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Exploring Growth Potential: Trick Flow Performance Upgrades to a 5.0L Ford Explorer Engine

To start things off, head on over to your local junkyard and snatch up a fresh 5.0L Mustang engine. …Wait, what’s that you say? This isn’t the late 1990s (or […]

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Bearing Down: Engine Crankshaft & Cam Bearing Basics

It should be no secret to anyone reading this that bearings are used for the camshaft along with the crankshaft main and rod journals in an automotive application. While some […]

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The Last Waltz: The Renewal of an Abused Chevy 283

It all began with a cast-off 283 small-block Chevy. The ’64 El Camino limped into our garage spitting out of the carburetor and suffering from severe palpitations. By all indications, […]

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The Last Small-Block: Chevy’s Gen. II LT1/LT4 1992-97

Chevrolet’s LT1 engine family evokes all kinds of emotions among Bow-Tie guys. Those in the know remember the original 350 cubic-inch LT1 introduced in 1970 was a real powerhouse with […]

Ford Engines

Testing a Junkyard Ford 5.0L Engine with New Top End Kit

It has always been my contention that the 5.0L Mustang saved Ford, or at the very least, Ford Performance. Prior to the introduction of the 5.0L, Ford was serving up […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Figuring Piston-to-Deck with Protruding Pistons

I’m building a Chevy 350 engine for my son’s circle track race car. I started out with a 0.040-over block that I think has been severely decked but I’m not […]

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How to Use a Dial-Back Timing Light

It’s a sign of the times when late model engines with distributorless ignition systems (DIS) no longer require the services of the ubiquitous timing light. But for the remainder of […]

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The Basics of Setting and Adjusting Valve Lash

The designers of late model engines like the GM LS, Ford Modular engine, and the Chrysler Gen III Hemi have in many ways made it easy for performance enthusiasts. Not […]

Ford Engines

Ford’s New 7.3L Godzilla Engine Looks Poised to be Next Big Thing in Hotrodding

Can Ford’s gargantuan new 7.3L overhead valve (OHV) gas engine nestled under the hood of the 2020 Ford F-250/350 Super Duty become king of the monster motors? We think it […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Adding Power to a Ski Boat SBC—EFI or Carburetor?

I’ve got a direct-drive ski boat with a worn out 350 c.i.d. small-block Chevy. I’m thinking about building a new engine with modest goals. It’s a family boat, but I […]