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It’s No Theory: How to Contain Carnage from the Big Bang Clutch Explosion

More than 40 years ago, a friend came hobbling into my shop on crutches. His right foot was in a cast. He wasn’t very happy. As the story goes, he […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: 4L60E vs. 200-R4 Transmissions

I think I just tore up my second 200-R4 transmission running back and forth to the NSRA street rod show in York, Pennsylvania.  I had a Turbo 400 in my […]

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Four-tify Your LS: Summit Racing Stage 4 Pro LS Camshaft Test

So what would you do if a company called you and offered up a 5.3L test motor? Now what if these same guys gave you their blessing to throw the […]

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How Modern Clutch Tech Like Hays 650 Series Affects Shifting and Pedal Feel

Some old habits die hard. That applies to many things, but certainly to hot rods and street/strip cars. Take the basic clutch for example: In the 1970s, the clutch package […]

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All the Torques: How Summit Pro LS Truck Camshafts Help Truck Owners Maximize Performance

It’s no secret that yanking a Gen. 3 or Gen. 4 Vortec truck engine out of the junkyard is the cheapest way to make 400+ horsepower. 5.3L engines start in […]

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This Tool Makes it Easy to Straighten Brake Tubing

Brake line tubing is commonly 3/16-inch or ¼ inch, is usually annealed and today, stainless is very popular. Fair enough, but there’s a hitch: A lot of tubing is sold […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Locked-Up Torque Converter

What would cause a torque converter to stay locked on a 700R4 causing the engine to stall? I just replaced the torque converter after replacing the pump in the transmission. […]

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Leaf-Spring Drag Racing Traction Tips: Using Bushings to Improve Hook Up

Recently we showed how a set of leaf springs with a forward bias (ala Mopar SS springs) could be used sans any other traction devices. In that article, we mentioned […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and Cylinder Heads Recommendations for a Ford Windsor 302

I have a 302 Windsor V8 EFI engine that I converted to a 600 cfm carburetor with a Street Warrior intake manifold. It runs smooth but seems lazy. I’m now […]

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Calibrating for the Future: Conquering the New Frontier of EFI Tuning with SAM Tech’s Jason Haynes

EFI tuning, as we know it, is over. Stick a multimeter probe in it. Gone are the days of simply setting the fuel and timing maps, then calling it good. […]