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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Set Up an Advance Curve Without a Distributor Machine

I’m in the process of tuning up the HEI distributor in my 350 small-block Chevy. The engine has a mild cam. My understanding is that to re-curve my distributor it […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What Those Nitrous Bottle Codes Mean & Why They Matter

What does this code on my nitrous bottle signify? — M.A. Jeff Smith: The stamp on your bottle represents the date it was certified—in your case December 2017. Each nitrous […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Locked-Up Torque Converter

What would cause a torque converter to stay locked on a 700R4 causing the engine to stall? I just replaced the torque converter after replacing the pump in the transmission. […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Diagnosing Steering Box Lock-Up Problems

I recently decided to upgrade my steering box in my S-10 pickup. I’ve read that the S-10 uses a very similar front suspension as the G-body cars from that same […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and Cylinder Heads Recommendations for a Ford Windsor 302

I have a 302 Windsor V8 EFI engine that I converted to a 600 cfm carburetor with a Street Warrior intake manifold. It runs smooth but seems lazy. I’m now […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating and Setting Piston Ring Gap for Your Engine Build

I’m currently checking the gaps on a new set of first and second rings. I’m not building an all-out drag race motor, but have plans to be a weekend warrior. […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Money-Saving Tips for LS Swapping a ’66 Chevy II

I have a 1966 Chevy II with a 327 and a four-speed. It’s a great car because it’s light and kinda nimble for a ‘60s car. I’m considering an LS […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?

I drive a 2014 Corvette Stingray LT1 7 speed manual with a cold air intake and dyno tune as the only performance mods thus far. In my quest to add more […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Before Buying a New Carb to Fix Engine Stumble, Try This

I just bought a nice ’69 Dodge Charger with a 440 that I got on a really good deal because the previous owner had given up trying to make the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: When Troubleshooting Fuel Systems, Keep it Simple

Jeff Smith: Instead of the usual question from a reader, I thought the following scenario that a friend and I recently suffered through might be of help to car guys working […]