Tech

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Does My Mild Small Block Chevy Need a High Pressure or High Volume Oil Pump?

I am about to rebuild a 350 small block Chevy that originally came out of a truck. We’re going to add new forged pistons, better rods, and if I can […]

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 […]

Tech Articles

12 Performance Tech Tips

Recently, we ran a story on 24 Overlooked Engine Building Tips. And before that, we put together a list of 12 Things to Make Your Vehicle Easier to Work On. […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Leaning-Out a Holley 650 Double Pumper’s Rich Idle Fuel Mix

Q. I have a Chevy 350 engine with a Holley 650 double pumper and a COMP Cams Xtreme Energy camshaft in my street rod. I’m unable to get the idle […]

Product Profiles / Tech

Flat Tappet Rat Muscle: Summit Racing Muscle Car Camshafts for Big Block Chevy Engines

There was a time when big block Chevy engines with solid lifter camshafts clattered their way down the boulevards and highways of America. It was a time of big block […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Start My Vehicle’s Engine Periodically During Winter Storage?

Now that the cold weather is here, I’ve always been told that starting the engine in my stored car, truck, or SUV periodically, like once a month, and letting it […]

Tech Articles

How to Check the Calibration of a Clicker-Style Torque Wrench

It should come as no surprise to anyone reading this that torque wrenches are calibrated and that calibration should be checked, at least occasionally. According to some experts, torque wrench […]

Tech

Getting to Know Ford’s Beasty 351C

Ford’s powerful 335 Series family of middle block V8s displacing 351 and 400ci was a brief chapter in Ford North American history. We still don’t really know where the 335 […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Picking the Right Size Air Line Hose for a Shop’s Compressed Air System

Q. I just built a 40 ft. x 60 ft. shop for automotive restoration and repair. I installed a new two-stage 5 HP air compressor that produces 19 cfm @ […]

Tech Articles

Angle of the Dangle: How to Use Torque Angle Gauges & Adapters

It should come as no surprise that Torque Angle is the measurement of choice for some engine components (the main example being connecting rods). When tightening fasteners by way of […]