car cruising

Mailbag: Understanding Optimal Cruising RPM and its Impact on Engine Performance

Q: What is the ideal cruising RPM, and why is it important? A: Cruising rpm—that is, the speed at which your engine’s crankshaft rotates at a given sustained speed—has an […]

Tech / Tech Projects

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Make a Flat Tappet Cam Live

I have a survivor ‘66 Corvette 427. I selected the Factory Muscle solid flat tappet cam as I was trying to stay as true to the original build as possible. […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Cleveland Show: Adding Nearly 100 HP to a Free-Breathing Ford 351C

Try this experiment: Mention four-valve (4V) Ford to a few fellow enthusiasts and see what discussion pops up. Oh, how quickly people forget! Time was when you mentioned 4V, people […]

How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Engine Building 101: How to Measure and Check Rod Bearing Clearance


Mailbag: What is Total Timing and How Do I Set it?

Q: What is total timing, and how do I set it on my engine? A: Total timing, which refers to the maximum amount of ignition timing applied to the engine, […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Little Man: Single-Plane vs. Dual-Plane Intake Manifold Test on a Carbureted 4.8L LS

The great thing about being an LS enthusiast is you don’t have to worry yourself with the petty problems that plagued the lesser Gen. I small blocks, right? Case in […]


Mailbag: What Does a PCV Valve Do?

Q: What is the purpose of a PCV valve? A: The PCV valve is an important part of your crankshaft ventilation system. It serves a few primary function related to […]

Tech Articles

iRacing 101: The Ins and Outs of iRacing

What’s a racer with an itchy accelerator foot to do when they can’t be at the track? Do what thousands of your fellow competitors do and go iRacing. iRacing is […]

Tech Projects

How to Build a Ford Inline Six Engine for Durability and Power

When Ford was developing the popular 221/260/289/302 cubic-inch small block V8 known as the “90-Degree Fairlane V-8,” it was also working on a lightweight inline six for the new compact […]

Wheel Cleaning

Mailbag: How to Keep Your New Wheels Looking Great for a Long Time

Q: I recently got a set of new wheels for my car. How should I go about taking care of them? A: Adding a new set of wheels to your […]