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Video: How to Test Your Fuel Gauge Sending Unit

A lot of folks mistakenly blame an inaccurate fuel level gauge on the gauge itself—instead of its sending unit. That means they’ll likely go through the hassle of installing a […]

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Paint & Body Tech: What Type of Body Filler Should You Use?

Application of body filler is a vital step in the automotive body work process if you want a successful paint job. When used properly, it can help conceal minor body […]

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Project Bad Ole Wagon: Big Tire Garage’s Cummins-Powered 1953 Willys Station Wagon

Ian Johnson from Big Tire Garage likes turning Jeeps into serious off-road rigs. And he’s built a lot of them, from the venerable CJ all the way to modern Wranglers. […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Dialing in a Cleveland

I’m trying to dial in my old Ford friend of 45 years, a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351 Cleveland with 2-barrel heads. The engine has a Crane hydraulic roller […]

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Extra Stuffing! Our Top 10 Engine Swap Projects

An engine swap is the bedrock of hotrodding. It’s been that way ever since someone first dropped a Flathead Ford V8 onto a spindly Model T frame. That paved the […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Building Blocks for a Big Block Chevy

I am tackling a 1969 Corvette. The 390 HP L36 427 was rebuilt but now needs to go to a 0.060-inch overbore. My buddy and I have been considering building a 454 […]

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How to Set Valve Lash

Setting valve lash on an engine with a mechanical cam is a necessary evil. Most pro engine builders will tell you the lash on a race car should be checked […]

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TDC: An Important Tuning Position That Should Not be Overlooked

It’s the classic rhetorical question: “How high is up?” Luckily, finding Top Dead Center (TDC) in an engine is far less taxing from a theoretical standpoint. TDC refers to the […]

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Building Custom Exhaust Systems: It’s the Little Things That Count

Many exhaust systems are basically plug and play—line up the pipes, clamp ‘em together, and everything more or less fits. But what if you have an oddball combination or a […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Is 10:1 Compression Compatible with 91 Octane Fuel?

I want to build a 350 Chevy with iron heads and a 10.0:1 compression ratio. Will that work on 91 octane pump premium fuel? H.C. Seemingly simple questions like this […]