Category Archive: 1320 Drivetrain Tech, Apex Tech Stories, DRIVETRAIN, Tech Stories

Finnegan Shows Just How To Measure And Adjust Your Hydraulic Throwout Bearing

There has to be some clearance! At least for your throwout bearing anyway. While plenty of things in your car should be bolted up tight and have no clearance or play, the throwout bearing is not one...

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...

Transmission Tech Video: American Powertrain Explains Why A Junkyard 6-Speed May Not Be Your Project’s Best Friend

There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a...

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...

Have An 8.8 Rear You Want To Narrow At Home? Here Is One Low Buck Low Tech Way To Do It

The 8.8 rear is one strong, readily available, and affordable rear end that is perfect for MANY projects. And because they came in so many different cars and trucks over the years they are in...

Aerospace Components Dual Rear Brake Systems Delivery More Stopping Power, Control, and Holding Ability

(Words and photos by Mike Galimi) –¬†Some things just go well in double servings like two scoops of ice cream instead one or a Double-Double for those who enjoy In-N-Out Burger. But when it...

How It’s Made: Mark Williams Axles. Boy There Is More To These Than Meets The Eye

Axles are not necessarily the sexiest part you can buy for you race or street car, although when you get the good ones they tend to look a lot like jewelry. Like plain axles, this video isn’t...

Tech Tips: AFCO’s Drag Race Shock Tuning Guide Provides The Basic Road Map To Making Your Car Hook And Book

Adjustable shocks are a drag racer’s best friend but they are also a device that can get gets spun out pretty hard without a plan or some basic ideas on how to properly use them. See, anyone...