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Video: Tips to Removing Valve Springs While the Cylinder Heads are Still on the Engine

Replacing valve springs is absolutely one of those jobs where you need the right tools to do it properly. But beyond that, there is a technique involved and watching the […]


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 […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Calculating Valve Spring Clearance for Existing Cam

I bought a set of TFS valve springs (PN 16918-16) for my Summit 8702 cam for an LS engine and I realized these springs are only good up to a […]

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Trick Flow Double Platinum LS Spring Packs

Looking for the ultimate set of dual springs for your LS engine build or cam swap? The Trick Flow TFS-2500286P (steel retainer) and the TFS-2500287P (titanium retainer) have arrived. These […]

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Mailbag: Troubleshooting Detonation Problems on a Chevy 427 Big Block

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re troubleshooting a backfiring problem on a 427 […]

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How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

How to Retrofit GM LS Valve Springs on LT1 Cylinder Heads

Since the GM LS is such a popular engine series, LS-compatible parts are common and easy to find. Which means, if you’re using 1992-97 LT1-style heads on your engine, you […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Choosing the Right Valve Springs for Your Hydraulic Camshaft

Q: I’m going to drop a GM LT4 Hot Cam into my Gen I small block Chevy. What valve springs do you recommend for the best match? A: Summit Racing put together […]

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Video: Upgrading Valve Springs to Accommodate Cam Swap

When the gang at COMP Cams decided to swap the camshaft in a 454-cubic-inch V8 L29 L.4-liter Gen. VI motor with an aggressive profile, they were also forced to upgrade […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Upgrading Valve Springs for Better High-RPM Performance

I’ve got a 454 H.O. crate engine and we installed a small ProCharger centrifugal on the engine to bump the power. I thought this would work well with the engine’s […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away: Diagnosing High-RPM Power Loss

I have a small block Chevy in a ’66 Chevy II that seems to run pretty good but now I’m not so sure. It’s a 383 small block with a […]