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Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

Control Timing With Holley EFI. Here’s How To Install And Wire A Dual Sync Distributor For Your Sniper

Switching from a carbureted combination to one that uses fuel injection can be a great way to improve drivability, fuel mileage, cold starts, and more for your hot rod or street machine. But as good...

Meziere Enterprises Safety Lock Radiator Cap Should Be Mandatory Equipment On Every Race Car

In racing we always talk about the big stuff. We talk about big tires, big horsepower, big numbers, and big performances but the reality is that the little things are what not only win you races but...

Project Isolation Restoration: Time To Tackle The Walbro LME Carb Rebuild! Small Fuel Mixers Are Fun

Project Isolation Restoration has turned a fun corner. I’m now in the mode of actually putting stuff back together and making it nice rather than taking stuff apart, cleaning it, and mending...

Stainless Line How-To: Brakes, Fire System, And More. Here’s How To Do Them Right

Whenever the subject of hard lines comes up on a project I talk about my buddy Rodney Mason who works at Ridetech. That dude is one of those guys that can see the line in his head and make it just...

Project Isolation Restoration Part 4: Making Repairs And Improvements As We Wait For Parts To Show Up

After tearing down and inspecting our 1960s Tecumseh HH120 engine, it as time to assess what we needed for parts and pieces to get it all back together again and to perhaps figure out why the thing...

Looking To Build A Roll Cage In Your Project? This Dirt Lifestyle Video Shows You How!

Building roll cages can be incredibly intimidating and can require various levels of skill depending on the style and size of what you want to build. Of course how intricate it is going to be, and...

Project Isolation Restoration: Our 1960s Single Cylinder Engine Gets Cleaned Up And We Learn More

When last we left you, Project Isolation Restoration had been torn down and we were pleased to find that there were no real Boogey men waiting for us inside the engine. As an early teaser for the...

Project Isolation Restoration: The Teardown Continues and We Get Our Block Squeaky Clean

In part one of Project Isolation Restoration, we told you about the vintage engine that we scooped up to rebuild for fun during this downtime when there’ not much else to do. The mill, if you...

Towing Shouldn’t Be A Drag: The Ridetech LevelTow Is About Comfort, Safety, Your Truck and Trailer’s Longevity

When it comes to towing, there are more forces at work invisibly on your truck and trailer than most people can comprehend. From what’s happening with the vehicle dynamics with the added load...

Project Isolation Restoration: Bringing A Cool Old Engine Back To Life For The Fun Of It – Part 1

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings, right? After spending more than couple weeks home from the world of motorsports, it was time to put my money where my mouth was. Hell, I’ve been...

Engine Tech: How To Check Piston To Valve Clearance Two Different Ways – Using Clay or Using A Dial Indicator

It’s kind of funny. Lots of our lives are spent in a rush, right? Trying to make time for the stuff we want to do after finishing the stuff we have to do. If there is one thing we know...

Project Escargot, The Ultimate RV And Race Car Hauler, Gets A New Rear End And Some Serious Floor Removal

When the guys at Bad Obsession Motorsport started building Project Binky, their all-wheel drive turbocharged Mini, I was immediately a fan. And when they decided they needed something cool to haul...

How To Build A Basic Chassis Jig, And How To Use It. The Fabrication Series Is Building Something Cool!

I’ve dreamed of having a big fancy chassis table for many years. You know, the kind you see in full blown chassis shops? Yeah, I want one of those, with all the fixtures and all the clamps and...