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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 […]

Product Installs

Video: SIKKY BMW E30 LS Swap Build

SIKKY Manufacturing makes bolt-on LS swap kits for BMW, Nissan, and Toyota (and other non-U.S. auto make) applications. All SIKKY LS swap kits, motor mounts, and swap accessories are made […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Tips for Supercharging a 454 Engine

Q: My Pro Street 1967 Chevy El Camino is powered by a 454, bored .030″ over. The engine has a Holley 750 cfm carb, an Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake, […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Cam Swap Tech for 5.3L LS/Vortec Engines

I’ve seen in a 4.8L LS engine story where you used a COMP short duration hydraulic roller cam and the engine made really good power. That cam, if I recall […]

How Tos

How to Install Exhaust Heat Shields to Protect Your Truck Bed

Exhaust heat shields manufactured from stainless steel or electrogalvanized steel can be used to protect your truck bed from the heat generated from your exhaust system. Our friends at MAR-K—makers […]

Product Installs

Video: Installing a Summit Electric Fuel Pump in a ’79 Cherokee

A while back, I got my 1979 Jeep Cherokee back on the road after swapping in some full width ¾-ton axles, 63-inch Chevy leaf springs with a shackle flip in […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Basic Advice for Swapping an LS1 into a ’75 Corvette Stingray

Q: I want to put a fuel injected LS1 engine into my 1975 Corvette Stingray. The car has a 4-speed transmission, air conditioning, power brakes, and power steering. Can you […]

Tech Articles

How Modern Clutch Tech Like Hays 650 Series Affects Shifting and Pedal Feel

Some old habits die hard. That applies to many things, but certainly to hot rods and street/strip cars. Take the basic clutch for example: In the 1970s, the clutch package […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Curing Engine Stumble in a Big Block Chevy 454

I just bought a big-block Chevy pickup from my neighbor who has had the truck for years. He’s been tinkering with it but has finally decided it’s smarter than he […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Finding More Power for Already-Upgraded ’95 GMC Sierra

Q. My daily driver is a 1995 GMC Sierra C1500. It has a 350 TBI engine matted to a 4L60E transmission with a TCI Sizzler torque converter, a 10-bolt 8.5-inch […]