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How to Upgrade from Drum to Disc Brakes on a Budget

Sometimes, how quickly you can slow down is just as important as how quickly you can speed up. As I was building up my Impala back in high school to […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and EFI Advice for 540 Big Block Chevy

I’m building a street 540 big block Chevy with a mild hydraulic COMP Thumpr cam, rectangle-port heads, and 9.5:1 compression ratio that looks like a stock L88 to go in […]

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3 Automotive Myths That May Be Costing Your Vehicle Performance

Some are common misconceptions we hear from customers. Others are outright falsehoods we see propagated on forums, videos, and Facebook groups. They’re performance myths—and they could be keeping your vehicle […]

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Mailbag: An Intro to Fan Clutches and How They Work

The fan clutch is an important part of your cooling system. Its drive shaft attaches to the water pump. Then, the fan attaches to the clutch housing. The fan clutch’s job is […]

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How to Install a Distributor and Set Initial Timing

Dropping a distributor into the engine is a time-honored procedure that has been around since the first engines coughed their way to life more than 100 years ago. With the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: No Power, No Secondaries

I have a Chevy 350 Indmar boat engine with a 600 cfm Holley four-barrel carb. It has a marine electronic choke and vacuum secondaries. When opening the throttle, it will […]

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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, […]