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Angle of the Dangle: How to Use Torque Angle Gauges & Adapters

It should come as no surprise that Torque Angle is the measurement of choice for some engine components (the main example being connecting rods). When tightening fasteners by way of […]

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Crimp it Right! How to Use the Moroso Impact Wire Crimping Tool to Assemble Battery Cables

As with most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. That idea extends even to crimping battery cables. This story will illustrate how […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tuning Out a Rich Mixture on a 455 Oldsmobile with a Quick Fuel Carburetor

I’m having a hard time with the 750 vacuum secondary Quick Fuel Slayer carburetor on my low compression 455 Olds. The engine has a mild 218/218 cam and good manifold vacuum at […]

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Adaptive Driving Beam Headlamp Systems May Be Coming to U.S. Roads…So, What Are They?

Nestled deep into the recently-passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was a pretty interesting section that may have a big impact to the way we drive at night. We’re talking […]

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Charge! How to Build a Remote Battery Charger Terminal Bracket

A few years ago, I had a drag car that needed a place to mount a set of battery charger terminals (lugs). Because of where I wanted to mount the […]

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Long Rod Chevy 307 = Big Power

Chevrolet’s 307ci small block has long been viewed as a mild-mannered grocery getter. You’ve seen hundreds of thousands of them in Chevelles, Novas, Camaros, and untold other mainstream Chevys. We […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Investigating Irregular Block Wear Behind the Cam Gear on a SBC

I have a really nice, four-bolt main small block Chevy 350 that I’m about to build into a street 383 with a stroker crank with forged pistons and good rods. […]

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The Little Stuff Matters: 24 Overlooked Engine Building Tips

There are a lot of ways to build an engine. Some are quick and dirty, get the job done affairs. Others are over-the-top meticulous, leave no rock unturned such as […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Finding & Fixing a Strong Gas Odor from a 1967 Chevy El Camino

I normally park my 1967 El Camino in my separate shop with all the other car parts and stuff but recently had the opportunity to park it in my attached […]

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Beware the 13mm Square Drive Drain Bolt: A Mechanic’s Horror Story (Read On…IF YOU DARE!)

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Lightning crackled across the sky, briefly overpowering the cacophony of howling winds and driving rain slamming against the garage door. …But the bad […]