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Spare Hands: Working with Cleco Fasteners

Right up front, the question is: What the heck is a Cleco? Clecos are reusable fasteners engineered to securely clamp panels and sheetmetal together before they are permanently assembled. They’re […]

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Building Ford’s Fabulous 429 Super Cobra Jet

Ford’s legacy of powerful big block V8s dates back to 1958 with the skirted Ford FE Series 332/352ci engines that ultimately grew to 427ci by 1963 and 428ci by 1966. […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Understanding Carburetor Power Valve Channel Restrictors

I’ve read your article on carb tuning about 5 times. I have a 650 cfm SS-AN annular discharge Quick Fuel carburetor with the changeable jets behind the power valve. Are […]

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Cam for the Ram! 360 Magnum Cam Upgrade

What does the Dodge Magnum 360 have in common with the GM LS engine family? In fact, what does a Magnum 360 (or smaller 5.2L 318) have in common with […]

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422 Cubes of Small Block Thunder, Part 2: Oiling System, Valvetrain & Induction

In Part One of our 700 horsepower small block Chevy build, Mr. Mavrigian got into prep of the Dart SHP block and Scat/Icon rotating assembly as well as installing the […]

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10-4 Good Buddy! Here are 5 Basic Mobile CB Radio Installation Tips

After exploding in popularity during the 1970s, CB radio has receded a bit from the mainstream. Yet even with the advent of cell phones, CB radio activity continues to this […]

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3 Tips You Need to Know for Filling & Charging an AGM Powersports Battery

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) batteries are commonplace in powersports applications nowadays. There’s a big reason why: These AGM batteries are virtually maintenance free. Back in the day, a flooded lead […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Chevy 454 with a Bad Vibration at 2,100 RPM

I recently had a 1970s 454 Chevy big block rebuilt and assembled by my local machine shop for my 1971 Monte Carlo. The engine was assembled with new pistons, rings, […]

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Compound Boost! Turbo/Supercharged 3800 V6 (Part 2)

Quick, what is the one thing every motor needs? The answer, as always, is BOOST! What if your motor already has boost, like the junkyard, supercharged 3800 Series-3 V6 we […]

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Mailbag: Choosing The Right Fuel Pump Size for a Gen. III Hemi-Swapped Dodge D-Series Pickup Truck

Q. I’m planning to swap a Gen. III 5.7L Hemi with an Edelbrock supercharger into a third-gen Dodge D-Series pickup truck. My Question is about the fuel system: How do […]