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Mailbag: Upgrading the Rear-End in a 1966 Chevy II SS
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Mailbag: Upgrading the Rear-End in a 1966 Chevy II SS

Q: I am in the process of restoring a 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II SS. The car is equipped with an 8.2-inch, 10-bolt rear-end with 28-spline axles and a 3.08 ring […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle

I have a 1969 Chevelle 396 4-speed, 3.55:1 rear ratio, F41 Chevy suspension on air shocks. When I do a burnout I have bad wheel hop. I tried letting the […]

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Mailbag: Parts Recommendations for Rebuilding a 350 V8-Powered 1991 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Q: I am rebuilding a 350 Chevy V8 for my daily driven 1991 S-10 pickup. I want to purchase moly rings for the stock flat top pistons, Clevite 77 rod […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Swapping an LS Firing Order Into a Traditional BBC or SBC Engine

I just read an article online that talked about a big block Malibu that was running an LS cam to change the timing. I have never heard of such a […]

Monte Makeover (Part 1): Transforming an ’86 Monte Carlo into an Autocross Killer Starts with a 56-Hour Suspension Overhaul
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Monte Makeover (Part 1): Transforming an ’86 Monte Carlo into an Autocross Killer Starts with a 56-Hour Suspension Overhaul

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 […]

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Mailbag: EFI and Rear-Axle Swap Recommendations for a 500 C.I.D. Caddy-Powered ’84 Bonneville

Q: My car is a 1984 Pontiac Bonneville with a 500 cubic-inch Cadillac engine. The engine is bored .030″ over and uses flattop pistons and Cadillac 425 heads for a […]

Mailbag: Searching for Shorty Headers to Fit a V6-Powered ’97 Chevy Pickup
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Mailbag: Searching for Shorty Headers to Fit a V6-Powered ’97 Chevy Pickup

Q: I would like to install a set of shorty headers on my 1997 Chevy C1500 pickup. It has a 4.3L V6 engine and a 4L60E transmission. Unfortunately, it seems […]

This photo illustrates the offset weight found on a flexplate and the harmonic balancer for an externally balanced big-block Chevy 454 as indicated by the arrows. On a flywheel, the offset weight is often a series of drilled holes around the outside of the flywheel instead of a fixed weight. (Image/Jeff Smith)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Flywheel for a Gen VI 454 Chevy Big Block

I am looking for the right flywheel for my Gen VI 454 engine. The date code on the block is K106, and the engine casting number is 12550313. I purchased […]

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Mailbag: Parts Recommendations for ’78 Bronco Mud Truck Build

Q: I plan to do a lot of muddin’ in my 1978 Ford Bronco 4×4. But since I’m no expert mechanic, I thought I’d ask for your advice. The Bronco […]

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Mailbag: Rich-Running Ford 302 Won’t Shut Off in ’76 Mustang Cobra II—Please Help

  Q: Under the hood of my 1976 Ford Mustang II Cobra II is the original 302 bored .030 over. It has flat top forged pistons, Sealed Power chromoly rings, […]