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Jesel includes a 3/8-inch drive Torx socket with each rocker shaft kit. In this application, there are several ports where the hardware protrudes into the port. Obviously, in each of these ports, sealant has to be used on the fastener to eliminate vacuum leaks. Additionally, if longer than stock valves are used, you’ll have to shim the rocker stands to maintain valve train geometry.
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Off Your Rocker: 4 Reasons It Might be Time to Step up to Shaft-Mount Rockers

When Chevy’s small block debuted in 1955, it didn’t take long for it to be regarded as a marvel of performance engineering, particularly when it came to its innovative valvetrain. […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Peak Power vs. Torque Curve — What Matters Most for Your Application?
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Peak Power vs. Torque Curve — What Matters Most for Your Application?

I recently read a story in a national publication that struck me as interesting and worth dissecting. The story tested the addition of a tall, long runner EFI intake manifold […]

Pedal Pushers: How to Figure Out Pedal Ratio & Master Cylinder Bore Size
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Pedal Pushers: How to Figure Out Pedal Ratio & Master Cylinder Bore Size

When it comes to reworking the brakes on your car, two things seldom come into consideration: your master cylinder and pedal ratio. And those are two factors that are absolutely critical to your brake […]

Battery of Checks: Battery Maintenance Tips for Summer
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Battery of Checks: Battery Maintenance Tips for Summer

Editor’s Note: This guest post is courtesy of the Car Care Council, which is dedicated to educating vehicle owners about the benefits of regular vehicle maintenance through its “Be Car Care Aware” program. […]

8 Essential Cooling System Checks and How to Perform Them
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8 Essential Cooling System Checks and How to Perform Them

The dog days of summer are nearly upon us. What does that mean? We’ve never been exactly sure, but we usually equate it with heat—lots and lots of summer heat. To prevent […]

Nut Case (Part 2): A Guide to Choosing Fasteners for Your Hot Rod
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Nut Case (Part 2): A Guide to Choosing Fasteners for Your Hot Rod

In Part 1 of Nut Case, we talked about the importance of using high-quality fasteners and covered the ins and outs of aircraft bolts. In Part 2, we’ll look at […]

Nut Case (Part 1): A Guide to Choosing Fasteners for Your Hot Rod
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Nut Case (Part 1): A Guide to Choosing Fasteners for Your Hot Rod

There’s something troubling about seeing automotive nuts, bolts, and other fasteners that have been chosen simply because they look good. After all, the nuts and bolts used to stick parts […]

Quick Tech: DIY Caster/Camber Measurements with the Quick Trick Wheel Alignment Tool
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Quick Tech: DIY Caster/Camber Measurements with the Quick Trick Wheel Alignment Tool

From the “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” department comes the Quick Trick Alignment wheel alignment tool. Created by Alignment Simple Solutions, The Quick Trick Alignment wheel alignment tool allows […]

Here is our 12-bolt, fully assembled and ready to be installed in our four-speed, 1966 SS396 Chevelle.
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Axle Tech: Why and How To Upgrade Your Stock GM 12-Bolt Axles (and More)

Axles aren’t usually a topic of great discussion—until one fails or otherwise needs replacing. If you think about these overlooked components, they are often severely abused and then blamed when […]

Our Ford F-150 test mule has an NP435 manual transmission behind a carbureted 460 engine. When it stalls on steep climbs we prefer to start the engine with the transmission in gear and clutch engaged. This can be hard on a starter but it provides more control on the trail. That’s one reason we went with a gear reduction starter that can handle the abuse.
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Starting Line: Installing a Summit Racing Protorque Starter on a Ford F-150

Gear reduction mini starters are common in the hot rod world, where high compression engines need all the help they can get to light off. Those of us with 4x4s […]

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