Mailbag: Checking Clearance Before Cam-Swapping a 307-Powered ’68 Nova

Q: I have a 1968 Chevy Nova with a stock 307 engine. I have a brand new Summit cam and lifter kit that I’d like to install without any other […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 1): The Master Plan and Engine Arrive

Four years ago, I embarked on a journey with Summit Racing to build my dream car. Since high school, I had been fascinated with big engines in little cars, but […]

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Mailbag: Choosing the Proper Pull Rating When Buying a Winch

Q: I want to add an electric winch to my truck, but I’m not sure how to choose the proper size. I don’t want to over-spend on a winch that […]

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Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and Cylinder Heads Recommendations for a Ford Windsor 302

I have a 302 Windsor V8 EFI engine that I converted to a 600 cfm carburetor with a Street Warrior intake manifold. It runs smooth but seems lazy. I’m now […]


Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Chevy 350 Losing a Quart of Oil Every 100 Miles

Q: I’m currently running a Chevy 350 that I’ve assembled myself using a 4-bolt main block bored over .040″, a cast-iron crank, forged pistons and rods, moly rings, World Products […]

Tech Articles

Calibrating for the Future: Conquering the New Frontier of EFI Tuning with SAM Tech’s Jason Haynes

EFI tuning, as we know it, is over. Stick a multimeter probe in it. Gone are the days of simply setting the fuel and timing maps, then calling it good. […]

1971 Ford F100

Mailbag: How to Make a 390 or 410 Engine From a Stock 360 in a 1971 Ford F-100

Q: I own a 1971 Ford F-100 two-wheel drive pickup with a 360 engine. The piston rings are worn and need to be changed. While the engine is out, I’m […]

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Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating and Setting Piston Ring Gap for Your Engine Build

I’m currently checking the gaps on a new set of first and second rings. I’m not building an all-out drag race motor, but have plans to be a weekend warrior. […]

1995 Ford F-350

Mailbag: Preventing Electrical Damage in a 1995 Ford F-350 Pickup

Q: I was driving my 1995 F-350 when the truck suddenly went completely dead. I coasted to a stop, opened the hood, and saw that the alternator charge wire was […]

Tech Projects

Monte Makeover (Part 3): A Blown Up Small Block Inspires an 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 […]