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 […]

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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 […]


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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]