Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story

Here’s How To Pack Your Parachute So You Aren’t The Idiot At The Track Who Won’t Use It Cause You Don’t Know How To Pack It

I can’t even estimate the number of times I have heard someone say they didn’t use their chute because they either don’t know how to pack it or because they think it is so much work...

Heavy Duty Wishbones Are A Staple In Today’s High Horsepower Big Tire, Small Tire, and Radial Race Cars.

Drag racing suspension systems have come a long way over the years, and some of the simplest parts of those systems have seen exponential growth and development as a result of the insane horsepower...

5 Ways To Improve The Consistency Of Your Race Car. This Could Be What Moves You Into The Winner’s Circle

Consistency is the key to winning races. It doesn’t matter whether you are bracket racing or heads up racing, having a car that will go down the track consistently is key to turning on win...

Saving Weight In Your Car Might Be Easier Than You Think! Here Are 5 Tips For Shedding Pounds.

Every race class has got some minimum weight for the car, or car and driver, and since the dawn of time racers have been working to shed pounds from their cars in search of better performance. In...

The Where’s And How’s Of Adding Weight To Your Race Car

In a world where making things lighter and lighter is an every day occurrence, it seems odd to be talking about adding weight to a race car. But the truth is that with insane levels of competition...

Tech Video: What’s A COMP Camshaft Swap Worth In A Legit Boss 302? Find Out Here!

You CAN teach old engines new tricks, even the iconic ones. In this video, our pal Richard Holdener talks about waking up a Boss 302 engine, not a modern overhead camshaft version but the classic...

Size Matters! There Is More To Choosing The Right Wheel Tub Size Than Meets The Eye. Here Is All The Info You Need.

Wheel tubs are a pretty easy to understand piece of the car, but getting the right size and installing them correctly isn’t always done as nicely as one might hope. In fact, wheel tub size and...

Want To Learn How To Use An English Wheel On Your Own Projects? Watch This!

An English wheel is one of those tools that you only have if you are serious about shaping metal. Most race and customs shops don’t even have one. The art, and we do mean art, of using one...

Aeromotive Takes You Through The Hows, Whys Of Vacuum And Boost Referenced Fuel Pressure Regulators For Carb’d Engines

Never in the history of hot rodding has more horsepower and more technology been available to regular guys. This is a great thing but it can also be confusing and tough to figure out what components...

Wheelie Bars: There Is Far More To These Suckers Than Just Keeping You From Flipping Over Backwards

Tim McAmis has built some wheelie bars in his day and has decided to share some of his knowledge with us. In this video he talks the ins and outs of wheelie bars, what they do, how they do it, and...

What’s It Weight? Check Out The RideTech Vehicle Weight Database To See More Than 1,800 Different Vehicle Weights!

Knowledge is power and knowledge is based in data. Data collection is an interesting thing because sometimes the information comes to you and sometimes you need to find the information. When RideTech...

Revenge Of The Fireturd! Hoonigan’s Craft-Store Turbo Project Returns!

When the thrashed and bashed third-gen Pontiac that Hoonigan slapped homemade turbos onto first made it’s appearance, many wondered if the guys were even trying anymore. Nevermind that they...

Cool Video: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

Numbers Game: This Awesome Chart From COMP Cams Compares Valvetrain Life Cycles In Different Applications

Hot rodding is a numbers game, right? Whether we are talking horsepower, drag strip numbers, heck, even the price of parts. Numbers rule our lives when it comes to cars. But there are some numbers we...