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Author Archive: Chad Reynolds

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Will The Range Rover Finally Start? Or Has All This Work Been For Nothing?

What started out as a simple job of getting his buddies Range Rover back running, has turned into a lot more of a project for Edd. This beast had been sitting for some time, but I don’t think...

Flathead Tech: How Ardun Overhead Valve Heads Work On A Flathead Ford

Ardun heads are the ultimate upgrade for a Flathead Ford V8 engine. Our friends Don Berg, Allen McAlister, and Doug Robinson, aka BMR Racing, own the famed Hemi powered BMR Roadster, but it’s...

VW Tech: How To Pull The Body Off A VW Beetle And Then Bolt In A New Pan

VW Beetles are some of the coolest little cars every made, and are beloved by people all over the world. Besides being cool, cute, economical, and fun, they are also super simple and easy to work on...

Online Find: This Straight Axle Gasser 1957 Chevy Has A 5.3L LS Swap, All The Old School Attitude, And Drives Like A Champ!

Rocking a gasser on the street is something few people have the stones for, but we love it when we see them. This 1957 Chevrolet gasser caught my eye on Facebook Marketplace because it’s pretty...

Every Good Race Car Has Power Windows, Right? Alex Taylor’s Six Second ’55 Chevy Is Coming Together!

More updates, including the power windows going in the carbon fiber doors on Alex’s ’55 Chevy. It sounds funny to put them into a hot street car like this, but they are arguably easier to...

It’s National Stick Shift Day! Go Out There, Dump The Clutch, Bang Some Gears, And Teach Someone Else How To Drive A Stick!!!

I grew up in a family with stick shift cars, so the clutch genes run deep here in the Reynolds clan. My dad drag raced his 1968 Z28 Camaro forever, and still does, and it has always been a stick car....

Stop Wasting Material: These Three Tips For TIG Welding Joints Will Save You Material And Some Headaches

Practice, practice, practice. I tell people all the time that the only way to get good at welding is to turn on the machine and start practicing. Whether it is TIG, Arc, or MIG welding, the best way...

HOW TO: 4.0L BARRA-DISASSEMBLY AND HEAD FLOW TEST Richard Holdeners First Barra Build!

Richard has been doing all kinds of testing with the Atlas 4.2 GM engine that he’s dubbed the Ameri-Barra, as it’s the American GM equivalent so to speak, but the Australian Barra from...

Chassis Hardware Lessons: Nuts And Bolts Matter! Tim McAmis Explains Why You Need To Pay Attention To The Hardware You Use.

You are going to love this video if you like Tim McAmis, because he has a ton of typical Tim McAmis one liners that will have you laughing. And this isn’t just a video telling you what grade of...

TIG Welding Stainless To Aluminum? Wait What? How To Bond The Two Like You’ve Never Seen Before

When it comes to tig welding, you pretty much can’t argue with 6061.com because the dude is a master and laying down strong and sexy tig welds. The projects are always fun, the techniques cool,...

Robby And Max Gordon At The BAJA 500: This Father And Son Duo Are A Force To Be Reckoned With!

I remember the first time I met Max Gordon, and I want to say he was like 7 years old and he was driving a Side by Side off the Stadium Super Truck jumps at their shop near Charlotte. Robby was...

Making Big Mopar Power? American Powertrain Introduces New High Horsepower GEN III HEMI® 6-Speed Transmission Package

Yep, all you late model HEMI dudes making big boy power are now set with the ultimate American Powertrain T-56 Magnum combo. Capable of supporting 1,100 lb ft of torque, these kits will live with...

Simple, Cool, And Effective Mobile Welding Table Project You Can Do At Home!

You know I have an affinity for welding tables and fixture tables around here and this is a super cool one that you can build at home no problem. It’s being built with some scrap stuff as...

Muscle Cars At The Strip Is On! Get Your Tickets, Hotels, And Time Ready For September In Las Vegas!

It’s back, finally, and that means it is time to get your Muscle Car on at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway AND The Strip in Las Vegas. Muscle cars of all kinds will be taking over Sin...