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Mailbag: Do I Need a High-Volume or High-Pressure Oil Pump?

Q: Do I need a high-volume or high-pressure oil pump? … A: When buying an oil pump, you have a few options. The right pump for you depends on how […]

How Tos

How to Assemble Drum Brakes (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Drum brakes were standard equipment for decades. Even high-powered muscle cars were equipped with drum brakes on at least one axle. Many were equipped with drums on the front too. […]

Tech Projects

Monte Makeover (Part 7): Selecting and Sourcing Parts for the Transmission 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 to transform his […]

Tech Articles

Truck Cam Swap Testing to Add Low-End Torque

The LS engine remains the darling of the performance world, but does that mean all LS owners are looking for the same thing when it comes time for upgrades? Obviously […]

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Mailbag: Mating an Older GM Automatic Transmission to an LS Engine

Q: Can I use an older GM automatic transmission with an LS engine? … A: Yes. There are three exceptions in the LS engine family for what we’ll discuss here […]

Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Matching Fuel Pumps, Lines & Injectors for Max Power

I need help understanding EFI high pressure fuel systems. I have researched all over but the answer eludes me. What determines line size? I’m trying to build a Whipple Supercharged […]

Mailbag: 409 Stainless Steel vs. 304 Exhaust Materials
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Mailbag: 409 Stainless Steel vs. 304 Exhaust Materials

Q: What is the difference between 304 and 409 stainless steel? … A: All stainless steel contains chromium and other elements. The added elements make the metal harder, stronger, and […]

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Installing a Hotchkis Sport Suspension Kit on a 1981 Chevy Camaro

In the high-performance world, nothing ever remains stock. That makes it difficult for aftermarket companies to design parts and kits that are true, easy bolt-ons for every car—where literally nothing […]

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Mailbag: The Difference Between Flat Tappet and Roller Camshafts

Q: What is the difference between a flat tappet and a roller camshaft? … A: Camshafts are classified by the type of lifter they use. The lobes on the cam […]

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Old vs. New: Comparing Vintage and Modern Intake Manifold Design

Intake manifold technology has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years. (Or, has it?) Additionally, there are many more players in the intake manifold business than we saw years […]