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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

BangShift How To Tech: A Step By Step Guide For Rebuilding Rochester B Carbs

It is kind of funny how things happen. Way back when this site was still getting its proverbial legs under it, I had a project truck (which I have long since sold) which was powered by an early 292ci...

Quick Tech From COMP Cams: The Proper Way To Find Top Dead Center

Finding top dead center is a critical procedure for many facets of building and hot rodding an engine. Being able to be 100% sure that things are assembled correctly and that valve timing is set...

These Aeromotive Fuel System Diagrams Will Help You Map Out A System For Your Car, No Matter The Power!

Some of us are better visual learners than we are through any other method. You know who you are out there. You kind of glaze over when people are explaining stuff but if you can just see a picture,...

Oil Tech Video: Cameron Evans From Red Line Oil Talks Lubricants and Fuel Additives

You likely recognize the name and the face of Cameron Evans. He’s been in the high performance industry for years on both the media and manufacturer side. The editor of Popular Hot Rodding and...

Engine Masters: Freiburger and Dulcich Test Cheap and Expensive Mufflers and Two Pipe Sizes On A Mild 350hp Small Block

This latest episode of Engine Masters is cool mostly for its real world nature. The guys are not beating on some monster big block or applying there wizardry to an engine using parts that only the...

Here’s A DIY Air Tool Holder You Can Make At Home With Scraps, But That Really Kicks Ass

I hate messes in the shop, which would surprise you if you saw the inside of mine most of the time. Like most of us, I too am amazingly adept at finding something to sit on every available...

Give The Gift Of Knowledge For Christmas! Kevin Tetz Paintucation DVD’s Help You Do Body And Paint Right

There isn’t much that I won’t tackle on a car project. Even the stuff that scares people a lot, like wiring for example. I’ll do some sheetmetal replacement, although I’ve...

Want To Build A Cool Bar Stool For Your Shop, Bar, Or House? Check This One Out

Making furniture can be fun, and it’s a good way to get your metal working and welding skills up to par for your car projects. It’s also a way to do something with your car building...

MORE: OTHER, Videos

Want To Learn How To Tune Stand Alone EFI Systems? Check This Out.

We get asked on a regular basis about learning to tune stand alone efi systems like the Holley on Daphne’s wagon, or FAST, Megasquirt, FITech, etc. Despite having self tuning modes on most...

Car Guy Cool Welding Project: Steel Wheel Fire Pit AKA Car Guy Chiminea

There are plenty of ways to practice your cutting and welding, and most people use scrap steel and just play around. But why not work on a project that really won’t be any less fun and...

Welding Tech: How To Build A CertiFlat Modular Welding Table From Start To Finish

I’ve been drooling over welding table designs of all kinds for the past couple of years actually. And while I’ve built my own welding tables from scratch before, and might this time, I...

See How You Can Make Your Own DIY Sheet Metal Brake At Home. This One Is Super Cool.

We’ve seen a lot of homemade, and cheap, sheet metal brakes. And ultimately they all suck because they are too small, too light duty, or just flimsy in comparison to a real purpose built brake....

Jiffy-Tite Tech: How To Properly Spec Fittings With The Right Seals For Your Application

Last week we cruised up to Lancaster, New York and spent the day at Jiffy-Tite’s world headquarters. While we are going give you a behind the scenes look at one of the more incredible...

Love To Weld And Have Some Time To Kill? Check Out This Collection Of Weld Porn!

(Images: imgur/Weld Porn) Craftsmanship isn’t dead, and neither is taking pride in your work. And if you want proof of that, or you’re just a fan of a weld that didn’t require time...