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Q&A / Tech

Ask Away: Diagnosing High-RPM Power Loss

I have a small block Chevy in a ’66 Chevy II that seems to run pretty good but now I’m not so sure. It’s a 383 small block with a […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away: GM 10-Bolt vs. 12-Bolt Rear-Ends

With the upcoming addition of the 454-cubic-inch big block to my 1966 El Camino, I begin to worry about the durability of the 8.2-inch 10-bolt rear. It currently houses a 3.36:1 […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away: Optimizing Your Nitrous System with Proper Bottle Pressure

I recently installed a NOS Cheater nitrous system on my car and we took it to a chassis dyno to test the system. The jets were rated at 150 hp […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A / Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition

My buddies and I got into a discussion the other day about why all the new car companies went with individual coils for each cylinder as opposed to sticking with […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A / Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: What’s the Difference Between Detonation and Pre-Ignition?

Okay, I keep reading about there is a difference between detonation and pre-ignition but it seems that whenever I ask anybody about this, they agree but don’t know the difference. […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Inside GM’s New 90-Degree V6 Engine

In the ‘80s, GM used a 4.3L 90-degree V6 in many different cars. I know that this engine is basically a small-block Chevy with two cylinders removed. This got me […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: A Basic Guide to Ignition Advance

I hate to admit that I’ve been working on cars for more years that I care to admit and yet I still don’t understand all the different things about ignition […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Does My Car Torque Steer So Badly?

I have an all-steel ’41 Willys with an all-aluminum 498ci Keith Black HEMI with a Don Hampton 8-71 supercharger and an EFI system using electronic fuel injectors located under the […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech / Tech Articles

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Peak Power vs. Torque Curve — What Matters Most for Your Application?

I recently read a story in a national publication that struck me as interesting and worth dissecting. The story tested the addition of a tall, long runner EFI intake manifold […]

Brakes & Suspension / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Is There a Shelf Life for Brake Fluid?

  I have a small, 12-ounce bottle of DOT 4 brake fluid that’s been on the shelf for at least a couple of years. I was going to use it […]