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Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How Do I Drive My Pro Street Car at Highway Speeds Without Damaging Gears?

I have a Pro Street Camaro with a big-block Chevy, TH400, Dana 60 and 4.30 gears. I just bought this car a few months ago. The gear ratio is what […]

The 5.7L GM LS made its first appearance in the 1997 Chevy Corvette. (Image/LSX Magazine)
LS Engines

LS1 Engine Specs: Performance, Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

Mechanically similar, General Motors’ LS and LS-based Vortec engines wound up on almost every branch of the GM family tree: Chevy, Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac, Buick—heck, even Saab, Hummer, and Isuzu got […]

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Videos & Galleries

The Hottest Rides and Gearhead Photos from Instagram (#BrassEra) – October 2017

On Oct. 1, 1908, the first Ford Model T was sold to the public. The rest, as they say, is history. But while the Model T ushered in several innovations, […]

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Tech Articles

Return or Returnless: Which Fuel System is Right for You? (Video)

Returnless fuel systems are becoming more common in new vehicles. As we learned in a recent Jeff Smith Ask Away! column, the increased use is due in part to tightening federal […]

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Motorsports

NHRA Funny Car Driver Alexis DeJoria, 40, to Retire at Season’s End

NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will retire from NHRA drag racing following the conclusion of the 2017 Mello Yello Drag Racing Series on November 12 in Pomona, CA. DeJoria, […]

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Q&A

Mailbag: Will Advancing Your Cam Solve Your Low-End Power Problem?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re helping a reader find low-end power in […]

Armed with decades of under-the-hood knowledge and a good set of tools, Dave transformed this long-neglected 5-window farm truck into something truly special—all in his home garage!

“I set up my garage in stages,” Dave explains. “When I’m building and fabricating I have my welder and cutting tools. When it’s time to paint, I wheel everything out, wipe everything down, and now it’s my paint shop. I save a ton of money doing the work myself, but I have about a gazillion hours of labor in the truck—but I’m proud of it!”
Featured Vehicles / From the Summit Racing Catalog

The Real Deal: Dave Plickert’s 1949 Chevy Pickup

Dave Plickert’s garage hides a rare and exquisite treasure. Squeeze past the beautifully resto-modded 1969 Camaro and the factory-fresh 1978 Corvette, slip by the classic Model A street rod, then […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: QuickJack Vehicle Lifts

Think putting a vehicle lift in your home garage is a pipe dream? Think again, friend. QuickJack Vehicle Lifts are plenty strong enough for most cars and pickup trucks, yet […]

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Motorsports

NHRA Cutting Pro Stock Fields to 8 Cars at Several 2018 Races

There will be eight-car Pro Stock fields, instead of the customary 16, at certain NHRA events next year following NHRA’s decision this week to restrict the number of Pro Stock […]

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Tech

Junkyard Jewels: 13 Tips for Scrapyard Parts Scrounging

Going to a junkyard is gearhead rite-of-passage. Whether it’s to save money, source rare parts, or repurpose components for a custom build, every experienced wrencher has made at least one […]