Q&A

(Image/ClassicCars.com)
Q&A

Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Misfiring 515-HP Chevy 377 Engine in a ’69 Camaro

Q: My 1969 Chevy Camaro has a brand new 377 cubic inch small block, a Turbo 350 transmission (4,000 rpm stall), a 12-bolt rear-end with 4.11 gears, an MSD 6AL […]

(Image/Mecum)
Q&A

Mailbag: A Recipe for Making 600 HP in a 400 V8-Powered ’69 Firebird

Q: I bought a 1969 Pontiac Firebird a few weeks ago. I has a factory 400 V8, which I’m told makes 345 horsepower. I’d like to get 600 horses out […]

(Image/Barnfinds.com)
Q&A

Mailbag: Recommending Parts for a 350 Engine Swap into a ’66 Chevy II SS

Q: My current restoration project is a 1966 Chevy II SS. I need your help to pick out the parts I need for the engine. The engine is a 350 […]

(Image/Super Chevy)
Q&A / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Achieving an Efficient Charging System in a ’70 Camaro

I am looking to change my stock 1970 Camaro alternator with an external regulator to a one-wire internal regulator with 150 amps to run my dual electric fans and other […]

(Image/Pinterest)
Q&A

Mailbag: Can I Safely Rev My 383-Powered ’79 Z28 Camaro Above 5,000 RPM With a Cast Crank?

Q: My daily driver is a 1979 Z28 Camaro. It has a 383 engine (3.75-inch stroke crank, 5.7-inch rods) and is externally balanced with a 400 balancer and flexplate. It […]

(Image/Usedcarsbox.com)
Q&A

Mailbag: Tuning Tips for a Modified Chevy 350

Q: I have a 1973 Nova with a GM 350 crate engine. The engine has Trick Flow 23° cylinder heads, a Lunati cam, Edelbrock Performer intake, an Edelbrock Performer 600 […]

(Image/Steve's Nova Site)
Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can I Put a Blower on a 383 with 10:1 Compression?

Can I put a blower on my balanced and blueprinted 383 c.i.d. stocker motor that has 10:1 compression? I just want it for looks, not to race. – G.H. … […]

(Image/Mecum)
Q&A

Mailbag: Troubleshooting 440 Engine Detonation at High Altitudes

Q: I own a 1983 Dodge Ramcharger with a 1970 440 engine. The engine is bored .040 inch over, has a forged crank, flat top pistons, and ‘452’ cast heads—the […]

(Image/David Classic Cars)
Q&A

Mailbag: Breathing Life Into a Wheelchair-Friendly 5.0L-Powered Ford E-150 Econoline

Q: Back in the day, my buddies and I used to rule the local dragstrips. The memories! Today, I’ve got gray hair and I’m mostly stuck in a wheelchair, but […]

Mailbag: Why Did Ford Change the Firing Order on the 5.0L 302 H.O. Engine?
Q&A

Mailbag: Why Did Ford Change the Firing Order on the 5.0L 302 H.O. Engine?

Q: I’m building a Ford 302 engine, and I’m looking at camshafts. I’m curious—why did Ford change the firing order on the 5.0L (302) HO engine? A: This question gets […]