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Mailbag: Curing Misfire in a 396-Powered ’68 Camaro

Q: I have a 1968 Camaro with a 396 engine that’s .030″ over and has a port-matched Edelbrock Air-Gap intake manifold, 750 cfm carburetor, and an MSD 6AL ignition control, […]

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Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Head & Cam for SBC Build

Q: I have a 1978 Chevy 350 with a 4-bolt main that I started as a project about four years ago. My son is really starting to get into cars, […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Set Up an Advance Curve Without a Distributor Machine

I’m in the process of tuning up the HEI distributor in my 350 small-block Chevy. The engine has a mild cam. My understanding is that to re-curve my distributor it […]

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Mailbag: Recommending Parts for Swapping a 440 into an ’87 Dodge Pickup

Q: I have a 1987 Dodge ½ ton pickup with a 360, and this old kid’s really hoping to reach 425-450 horsepower. As luck would have it, I happen to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Those Nitrous Bottle Codes Mean & Why They Matter

What does this code on my nitrous bottle signify? — M.A. Jeff Smith: The stamp on your bottle represents the date it was certified—in your case December 2017. Each nitrous […]

Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350
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Mailbag: Controlling Coolant Temps in a Chevy 350

Q: I’m trying to control the coolant temperature in my project vehicle. It’s got a new Chevy 350 engine block with a high-flow water pump and thermostat, plus I’m running […]

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Mailbag: Solving Inconsistent Ignition in a 1991 Chevy Camaro Z28

Q: I have a 1991 Chevy Camaro Z28 with a 305 TPI engine and a 700R4 transmission. The car occasionally has some serious problems when starting up. Once in a […]

1974 Chevy C10
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Mailbag: Adding Power to a 1974 Chevrolet C10

Q: I’d like to freshen up the 383 Chevy small block I currently have in my 1974 Chevy C10. It’s a two-wheel drive long-bed with a TH350 automatic, a 2,200-rpm […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Diagnosing Steering Box Lock-Up Problems

I recently decided to upgrade my steering box in my S-10 pickup. I’ve read that the S-10 uses a very similar front suspension as the G-body cars from that same […]

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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 […]