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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Transmission for Big Block-Powered Cruiser

I am building a ‘72 Caprice as a tribute patrol cruiser. I am pulling out the original 400 SBC and replacing it with a big-block 454 just so the look […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Misfiring Ford 289 Engine

I have a ‘67 289 out of a Falcon Futura sports coupe that I rebuilt with all new internal guts. The heads and block have been decked and has hydraulic […]

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Dampening Engine Vibration with Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are incredibly important yet often overlooked. We visited the world of harmonic dampers six years ago. (Read: Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers.) It’s time for a refresh. Years […]

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Flywheels 101: Choose the Best Flywheel for your Engine and Application

Chances are you don’t give much thought to that metal disc spinning inside of your bellhousing. However, choosing the best flywheel for your vehicle application will greatly affect performance, drivability, […]

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Video: 5 Common Torque Converter Issues–and How to Avoid Them!

In this video, the experts at Summit Racing Equipment cover five of the most frequent transmission torque converter issues discussed with customers. This includes vehicle performance-related issues that can be […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating Fuel Pump Ratings to Feed Big Block Chevy

I am building a mild, street big-block Chevy that will be carbureted but I’d like to run one of those in-tank EFI conversions since that will be much simpler and […]

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Mailbag: What is a Battery BCI Number?

A battery BCI number indicates the physical size dimensions of the battery rather than its Amp Hours (AH) rating. The BCI group numbers are used to categorize automotive batteries by […]

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The 3 Types of Engine Vibration in Cars and Trucks

Editor’s Note: The technical information below comes from the engine-vibration experts at Fluidampr. … Engine vibration accelerates engine wear, breaks engine parts, and robs us of horsepower. There are three […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Dialing in Vacuum Advance with an Edelbrock ProFlo-4 EFI

I have a Ford 347 stroked small block with 10:1 compression and a “race cam.” The builder won’t give me cam specifics. I just installed the Edelbrock Pro Flo 4 […]

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Hunting for a Drill Bit to Drill Through Hardened Steel

Many articles I’ve written about tools revolve around some more complicated, some might say exotic, items. Today, we’re going to deviate and talk about something that is seemingly simple—a specialty […]