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Cleetus McFarland Builds a Burnout Delivery Van for Summit Racing!

6.0L LS/14-bolt rear-end combo? Check. 100 shot of nitrous–give or take? Check And a welded diff. and new sidepipes, too! The Summit Racing Burnout Van is ready to make its […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Ford 302 Firing Problems After Cam Swap

Q: I have a 1994 Ford F-150 with a 5.0L engine and factory mass airflow sensor. I just had the heads redone and installed a Trick Flow Stage 1 camshaft. […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Can I Remove the Cooling Fan Shroud?

Q: Can I remove the fan shroud on my cooling fan? … A: It might seem like it’s just in the way, but the fan shroud plays an important role in the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Getting 400+ HP From an Old Small Block Chevy

I want to build the cheapest, least expensive small-block 350 Chevy that can make around 400 to 450 horsepower. How would I do that? I have a 350 Chevy truck […]

How Tos

Mailbag: Tips for Wiring an EFI Kit or Engine Management System

Q: Do you have an advice for hooking up a new EFI kit? … Tips For Hooking Up Your ECU Connecting the wires is an important step in getting your electronic […]

Tech Articles

12 Tips for Making Your Vehicle Easier to Work On

Recently we shared a number of tips on things you can do while you’re on Covid Lockdown. Some of those tips included the use of hose caps over sheet metal […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Small Block Chevy Compression Loss

I recently stripped down my 350 small-block Chevy because of loss of compression over the last three years. In 5,000 miles and three different checks of the cranking compression, it […]

How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Polish a Thrust Bearing (and Why You’d Want to in the First Place!)

In an earlier video, we covered the process of checking crankshaft end play.  As our partners at Summit Racing explained, crankshaft end play, or thrust, is a delicate balance. Too […]

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Mailbag: 5 Things to Check When Swapping to Higher Lift Rockers

I have a 1970 Nova SS with a 11.5:1 compression, 355 cubic-inch small block. It has Sportsman II heads, a COMP Cams hydraulic camshaft (292 degrees advertised duration, .507 inches […]

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Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #5): Firing Orders, Essential Formulas & Other Engine Basics

Next up on our quarantine classroom lesson plan: engine basics. “Engine basics” is a very broad term, and fans on Summit Racing’s Facebook page suggested covering things like firing orders […]