What Does a Cold Air Intake Do? AEM Induction Systems Answers – The AEM CAI Debate

There is a lot of discussion among air intake system buyers leading many to ask What Does a Cold Air Intake Do? AEM is happy to provide answers concerning the function of an AEM CAI An AEM cold air intake system, like the CAI on this 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L L4, is designed to […]


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Is Carburetion or Injection the Way to Go?

 Is Carburetion or Injection the Way to Go? When I started building performance engines for cars a lifetime ago, we had two choices when it came to getting the air and fuel into our engines: We could choose a carburetor or we could choose a bigger carburetor. Fuel injection, while it had been around for […]


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Windshield Glass

Windshield Glass R&R It’s recommended that you use heavy gloves any time that you are handling glass. It’s also recommended that you wear eye protection. This page is written with a 65 Chevelle windshield as the example. The method is typical of most of the older GM products. The trim around the windshield is held […]


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Drag Race 101: Building an LS Bracket Motor from Scratch

Drag Race 101: Building an LS Bracket Motor from Scratch  Picking the Power Parts When you’re building an engine from scratch, there are any numbers of ways to begin the selection process.  You can build the short block and go from there (and that seems to be the most common method). But there is another […]


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Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action

Sanding blocks, fairing boards and fillers in action In any given facet of the automotive trade, it pays to pay attention to technology. In my own protective bubble as an automotive painter, technological advancements have made their way through the chemistry we use, as well as how we use it, all the way into the […]


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Truth About Oil, Part I

Truth About Oil, Part I   This article could be entitled “New Oil is not for Old Cars” or “The History of Motor Oil” or “Why Did They Take the Zinc Out?” or “Which Oil is Right for You?” or “Is it High Tech or Snake Oil?” or maybe even “Why Did My Cam Lose […]


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Tips for a Seamless Engine Swap

Tips for a Seamless Engine Swap You’re all ready to stuff a huge V8 into your little Honda Civic and now you need parts. In this day and age, it’s easy to go grab some late model engine and transmission from a local wrecking yard. There are lots of great power-train combinations available, some that […]


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Six helpful tips you need to know about carburetor tuning

 carburetor tuning – A Q&A with Demon Carburetion 1.) How do I select the right size of carburetor?  Carburetor performance is largely based on the air-speed traveling though its venturis. If they are too big the air speed will be reduced, too small and vice-versa. Probably the best instruction on carburetor choice is found in […]


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Curing deadly engine vacuum leaks

Curing deadly engine vacuum leaks Insufficient intake manifold vacuum can be deadly to an internal-combustion engine. As a refresher, the intake stroke of an internal-combustion engine draws in a mixture of fuel and air from the carburetor at about a 13:1 ratio of air to gasoline. This creates a vacuum between the carburetor butterfly (or […]


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How to Cure Carburetor Stumble

How to Cure Carburetor Stumble   Cure The Bog And Sluggish Response On Your Holley Four-Barrel Carburetor By Properly Adjusting The Accelerator Pump Assembly If your car or truck is equipped with a Holley four barrel carburetor and stumbles upon acceleration, more than likely the carburetor needs an adjustment to the accelerator pump assembly. This […]


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