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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Solving a Shaking, Hiccupping 383 Small Block Chevy in a 1971 Camaro

I have a problem that hopefully you can help. We just finished dropping my brand new 383 small block Chevy into my ’71 Camaro. I had a professional shop build […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Diagnosing a Chevy 454 That’s Getting Water in its Oil

I have a 454 big block Chevy that I purchased from a guy online. It looked good, we pulled the valve covers and it had a hydraulic roller cam and […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Upgrading Fuel Injectors for Better Performance in an LT1-Equipped Chevy Camaro

What would be the best injector for my 1995 Camaro? The idea is to get higher performance. Would I have to change fuel pump also? Thanks. P.B. It’s a common […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Proper Rocker Arm Torque & Tightening

I just discovered a rocker arm on my small block that loosened up and popped off the stud. It kinda mangled the threads on the stud, so I’m going to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Using E85 or Octane Boosters in a High-Compression 283 SBC with a Cruising-Speed Stumble

I am an old school pepper tree mechanic, and not quite in tune with 12:1 compression ratio small block Chevys. I have a 1962 Rambler Classic with a 283 with 12:1 […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Does “Inches of Mercury” Mean & How Does It Measure Vacuum?

Can you give me a short explanation of what inches of mercury is and how it is measures manifold vacuum? I just don’t understand it. Thanks! J.J. This can sometimes […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Adjustments for an Edelbrock AVS2 Carburetor with a Slight Hesitation

I recently bought one of those new 750 cfm Edelbrock AVS2 carburetors for my 1969 Satellite with a 383 V8. It runs pretty good but it has a slight hesitation […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Improving Fuel Economy in a Quadrajet-Equipped 350 Chevy Camaro Z28

I have a 1980 Chevy Camaro Z28 that’s in really good shape with the stock 350 and the original Quadrajet carburetor. The car is all stock. Instead of making more […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Getting to 400+ Horsepower in an LS1-Equipped Fourth-Gen Camaro

I have a 2000 fourth-gen Camaro with an LS1 and a six-speed that I just bought. The car runs great—but now that I’ve had it for awhile, I’d like to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: A Good Camshaft Suggestion for a Modified Chevy 383 Stroker LS6 Engine

I have a 5.7L LS6 engine out of a 2005 Caddy CTS-V that dropped an intake valve with just over 50K on the odometer. The damage was not too extensive (no […]