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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Using E85 or Octane Boosters in a High-Compression 283 SBC with a Cruising-Speed Stumble

I am an old school pepper tree mechanic, and not quite in tune with 12:1 compression ratio small block Chevys. I have a 1962 Rambler Classic with a 283 with 12:1 […]

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Build a Better Boss (302 Ford, That Is)

Ford’s incredible 1969-70 Trans Am BOSS 302. Not the 2012-13 Coyote DOHC BOSS, but instead the genuine pushrod original from an era when Ford did the unthinkable repeatedly—and won! Ford’s […]

Electric Vehicles / Tech Articles / Tech Projects

Project White Lightning Update 1: Initial Suspension Upgrades for Summit Racing’s Tesla Model 3

Whether it’s gas, diesel, or electric, Summit Racing’s going to find a way to hot rod every vehicle it gets its hands on. So when Summit Racing introduced us to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Does “Inches of Mercury” Mean & How Does It Measure Vacuum?

Can you give me a short explanation of what inches of mercury is and how it is measures manifold vacuum? I just don’t understand it. Thanks! J.J. This can sometimes […]

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2011+ Mopar Gen. III 6.4L/392 Hemi Apache Engine Guide: Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

When Chrysler announced it was bringing back the legendary Hemi in the early 2000s, it was a big deal. This new series of Hemi engines is often referred to as […]

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Location, Location, Location: Swapping Mounts to Find the Best Engine & Transmission Position

Everyone’s heard the old real estate mantra “Location-Location-Location.” And while that’s obviously important in the property game, that pithy statement also holds true for a car’s engine and transmission—even if […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Adjustments for an Edelbrock AVS2 Carburetor with a Slight Hesitation

I recently bought one of those new 750 cfm Edelbrock AVS2 carburetors for my 1969 Satellite with a 383 V8. It runs pretty good but it has a slight hesitation […]

Electric Vehicles / Tech Articles / Tech Projects

Meet Project White Lightning: Summit Racing’s Tesla Model 3 (& Learn About Its Performance Potential)

Whether it’s gas, diesel, or electric, Summit Racing’s going to find a way to hot rod every vehicle it gets its hands on. So we weren’t surprised when their tech […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Improving Fuel Economy in a Quadrajet-Equipped 350 Chevy Camaro Z28

I have a 1980 Chevy Camaro Z28 that’s in really good shape with the stock 350 and the original Quadrajet carburetor. The car is all stock. Instead of making more […]

Car Culture & Entertainment / Tech / Tech Projects

Alex Taylor “Quest for the Sixes” Update: Building and Mounting a Methanol Tank…Over the Radiator?

If you have ever been around ’55 Chevys you know how little space is under the hood. Throw in a twin-turbo big block Chevy, and space is even at more […]