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Category Archive: SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

BMW Mini Cooper S Rear Rally Suspension Upgrade – Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Finishes Making The Mini Great

Edd China is back at it, helping a buddy of his with a Mini project that is destined for Rally racing greatness. The car has all kinds of stuff done to it already, namely safety and performance...

The Tweedy Pie Re-creation Project Just Gets Cooler And Cooler: Collecting More Parts And Making Things Look Right

In the first three episodes on this build you got a history of the original Tweedy Pie, and then go on the hunt for parts to build the Mad Fabricator’s clone. Think of it as a homage to the great...

$3,500 Build: Can You Build A Chopped, Bagged, And Chassis Swapped 1954 Chevrolet For Just $3,500? Watch This!

When Casey said he was going to build an F100 Ford for $1,000 total, most folks thought he was crazy but he pulled it off. So after that project was done he wanted to get started on this 1954...

Air To Water Intercoolers: What You Need To Know Before Installing One On Your Ride

Intercoolers are a heat exchanger, just like your radiator, designed to cool the intake charge of an engine after it has gone through the supercharger or turborcharger. There are two kinds, air to...

How To Make Patch Panels You Can’t Buy New: How To Fix That Spot In The Trunk Right Behind The Wheel Tub

With all the restoration parts available today for muscle cars and classics of all kinds, we still sometimes come across damage that can’t easily be fixed with what is available. Or, there...

The F-Bomb Project Keeps Coming Together. All The Pieces Are Starting To Be Connected And It’s Looking Killer.

This project is super cool, not only because it is going to look cool when done, but also because the methods used to build it seem really hard but actually are very simple and straightforward if you...

Cams, Cubes, Or Boost? Which One Makes The 4.8 LS A Torque Monster?

Torque, it’s the grunt that gets thinks moving and it’s what makes an engine good for towing, or for moving a big heavy car like our 1966 Bel Air Station Wagon. Typically, gas engines...

Got An LS7 You Want To Run As A Wet Sump? This Cool Drill Guide Will Help Your Conversion By Making The Dipstick Install Easy

GM’s LS7, the engine that came in Z06 Corvettes, was factory equipped with a dry sump style oiling system. I say dry sump style because the system they use isn’t exactly the same as a...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Will The Range Rover Finally Start? Or Has All This Work Been For Nothing?

What started out as a simple job of getting his buddies Range Rover back running, has turned into a lot more of a project for Edd. This beast had been sitting for some time, but I don’t think...

Flathead Tech: How Ardun Overhead Valve Heads Work On A Flathead Ford

Ardun heads are the ultimate upgrade for a Flathead Ford V8 engine. Our friends Don Berg, Allen McAlister, and Doug Robinson, aka BMR Racing, own the famed Hemi powered BMR Roadster, but it’s...

VW Tech: How To Pull The Body Off A VW Beetle And Then Bolt In A New Pan

VW Beetles are some of the coolest little cars every made, and are beloved by people all over the world. Besides being cool, cute, economical, and fun, they are also super simple and easy to work on...

Stop Wasting Material: These Three Tips For TIG Welding Joints Will Save You Material And Some Headaches

Practice, practice, practice. I tell people all the time that the only way to get good at welding is to turn on the machine and start practicing. Whether it is TIG, Arc, or MIG welding, the best way...

HOW TO: 4.0L BARRA-DISASSEMBLY AND HEAD FLOW TEST Richard Holdeners First Barra Build!

Richard has been doing all kinds of testing with the Atlas 4.2 GM engine that he’s dubbed the Ameri-Barra, as it’s the American GM equivalent so to speak, but the Australian Barra from...

Chassis Hardware Lessons: Nuts And Bolts Matter! Tim McAmis Explains Why You Need To Pay Attention To The Hardware You Use.

You are going to love this video if you like Tim McAmis, because he has a ton of typical Tim McAmis one liners that will have you laughing. And this isn’t just a video telling you what grade of...