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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips for Aligning Your Front Suspension to be Performance Friendly

I am running a ‘61 Comet wagon with Mustang II type front suspension with rack and pinion steering that has replaced the stock OE shock tower suspension and steering box.  […]

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Video: How a 4-Stroke Engine’s Piston Motion & Valve Events Work & Why it Matters for Cam Selection

In previous articles, we’ve talked about the importance of Considering Individual Timing Events When Choosing a Cam to help us determine the duration, lobe separation and advance needed. This is especially important […]

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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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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing and Installing a Manual Transmision on a GEN IV 454

I hope you can help me. I have a GEN IV 454 engine and I would like to install a manual transmission behind it. The late model overdrive transmissions like […]

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Camshaft Secret Weapon: Choose Perfect Cam with New Summit Racing Cam Timing Calculator

It isn’t always obvious which camshaft we should choose for our engine build. Even when we fully understand the individual timing events and how each of them interact in a […]

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Dana 60 vs. GM 12-Bolt vs. Ford 9”: The Pros & Cons of Popular Rear End Assemblies

You’d think selecting a rear end for a project car would be easy. It’s not. Browse Summit Racing’s website or catalog and you’ll discover there are almost too many choices. […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Does 40% Leakdown Test Results Require New Piston Rings?

I just bought a used 5.3L LS engine out of the junkyard and after we got the engine back to the shop and mounted it on an engine stand, we […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Diagnosing Ticking Noises and White Smoke in a Supercharged ’93 Ford Mustang GT

I’ve been looking online for help to figure out what is happening to my car and I thought your expertise may help. I have a supercharged ‘93 Mustang GT with […]

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How to Set-Up and Tune Holley’s Dominator EFI System (Part 1)

It’s no secret that aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems are becoming more and more commonplace. It should come as no surprise however, that some of the early systems were […]

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Comparing Camshafts (Part 2): Consider Individual Timing Events When Choosing a Cam

Editor’s Note: This is the second half of an article on how to interpret cam specs to select the right cam for your engine and vehicle needs. You can read the […]