Category Archive: Apex Tech Stories, Apex Video, OTHER, Tech Stories

Build This Aluminum Boat In Your Garage From A Kit! This Thing Is Rad!

I love jet boats and the aluminum jet sprint stuff that is so popular in the north west and Australia. So when I saw this video from a guy building one from CNC cut parts in his garage I thought, now...

Welding Isn’t Rocket Science, But Here Are The 7 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Doing It

I’ve been welding for 40 years in some form or fashion. I’m not the baddest ass welder on earth, I don’t do it often enough anymore to be as good as I used to be, but anyone can be...

Great Idea!!! This Quick Release Plate Makes Akward Tools Moveable In The Shop

The tubing bender, throatless shear, shrinker stretcher, and numerous other tools in the shop take up a lot of room because using them requires space. The tools themselves are not necessarily big,...

DIY Tailgate Storage: This Is A Cool Way To Get More Room For Your Stuff, And It’s Cheap!

I’ve built stereo subwoofer enclosures into tailgates before, and have built a few storage tailgates for work and maintenance trucks, but this simple and fun project is a cool way to get some...

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...

This Is Our Kind Of Car Art. Watch UrchFab Put Together Something Cool For The Shop

Besides cool tools like a welder, sheetmetal brake, english wheel, and the like, there are lots of other things that make a shop look special. Workbenches, toolboxes, lifts, and shelves can round out...

Buick Nailhead Redline Rebuild Update: New Donor Engine, Same Piston Hammering Results – Video

We LOVE the Hagerty Redline Rebuild videos and we especially love the fact that they do not shy away form showing all the details that surround the seemingly magical engine teardown and reassembly...

Assembling A Coil Over Shock Isn’t Hard, But You’d Be Surprised How Many People Do It Wrong

That’s right folks, assembling a coil over shock is not hard. It’s not rocket science. But just because it isn’t hard doesn’t mean that people don’t often do it wrong....

A Tucker On The Dyno?! Watch Tucker 1044 Make A Pull With Its Franklin Helicopter Engine!

Not that we’re breaking any news here but Bob and Rob Ida are two of the most amazing automotive craftsmen in the world today, certainly among the top one tenth of one percent in the USA. These...

Bagger Wars: Indian’s New Liquid Cooled V-Twin Engine Raises The Horsepower And Stakes

If there has been one cool thing about the latest rendition of the Indian vs Harley motorcycle rivalry it is that Indian (which is a brand owned by Polaris) has enough financial horsepower to stick...

Delrin vs Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushings – You Won’t Believe The Difference In Stiction

I remember when polyurethane bushing were the latest and greatest. I remember putting them in my Camaro to improve the ride and handling, and thinking that these new bushings were going to last...

This Cool Plywood Model Shows You Just How The Clutch In Your Car Works

Sometimes the coolest examples of mechanical things can be made in a way that looks like a kid’s toy, but totally shows you how it actually works. Such is the case with this plywood clutch...

Awesome Video: Watch A 3,000+ Horsepower Nitrous Pro Mod Make A Hub Dyno Pull

Things in hot rodding and racing sometimes comes in bounds and waves, right? It’s kind of like the aftermarket EFI world. There were a couple of companies offering products, and then a couple...

Two Wheels And One Cylinder: Time Lapse Rebuild Of A Kawasaki KE100 Engine Is Awesome To Watch

The ring-a-ting-ting of a two stroke engine is really something that fires the synapses of any gearhead’s brain. It is the sound of fun, really. Go karts, dirt bikes, and weird homebuilt...