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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Is 10:1 Compression Compatible with 91 Octane Fuel?

I want to build a 350 Chevy with iron heads and a 10.0:1 compression ratio. Will that work on 91 octane pump premium fuel? H.C. Seemingly simple questions like this […]

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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 […]

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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Detonation Problems on a Chevy 427 Big Block

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting a backfiring problem on a 427 […]

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Head Milling 101: The Basics of Head Milling to Gain Compression

Compression equals horsepower. The reason is simple: The more you squeeze the air and fuel mixture in the combustion chamber, the more power you can create. In theory, forcing air and […]

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Mailbag: Converting a Race Engine to Pump Gas

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re taming an old race engine for street use. R.F . • Morgan, GA […]

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When Do I Need Aftermarket Cylinder Heads? Your Top Tech Questions Answered!

We recently reached out to the guys in Summit Racing’s renowned tech department—the largest full-time staff in the industry—to identify and answer five common tech questions they hear on a […]