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General How-to Guides

This is a list of tutorials, how-tos, or guides for procedures other than engines swaps. Please contact us to submit a guide or tutorial.

Non-swap Guides

engine, electrical, coolingGMLSx, LS2, LS3, V8stop overheating, cooling engine, electrical workHotRod
Rear end, differentialFord8.8-inchInstalling a 3.73 gearset into a 1994 Mustang Cobra rear endHotRod
EngineGMLSx, LY2LY2 engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
EngineChrysler, Ford, GM, ChevyV8List of American V8 size, weight, sump, and starter locationSummit Racing
EngineGML9H, LSxL9H engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
Engine, PistonUniversalUniversalCalculate piston ring gapOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLMF, LSxLMF engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLR4, LSxLR4 engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
EngineGML76, LSxL76 engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
EngineGML59, LSxL59 engine upgradesOn All Cylinders
EngineGML59, LSxL59 engine specsOn All Cylinders
EngineGML99, LSxL99 engine specsOn All Cylinders
TransmissionToyotaW58, R154, V160, V161transmission information and detailsLS1 Tech
Engine and Transmission GMLSx, T56, TH400, 4L80E, TH350, 700R4, 4L60E Flexplates, Converters, and SpacersLS1 Tech
EngineGMLSxEngine Crank Spacing and Interchange guideNovak Conversions
EngineGMLSxList of ECU and ECM models used on GM LSx, Vortec, and V6 enginesEFILive
EngineGML96L96 engine specsOn All Cylinders
EngineGML77L77 engine specsOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLY5LY5 engine specsOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLY5LY5 engine upgrade performance guideOn All Cylinders
Engine, TransmissionGMLSx, LS1, LS2, LS3LSx engine swap and and/or transmission swap adapterOn All Cylinders
EngineGML33L33 engine upgrade performance guideOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLM4LM4 engine specificationsOn All Cylinders
EngineGML33L33 engine specifications On All Cylinders
EngineFordWindsor, Cleveland, ModularFord Engine Bore and Stroke GuideOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLQ4, LQ9LQ4/LQ9 Engine Upgrade Performance GuideOn All Cylinders
DrivetrainAllAllrear end, axles, driveshaftMark Williams
EngineAllAllCleaningPopular Mechanics
Wheels, TiresAllAllTire RotationOn All Cylinders
WiringAllAllCrimping vs Soldering Wiring ConnectorsHolley
WiringAllAllHarness and Wire ProtectionHolley
WiringAllAllSelecting Proper WiresHolley
CarburetorAllAllHow to Choose a CarburetorHolley
Rear End / AxleAllAllGuide to Identifying Common Rear Axles by CoversOn All Cylinders
TransmissionBMWE46 M3 SMG to manual transmission conversionPart 1 Part 2
WheelsChevyNovaInstalling large rear wheelsOn All Cylinders
EngineChevyV8 small-blockRebuild GuideV8TV
EngineChryslerV8 and V10Cylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
EngineChryslerI6 and V6Cylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
HubsDanaDana 30Installing an Alloy USA Manual Locking Hub Conversion KitOn All Cylinders
EngineFordV8, V10, and V12Cylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
EngineFordI6 and V6Cylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
EngineGM454 ci V8Swapping CamshaftComp Cams
EngineGM454 ci V8Swapping Valve SpringsComp Cams
EngineGMV8Cylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
EngineGMFour CylinderCylinder Head Torque SequencesOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLSxLSx Crate Engine Buyers GuideOn All Cylinders
EngineGM, ChevyV8Popular Stroker CombinationsOn All Cylinders
EngineGM, Ford, CumminsDiesel enginesRegular MaintenanceDeboss Garage
EngineMazda13B-MSP Renesis rotaryBuildSpeed Academy
EngineFordV8Popular Stroker CombinationsOn All Cylinders
TransmissionAllAllGeneral tips on installing an automatic transmissionOn All Cylinders
EngineAll, GMAll, LSxTTY (torque to yield) fasteners and using them on LSx enginesOn All Cylinders
Fuel SystemAllAllInstalling a Holley Sniper EFI SystemHolley Performance
Ignition SystemAllAllInstalling a dual sync distributor with Holley Sniper EFIHolley Performance
Fuel SystemAllAllInstalling a Holley Sniper EFI Fuel TankHolley Performance
ClutchAllAllDiagnosing Common Clutch IssuesOn All Cylinders
CarburetorAllAllConverting draw-through to blow-throughOn All Cylinders
EngineNissanSR20Beginner's guide to boosting SR20 powerDrifted
EngineAllAllRebuild mechanical injectorsDeboss Garage
EngineGMLTxInstall LSx valve springs on LT1 headsOn All Cylinders
PowertrainAllAllEstimating Parasitic Power LossOn All Cylinders
EngineAllAllHow to break-in a hydraulic llat-tappet camshaftOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLS1LS1 engine statsOn All Cylinders
EngineHondaK20, K24Swapping camshaftsSpeed Academy
EngineGMLS2LS2 Truck Engine Upgrade GuideOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLQ4LQ4 Engine SpecsOn All Cylinders
EngineGMLQ9LQ9 Engine SpecsOn All Cylinders