We delve head first in discussing a selection of Crane’s high-performance ignition boxes for enthusiasts. Many of them offer the same attributes, but each is a little different to cater to the needs of any gearhead.
by Rick Seitz on May 8, 2013
We installed the super easy brand-new Programmable Keyless RFID ignition system from Flaming River into a 1949 Baby Lincoln. Teaming up with Image Street Rods and Flaming River, we walk through the complete installation details and a full rundown on the system’s operation. Check it out!
by Andrew Wolf on April 16, 2013
In this tech feature, we’ll be taking a look at our Davis Technologies traction control system on our BlownZ Camaro, with an in-depth look at each of the components, how the system works, and the ways that teams are utilizing traction control to better their racing efforts.
Many have fallen victim to fighting ignition issues because they don’t properly understand ignition systems and how they work. Instead of constantly fighting this battle or paying someone to work on your ignition, many misfires can be solved by looking back at the basics of an ignition system.
With eight coils and no distributor, the last thing people think about upgrading is the ignition system. Performance Distributors gives you a way to do just that, with more power, more spark, and more performance.
by Don Creason on February 22, 2013
They say that knowledge is power. AEM’s Dyno-Shaft and AQ-1 data logger show us the way to putting down more power at the track, and maximizing our race day setup. We explain some of the many ways the Dyno-Shaft can be used as a horsepower measurement and a tuning tool.
by Jason Reiss on February 20, 2013
SCT Performance and The Tuning School now offer this nifty learn-at-home kit for you enterprising tuners out there. The course includes a 195-page book that teaches you the SCT Advantage III software in a clear, concise, and detailed fashion.
by Don Creason on February 18, 2013
You’ve no doubt heard of lithium ion batteries powering the latest green innovation from one auotmaker or another. These batteries though have a place in racing as well, offering lightweight and superior output when compared to their lead acid counterparts.
In this roundtable Q&A session, we’ll take a look at the current state of the traction control debate from the perspective of the racing series that both permit and allow it and the manufacturers that campaign heavily in favor of it.
by Don Creason on January 15, 2013
Battery charging is a critical part of race day maintenance as well as vital to taking care of your race car between rounds. We take a look at the Moroso Power Charger, which offers a sturdy design, intelligent microprocessor control, and 12 or 16 volt battery charging.
by Don Creason on January 15, 2013
We get our project Biting the Bullitt one step closer to the street and strip by finishing up the installation of our TCI Super Streetfighter 4L80E transmission, including wiring and programming the EZ-TCU, as well as adding a cooler, pan and fluid.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on December 21, 2012
Converting an LS engine to a carb might seem like taking a step backwards in technology, but there’s something to be said for “tuning with a screwdriver” simplicity. Read along as we show you how a standalone ignition system and aftermarket intakes can help all you carb junkies take full advantage of LS power…
by Sean Haggai on December 20, 2012
Dakota Digital’s Vehicle Hybrid Instrument System (VHX) represents the latest electronic dashboard with the ultimate in driver information. No doubt, there’s a surplus of options at your fingertips to keep an eye on engine stats. But what if you could get most of what you needed in one easy-to-read display?
by Don Creason on December 13, 2012
Your vehicle’s charging system was probably state of the art when it debuted forty plus years ago. Today’s modern components and accessories are often too much for those smaller output systems to keep up. How do you choose the right alternator for your car? Powermaster Performance helps us explain it here
by Barry Kluczyk on December 10, 2012
The fifth generation small block reintroduces the LT1 moniker – last used on the 1996 Corvette and ’97 Camaro Z28 – with a host of advanced technologies that Chevrolet says will make it the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever. Preliminary estimates tag the new LT1 with 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
The SCT Livewire TS is a brand-new OBD-II programming and monitoring device from SCT Performance. We provide a full review of the options and features the unit provides.
Swapping from carburetor to electronic fuel injection may sound difficult but we easily upgraded a classic muscle car using the FAST EZ-EFI. As you can follow along in the video, we completed the swap in short order with a light crew and common hand tools, and programming the ECU was easier than using a TV remote.
by Michael Harding on October 4, 2012
Edelbrock’s new E-Street Fuel Injection System is a complete, bolt on EFI to replace a single carburetor on a 4150-style intake manifold. Now you can have the reliability of EFI on your classic car, and it tunes itself as you drive.
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by Michael Harding on September 26, 2012
We kept adjusting the dual carburetors on this 1965 Plymouth, and it was getting old. When we converted to a Dual Quad EZ-EFI from FAST, we were impressed with the results, and the benefits of EFI on a classic car.