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Mailbag: Mating an Older GM Automatic Transmission to an LS Engine

Q: Can I use an older GM automatic transmission with an LS engine? … A: Yes. There are three exceptions in the LS engine family for what we’ll discuss here […]

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Mailbag: What is Valve Spring Coil Bind?

Q: What is valve spring coil bind? … A: Coil bind happens when the valve spring is fully compressed. The coils of the spring contact each other. This stops the […]

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Mailbag: Explaining Valve Overlap for Camshafts

Q: What is valve overlap? … A: Overlap is when the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. It is expressed in degrees of crankshaft rotation. Not […]

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Mailbag: What Does an Oil Restrictor Do?

Q: What is an oil restrictor? … A: An oil restrictor installs in the oil passages of the engine block. It limits the flow of oil to certain parts of […]

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Mailbag: Identifying the Manual Transmission in the 2001 Ford Mustang

Q: How do I tell the difference between a Tremec 3650 and a T-5 transmission in my Mustang? … A: In 2001, Ford used two different manual transmissions in that […]

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Mailbag: Breaking in Ceramic Coated Headers

Q: How do I break in my new headers? … A: Most ceramic coated headers will come partially cured. The following break-in procedure will help to fully cure the coating. […]

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Mailbag: Lowering ETs with a New Cam & Intake Manifold

Q: My current project is giving me trouble. I have a 1953 Chevy 1/2-ton truck with a 283 at .030 overbore and .010 under rods and mains. I’m running early […]

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Mailbag: What is Valve Float and How Do You Fix It?

Q: What is valve float? … A: Valve float is basically when the valvetrain gets out of control. There are two types of valve float: Loft and Bounce. Loft happens […]

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Mailbag: How to Measure for a New Steering Column

Q: How do I measure for a new steering column? … A: Measuring for a new steering column is pretty easy. Follow the steps below to ensure you will get the […]

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Mailbag: Tips for Lifter Replacement in a Ford 460

Q: I have a 1978 Ford E-250 van. The engine is a 460 that’s bored .030″ over, has a 214°/224° @ .050″ flat tappet cam, an Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, […]