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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Bogged Down on a Blow-Through Carburetor

I have a 355 c.i.d. small-block Chevy to which I’ve added a small Vortech centrifugal supercharger. The supercharger blows into a hat over the carburetor. For now, the engine is […]

Featured Vehicles

Video: Rick Stein’s 1965 Mercury Comet

Rick Stein has a passion for classic cars and knows the importance of getting you the parts you need on time. As a member of Summit Racing‘s Order Fulfillment Center, […]

Parts

Tools and Tech Tips for Pulling and Installing Spark Plugs

In some vehicles, pulling and replacing spark plugs is a nightmare: Impossible to reach plugs. Headers, shock towers, and air conditioning parts in the way.  Factor in the multiple opportunities […]

Featured Vehicles

Video: Craig Artzner’s Full-Top 1973 Chevy K5 Blazer

Let us introduce you to our friend Craig Artzner and his super-clean 1973 K5 Chevy Blazer. Artzner’s full-top K5 Blazer started coming together in 2006. Although the previous owner had […]

Automotive & Aftermarket News

Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett to Retire

Ford CEO and President Jim Hackett, 65, will retire from the company effective Oct. 1, the company announced today. He will be succeeded in the role by Ford COO Jim […]

Tech Articles

Mailbag: Why Do I Need to Use Antifreeze?

Q: Why do I need to use antifreeze? … A: The fluid you use in your engine’s cooling system can affect its performance. For most vehicles, a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Stripped Cylinder Head Bolts

I’ve got an old, 327 c.i.d. small-block Chevy that I started to replace the heads with a better set. My problem is I’ve stripped the threads on two head bolts […]

Parts

Upgrading 2nd-Gen Camaro with Aldan Suspension Kits

Editor’s Note: The following tech story and product profile from Aldan American was previously published on Aldan’s website, and is being shared here with permission. … The second-generation Chevrolet Camaro […]

LS Engines

Gen 3 vs. Gen 4 LS Engines: How to ID Them (Video)

LS engines are the most popular engines to build, swap, and hot-rod because of their availability, affordability, and compact size. (They fit pretty much anywhere that a Gen. I or […]

Tech Articles

Mailbag: What Does a Residual Pressure Valve Do?

Q: Would you please explain residual valves? … A: A residual pressure valve is a special type of one-way check valve. They are used to keep a small amount of pressure in […]