Category Archives: How To

How Tuned, Equal-Length Headers Improve Performance

Written by Marlan Davis on June 22, 2017 When an engine’s exhaust valve opens, there are two distinct movements within the exhaust pipe. The first is the pressure movement of the shock wave that is generated by the violent expansion … Continue reading

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Speedway Motors Week to Wicked Day Five: The Final Countdown!

Written by Rob Fortier on January 20, 2017 John Wilcox – Videographer; All right, it’s noon on Friday, Day Five of the Speedway Motors Week to Wicked 1952 Chevy pickup build. If you’ve been following any of the various Facebook … Continue reading

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Engineology: Engine Cycle Analysis

Written by Jim McFarland on September 21, 2016 Using Engine Cycle Analysis to monitor the combustion process A number of years ago, during the early life of this column, we touched on a subject that remains an issue, particularly when … Continue reading

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Installing hidden tailgate latches on a 1956 Chevrolet Stepside

Written by Rob Fortier on September 14, 2016 Few things are less rudimentary on stepside trucks than a chain-link latch pin (hook) setup. Obtrusive, clunky, and the “best” way to scratch up a nice paintjob—yet they were the norm for GM stepsides clear … Continue reading

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The “Rules” for Welding

Written by Ron Covell on August 12, 2016 This is a plug, or Rosette weld. This month’s column covers many other commonly used weld types. Q. I’ve been in this business for many years, and there doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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How to Put a 9-Inch Rear in a 2016 Camaro

It’s a fact that we are living in a golden age of horsepower. Just a decade ago, a 500hp engine was a really big deal—and pretty expensive. But now all the Big Three have special vehicles eclipsing that number. All … Continue reading

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Torque Curve Adjustment

Before we dig into this subject matter, we’d like to preface what will follow with some background comments. We’ve had hands-on experience designing intake manifolds and exhaust headers using the techniques we’ll share with you. And, as a matter of … Continue reading

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