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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Advice on Swapping a 4.8L LR4 LS Engine & 4L60E Trans into a 1969 Firebird

I have a 1969 Firebird that I’m swapping in a 2002 LR4 4.8L LS engine from a GMC Sierra pickup. I have the mechanical swap parts for mounting the engine […]

Driveline / Exterior / Tech / Wheels & Tires

So Now What? 5 Things You Should Absolutely Do on Day 1 of Owning Your New Classic/Project Car

This story is a follow up to our earlier article: 10 Easy Things You Need to Look for When Inspecting a Vintage, Classic, or Collectible Car Before a Purchase You […]

Driveline / Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Make Your Transmission Swap Go Smoothly with a Summit Racing Adjustable Transmission Mount

No driveline conversion is ever a cut and dry affair. In fact, many transmission swaps are often stymied by a few measly inches. Yet given how important the proper fitment […]

Driveline / Tech / Tech Articles / Wheels & Tires

What is a Wheel Bearing & How Can You Tell if Yours is Going Bad?

A wheel bearing has a real simple job: It makes sure that your wheel spins freely, without any binding or vibration. A wheel bearing’s goal is to mitigate the effects […]

Driveline / Tech

Gear Jammers: How Different Driveline Combinations Affect Your Gearing Selection

Back in the day, the common way to select rear end gears for a car was downright simple: In an automatic, whatever ratio was in the transmission, was in the […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Tech / Tech Articles

Big Inches & Big Power: A Simulated Look at Maximizing Acceleration with Chevy Performance’s ZZ632 Big Block

The big news in Bowtie land these days is Chevrolet Performance’s monster ZZ632 tall-deck big-block crate engine that can make 1,004 hp on 93 octane gasoline. Everybody is buzzed about […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Modern GM Transmission Upgrade Options for an LS-Swapped 1970 Chevy Nova

I’m looking into which late model overdrive automatic would be the best choice behind the 6.2L LS in my ’70 Nova. Chevrolet Performance has just announced availability of the 6L80E […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Are Detroit TrueTrac Differentials Compatible with Factory Electronic Traction Control Systems?

Q. I want to improve my Ford F-150’s off-road performance by adding Eaton Detroit Truetrac differentials front and rear. Are these differentials compatible with my factory electronic traction control system, […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Should I Use a Lockup or Non-Lockup Torque Converter with a 430 hp SBC Stroker & 4L60 Transmission

Q. I am choosing a torque converter for my 1970 Nova with a 430 hp 383 stroker and a 4L60 transmission. I see lockup and non-lockup options. My understanding is […]

Driveline / Tech Articles

Beware the 13mm Square Drive Drain Bolt: A Mechanic’s Horror Story (Read On…IF YOU DARE!)

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Lightning crackled across the sky, briefly overpowering the cacophony of howling winds and driving rain slamming against the garage door. …But the bad […]