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Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Chevy 350 Losing a Quart of Oil Every 100 Miles
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Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Chevy 350 Losing a Quart of Oil Every 100 Miles

Q: I’m currently running a Chevy 350 that I’ve assembled myself using a 4-bolt main block bored over .040″, a cast-iron crank, forged pistons and rods, moly rings, World Products […]

According to Comp Cams, although variable valve timing systems in OHV motors work extremely well, a DOHC motor offers hp and torque gains that are 25-50 percent greater than in a pushrod motor. The ability to phase the intake and exhaust lobes independently is a great calibration tool that’s only limited by a calibrator’s knowledge of how valve events impact airflow dynamics. (Image/Stephen Kim)
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Calibrating for the Future: Conquering the New Frontier of EFI Tuning with SAM Tech’s Jason Haynes

EFI tuning, as we know it, is over. Stick a multimeter probe in it. Gone are the days of simply setting the fuel and timing maps, then calling it good. […]

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Mailbag: How to Make a 390 or 410 Engine From a Stock 360 in a 1971 Ford F-100

Q: I own a 1971 Ford F-100 two-wheel drive pickup with a 360 engine. The piston rings are worn and need to be changed. While the engine is out, I’m […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating and Setting Piston Ring Gap for Your Engine Build

I’m currently checking the gaps on a new set of first and second rings. I’m not building an all-out drag race motor, but have plans to be a weekend warrior. […]

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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 […]

Monte Makeover (Part 3): A Blown Up Small Block Inspires an LS Swap
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Monte Makeover (Part 3): A Blown Up Small Block Inspires an LS Swap

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission […]

Some leaf springs don’t use a reinforcement under the pin bolt. As you can see, AFCO includes it with their race leaf springs. (Image/Wayne Scraba)
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Racing Tech: Hooking Up Your Leaf Spring Suspension Without Traction Bars

Bolt-on traction bars for leaf spring cars have been available for what seems like forever. They work, and there are all sorts of different versions out there: slapper bars, sliding […]

How to Change the Timing Assembly on a Ford 4.6L 3V
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How to Change the Timing Assembly on a Ford 4.6L 3V

Ford’s 4.6 3V, typically just referred to as a “3V” in the Mustang community, is a bit of an oddball in the modular engine family and definitely has its pros […]

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4WD 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Four Wheeling

New 4X4 pickup trucks and SUVs are everywhere today. And many of those 4X4 buyers have zero intention of ever taking their truck off road. We suspect a lot of […]

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Mailbag: Using a Limited-Slip Differential to Hook Up a 1985 Chevy C10 at the Strip

Q: I am 18 years old and currently working on my first hot rod. It’s a 1985 Chevy C10 Custom Deluxe with a 350. I know it’s not your typical […]