Tag Archive: valve springs

Dec 26 2013

Year in Review (Part 1): A Look Back at the Top OnAllCylinders Tech Stories of 2013

Editor’s Note: The year 2013 gave us the C7 Chevrolet Corvette and took from us performance legends like Dean Jeffries and Stu Hilborn. We had a light-hearted look at the half-dozen Fast and Furious movies and got serious with dozens and dozens of new tech articles and how-tos. We even put a hot rodder’s spin on March …

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Sep 23 2013

Monday Mailbag: Recognizing the Symptoms of Worn Valve Springs

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we examine the signs of fatigued valve springs. S.H. Akron, OH Q: I recently built a 427-cubic-inch big block Chevy for my 1937 street rod. The tall block engine has the following parts: 4-bolt tall block, steel crank, …

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Sep 06 2013

Quick Tech: The 10 Commandments of Handling Valve Springs

Valve springs are the highest stressed component in your engine. That’s why companies like COMP Cams and Summit Racing stress the importance of properly handling your valve springs before, during, and after installation. We consulted COMP Cams for some handling tips to ensure maximum spring life.   First, double check to make sure your springs …

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Aug 23 2013

Valve Spring Installed Height: Why It’s Important and How to Measure It

Valve springs are probably the most stressed components of an engine. Yet they are also one of the most oft-overlooked parts in the entire engine. The fact of the matter is valve springs are among the most critical pieces of an engine assembly, essentially acting as the glue that holds the entire valvetrain together. By …

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Dec 10 2012

Monday Mailbag: Matching Your Valve Springs to Your Camshaft

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking valve spring pressure and how it affects valvetrain performance. C.K.• Somerville, OH Q: I have a 1967 Ford Bronco. Being the serious gearhead that I am, I want as much power as I can get …

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