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Mailbag: Swapping a V8 into a 1984 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Q: A couple of questions. First, I have a 1984 Chevy S-10 pickup with a 2.8L V6 and a 5-speed manual transmission, and I want to change things up a […]

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Mailbag: Optimizing Gear Ratio for RPM at Cruising Speeds

Q: My 1974 Chevy Nova has 4.11 gears, but I’m interested in changing them. I’ll be taking a long trip soon and I’d like to cruise at around 2,000 rpm […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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

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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 […]