Post Tagged with: "Ask Away"

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Fixes for a Poor-Shifting GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission on a Carbureted 383 SBC

I’ve got a 700-R4 in my Chevy C10 pickup behind a typical 383ci small-block Chevy. The engine runs fine with a set of Edelbrock heads and Performer RPM intake and […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What’s a Good Way to Clean Engine Internals Without a Complete Teardown?

I have an older small block 350 Chevy pulled out of a 1990 Chevy pickup that ran before we yanked it out. I plan on using it in a 1950 […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Lobe Separation Angle (LSA) Specs—What Does a Plus Sign (+) Mean?

I’ve been looking at cam specs for the Summit Racing Pro LS Truck camshafts and I have a question. I’ve noticed that many of the specs now list the lobe […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Advice on Swapping a 4.8L LR4 LS Engine & 4L60E Trans into a 1969 Firebird

I have a 1969 Firebird that I’m swapping in a 2002 LR4 4.8L LS engine from a GMC Sierra pickup. I have the mechanical swap parts for mounting the engine […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Hone the Cylinder Walls on a 5.3L LS with 200K Miles Before My Rebuild?

I have a used 5.3L LS truck engine that I’d like to swap into an earlier Chevy pickup. The engine was running when it was pulled out of a wrecked […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Why is There Wet Engine Oil on My Spark Plug Threads?

I have a 355ci small block Chevy that was rebuilt about a year ago and we included a set of Edelbrock aluminum heads, a Comp flat tappet cam, and an […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Some Good, Mild Performance Upgrades to a Direct-Injection Chevy Gen. V 5.3L LT Engine

I am rebuilding a 2014 L83 5.3L engine for my Silverado pickup and I’m considering making some changes to improve the performance slightly. I have looked into adding larger fuel […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Put a Small Block or Big Block Engine in My 1974 Chevy Truck?

I am trying to decide on an engine for my 1974 Chevy project truck. The truck has a 350ci small block and a TH350 but I am thinking of going […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Connect a GM CS-130D Style Alternator in Place of an Original CS130

I have been looking for how to wire a CS-130D alternator in place of my CS-130. I came across your article on how to hook up a new alternator in […]

Induction / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Drill Air Bypass Holes In All 4 Carb Throttle Blades to Improve Idle?

Recently you wrote an article that mentioned drilling holes in all four throttle blades on the Holley carb to change the blade position compared to the transfer slot. I have […]