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Over the years we have published quite a few Tech Articles. The subjects range form common sense tips to in-depth tech. All of the articles are aimed at sharing knowledge gained by hands-on experience or by many years of experience in the field. We hope you find them helpful.

Note: Some articles are from as far back as 1996. The info is still current, but some references may be out of date.

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Cooling System

Cool and the Gang

 

Dynamometer

The Old Gray Sedan, She Ain't What She Used To Be...

 

500 Horses: Not As Easy As It Seems

 

Brakes

Brakin' Up Is Hard To Do!

 

Engine

Once Disrespected, The Chevy 305 Looks To Be A RaceSaver Added 2-2016

 

Of Peaks And Valleys Added 2-2016

 

Making The Best Of A Bad Situation: Wet Sump Oiling Systems Added 2-2016

 

The Chicken... Or The Egg? (Spun Rod Bearing) Added 2-2016

 

Let Your Heads Flow

 

Roll With The Changes!

 

Oil Filter Inspection

 

Being Narrow Minded With Regard To Piston Ring Selection

 

Pushrods: Still Doing The Job After All These Year

 

Pump It Up. Preloading Is Important! (Hydraulic Lifters)

 

Become a Bee-Liever...Beehive Valve Springs

 

She's Giving Me Torsional Vibrations (Balancers)

 

Building A Stronger "Bottom End"

 

"Hurricane Hugo" In Your Oil Pan!

 

Valve Spring Basics

 

Valve Science

 

To What Degree Do You Want To Win? (Degreeing Camshaft)

 

Givin' It The Third Degree (Degreeing Camshaft)

 

GM LS1: Not The Same Old Song And Dance

 

Now Showing: X-Celerator vs Dominator!

 

The Beginners' Guide To Building An Engine

 

The Chain Gang (Timing Setups)

 

Cast Or Forged, There's A Crank For You

 

The Great Piston Ring Controversy

 

The Temperatures and Pressures of Racing!

 

Selecting "Slugs" (Pistons)

 

Your Camshaft is Liftin' Me Higher and Higher

 

Alcohol And Racing Do Mix...At Least When You C.C. Heads.

 

The Leakdown Theory

 

Exhaust

Time To Make Some Sound Decisions!

 

You Can Tune A Header But You Can't Tune A Fish

 

Trends In Header Technology

 

Fuel System

Quadrajet: The Rodney Dangerfield of Carburetors

 

Fuels Rush In Department

 

Gauges

The "Tachs Your Memory" Department

 

Ignition System

The Path Of Least Resistance (Ignition Problems) Added 2-2016

 

Good-Bye, Mr. Chips! (Digital Ignition)

 

Intake

Here's The Scoop Added 2-2016

 

Miscellaneous

Spring Check List Added 2-2016

 

Do You Ever Feel Like You're Chasing Your Own Tail? Added 2-2016

 

Household Remedies For Automotive Maladies Added 2-2016

 

The Trickle-Down Effect (engine "chillers")

 

It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature (Weather and Racing)

 

Pyromania Or The Heat Is On (Pyrometer Use)

 

Rear End And Drivetrain

Fast Or Slow, "GEARS Make It GO!"

 

The Venerable 12-Bolt Chevrolet

 

How The 9" Ford Conquered The Racing World

 

Beware of Flying DRIVESHAFTS!

 

Safety

Towing Safety

 

If You've Got A $10 Head...Buy A $10 Helmet

 

Suspension

Shock Therapy!

 

Tires

Some Hints For Promoting A "Slick"

 

Transmission

GM TH-200: From The Court Room To The Race Track

 

Turbo-Hydramatic 400: Built Like A Rock...No, Built Like An Anvil!

 

Will It Go 'Round In Circles? You Bet! (Powerglide Automatic Transmission)

 

GM Turbo-Hydramatic 350 Three Speed Automatic

 

Converter Theology (Torque Converters)