Post Tagged with: "Jeff Smith"

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Understanding Vacuum Advance and Why You Need It

I’ve always thought that vacuum advance was something just for stock engines and something you didn’t use with a performance engine. In fact, I’ve heard guys say they’ve locked out […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How to Prevent Engine Bolts from Rusting and Galling

I was helping my buddy remove the heads from his truck this last weekend. We ran into a problem where two of the collector bolts on the passenger side header […]

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Ask Away: GM 10-Bolt vs. 12-Bolt Rear-Ends

With the upcoming addition of the 454-cubic-inch big block to my 1966 El Camino, I begin to worry about the durability of the 8.2-inch 10-bolt rear. It currently houses a 3.36:1 […]

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Ask Away: Optimizing Your Nitrous System with Proper Bottle Pressure

I recently installed a NOS Cheater nitrous system on my car and we took it to a chassis dyno to test the system. The jets were rated at 150 hp […]

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How to Fix a Stripped Head Bolt (Ask Away with Jeff Smith)

I finally collected all the parts to assemble my small-block Chevy 350 but when I torqued the head bolts, one of the holes stripped. I’ve heard there’s a way to […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Capacitive Discharge vs. Inductive Ignition

My buddies and I got into a discussion the other day about why all the new car companies went with individual coils for each cylinder as opposed to sticking with […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: What’s the Difference Between Detonation and Pre-Ignition?

Okay, I keep reading about there is a difference between detonation and pre-ignition but it seems that whenever I ask anybody about this, they agree but don’t know the difference. […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Inside GM’s New 90-Degree V6 Engine

In the ‘80s, GM used a 4.3L 90-degree V6 in many different cars. I know that this engine is basically a small-block Chevy with two cylinders removed. This got me […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: A Basic Guide to Ignition Advance

I hate to admit that I’ve been working on cars for more years that I care to admit and yet I still don’t understand all the different things about ignition […]

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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Does My Car Torque Steer So Badly?

I have an all-steel ’41 Willys with an all-aluminum 498ci Keith Black HEMI with a Don Hampton 8-71 supercharger and an EFI system using electronic fuel injectors located under the […]