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How to Read Tire Sizing for ATVs and UTVs
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How to Read Tire Sizing for ATVs and UTVs

Tire sizing doesn’t have to be complicated. And thanks to the gang at ITP Tires, you’ll never again have to do any head scratching while scoping out the tire walls […]

Automotive Paint Guide (Part 6): Paint Safety and Cleanup
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Automotive Paint Guide (Part 6): Paint Safety and Cleanup

In this final installment of Summit Racing‘s automotive paint video series, you will hear a few important paint safety and clean-up tips that will help you wrap up your painting […]

Mailbag: Troubleshooting Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors
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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Rochester Quadrajet Carburetors

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re exploring possible causes for leak downs in Quadrajet carburetors. S.O. • Round O, […]

UPDATED: NHRA Southern Nationals Postponed Due to Rain
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UPDATED: NHRA Southern Nationals Postponed Due to Rain

The Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals was postponed due to persistent rain at Atlanta Dragway. The race is scheduled for next Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. Qualifying for drivers […]

More Cheat Sheets: 13 Key Automotive Formulas You Should Know
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More Cheat Sheets: 13 Key Automotive Formulas You Should Know

How do you calculate compression ratio? What’s the best way to figure out engine displacement? In the automotive mechanics world, there are formulas and conversions for measuring just about everything—from […]

Anderson, Line Look for More Success in Atlanta
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Anderson, Line Look for More Success in Atlanta

Team Summit Pro Stock drivers Greg Anderson and Jason Line are looking forward to continued success at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals. Anderson is hoping to build on […]

Gifts for Car Moms: A Mother’s Day Buyer’s Guide
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Gifts for Car Moms: A Mother’s Day Buyer’s Guide

We’re at T-minus 10 days and counting until Mother’s Day. Already got your present for your mom, mother-in-law, and the mother of your children all picked out? Of course you […]

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass
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Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can […]

Video: How to Adjust the Accelerator Pump on Your Holley-Style Carburetor
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Video: How to Adjust the Accelerator Pump on Your Holley-Style Carburetor

Prevent engine sputtering by learning how to properly tune your Holley-style four-barrel carburetor’s accelerator pump. Watch this 24-minute video and learn everything you’ll need to know to achieve smooth, consistent […]

It’s often possible to hand-push the piston and rod assembly into the bore, guiding the rod so that it falls in place over the crankshaft rod journal. Other times you will need to very light tap the assembly in with the handle end of a clean plastic hammer. If you need excessive force to push the piston through the ring compressor into the bore, it usually means the oil ring expander rails are overlapped.
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Piston Primer: How to Properly Install Pistons

You’ve seen it—somebody trying to install pistons and ending up with pinched or broken piston rings or so much oil in the bore their shoes are drenched. It doesn’t have […]