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How Tos

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #2): How to Perform a Basic Tuneup

Lesson #2 in our Hot Rod Home School 101 course for beginning DIY mechanics: a basic tuneup. Again, these are the jobs fans on Summit Racing’s Facebook page helped identify […]

How Tos / Tech

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #1): How to Check Fluids and Change Oil

For Hot Rod Home School, we enlisted fans of the Summit Racing Facebook page to create a home school curriculum for the next generation of gearheads. This would consist of […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 15): Front Suspension Upgrade and Road Test

It’s been almost seven months since I’ve posted up a new video on this truck. Firebolt did make an appearance in my recent Turbo Garage Lineup video and I’ve been […]

Car Culture & Entertainment

Are You Ready for Some Hot Rod Home Schooling? Class is in Session!

For many of us, our hobby has helped us get through all this crazy “social distancing” stuff. Our garage has become an even more important oasis of happiness than before. […]

How Tos

Video: How to Check Piston Ring Gap

Proper piston ring gap is a delicate balance. Too much gap and compression gases and heat will blow by, causing loss of power and torque. Too little gap and the […]

Q&A

Mailbag: The Difference Between Single-, Double-, and Triple-Pass Radiators

Q: What is a double-pass radiator? … A: In a single-pass radiator, coolant only crosses the radiator core one time. Fluid enters the inlet. It flows across the core in […]

Tech Articles

Cooling System Tech: Overflow Tanks vs. Expansion Tanks

By Nicholas Thomas, Mishimoto Back in the infancy of liquid-cooled engines, nearly all emissions systems would vent chemicals and harmful vapors into the atmosphere. No PCV or CCV lines, and […]

LS Engines

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Explaining Violent Pop Sounds in Turbo Drag Cars

I was at the local drag races last weekend and we watched an LS-powered Nova with twin turbochargers run. It was very quick. My friends and I began talking about […]

Product Installs

Upgrading Your V-Twin with a MSD Single-Fire Ignition

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, is a common expression heard around our garages. But we say, if it’s broken, make it better. Whether it’s a replacement of a […]

Car Culture & Entertainment

Spare Part Art: 25 Ways to Put Your Spare Parts to Use

Got spare parts laying around? What about extra “social distancing” time on your hands? Summit Racing’s Facebook fans have shared a few ways to get creative with spare parts and […]