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Mailbag: How to Measure for a New Steering Column

Q: How do I measure for a new steering column? … A: Measuring for a new steering column is pretty easy. Follow the steps below to ensure you will get the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Low-End Torque

I’ve been reading you for years at various magazines like PHR, Hot Rod, and Car Craft. I’ve been curious about the lower end of the torque curve. Looking at various […]

Tech Articles

It’s No Theory: How to Contain Carnage from the Big Bang Clutch Explosion

More than 40 years ago, a friend came hobbling into my shop on crutches. His right foot was in a cast. He wasn’t very happy. As the story goes, he […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 8): The Turbo Arrives & Exhaust Build Begins

Back when I built Thunderbolt, my LS3 Miata, I had a very clear project plan laid out.  I wasn’t the first person to do an LS-based drivetrain conversion on a […]

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Mailbag: Tips for Lifter Replacement in a Ford 460

Q: I have a 1978 Ford E-250 van. The engine is a 460 that’s bored .030″ over, has a 214°/224° @ .050″ flat tappet cam, an Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: 4L60E vs. 200-R4 Transmissions

I think I just tore up my second 200-R4 transmission running back and forth to the NSRA street rod show in York, Pennsylvania.  I had a Turbo 400 in my […]

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Four-tify Your LS: Summit Racing Stage 4 Pro LS Camshaft Test

So what would you do if a company called you and offered up a 5.3L test motor? Now what if these same guys gave you their blessing to throw the […]

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Mailbag: Getting a 1975 Buick Skylark to Fly

Q: We have a 1975 Buick Skylark. Under the hood is a 350 bored over .030, with a 750 cfm Holley carb, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Federal-Mogul pistons, a 284°/284° […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips for Maxxing MPG with Fuel Mixing

I have a 2012 F-250 Ford built to use flex fuel. What is the best way to maximize miles per gallon? Is there any advantage to running 1/2 tank of 93 […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 7): More Tear Down, Steering Relocation, & 8.8″ Rear End

Our first job of the day is to clear out the interior a bit which will give us room to work on a couple of upcoming jobs, like wiring this […]