Articles written by: Jim Smart

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How to Build a Ford Inline Six Engine for Durability and Power

When Ford was developing the popular 221/260/289/302 cubic-inch small block V8 known as the “90-Degree Fairlane V-8,” it was also working on a lightweight inline six for the new compact […]

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The Last Small-Block: Chevy’s Gen. II LT1/LT4 1992-97

Chevrolet’s LT1 engine family evokes all kinds of emotions among Bow-Tie guys. Those in the know remember the original 350 cubic-inch LT1 introduced in 1970 was a real powerhouse with […]

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Building a Baby Max Wedge 435 Mopar B-Block Stroker That Makes Nearly 600 HP

Chrysler has a great tradition of producing powerful high-performance engines. Engines that you can build today. We’re working with the Chrysler B-Block, which is the original low-deck version of the […]

Ford Engines

Building a Ford 5.0L for an ’89 Fox-Body Mustang

Do you remember when classic Mustang enthusiasts said late-model 1979-93 Fox Mustangs would never be collectable? Well, there’s nothing quite like the indigestion that comes from eating your own words. […]

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Losing Your Cool: 9 Cooling System Myths and Mistakes — and Why to Avoid Them!

There are many myths and misconceptions about engine cooling, but the truth is your engine’s cooling system must perform a balancing act. It needs to extract enough heat to keep your engine happy, […]

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Stroker FE: Build a Hot Ford 390/431FE Stroker with Help from Summit

Ford’s timeless FE series big-block has been making legendary amounts of power for nearly 60 years with those first examples showing up for ’58 in Ford, Mercury, and Edsel. Early […]

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Working 4 to 5: How to Convert a 1979-93 Mustang Four-Lug to Five-Lug

If you own a 1979-93 Mustang or Mustang GT, you understand the limitations of the Fox-body Mustang’s four-lug hubs. Four-lug underpinnings limit your choice of aftermarket wheels and certainly tire size. […]