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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Building Bomber Seats Out Of Old Road Signs For A Model T Hot Rod

Brent at Halfass Kustoms doesn’t always do things the way everyone else does, but he sure ends up with cool stuff and builds cars and trucks at a pace I still find mind-boggling sometimes. In...

FREE Livestreaming Video: Moser Engineer Trip 12’s Presented by May Race Carbs Starts Today

With three big days of big money bracket racing, plus two 64 car shootouts, and big money for Junior Dragster racers, this weekend’s Trip 12’s should be a great event. We’re sure...

Tri-Five Nationals Photos: Drag Cars, Customs, Classics, And More From The Biggest Tri-Five Show On The Planet

Here’s our third gallery from the Tri-Five Nationals and you’re going to be just as happy with this one and the previous two. But if you missed any of our previous galleries, click the...

Epic EXTREME TOP FUEL Video From The Northern Nationals In Michigan

Les Mayhew is back at it with his Nitro America channel and his latest video does not disappoint. Man, this is good stuff. If you like nitro and you like the look, the feel, and the spirit of racing...

Tri-Five Nationals Photos: Here’s Our Second Gallery Of Photos From This Epic Show

Tim was on hand at the Tri-Five Nationals, hanging out with a bunch of our other friends and we are so jealous! Man there were some great cars on hand and seeing them just makes me want to get my...

Gassers, Gassers, And More Gassers! Check Out This Gasser Action Video From The Tri-Five Nationals In Kentucky!

While Tim King was on hand shooting a jillion photos for us at the Tri-Five Nationals in Bowling Green, Throttle Power was on hand shooting some cool videos we just found. One of them is all the...

Budget Harbor Freight Off-Road Trailer Build Part 4 & 5: Adding Lots More Strength And Killer Fenders

The Harbor Freight overland off-road trailer build continues. I dig builds like this and I’m sure you will too. As we’ve said before, it is good inspiration for your own drag and drive or...

Holley RetroBright LED Replacement Bulbs Brighten Up Any Vehicle!

Holley’s RetroBright LED headlights are the perfect addition to your classic car or truck, muscle car, sport truck, and more. They offer modern lighting with classic looks so that they...

A Week In The Life Of Iron Trap Garage: Hitting Up An Estate Sale With 20 Classics

We are always jealous of the cool adventures that the Iron Trap crew gets to experience when they go off to collections and start loading up parts and buying cool old parts. I mean they get to see...

Single Seat Race Car Build Part 6: Box Plating Model A Frame Rails. LOTS OF TIPS!

In the last video the box tubing main frame rails had to be removed and replaced with factory Model A frame rails because of the rules of the event. On paper this can’t possibly be as strong...

Casey’s Customs 1965 Mustang Chassis Swap Part 14: Electronics And Burnouts!

In this update video from the Mustang Chassis Swap build, this car is really starting to look like something. Now it’s time to start finishing up some systems and in this one Casey gets after...

The Crew Cab Biscayne Project Becomes A 2-Door!

DD Speed Shop has been making good progress on the crew cab Biscayne project, and because you all said you wanted it they have decided to do the 2-door conversion! The first side is happening right...

Murder Nova’s Street Outlaws EndGame Build Part 1! Say Hello To An Old Friend!

When Shawn decided he wanted a donk, he went big with his 1975 Caprice convertible. The car is cool, has been capable of doing some road trips after getting a little love, and makes Shawn smile....

HOW TO MEASURE PISTON TO VALVE CLEARANCE. HOW BIG OF A CAM CAN I RUN? HOW MUCH LIFT?

What is piston to valve clearance? Well, it’s the important measurement that lets you know just how much camshaft you can put in your engine without the pistons and valves coming in contact...