Articles written by: Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews was a mechanic for the U.S. Army, a Ford dealership, and served for many years as a fleet mechanic for construction companies. Now a technical content producer at Summit Racing, Dave has spent decades working on everything from military vehicles to high performance race machines.

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Mailbag: Finding Brake Balance in a Pro Street ’73 Camaro

Q: I have a pro street ’73 Camaro with skinny tires up front and wide tires in the rear. The other day I had to make a quick stop and […]

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Mailbag: Ford 302 Oil Pump Driveshaft & Distributor Alignment Tips

Q: After rebuilding a 302 Ford EFI engine, I am having an issue getting my distributor to seat down all the way in the engine block. It’s about ¼-inch short. […]

1995 Ford F-350
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Mailbag: Preventing Electrical Damage in a 1995 Ford F-350 Pickup

Q: I was driving my 1995 F-350 when the truck suddenly went completely dead. I coasted to a stop, opened the hood, and saw that the alternator charge wire was […]