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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...

The Mongrel Gets A Coat Of UPOL Raptor On The Bottom And It Sure Looks Nice

Since the Mongrel project has had such extensive sheetmetal work, including a complete floor and chassis swap, there are a lot of seams that need to be sealed. And because the car was blasted to bare...

Watch And Listen To This NASCAR Engine Get Spintron Tested To 9,000 RPM – Wild Stuff!

The Spintron machine is one of the greatest tools ever devised for race engine builders, valvetrain manufacturers, and people who make their living making horsepower on the highest levels. This is a...

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...

Let’s Build A Rotary! This Video Of A Mazda 13B Engine Being Assembled Is Really Cool

The Wankel Rotary engine has had an on-again/off-again affair with OEM production. Companies like NSU and Mazda were in on the rotary program hard and fast for years but time has not exactly been the...

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...

Franken Ferrari: Check Out The Most Incredible Garage Engine Build We Have Ever Seen – Unreal!

Yeah, this s beyond anything we have ever seen before and it was sent to us by AMP EFI’s Matt Cramer who was also blown way by the depth, skill, and overall crazy nature of this engine build....

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...

BangShift Tech: Engine Oil and Low Speed Pre-Ignition In Direct Injection Engines – The Link And What You Need To Know

(By Lake Speed Jr.) – What is LSPI? Low Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI) is an abnormal combustion event that can lead to catastrophic engine damage, and LSPI is common to Turbocharged Direct...

Papadakis Racing Shows How A NASCAR Spec G-Force Trans Goes Together

It is not unusual for different types of race vehicles to share components with race cars and trucks from completely different series. Such is the case with drift cars, which often share components...

Rockers, Patch Panels, And Tubs Oh My: The Mongrel Project Keeps Getting More Sheet Metal

Urchfab’s Mongrel Project, where a Ford 100E body is being combined with the unibody of an MX5 Miata, is moving forward like none other. We’re talking lots of work and lots of progress...

Floor And Toe Panel Rust Repair On The Mongrel. Urch Makes It Look Easy By Keeping Each Patch Panel Simple.

When you think about the skills a fabricator has, you think about welding and bending and drilling and making complex things for whatever the project may be. Usually that involves welding, machining,...

More Progress On The Mongrel Project: Sheetmetal Work Continues, Along With Some Rust Repair.

Here’s another inspiring post on the Mongrel Project in England. Take one Mazda MX5 Miata and cut the body off of it. Then take a Ford 100E and pull the chassis and floors out of it to install...

How To Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Flares! Wide Body All You Want.

The whole process of flaring a car can be pretty intimidating, but when done right it is not only good looking but also a great way to stuff more tire under your handling machine. Steel, fiberglass,...