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Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing
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Finding Balance (Part 3): Getting Beyond the Shortcomings of Traditional Engine Balancing

In Part 2 of Finding Balance, we covered some of the variables that go accounted for during most traditional engine balancing processes. The million dollar question is: Given all these […]

With a stream of Renegade 116-octane fuel running through the rails, the COPO LS7 performs best on 31 degrees of timing. SAM Tech varies the air/fuel ratio between 12.7:1 and 13.2:1 depending on the level of competition on a given race weekend. A Holley Dominator EFI system is tasked with engine management duties.
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Stock Eliminator LS7: How SAM Tech Got 825 Horses from a Naturally Aspirated, NHRA-Legal LS7

Anyone can slap a supercharger on a stock 505-horse LS7 and pick up an extra 200 horsepower. And thanks to the incredible untapped potential of GM’s factory LS7 cylinder heads, gaining huge […]

Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown
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Time to Rebuild (Part 1)? 7 Ways to Tell if Your Engine Needs a Rebuild Without Doing a Complete Teardown

Engine rebuilds come in many different varieties. Take a look at the vast array of engine rebuild kits available through Summit Racing, and you’ll see the contents vary from kit […]

All About Stall (Part 2): How Your Cylinder Head and Exhaust Choice Affect Stall Speed
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All About Stall (Part 2): How Your Cylinder Head and Exhaust Choice Affect Stall Speed

In Part 1 of our All About Stall series, we shared three factors to consider when choosing torque converter stall speed range: engine setup, vehicle weight, and rear gear. When […]

Manual M.D.: Quick Guide to Diagnosing Manual Transmission Troubles
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Manual M.D.: Quick Guide to Diagnosing Manual Transmission Troubles

  The manual transmission is not dead — especially not in the hot rodding universe. More importantly, your manual transmission is not dead. It may sound sick or move sluggishly, but chances […]

Finding Balance (Part 2): Examining the Shortcomings of Typical Engine Balancing Techniques
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Finding Balance (Part 2): Examining the Shortcomings of Typical Engine Balancing Techniques

In part one of Finding Balance, we looked at the basics of engine balancing, In this installment, we’ll dive a little deeper into the process of engine balancing and look […]

ProCharger 101: Inside a ProCharger Centrifugal Supercharger
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ProCharger 101: Inside a ProCharger Centrifugal Supercharger

Centrifugal superchargers have been around since the 1950s, but they’ve exploded in popularity over the last 20 years or so. Centrifugal superchargers are available for a wide range of vehicle […]

Wheeling & Dealing: How to Set Up and Adjust a Wheelie Bar
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Wheeling & Dealing: How to Set Up and Adjust a Wheelie Bar

Nosebleed wheel stands are the poster children of drag racing. Everyone likes to see them, but for the most part, they’re not all that conducive to running a low ET […]

Vac Visual: Quick Guide to Vacuum Gauge Readings
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Vac Visual: Quick Guide to Vacuum Gauge Readings

Intake manifold vacuum is a key indicator of engine performance. By measuring vacuum under different engine loads and conditions, you can track down problems within your engine and make the […]

Spark Plug Evolution: How Plasma is Being Used to Improve Spark Plug Performance
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Spark Plug Evolution: How Plasma is Being Used to Improve Spark Plug Performance

In junior high science class, you probably learned about the three states of matter: solids, liquids, and gases. Chances are you didn’t spend as much time talking about the lesser-known fourth […]