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Powdercoating At Home

Powdercoating At Home

Dishing up some batter-dipped parts for a '65 Barracuda

Don’t you hate it when you spend all day painting up some fresh suspension parts for your favorite ride, taking the time to carefully install and tweak them only to have the first rock that kicks up into your undercarriage take a nice quarter-pounder sized chip out of your freshly painted control arm?... more

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Scott Lachenauer - December 15, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Fuel injection swap

Fuel injection swap

Fuel injection engineered for the masses

Remember when electronic fuel injection was first introduced from the OEM? As car guys, it scared us. Then, it made us angry. How could the manufacturers take away the best part of being a gearhead?... more

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Nic Conley - December 08, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Steering wheels

Steering wheels

Style, Convenience, and Safety Merged

Undoubtedly, the single most important piece of equipment in an automotive interior, from the vehicle control standpoint, is the steering wheel. Not only does it ensure the automobile safely goes where it is pointed, but the very size and shape is critical to comfortable driving.... more

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Eric Eikenberry - October 20, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Towing

Towing

Picking the right tow vehicle

During the dog days of summer – at least in our neck of the woods (tourist country) – a common site is an overworked RV stranded on the side of the road, hood up and engine steaming. Honestly, just because a given car, truck or RV can have a hitch fitted doesn’t make it a tow vehicle.... more

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Wayne Scraba - October 13, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Tuning Holley Double Pumpers (Part 2)

Tuning Holley Double Pumpers (Part 2)

Second of a double-feature on tuning Holley's hot street four-barrels.

Last month we covered sources of information, tools, wide-band oxygen sensors, initial modifications and setting up our 850’s idle and cruise air-fuel ratios. In the second article of our series on double-pumpers, we’ll finish off jetting and power valve restrictions then work on accelerator pumps.... more

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Hib Halverson - October 13, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

1969 Nova Decals

1969 Nova Decals

Reproduction Stickers, Tags & Printed Paper For Your Muscle Car

Open the hood, peer through an open door or pop open the decklid on a well-restored muscle car and you’ll be met with plenty of detail. Some of it has to do with correct hardware, along with appropriate component finishes for various bits and pieces, but having the right decals and the right paperwork for (and on) your car actually goes a long way toward making the restoration complete.... more

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Wayne Scraba - September 29, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Choosing an Oil Filter

Choosing an Oil Filter

Oil Filters 101

It’s one of the unsung heroes found on or in your car’s engine. It has a clear purpose that’s understood, but the level of understanding goes beyond the “what does it do?” question. The informed consumer and car lover needs to know how it does what it does and why. Otherwise, you could make some buying decisions that may unintentionally lead to problems down the road.... more

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Story Kevin Haper Images Royal Purple - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Choosing an Oil Filter

Choosing an Oil Filter

Oil Filters 101

It’s one of the unsung heroes found on or in your car’s engine. It has a clear purpose that’s understood, but the level of understanding goes beyond the “what does it do?” question. The informed consumer and car lover needs to know how it does what it does and why. Otherwise, you could make some buying decisions that may unintentionally lead to problems down the road.... more

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Story Kevin Haper Images Royal Purple - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Suspension Buyer’s Guide

Suspension Buyer’s Guide

Various approaches to improve your ride’s ride

Travellers have understood the benefits of building in some sort of cushioning system long before the automobile entered the scene. The phrase “rides like a buckboard” heralds back to those earlier modes of transportation where they still recognized ride quality, even if there was only one or two horsepower.... more

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Andy Bolig - September 21, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

First of a double feature on tuning Holley’s hot street four-barrels.

I got my old hot rod back in 1980 in a smokin’ deal from a fellow car club member. Here I was – a kid with an affinity for burn-outs who’d hit the big time: a light car with a limited-slip diff, 255/60 tires and a big-block engine. Luckily, I didn’t get in trouble (well, not too much) and, boy, did I have fun!... more

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Hib Halverson - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments