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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Choose the Right Pushrod Length for Taller Lifters on a Big Block Chevy 454

I’ve got a 454 big-block Chevy that I’ve installed a hydraulic roller cam which also meant I had to also use taller hydraulic roller lifters. With it all bolted back […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Setting Up a Throttle Valve (TV) Cable on a GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission

I’m considering a 700-R4 overdrive for my C-10 pickup project since I have a trans that I got for a really good price. I know that a lot of people […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Do Some Cars Only Spin the Right Rear Tire Under Hard Acceleration?

I’m new to the old car hobby (cars of any kind really) and I’m trying to learn all I can. One thing I’ve noticed is that some rear wheel drive […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Torque Converter for an LS-Swapped Chevy S-10 with a 4L60E

I was wondering if you could help me. I have a ‘99 Chevy S10 with an LS1 engine that has a long crank and iron heads. We are trying to […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing Cylinder Heads for Bottom-End Power on a Mopar 340

I have a ‘73 340 ‘Cuda. The motor is bored 0.030-over with headers, an Edelbrock dual plane intake and a matching cam, roller timing chain, and Holley double pumper carb. […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Fix a Rich Idle on a Big Block Chevy

I’ve got a Chevelle with a 468ci big-block with a pretty big cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, a Holley 750cfm HP carburetor, and an HEI ignition. The engine idles way […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Lining Up Intake Manifold Bolt Holes on a 427 Chevy

The Holes Don’t Line Up! I’m assembling a 427ci big-block Chevy for a friend. It’s an original engine with block and heads that have been in storage for decades that […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Upgrades to GM LS 6.0L 4×4

I’ve followed your stories and career for years. I know the internet has changed most everything we do but I miss seeing Car Craft in print. One tech question I […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Running a Single or Dual Plane Intake Manifold

I keep seeing all kinds of information on the best intake manifold for a carburetor and all the opinions just make this even more difficult. I have a 5.0L small-block […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Dialing in a Cleveland

I’m trying to dial in my old Ford friend of 45 years, a 1972 Ford Mustang with a 351 Cleveland with 2-barrel heads. The engine has a Crane hydraulic roller […]