Swap Guide
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Quick Tech: The Great Holley and Hooker LS Swap Guide

Thinking about swapping an LS engine into an early Camaro or Nova? It’s not exactly like fitting the proverbial square peg into a round hole, but you will need to […]

Weight Plan (Part 2): How to Properly Place Ballast for Drag Racing
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Weight Plan (Part 2): How to Properly Place Ballast for Drag Racing

Plenty of racers use ballast to meet specific class weight breaks. Clever racers use the ballast as a tool to effectively tune the car too. As we covered in Weight […]