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Mailbag: Ford 302 Oil Pump Driveshaft & Distributor Alignment Tips

Q: After rebuilding a 302 Ford EFI engine, I am having an issue getting my distributor to seat down all the way in the engine block. It’s about ¼-inch short. […]

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Mailbag: Choosing a New Clutch After Adding Power to Street-Strip Gen5 Camaro

Q: I am getting ready to add a supercharger, cylinder heads, and a hotter camshaft to my 2012 Chevy Camaro SS. It’s my daily driver that I also autocross and […]

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Mailbag: Are Winter Tires Worth It?

Q: I live in an area that occasionally experiences heavy snowfall during the winter and I’m considering a set of winter wheels and tires. Are they really worth it, given […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Optimizing Compression in SBC Corvette Boat Engine

I’m rebuilding a Corvette small block Chevy engine for my cruiser boat in Australia. It’s a mid-range torque engine. I’m using Scat forged, floating pin rods, and a mild Isky […]

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Mailbag: Q-Jet Carb is a Great Choice for Off-Road 4×4

Q: I have a 1973 Chevy K20 truck with an aluminum-head, roller cam 383 stroker. I’ve heard from some of my old-school gearhead friends that a properly tuned Quadrajet is […]

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Mailbag: Choosing an Engine Management System for an LS-Swapped ’82 Olds Cutlass

Q: I’m swapping a low-mileage 5.3L LS engine from a 2011 GMC truck into a 1982 Cutlass drag car. The engine will be upgraded with a Trick Flow® 455 HP […]

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Mailbag: How Exhaust Runner Volume Affects Engine Performance

Q: How is exhaust runner volume measured and how does it affect performance? … A: Exhaust runner volume is the measure of the passage from the exhaust valve to the […]

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Mailbag: Should I Get Hub Centric Rings for New Wheels?

Q: Do I need hub centric rings for my new wheels? … A: We recommend using hub centric rings on all aftermarket aluminum wheels that will accept them. Hub centric […]

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Ask Away: Explaining Mysterious Rod Bearing Failure

Could I get your opinion on an engine problem? I spun a rod bearing in my supercharged big-block Chevy. The engine makes big power and has run my ’55 Chevy […]

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Mailbag: Do I Need a High-Volume or High-Pressure Oil Pump?

Q: Do I need a high-volume or high-pressure oil pump? … A: When buying an oil pump, you have a few options. The right pump for you depends on how […]