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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating and Setting Piston Ring Gap for Your Engine Build

I’m currently checking the gaps on a new set of first and second rings. I’m not building an all-out drag race motor, but have plans to be a weekend warrior. […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Money-Saving Tips for LS Swapping a ’66 Chevy II

I have a 1966 Chevy II with a 327 and a four-speed. It’s a great car because it’s light and kinda nimble for a ‘60s car. I’m considering an LS […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Can Direct Injection and E85 Live Together in Harmony?

I drive a 2014 Corvette Stingray LT1 7 speed manual with a cold air intake and dyno tune as the only performance mods thus far. In my quest to add more […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Before Buying a New Carb to Fix Engine Stumble, Try This

I just bought a nice ’69 Dodge Charger with a 440 that I got on a really good deal because the previous owner had given up trying to make the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: When Troubleshooting Fuel Systems, Keep it Simple

Jeff Smith: Instead of the usual question from a reader, I thought the following scenario that a friend and I recently suffered through might be of help to car guys working […]

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Eliminating Wheel Hop in a ’60s Era Chevelle

I have a 1969 Chevelle 396 4-speed, 3.55:1 rear ratio, F41 Chevy suspension on air shocks. When I do a burnout I have bad wheel hop. I tried letting the […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Swapping an LS Firing Order Into a Traditional BBC or SBC Engine

I just read an article online that talked about a big block Malibu that was running an LS cam to change the timing. I have never heard of such a […]

This photo illustrates the offset weight found on a flexplate and the harmonic balancer for an externally balanced big-block Chevy 454 as indicated by the arrows. On a flywheel, the offset weight is often a series of drilled holes around the outside of the flywheel instead of a fixed weight. (Image/Jeff Smith)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Flywheel for a Gen VI 454 Chevy Big Block

I am looking for the right flywheel for my Gen VI 454 engine. The date code on the block is K106, and the engine casting number is 12550313. I purchased […]

We recently worked with JCG Restoration and Customs on an alignment story on this Mopar. Their Hunter alignment machine is highly accurate and they can produce an alignment that is more performance friendly. (Image/Jeff Smith)
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Tips for Aligning Your Front Suspension to be Performance Friendly

I am running a ‘61 Comet wagon with Mustang II type front suspension with rack and pinion steering that has replaced the stock OE shock tower suspension and steering box.  […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Achieving an Efficient Charging System in a ’70 Camaro

I am looking to change my stock 1970 Camaro alternator with an external regulator to a one-wire internal regulator with 150 amps to run my dual electric fans and other […]