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Mailbag: What is Valve Float and How Do You Fix It?

Q: What is valve float? … A: Valve float is basically when the valvetrain gets out of control. There are two types of valve float: Loft and Bounce. Loft happens […]

Tech Projects

Monte Makeover (Part 6): Summit Racing Pro LS Cam Install, Exhaust Upgrade…and Dyno Test!

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 […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Upgrading 6L80/6L90 Transmissions for Boost

I have a 2015 Silverado with a 5.3L with long tube headers and I’ve installed a Whipple supercharger. My 6-speed trans is now slipping. Can you give me any direction […]

Tech Articles

Piston Ring Compressors: Different Strokes for Different Folks

When installing pistons, the first step is to wipe the cylinder bores with a clean, lint-free towel, and apply a small amount of conventional (non-synthetic) oil to the walls. It’s […]

How Tos

How to Diagnose Automotive Electrical Ground Issues

Chasing down electrical gremlins in a motor vehicle can be an exercise in frustration—the kind of frustration that makes young men old and old men talk to themselves. An electrical […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 9): Rear End, Driveline and Punch List Punch-Out

A couple of updates ago, you saw me load up our junkyard Ford 8.8 that was removed from a semi-cooperative 2001 Ford Explorer. I originally kicked around the idea to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating Valve Spring Clearance for Existing Cam

I bought a set of TFS valve springs (PN 16918-16) for my Summit 8702 cam for an LS engine and I realized these springs are only good up to a […]

Courtney Barber 1978 Ford Bronco - Project Road Warrior 2.0
Tech Projects

Video: Courtney Barber Talks Driving Her ’78 Ford Bronco to the Arctic Circle

We met Courtney Barber last year when she agreed to share her Summit Racing-sponsored 1978 Ford Bronco—dubbed Project Road Warrior 2.0—with us. Barber is known in hot rod circles for […]

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Mailbag: How to Measure for a New Steering Column

Q: How do I measure for a new steering column? … A: Measuring for a new steering column is pretty easy. Follow the steps below to ensure you will get the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Low-End Torque

I’ve been reading you for years at various magazines like PHR, Hot Rod, and Car Craft. I’ve been curious about the lower end of the torque curve. Looking at various […]