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Self-Serve

Self-Serve

A D-I-Y way to stay cool this summer

The reason all that white, fluffy stuff has gone away is because of heat. And now, there’s a LOT of it!... more

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Andy Bolig - June 06, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Preventative Magic

Preventative Magic

The three “R”s of protective metal coatings: Raw, Rusty or RPM!

We all know that rust NEVER sleeps.... more

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Andy Bolig - March 07, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Cranking Pipe

Cranking Pipe

Eastwood’s Tubing Bender offers an inexpensive solution to rolling your own.

For most of the hands-on automotive hobby, adding substructures of tube steel to a performance vehicle is considered something to be left to the experts.... more

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Geoff Stunkard - February 07, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Fixed, By A Nose

Fixed, By A Nose

Two Dozen Front End Tech Tips

Working on a vintage automotive project (restoration or otherwise) can become downright trying — particularly if you’re forced to do something several times over just to get it right, or if you have to eventually pay someone big dollars to get it right for you.... more

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Wayne Scraba - December 20, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Tire Torture Test

Tire Torture Test

Sometimes, to build a better tire, you have to tear ’em up!

The requirements that we have for a “proper” automobile today are quite high.... more

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Andy Bolig - November 08, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Do It Right

Do It Right

Some Car Care Habits Can Be Harmful

We have the best intentions. No one will knowingly do something that is going to affect the beauty of their fine ride.... more

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Kevin Harper - October 25, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Preferred Seating

Preferred Seating

Rebuilding vintage cylinder heads with today’s durability.

When driving a classic car on a regular basis, you’re more concerned with reliability than those who trailer or drive their occasional rides.... more

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Jim Smart - October 18, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

A Hot Issue

A Hot Issue

The Right Fire Extinguisher

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) tells us that, in 2010, the last year statistics are available, there were 215,500 vehicle fires in the U.S. – one every 146 seconds. Those fires killed 310 people, injured 1,590 and did $1.4 billion worth of damage.... more

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Hib Halverson - October 11, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Super Charger

Super Charger

Optima’s new powerhouse charges forward with advantages.

Automotive technology is always improving. That fact even trickles down to include the lowly car battery.... more

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Andy Bolig - September 20, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Pour It In And Pour It On

Pour It In And Pour It On

Fluids for Performance

There is no overstating the importance of the variety of fluids that make up an automobile. These chemical compounds, ranging from simple water, to products that require refinement processes and beyond, are the lifeblood of a vehicle’s performance.... more

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Kevin Harper - September 06, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments