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Mailbag: Swapping a V8 into a 1984 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Q: A couple of questions. First, I have a 1984 Chevy S-10 pickup with a 2.8L V6 and a 5-speed manual transmission, and I want to change things up a […]

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Mailbag: Optimizing Gear Ratio for RPM at Cruising Speeds

Q: My 1974 Chevy Nova has 4.11 gears, but I’m interested in changing them. I’ll be taking a long trip soon and I’d like to cruise at around 2,000 rpm […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: When Troubleshooting Fuel Systems, Keep it Simple

Jeff Smith: Instead of the usual question from a reader, I thought the following scenario that a friend and I recently suffered through might be of help to car guys working […]

Mailbag: Upgrading the Rear-End in a 1966 Chevy II SS
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Mailbag: Upgrading the Rear-End in a 1966 Chevy II SS

Q: I am in the process of restoring a 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II SS. The car is equipped with an 8.2-inch, 10-bolt rear-end with 28-spline axles and a 3.08 ring […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle

I have a 1969 Chevelle 396 4-speed, 3.55:1 rear ratio, F41 Chevy suspension on air shocks. When I do a burnout I have bad wheel hop. I tried letting the […]

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Mailbag: Parts Recommendations for Rebuilding a 350 V8-Powered 1991 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Q: I am rebuilding a 350 Chevy V8 for my daily driven 1991 S-10 pickup. I want to purchase moly rings for the stock flat top pistons, Clevite 77 rod […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Swapping an LS Firing Order Into a Traditional BBC or SBC Engine

I just read an article online that talked about a big block Malibu that was running an LS cam to change the timing. I have never heard of such a […]

Monte Makeover (Part 1): Transforming an ’86 Monte Carlo into an Autocross Killer Starts with a 56-Hour Suspension Overhaul
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Monte Makeover (Part 1): Transforming an ’86 Monte Carlo into an Autocross Killer Starts with a 56-Hour Suspension Overhaul

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 […]

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Mailbag: EFI and Rear-Axle Swap Recommendations for a 500 C.I.D. Caddy-Powered ’84 Bonneville

Q: My car is a 1984 Pontiac Bonneville with a 500 cubic-inch Cadillac engine. The engine is bored .030″ over and uses flattop pistons and Cadillac 425 heads for a […]

Mailbag: Searching for Shorty Headers to Fit a V6-Powered ’97 Chevy Pickup
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Mailbag: Searching for Shorty Headers to Fit a V6-Powered ’97 Chevy Pickup

Q: I would like to install a set of shorty headers on my 1997 Chevy C1500 pickup. It has a 4.3L V6 engine and a 4L60E transmission. Unfortunately, it seems […]