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Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #2): How to Perform a Basic Tuneup

Lesson #2 in our Hot Rod Home School 101 course for beginning DIY mechanics: a basic tuneup. Again, these are the jobs fans on Summit Racing’s Facebook page helped identify […]

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Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #1): How to Check Fluids and Change Oil

For Hot Rod Home School, we enlisted fans of the Summit Racing Facebook page to create a home school curriculum for the next generation of gearheads. This would consist of […]

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Video: How to Check Piston Ring Gap

Proper piston ring gap is a delicate balance. Too much gap and compression gases and heat will blow by, causing loss of power and torque. Too little gap and the […]

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Engine Building 101: How to Install Piston Rings on LS Engine (Video)

Piston rings play an important role in the efficient operation of your engine. They create the seal between the cylinder wall and piston necessary for good compression. Plus, they keep […]

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Garage Goal #9: Cleaning and Detailing Your Vehicle the Actual Right Way

You’re stuck at home. It’s Car Care Month. Now’s the absolute best time to get your vehicle’s exterior in shape. Or at the very least, you can make your latest […]

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Garage Goal #8: Get Your Ride(s) Tuned up and Ready to Go!

We get it — you’re anxious to get your project vehicle on the road and ready for shows. Eventually we’ll get there, but for now, you’ve got extra time at […]

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Garage Goal #6: Adding and Installing the Right Air Compressor

If you’ve been doing without an air compressor, the extra time you’ve been spending the garage lately may be providing just the push you need to add a shop compressor. […]

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Time to Shine: Advance Your Paint-Restoration Skills

National Car Care Month is here and hopefully soon we will be cruising the town and headed to our favorite car shows. Now is the time to get that ride […]

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Intro to Optimizing Pushrod Length with Checking Tools

In most cases, the pushrods in your engine drop into a guide plate of some sort in the cylinder head, with the lower end fitting directly into the cup of […]

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6 Great Ways to Experience Epic Clutch Installation Failure

The good people at RAM Clutches have been helping their customers properly install performance clutches for decades. But today, we’re going to share RAM Clutches’ top tips for setting up […]