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12 Tips for Making Your Vehicle Easier to Work On

Recently we shared a number of tips on things you can do while you’re on Covid Lockdown. Some of those tips included the use of hose caps over sheet metal […]

Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Small Block Chevy Compression Loss

I recently stripped down my 350 small-block Chevy because of loss of compression over the last three years. In 5,000 miles and three different checks of the cranking compression, it […]

Automotive & Aftermarket News / Events / News & Car Culture

Starved for More Live On-Track Competition? Cleetus McFarland & Summit Racing Present Burnout Rivals

We LOVE drag racing. Roundy-round and Autocross are awesome, too. We haven’t met a flavor race competition we don’t like, actually. But if you need to blow off steam like […]

How Tos / Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Polish a Thrust Bearing (and Why You’d Want to in the First Place!)

In an earlier video, we covered the process of checking crankshaft end play.  As our partners at Summit Racing explained, crankshaft end play, or thrust, is a delicate balance. Too […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: 5 Things to Check When Swapping to Higher Lift Rockers

I have a 1970 Nova SS with a 11.5:1 compression, 355 cubic-inch small block. It has Sportsman II heads, a COMP Cams hydraulic camshaft (292 degrees advertised duration, .507 inches […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #5): Firing Orders, Essential Formulas & Other Engine Basics

Next up on our quarantine classroom lesson plan: engine basics. “Engine basics” is a very broad term, and fans on Summit Racing’s Facebook page suggested covering things like firing orders […]

Videos & Galleries

How to Check Crankshaft End Play (Video)

Crankshafts are among the most abused engine components because transmissions create tremendous forward force on them, especially in high performance applications. That’s why it’s important to check crankshaft thrust clearance, […]

Product Profiles

A Closer Look at Thule Tepui Rooftop Vehicle Tents

New-ish name. Same great products. Tepui rooftop vehicle tents popularized by camping and overlanding outdoor enthusiasts have been re-branded as Thule Tepui rooftop tents. Outdoor accessories maker Thule acquired Tepui […]

How Tos

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #4): Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Tools

It’s not as sexy as cracking open a hood and getting your hands dirty. However, the process of cleaning, maintaining, and otherwise taking care of shop tools was among the […]

Q&A

Mailbag: Which Air Intake Tube Material is Better – Metal or Plastic?

Q: Is a plastic or metal intake tube better? … A: Air intake kits are a popular performance upgrade. They are affordable, easy to install, and provide noticeable gains over a […]