Post Tagged with: "Monday mailbag"


Mailbag: Curing Misfire in a 396-Powered ’68 Camaro

Q: I have a 1968 Camaro with a 396 engine that’s .030″ over and has a port-matched Edelbrock Air-Gap intake manifold, 750 cfm carburetor, and an MSD 6AL ignition control, […]


Mailbag: Budget-Friendly Head & Cam for SBC Build

Q: I have a 1978 Chevy 350 with a 4-bolt main that I started as a project about four years ago. My son is really starting to get into cars, […]


Mailbag: Recommending Parts for Swapping a 440 into an ’87 Dodge Pickup

Q: I have a 1987 Dodge ½ ton pickup with a 360, and this old kid’s really hoping to reach 425-450 horsepower. As luck would have it, I happen to […]

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Mailbag: Choosing the Proper Pull Rating When Buying a Winch

Q: I want to add an electric winch to my truck, but I’m not sure how to choose the proper size. I don’t want to over-spend on a winch that […]


Mailbag: Troubleshooting a Chevy 350 Losing a Quart of Oil Every 100 Miles

Q: I’m currently running a Chevy 350 that I’ve assembled myself using a 4-bolt main block bored over .040″, a cast-iron crank, forged pistons and rods, moly rings, World Products […]

1971 Ford F100

Mailbag: How to Make a 390 or 410 Engine From a Stock 360 in a 1971 Ford F-100

Q: I own a 1971 Ford F-100 two-wheel drive pickup with a 360 engine. The piston rings are worn and need to be changed. While the engine is out, I’m […]

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Mailbag: Choosing a Ring-and-Pinion for a Fox-Body Mustang

Q: I have a 1991 Ford Mustang LX couple with a bone-stock 302. I’ve always thought about getting an 8.8-inch ring and pinion set for my Ford, but I’m having […]

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Mailbag: Swapping a V8 into a 1984 Chevy S-10 Pickup

Q: A couple of questions. First, I have a 1984 Chevy S-10 pickup with a 2.8L V6 and a 5-speed manual transmission, and I want to change things up a […]


Mailbag: Optimizing Gear Ratio for RPM at Cruising Speeds

Q: My 1974 Chevy Nova has 4.11 gears, but I’m interested in changing them. I’ll be taking a long trip soon and I’d like to cruise at around 2,000 rpm […]


Mailbag: Upgrading the Rear-End in a 1966 Chevy II SS

Q: I am in the process of restoring a 1966 Chevrolet Chevy II SS. The car is equipped with an 8.2-inch, 10-bolt rear-end with 28-spline axles and a 3.08 ring […]