Post Tagged with: "Jeff Smith"

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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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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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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 […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Getting 400+ HP From an Old Small Block Chevy

I want to build the cheapest, least expensive small-block 350 Chevy that can make around 400 to 450 horsepower. How would I do that? I have a 350 Chevy truck […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Troubleshooting Small Block Chevy Compression Loss

I recently stripped down my 350 small-block Chevy because of loss of compression over the last three years. In 5,000 miles and three different checks of the cranking compression, it […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Explaining Violent Pop Sounds in Turbo Drag Cars

I was at the local drag races last weekend and we watched an LS-powered Nova with twin turbochargers run. It was very quick. My friends and I began talking about […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Camshaft and EFI Advice for 540 Big Block Chevy

I’m building a street 540 big block Chevy with a mild hydraulic COMP Thumpr cam, rectangle-port heads, and 9.5:1 compression ratio that looks like a stock L88 to go in […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Building an L83 vs. LS Swapping an ’84 Corvette

I have an 1984 Corvette 350 that’s a real dog. What is the best way to get more out of it? I’d like to get 300 horsepower or more. — […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: No Power, No Secondaries

I have a Chevy 350 Indmar boat engine with a 600 cfm Holley four-barrel carb. It has a marine electronic choke and vacuum secondaries. When opening the throttle, it will […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Transmission for Big Block-Powered Cruiser

I am building a ‘72 Caprice as a tribute patrol cruiser. I am pulling out the original 400 SBC and replacing it with a big-block 454 just so the look […]