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000 LS Building Tools

The Tools You’ll Need for Building the Chevy LS Engine Family

The Tools You’ll Need for Building the Chevy LS Engine Family By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of the Manufacturers It’s not...
000 holley sniper 2

A Better Sniper

Holley’s Upgraded Sniper 2 Throttle Body EFI By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of Holley Performance One of the benefits of electronic...
01 JRW builds highly efficient Tri Five radiators using traditional materials johnsons radiator

Make it Cool

Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds an Efficient Copper and Brass Tri-Five Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author When it comes to cooling a...
000 1969 nova transmission

SYOG (Shift Your Own Gears) With SST

Swapping a TREMEC TKX Five-Speed Manual into a ’69 Nova By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author In our minds, the joy of owning a...
000 vaporworx fuel pump

It’s All in the Delivery

VaporWorx is the New Standard in Transferring Fuel to the Engine By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author The horsepower race continues to escalate. We...
000 holley sniper 2

A Better Sniper

Holley’s Upgraded Sniper 2 Throttle Body EFI By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of Holley Performance One of the benefits of electronic...
01 JRW builds highly efficient Tri Five radiators using traditional materials johnsons radiator

Make it Cool

Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds an Efficient Copper and Brass Tri-Five Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author When it comes to cooling a...
000 1969 nova transmission

SYOG (Shift Your Own Gears) With SST

Swapping a TREMEC TKX Five-Speed Manual into a ’69 Nova By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author In our minds, the joy of owning a...
000 vaporworx fuel pump

It’s All in the Delivery

VaporWorx is the New Standard in Transferring Fuel to the Engine By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author The horsepower race continues to escalate. We...
001 The All American Billet Chevy LS Serpentine kit serpentine system

Performance and Style

All American Billet’s LS Drive System Turns Ordinary into Extraordinary By Nick Licata   -   Photography by ACP Staff Aftermarket LS accessory drive systems are nothing new,...
000 camaro cooling system

The Big Chill

Properly Cooling the LS Conversion in a Second-Gen Camaro By Chuck Vranas   -   Photography by the Author There’s nothing more revered in the performance world than...
001 tips for adding boost

Boosted Advice

Experts Weigh In By Jeff Huneycutt   -   Photography by the Author These days, thanks to modern engine controls, it’s easier than ever to add boost either...
000 Lead proper rod bolt seating

After the Baang!

What We Learned After our Small-Block Exploded By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author In the real world, things sometimes just go terribly wrong. Like...
001 525 HP stroker before install vortech blower install

Pushed to its Limits

We Push Vortech’s New Third-Generation Blower Kit for the Small-Block Chevy to its Limits to Find out Just How Much it can Take By Jeff...
001 Is it the real deal or an imposter

Cracking the Code

What Does the VIN and Trim Tag Reveal about your Classic Chevy? By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author When it comes to finding...
000 setting carburetor idle mixture

Idle Hands

How to Set Idle Mixture Correctly By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author The Bible says that idle hands are the devil’s workshop. Our take...
001 Duralast gear reduction starter

Selecting Starters

Which One is Right for You, Gear Reduction or Direct Drive? By ACP Staff At one time selecting a Chevrolet starter was easy enough, as there...
000 single and twin disc clutches

Get a Grip

Single vs. Dual Clutches By Jeff Smith       -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of the Manufacturers In America bigger is always better. A single cheeseburger...
000 clutch basics

Clutch Basics

The Fusible Friction Link Between Your Engine and the Road By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of the Manufacturers Let the new...
000 eddie motorsports small block chevy serpentine system

Simple, Modern, Better

Why You Want a Serpentine System for Your Small-Block Chevy (and How to Install One) By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author There is no...
001 Roadster Shop (RS) SPEC chassis arrived

SWAPPING UP

1955 210 Handyman Upgrade With Roadster Shop SPEC Chassis By Eric Geisert   -   Photography by the Author If you ask Jeff Thisted if hot rods were...
000 small block chevy stroker engine build 2

My First 383 Part 2: The Long-Block

Completing Our Stroker Small-Block With a Complete Top-End Kit and More By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author There’s nothing like building an engine yourself....
001 Chevrolet Performance crate engine

The Case for a Crate Engine

Why a Substitute for That ’60s Small-Block Makes Sense By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author There are those among us who were building and...
000 small block stroker engine build

My First 383 Part 1: The Short-Block

What to Know When Turning a Chevy 350 Into a Stroker with Off-The-Shelf Parts By Taylor Kempkes   -   Photography by the Author In a world of...
000 malwood hydraulic clutch release system

Hydraulics for Your Left Foot

A New Idea for Hydraulic Clutch Release That Will Soon Become the Only Way By Jeff Smith   -   Photography by the Author Technology has a habit...

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