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Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Mailbag: Selecting the Right Oil Pump for a Twin-Turbo Chevy LQ4

Q. I’m building a twin-turbo Chevy LQ4 engine and I’m not sure which oil pump to use. Melling’s Performance line has several to choose from. Can you give me some […]

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Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Mailbag: Why Does My New Vehicle’s Alternator Output Voltage Keep Fluctuating?

Q. I recently installed an aftermarket USB port with a digital voltage display in my newer Ford truck. I noticed my battery voltage varies significantly, between 12.9 and 14.1 volts, […]

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Mailbag: What’s the Best Way to Clean & Store Spray Paint Cans for Next Use?

Q. I have a lot of old, used spray paint cans on the shelf in my garage. And it seems like every time I grab one to paint with, it’s […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Are Detroit TrueTrac Differentials Compatible with Factory Electronic Traction Control Systems?

Q. I want to improve my Ford F-150’s off-road performance by adding Eaton Detroit Truetrac differentials front and rear. Are these differentials compatible with my factory electronic traction control system, […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Should I Use a Lockup or Non-Lockup Torque Converter with a 430 hp SBC Stroker & 4L60 Transmission

Q. I am choosing a torque converter for my 1970 Nova with a 430 hp 383 stroker and a 4L60 transmission. I see lockup and non-lockup options. My understanding is […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Mailbag: Choosing The Right Fuel Pump Size for a Gen. III Hemi-Swapped Dodge D-Series Pickup Truck

Q. I’m planning to swap a Gen. III 5.7L Hemi with an Edelbrock supercharger into a third-gen Dodge D-Series pickup truck. My Question is about the fuel system: How do […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Mailbag: Does My High-Performance Engine Need a High-Volume Oil Pump?

Q: I’m rebuilding a Dodge 360 engine for street performance applications. How do I know if I need a high volume oil pump? A: A stock volume oil pump is […]

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Mailbag: Understanding Poly Locks & How to Adjust Them

Q: What is a poly lock, and how is it used? A: Essentially, a poly lock is an adjustable rocker arm nut used with stud mount rocker arms. Each poly […]

Mailbag: Understanding Optimal Cruising RPM and its Impact on Engine Performance
Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Understanding Optimal Cruising RPM and its Impact on Engine Performance

Q: What is the ideal cruising RPM, and why is it important? A: Cruising rpm—that is, the speed at which your engine’s crankshaft rotates at a given sustained speed—has an […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Mailbag: What is Total Timing and How Do I Set it?

Q: What is total timing, and how do I set it on my engine? A: Total timing, which refers to the maximum amount of ignition timing applied to the engine, […]