When we built the engine for Project BlownZ, we realized that we had a choice – stick with the factory-style coil-on-plug ignition, or “go backwards” and make use of a distributor. We discuss both inside.
The MSD Power Grid is a versatile timing control that serves a variety of racing applications. Check out this in-depth review of the Power Grid and how it can help solve problems and maintain optimum performance.
Taking on the task of wiring a vehicle can be daunting, but the experts at Ron Francis Wiring can help. Here, they’ve outlined ten popular tips and guidelines for managing your own wiring systems.
Since equipping Project Biting the Bullitt with a specially-built 427ci Dart engine, we’ve seen a lot of great things happen to our ’65 Mustang, including a Powermaster alternator upgrade. Check it out inside!
There’s no denying the benefits of self-tuning EFI on a street car, but what about a drag racer? Follow this installation of a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 system on a hot little Nova and check out the dyno numbers.
MSD Performance’s Atomic LS Electronic Fuel Injection system makes quick work of installing a programmable engine management system on any LS-powered machine. Check out the details of its operation inside!
We got the opportunity to check out the inner workings at the Ron Francis Wiring facility in Pennsylvania, and chat with the owner, Scott Bowers, about how he brings the company’s large product line to life.
Holley’s new Dominator system exemplifies just how much EFI tuning has become more sophisticated yet easier to use. This full-featured system has self-tuning capability but also offers plenty of advanced options.
Most fuel injectors can be serviced and brought back to health relatively inexpensively when they decide to misbehave – Injector Experts can clean most of the common types for just $20 a pop, check it out here.
The Racepak SmartWire is a completely-programmable, solid-state electronics solution for controlling all of the components in your hotrod or racecar. Take a look inside as we detail some of its highlights and install one into our Project Biting The Bullitt Paxton-supercharged 1965 Mustang.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Often overlooked and misunderstood, incorrectly selecting the wrong distributor gear could be the reason you have to rebuild your newly assembled engine. We dive into to the subject of how to select the proper distributor gear for your camshaft. Read more about it here.
If you own it, you should drive it. We’ve fit into that group of enthusiasts for years and aim to get every ounce of driving pleasure out of our project cars. That’s why we recently set our “Y2K” project Corvette up with a C5 Line Loc Kit and a LNC-002 Launch Control system from Lingenfelter.