Category Archive: 1320 Spotlight, 1320 Tech Story

Tube Bending Basics For Bumpers, Roll Cages, Roll Bars, And More

Tube bending is an artform, or it can be anyways. But it is also a skill that you can learn, and master, if you spend the right time and energy doing so. This skill can come in very handy depending...

Welding Tech Video: TIG Welding Aluminum For Beginners.

TIG welding is awesome. Super sexy bad ass tig welds make your ride look like a million bucks. But it’s also one of the more challenging, and often intimidating, types of welding. And since the...

The Tech Behind MAHLE’s Gold Series Piston Coating – Here’s How It Works, How It Helps

One of the things that hot rodders of generations past could likely never conceive of is the amount of technology involved in the creation of modern pistons. With the ever advancing science and...

To The Maxx: Our 572 Big Block Chevrolet Makes 850 On The Motor With ProMaxx 340 Heads

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener)  What does it take to make big power these days? Well, the easiest route is obviously using some type of power adder like a turbo, supercharger or even the...

Stop Guessing: Racepak Continues With Their Series Talking About Data Loggers – Watch Here

Here’s a trio of videos that could change the way you go racing. Why? Racepak has embarked on a comprehensive series of videos that start at ground level and explain what data loggers do, how...

Piston Tech Video: Mahle Motorsport Looks At Oil Support Rings – Why They’re There And What They Do

Here’s some cool and basic tech video from our pals at Mahle Motorsport. This video talks about oil support rings, what they do and why they exist. For those of you out there that are seasoned...

Engine Tech Video: Why A Simple Rocker Arm Swap Is Potentially The Best Thing You Can Do To Your LS Engine

It is easy to put the cart before the horse when you start putting a high performance engine together over the span of time. Maybe you go with an intake that isn’t that great with the cam you...

A Roll Cage Building Video That Will Impress The Hell Out Of You

Building Roll Cages is a hard job. It takes a lot of practice to be good at it, and it also takes patience, math, and the right tools. This guy has them. In this video, JR Garage builds a cage in...

Amazing Engine Tech: SAM Tech eliminates The Competition By Wringing 825 hp and 8,300 RPM From An NHRA Legal LS7 Stocker Mill

(Words and photos by Stephen Kim) – Any bozo can slap a supercharger on a stock 505 horsepower LS7 small-block and pick up another 200 hp. Yawn. Increasing output that same 200 hp through...

Old School 1949 Fiat Bodied Altered For Sale! Steel Body, History, Magnesium Wheels, Love

No form of motorsports in America benefitted more from the weird, sometimes foreign, cheap little cars that ended up in junkyards across the country during the 1950s and 1960s. From Willys coupes to...

Deep Tech: Compensating for the Dozens of Variable that Affect Engine Balance Requires Serious Research and Experimentation

(By Judson Massingill) – For decades, machinists and engine builders have been taught that when balancing a crankshaft, its counterweights should equal 100 percent of the rotating mass and 50...

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...

Piston Tech: Here’s An In-Depth Video Look At Mahle Power Pak Pistons

Mahle is the world’s largest manufacturer of pistons. That’s a fact that cannot be refuted. Because they make so many pistons and they make them for such an incredible variety of...

How To Build Your Own Chassis Table With The Guys From Eastwood

With my son Cole’s Project First LUV in the grinding phase, we’re looking forward to the next phase after frame cleanup which is suspension design. Following that we’ll be doing our...