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How Transparent Fuel Lines Helped Solve a Decades-Old Motorcycle Idle Problem

I’ve had an on-again/off-again love affair with my father’s 1970 Honda CB350 motorcycle. With twin megaphone mufflers, chrome fenders, and a hipster-chic kickstart, the little street bike just oozes retro […]

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Project White Lightning Update 5: Summit Racing’s Tesla Sets Land Speed Records at ECTA Standing Mile!

Whether it’s gas, diesel, or electric, Summit Racing’s going to find a way to hot rod every vehicle it gets its hands on. So when Summit Racing introduced us to […]

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Pity the Pushrod: Why You Should Pay Attention to Pushrods

Pity the poor pushrod. The loads it must encounter are sizable. How sizable? Consider one of the writer’s engines—a simple 565 cubic inch, pump gas big block Chevy. It’s equipped […]

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The Lineman’s Splice: How to Make Reliable Electrical Connections in Your Vehicle’s Wiring Harness

Whether you’re retrofitting an EFI kit, replacing a crusty bulb socket, or installing a new stereo, if you work around cars long enough, you’ll eventually have to splice some wires. […]

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Beating the Dead Battery Blues: How to Choose the Best Jumper Cables (Or Just Make Your Own)

A set of jumper or booster cables is something few of us ever think about. Unless of course, you discover a dead or weak battery and you need a boost. […]

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12 Performance Tech Tips

Recently, we ran a story on 24 Overlooked Engine Building Tips. And before that, we put together a list of 12 Things to Make Your Vehicle Easier to Work On. […]

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How to Check the Calibration of a Clicker-Style Torque Wrench

It should come as no surprise to anyone reading this that torque wrenches are calibrated and that calibration should be checked, at least occasionally. According to some experts, torque wrench […]

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Angle of the Dangle: How to Use Torque Angle Gauges & Adapters

It should come as no surprise that Torque Angle is the measurement of choice for some engine components (the main example being connecting rods). When tightening fasteners by way of […]

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Crimp it Right! How to Use the Moroso Impact Wire Crimping Tool to Assemble Battery Cables

As with most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. That idea extends even to crimping battery cables. This story will illustrate how […]

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Long Rod Chevy 307 = Big Power

Chevrolet’s 307ci small block has long been viewed as a mild-mannered grocery getter. You’ve seen hundreds of thousands of them in Chevelles, Novas, Camaros, and untold other mainstream Chevys. We […]