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How to Set Up Inputs and Outputs on Holley Terminator X EFI (Video)

In today’s video, Ray from Holley Performance is going to take you through the steps of setting up your inputs and outputs to auxiliary components such as power fans, fuel […]

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Mailbag: What is Engine Quench?

Q: What is engine quench? … A: Quench is the distance between the top of the piston at TDC and the cylinder head surface. It is also called “squish” or […]

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Guide to Troubleshooting Drag Race Traction Issues

In a perfect world, a race car would always hook anywhere. It would go down the track straight, it wouldn’t rattle the tires, and it wouldn’t lose traction somewhere down […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Roller Upgrade for Small Block Chevy 350

I am considering buying the basic Chevrolet 350 c.i.d. crate engine. I’ve heard lots of good things about it. I’d like to upgrade to a hydraulic roller cam at the […]

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Engine Building 101: Installation Tips for Piston & Connecting Rod Assemblies (Video)

In today’s video, our friends Brian and Mike from Summit Racing will take you through the entire process of installing your completed piston, piston ring, and connecting rod assemblies into […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Out of Balance

I have a Camaro with a 420 c.i.d. small-block Chevy that I recently bought. We pulled the engine to freshen it and the question came up as to whether my […]

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Mailbag: Can I Use an EFI Kit to Control Ignition Timing?

Q: Can I use a fuel injection system to control my ignition timing? … A: Yes. Most fuel injection kits will work with your existing ignition system. All they really […]

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Video: How To Make Custom Spark Plug Wires and Test Resistance

Terry Wilson, a.k.a Coverman66, is just like us–someone whose love of hot rods and horsepower knows no bounds. At age 10 he was driving his uncle’s muscle cars on the […]

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Mailbag: How Does an Ignition Coil Work?

Q: How does an ignition coil work? … A: Ignition coils are electrical transformers. They convert low voltage to high voltage through a process called induction. There are various designs, […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Bogged Down on a Blow-Through Carburetor

I have a 355 c.i.d. small-block Chevy to which I’ve added a small Vortech centrifugal supercharger. The supercharger blows into a hat over the carburetor. For now, the engine is […]