Articles written by: Brian Nutter

After a stint in the U.S. Air Force, Brian Nutter studied at the Houston, TX-based School of Automotive Machinists in 1997. The early part of his automotive career included working for engine builders Scott Shafiroff and C.J. Batten, followed by several years developing performance pistons at Wiseco Piston Co. Today, Brian develops performance parts for Summit Racing Equipment and is a regular OnAllCylinders contributor. For fun, he runs his 427-powered C5 Z06 in ECTA land-speed racing, at OPTIMA® street car events, and at a mix of autocross, drag racing, and track days.

The LS6 arrived in 2001 under the hood of the Corvette Z06. (Image/Super Chevy)
LS Engines

LS6 Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for LS6 Mods to Maximize Performance

[Editor’s Note: This LS6 engine upgrade guide is part of a series of LS engine upgrade guides assembled by a team of LS experts at Summit Racing that we are sharing […]

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LS Engines

LS2 Truck Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for LS2 Truck-Engine Mods to Maximize Performance

[Editor’s Note: This LS2 engine upgrade guide is part of a series of LS engine upgrade guides assembled by a team of LS experts at Summit Racing that we are sharing […]

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LS Engines

LS2 Car Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for LS2 Car-Engine Mods to Maximize Performance

[Editor’s Note: This LS2 engine upgrade guide is part of a series of LS engine upgrade guides assembled by a team of LS experts at Summit Racing that we are sharing […]

How to Delete or Disable Active Fuel Management (AFM) on GM Engines
LS Engines / Tech Articles

How to Delete or Disable Active Fuel Management (AFM) on GM Engines

Active Fuel Management (AFM) is a trademarked General Motors technology that improves gas mileage by shutting down half of the cylinders under light-load conditions to reduce fuel consumption. It is […]

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LS Engines

LS3 Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for LS3 Mods to Maximize Performance

(Updated 12/7/17) [Editor’s Note: This LS3 engine upgrade guide is the second in a series of LS engine upgrade guides assembled by a team of LS experts at Summit Racing. The […]

This March Performance accessory drive pulley kit fits the LS1, LS2, and LS7 engines, demonstrating the interchangability of the LS engine universe, which has played a significant role in the ever-growing popularity of using LS engines for new car builds and engine swap projects. (Image/Hot Rod)
LS Engines

LS1 Engine Upgrade Guide: Expert Advice for LS1 Mods to Maximize Performance

[Editor’s Note: This LS1 engine upgrade guide is the first in a series of LS engine upgrade guides assembled by a team of LS experts at Summit Racing. The LS1 engine […]

Carburetor Basics 101: A Quick Overview of Primary and Secondary Barrels for Street or Race Applications
Tech Articles

Carburetor Basics 101: A Quick Overview of Primary and Secondary Barrels for Street or Race Applications

There is much to consider when choosing a carburetor for your vehicle. Airflow, choke style, and even the physical height of your carburetor will come into play. But what about […]

Volumetric Efficiency and What it Means to Performance
Tech / Tech Articles

Volumetric Efficiency and What it Means to Performance

Volumetric efficiency is a term that’s tossed around quite a bit when talking about internal combustion engines. However, surprisingly few people understand what volumetric efficiency is and how it actually affects […]

EFI 101: 3 Reasons to Consider a Self-Learning Fuel Injection System
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EFI 101: 3 Reasons to Consider a Self-Learning Fuel Injection System

Tuning is rewarding when you want to do it, but aggravating when you have to do it. Today’s self-learning fuel injection systems give us the best of both worlds. The injection units […]