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Meet the Distributor Clamp Wrench: An Unsung Hero Tool for Adjusting Ignition Timing

Even after it’s been properly installed and adjusted, a distributor can gradually slip over time. That means, if your older engine is still equipped with a distributor, you should really […]

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Mailbag: What is Total Timing and How Do I Set it?

Q: What is total timing, and how do I set it on my engine? A: Total timing, which refers to the maximum amount of ignition timing applied to the engine, […]

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Mailbag: Can I Use an EFI Kit to Control Ignition Timing?

Q: Can I use a fuel injection system to control my ignition timing? … A: Yes. Most fuel injection kits will work with your existing ignition system. All they really […]

Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Solving SBC Ignition Timing Problems

I have a weird thing happening with my small-block Chevy crate engine that has me scratching my head. The engine is a 290-horsepower Chevy crate engine with a set of […]

How Tos

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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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Engine Spark & Timing Issues on a Small Block Chevy

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 helping a reader troubleshoot spark plug, carb-jetting, […]

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Mailbag: Timing Adjustment Recommendations for a Small Block Chevy V8

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 helping a reader time his engine. Q: […]

Motorsports

Race-Day Tuning is Often the Difference Between Winning and Losing

NORWALK, OH – We can’t control the weather. Just ask every bride, golfer or outdoor event planner, ever. In most life situations, temperature and precipitation are the only weather-related things […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: A Step-by-Step Guide to Curing Engine Hesitation

My neighbor kid just bought a ’69 C10 pickup with a 350 small block with a Holley carburetor an aluminum intake, cast iron exhaust manifolds, and a TH350 automatic. He’s […]

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Monday Mailbag: A Basic Introduction to Ignition Timing

Q: I‘ve owned a few vehicles, but I’m new to engine tuning and automotive mechanics in general. What can you tell me about ignition timing? In particular, how does advancing or […]