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Ford 331 Build: Durability & Street Power (Part 2)

Last month, we introduced you to the 331ci “Street Stealth” built by MCE Engines. The late Marvin McAfee of MCE Engines in Los Angeles was the architect and builder for […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Mailbag: Selecting the Right Oil Pump for a Twin-Turbo Chevy LQ4

Q. I’m building a twin-turbo Chevy LQ4 engine and I’m not sure which oil pump to use. Melling’s Performance line has several to choose from. Can you give me some […]

Car Culture & Entertainment / Engine & Exhaust

The Top 10 Most Underrated Engines of All Time (Says You)

Sure, everyone loves a 426 Hemi. 350 Chevy? Yep, found dang-near everywhere. And even non-Ford folks can appreciate a nicely tuned Windsor. …But there are plenty of other engines out […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles / Tech Projects

Ford 331 Build: Cruising Power That Doesn’t Break the Bank (Part 1)

Looking for good reliable streetable horsepower and torque? These days, 400 horsepower and 400 lbs.-ft. of torque sounds tame when you consider the 600 to 800+ horsepower behemoths among us. […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What’s a Good Way to Clean Engine Internals Without a Complete Teardown?

I have an older small block 350 Chevy pulled out of a 1990 Chevy pickup that ran before we yanked it out. I plan on using it in a 1950 […]

Engine & Exhaust / Videos & Galleries

Video: What Are Hydraulic Roller Lifters & How Do They Work?

Hydraulic roller lifters are now commonplace, even in some high performance engine builds. But while they handle the same job as their mechanical roller and flat tappet friends, hydraulic roller […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Lobe Separation Angle (LSA) Specs—What Does a Plus Sign (+) Mean?

I’ve been looking at cam specs for the Summit Racing Pro LS Truck camshafts and I have a question. I’ve noticed that many of the specs now list the lobe […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

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 […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Hone the Cylinder Walls on a 5.3L LS with 200K Miles Before My Rebuild?

I have a used 5.3L LS truck engine that I’d like to swap into an earlier Chevy pickup. The engine was running when it was pulled out of a wrecked […]

Engine & Exhaust / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Choose the Right Valve Springs for Your Engine

For as important as they are, there can be some confusion when it’s time to choose the right valve springs for an engine. That’s probably because there are so many […]