Post Tagged with: "Jeff Smith"

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Fixes for a Poor-Shifting GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission on a Carbureted 383 SBC

I’ve got a 700-R4 in my Chevy C10 pickup behind a typical 383ci small-block Chevy. The engine runs fine with a set of Edelbrock heads and Performer RPM intake and […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: What’s a Good Way to Clean Engine Internals Without a Complete Teardown?

I have an older small block 350 Chevy pulled out of a 1990 Chevy pickup that ran before we yanked it out. I plan on using it in a 1950 […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Some Good, Mild Performance Upgrades to a Direct-Injection Chevy Gen. V 5.3L LT Engine

I am rebuilding a 2014 L83 5.3L engine for my Silverado pickup and I’m considering making some changes to improve the performance slightly. I have looked into adding larger fuel […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Modern GM Transmission Upgrade Options for an LS-Swapped 1970 Chevy Nova

I’m looking into which late model overdrive automatic would be the best choice behind the 6.2L LS in my ’70 Nova. Chevrolet Performance has just announced availability of the 6L80E […]

Induction / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Some Calculations & Guidelines for Blending Fuel Octanes

I came across your article on blending E85 with pump gasoline and I have a question. I have a C7 ZR1 that is un-tuned that needs 96 octane to prevent […]

Cooling / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Fitting an Electric Fan Conversion in a Big Block-Swapped 1966 Chevelle

I’m trying to help out a friend with a ‘66 Chevelle project. It has a big block with a six speed in it. I think it was a small block […]

Cooling / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Picking the Best Antifreeze for an Older Vehicle

I have a ’90 Chevy pickup that is rarely driven but has been stored in my heated garage for several years. I have a new project that will force this […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

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 […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

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. […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

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 […]