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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can I Put a Blower on a 383 with 10:1 Compression?

Can I put a blower on my balanced and blueprinted 383 c.i.d. stocker motor that has 10:1 compression? I just want it for looks, not to race. – G.H. … […]

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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Detonation Problems After New Carb Installation

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 detonation problems that appeared after a […]

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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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Detonation Elimination: 9 Ways to Prevent Engine Detonation

Detonation is a great thing if you’re taking in a fireworks show or maybe watching MacGyver. Inside your engine? Not so much. In fact, it’s probably best if you avoid detonation at […]

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Mailbag: What’s That Ringing Sound Coming From My Engine?

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re examining why new headers can cause strange noises from your engine. Q: I have a […]

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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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Sounds Like Trouble: A Quick Guide to Diagnosing Common Engine Noises

What do you hear when you listen to your engine? The primal roar of high performance? Or is it more like a cry for help? OK, we never want to think of our engines […]

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Mailbag: Exploring Possible Cures for Pre-Ignition

Got questions?  We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re dialing in timing and straightening out a few cam/valvetrain issues.. D.B. • Basom, […]