Post Tagged with: "Jeff Smith"

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Choose the Right Pushrod Length for Taller Lifters on a Big Block Chevy 454

I’ve got a 454 big-block Chevy that I’ve installed a hydraulic roller cam which also meant I had to also use taller hydraulic roller lifters. With it all bolted back […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Setting Up a Throttle Valve (TV) Cable on a GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission

I’m considering a 700-R4 overdrive for my C-10 pickup project since I have a trans that I got for a really good price. I know that a lot of people […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Do Some Cars Only Spin the Right Rear Tire Under Hard Acceleration?

I’m new to the old car hobby (cars of any kind really) and I’m trying to learn all I can. One thing I’ve noticed is that some rear wheel drive […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Torque Converter for an LS-Swapped Chevy S-10 with a 4L60E

I was wondering if you could help me. I have a ‘99 Chevy S10 with an LS1 engine that has a long crank and iron heads. We are trying to […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing Cylinder Heads for Bottom-End Power on a Mopar 340

I have a ‘73 340 ‘Cuda. The motor is bored 0.030-over with headers, an Edelbrock dual plane intake and a matching cam, roller timing chain, and Holley double pumper carb. […]

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Eccentric Ways: The Best Way to Break-In a Flat Tappet Camshaft

The automotive world has totally embraced the notion of hydraulic roller lifers. Yes, rollers reduce friction and present the opportunity to employ a more aggressive lift profile compared to a […]

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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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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Building Blocks for a Big Block Chevy

I am tackling a 1969 Corvette. The 390 HP L36 427 was rebuilt but now needs to go to a 0.060-inch overbore. My buddy and I have been considering building a 454 […]

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TDC: An Important Tuning Position That Should Not be Overlooked

It’s the classic rhetorical question: “How high is up?” Luckily, finding Top Dead Center (TDC) in an engine is far less taxing from a theoretical standpoint. TDC refers to the […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Is 10:1 Compression Compatible with 91 Octane Fuel?

I want to build a 350 Chevy with iron heads and a 10.0:1 compression ratio. Will that work on 91 octane pump premium fuel? H.C. Seemingly simple questions like this […]