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Ignition Timing 101: Vacuum Advance vs. Mechanical Advance

What’s the difference between vacuum advance and mechanical advance? Why do you need ignition advance in the first place? And can you really use vacuum advance in boosted applications? While […]

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Mailbag: How Much Compression is Too Much?

Q: I have a 383 stroker engine that’s making 525 horsepower and 450 foot-pounds of torque. I’m running a Trick Flow Super 23® top-end engine kit with a 9.1:1 compression […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff: How a Mismatched Head Gasket Can Cause Big Problems!

I’ve got a 400 cubic small block Chevy that I had the machine shop bore to 4.155. I’m collecting parts to put it back together and used some of my […]

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Mailbag: How to Bring a Long-Idle Vehicle Back to Life

Q. I have a 1987 Monte Carlo SS with a 305 HO engine and an automatic transmission. Unfortunately, it’s been stored in my garage for over a decade. I would love to […]

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Video: How to Properly Place and Install an Oxygen Sensor

Thinking about swapping out your carburetor for an aftermarket EFI system? If so, there are sensors required to feed your ECU with the right information to help operate your EFI […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How Much Oversize is Too Much When Custom-Setting Piston Ring Gap?

I have a 4.030 small block Chevy with 1/16 inch rings. I have a 4.125 inch bore ring set that I’ll never use. Can I use the larger rings and […]

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3 Reasons to Upgrade to Tubular Control Arms

You hear about tubular control arms a lot these days when talking about performance suspension systems.  But is all the buzz really warranted? Are tubular control arms really worth your […]

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Interior Decorator: How to Install Automotive Carpet

Laying down automotive carpet in your car might not seem like that big a job.  But it’s not exactly a flop-down-and-go job either. We were reminded of this first-hand when […]

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Mailbag: Understanding Optimal Cruising RPM and its Impact on Engine Performance

Q: What is the ideal cruising RPM, and why is it important? A: Cruising rpm—that is, the speed at which your engine’s crankshaft rotates at a given sustained speed—has an […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make a Flat Tappet Cam Live

I have a survivor ‘66 Corvette 427. I selected the Factory Muscle solid flat tappet cam as I was trying to stay as true to the original build as possible. […]