Post Tagged with: "Jeff Smith"


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tracking Down a Phantom Battery Voltage Drain in a 1967 Chevy

I have a 1967 Nova that drains its battery if I leave the car sitting for more than a couple of days. I’d like to try to fix the problem […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Ensure a Good Intake Manifold Gasket Seal on a Small Block Chevy

I’m a beginner when it comes to working on engines. We plan to add an aluminum intake manifold to the 350 small block Chevy in my 1972 Chevy C-10 pickup. […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Should I Start My Vehicle’s Engine Periodically During Winter Storage?

Now that the cold weather is here, I’ve always been told that starting the engine in my stored car, truck, or SUV periodically, like once a month, and letting it […]

Tech Articles

Crimp it Right! How to Use the Moroso Impact Wire Crimping Tool to Assemble Battery Cables

As with most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do things. That idea extends even to crimping battery cables. This story will illustrate how […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tuning Out a Rich Mixture on a 455 Oldsmobile with a Quick Fuel Carburetor

I’m having a hard time with the 750 vacuum secondary Quick Fuel Slayer carburetor on my low compression 455 Olds. The engine has a mild 218/218 cam and good manifold vacuum at […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Investigating Irregular Block Wear Behind the Cam Gear on a SBC

I have a really nice, four-bolt main small block Chevy 350 that I’m about to build into a street 383 with a stroker crank with forged pistons and good rods. […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Noisy Starter Motor in a Chevy Big Block

I have a big block Chevy in my 1965 Bel Air and it runs great but has a very noisy starter motor. I am using a late model, permanent magnet […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Understanding Carburetor Power Valve Channel Restrictors

I’ve read your article on carb tuning about 5 times. I have a 650 cfm SS-AN annular discharge Quick Fuel carburetor with the changeable jets behind the power valve. Are […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting a Chevy 454 with a Bad Vibration at 2,100 RPM

I recently had a 1970s 454 Chevy big block rebuilt and assembled by my local machine shop for my 1971 Monte Carlo. The engine was assembled with new pistons, rings, […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Getting an Aftermarket Tach to Work in an LS-Swapped 1969 Chevy Nova

I have completed a 5.3L LS truck engine swap into my ’69 Nova with a TH350 trans behind it for now. We decided to use the factory ECU and an […]