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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Examining Timing Advance in Street vs. Race Engines

Do you know of or are you a good source for questions about timing? I’m not talking about the basics. I think I have that figured out. A question I […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Understanding Vacuum Advance and Why You Need It

I’ve always thought that vacuum advance was something just for stock engines and something you didn’t use with a performance engine. In fact, I’ve heard guys say they’ve locked out […]

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Video 101: How to Set Ignition Timing

Perhaps this would’ve been a good post for a Throwback Thursday. Fact is this video has been around for a while, but it’s still one of the more comprehensive tutorials on […]

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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 […]