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 […]


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 […]

Mile Marker truck winch

Mailbag: Choosing the Proper Pull Rating When Buying a Winch

Q: I want to add an electric winch to my truck, but I’m not sure how to choose the proper size. I don’t want to over-spend on a winch that […]


Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Chevy 350 Losing a Quart of Oil Every 100 Miles

Q: I’m currently running a Chevy 350 that I’ve assembled myself using a 4-bolt main block bored over .040″, a cast-iron crank, forged pistons and rods, moly rings, World Products […]

1971 Ford F100

Mailbag: How to Make a 390 or 410 Engine From a Stock 360 in a 1971 Ford F-100

Q: I own a 1971 Ford F-100 two-wheel drive pickup with a 360 engine. The piston rings are worn and need to be changed. While the engine is out, I’m […]

1995 Ford F-350

Mailbag: Preventing Electrical Damage in a 1995 Ford F-350 Pickup

Q: I was driving my 1995 F-350 when the truck suddenly went completely dead. I coasted to a stop, opened the hood, and saw that the alternator charge wire was […]

1985 Chevy C10 pickup - Wheelsforless

Mailbag: Using a Limited-Slip Differential to Hook Up a 1985 Chevy C10 at the Strip

Q: I am 18 years old and currently working on my first hot rod. It’s a 1985 Chevy C10 Custom Deluxe with a 350. I know it’s not your typical […]

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Mailbag: Putting More Towing Muscle in a 1976 Straight-Six 250-Powered Chevy Pickup

Q: I’m working on building up the straight-six 250 engine in my 1976 Chevy pickup. It came with dual exhaust and a Rochester 2SE carburetor. I’d like to eventually be […]

mustang 8.8 rear end gear

Mailbag: Choosing a Ring-and-Pinion for a Fox-Body Mustang

Q: I have a 1991 Ford Mustang LX couple with a bone-stock 302. I’ve always thought about getting an 8.8-inch ring and pinion set for my Ford, but I’m having […]

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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 […]