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This Tool Makes it Easy to Straighten Brake Tubing

Brake line tubing is commonly 3/16-inch or ¼ inch, is usually annealed and today, stainless is very popular. Fair enough, but there’s a hitch: A lot of tubing is sold […]

Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350
Q&A

Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350

Q: I’m trying to control the coolant temperature in my project vehicle. It’s got a new Chevy 350 engine block with a high-flow water pump and thermostat, plus I’m running […]

700r4 transmission
Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Locked-Up Torque Converter

What would cause a torque converter to stay locked on a 700R4 causing the engine to stall? I just replaced the torque converter after replacing the pump in the transmission. […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 2): Engine Teardown Time

In this update, we’re breaking this junkyard 5.3L V8 down to see what we’re working with and start the process of breathing new life into this trusty old workhorse. This […]

1991 Chevy Camaro Z28
Q&A

Mailbag: Solving Inconsistent Ignition in a 1991 Chevy Camaro Z28

Q: I have a 1991 Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 305 TPI engine and a 700R4 transmission. The car occasionally has some serious problems when starting up. Once in a […]

Oldsmobile F85 Race Car
How Tos

Race Consumables: A Checklist of Fluids for You Next Trip to the Race Track

Presuming you’re the type of person who doesn’t enjoy excruciating muscle cramps, you probably make a point to hydrate before going on a long run, a bike ride, or engaging […]

Tech Articles

Leaf-Spring Drag Racing Traction Tips: Using Bushings to Improve Hook Up

Recently we showed how a set of leaf springs with a forward bias (ala Mopar SS springs) could be used sans any other traction devices. In that article, we mentioned […]

Tech Projects

Monte Makeover (Part 4): Track Testing and Dyno Testing our LS Swap

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]

1974 Chevy C10
Q&A

Mailbag: Adding Power to a 1974 Chevrolet C10

Q: I’d like to freshen up the 383 Chevy small block I currently have in my 1974 Chevy C10. It’s a two-wheel drive long-bed with a TH350 automatic, a 2,200-rpm […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Diagnosing Steering Box Lock-Up Problems

I recently decided to upgrade my steering box in my S-10 pickup. I’ve read that the S-10 uses a very similar front suspension as the G-body cars from that same […]