Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, Apex Tech Stories, TECH, Tech Stories, XL Tech Stories

Here’s How to Cut, Drill, And Bend Carbon Fiber Panels For Your Next Build

Carbon fiber is expensive. Too expensive for me to screw up and have to throw it away! At $25-30 a square foot, this stuff is pricey. And besides being expensive, it can be challenging to work with...

Carbon Fiber VS Fiberglass: The Composite Series Continues. There Is More Than Weight To Consider.

When it comes to composite racing components, one of the frequently asked questions is “What are the main differences between fiberglass and carbon fiber parts?” In this episode of the...

Piston Ring Tech Video: Oil Ring Frequently Asked Questions With MAHLE Motorsports

The men and women at MAHLE get lots of questions from their customers about pistons, rings, how to install them, and what the best practices of doing just that are. In this video we get some great...

Piston Tech: Know What Ring Micro-Welding Is? Know What Causes It? Here’s All The Info You Need

On the best day of its life, a piston’s job sucks pretty hard. There is extreme heat, fire, all kinds of directional changes and generally speaking, the things just get tormented. Believe it or...

Driveway Tech: How To Create A Simple, And Racing Legal, Battery Hold Down On The Cheap!

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) Anyone who has ever raced in a NHRA sanctioned event knows one of the most basic rules is a proper battery down is necessary to pass tech in any class. Beyond the...

Here’s How You Build Your Own Simple Chassis Jig. Build Your Own Chassis At Home!

We’ve been working on our own simple chassis jig to build Cole’s LUV truck on recently, and came up with something simple and easy that should work just fine for what we’re doing....

Tech Video: How To Swap An LS Engine Cam – Every Step From Start To Finish – Big Power For Not A Ton Of Work

The reason that the LS engine is so dominant in the world of hot rodding today is the same reason that the flathead V8 was dominant in its day, and the traditional small block was dominant in its...

Ever Wonder How A Lenco Transmission Goes Together? This Video Of One Being Rebuilt Is Cool

The Lenco Transmission has been a staple in the brutal world of motorsports since the 1970s. The design has been refined some over the years but the basic mechanical principle remains the same. A...

You Ever Wonder Why Some Race Cars Just Don’t Leave Straight? Rear Steer. Here’s The Hows And Whys…

No matter how good the chassis under your race car is, if all of it is adjusted and aimed in the right direction then nothing is going to hook or go straight or be right. With that said, there are...

Your Shifter Might Not Be Broken! Here’s How To Adjust A Hurst Automatic Shifter The Right Way

I am a creature of habit. Years and years and years ago I replaced my aging B&M Megashifter with a Hurst Quarter Stick, and I’ve never looked back. I love them. They work great, require...

Dead Engines Tell No Lies: This MAHLE Motorsport Video Analyzes A Circlip Failure In Great Depth

Blowing up an engine is never good. There are literally hundreds of possible failure points in an engine that range from component failures to operator error, or in the case of the pistons shown in...

Which Welding Rod Is Right For Your Welding Project? Is It As Complicated As Some Might Think?

Welding rod selection, when TIG welding, is a subject that sometimes causes argument among friends as people do not always agree on what rod is used for what. Some say at ER80S-D2 is required for all...

Welding Sheet Metal Or Plate To Tubing Takes Some Work. Here’s How To Do It Right.

The devil is in the details, and sometimes there is no place this is more apparent on a project than in the fabrication of the chassis or roll cage. The Fabrication Series has been showing you ways...

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...