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Category Archive: TECH, Tech Stories

Purge Welding Stainless Tubing Doesn’t Have To Be Nearly As Difficult As You Might Think. Watch This.

If you are building headers or exhaust or something from stainless tubing you might wonder if you need to purge, or back gas, the tubing so that the welds are stronger and prettier? What we mean by...

Fix Flaking Clear And Messed Up Paint At Home With This Rattle Can Kit!

How many times have you seen a car or truck on Craigslist that you thought could be cool to own, but then realized it had flaking clear coat and would be way to much work to fix on a budget? And how...

Welding Up Big Gaps Can Be A Challenge. Here’s How To Master It

Tubing can be some of the most rewarding and challenging things to weld. But no matter how much time you spend fitting tubing, there are still so many joints in a typical cage or chassis that at some...

How To Tack And Weld Roll Cage Tubing The Right Way: Prep, Gas, And More

Tacking tubing together doesn’t sound like a big deal, after all you are just putting a small spot of weld to hold things together. But doing it correctly is more important than you might...

Sharpening Tungsten Correctly, And Using The Right Cup, Can Be The Difference Between Okay And Awesome TIG Welds

Sometimes it is hard to know what to believe when it comes to welding prep. I say this, because sometimes the things you hear sound so weird that they couldn’t possibly be true. Other things...

Stick Shift Tech: We Finish Up The Hydraulic Clutch Installation

Yesterday we shared the first two videos from our chance to hang out with Robert and Matt and the rest of the gang at American Powertrain a few weeks ago. We got to check out Robert’s collection of...

The Tim McAmis Fabrication Series Starts Here. Tubing Basics, Fitting Tools, And Measuring Tools

Tim McAmis just started a new Fabrication Series where he is going over all the materials, tools, and techniques required to build race cars and we’re starting them off today with the first...

5 and 6 Speed Tech: We Hang Out With American Powertrain And Install A Hydraulic Clutch

A few weeks ago I got the chance to go hang out with Robert and Matt and the rest of the gang at American Powertrain for some fun videos. We got to check out Robert’s collection of bitchin...

Get Out Of The Way BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

Edelbrock Tech Video: Here’s How To Adjust The Pushrod Guide Plates On A Small Block Chevy Head

Knowledge is power, right? Hell knowledge when it comes to engines, makes power so that means we should all try to be as smart about this junk as possible In this case we’re talking about the...

Welding Thick Material To Thin Material Doesn’t Have To Be That Hard

The other day my son Cole asked me how you weld thick material to thin material. Of course the question was quite a bit wordier than that, and because I was welding something I didn’t want to...

Piston Tech Video: MAHLE Motorsports Takes You Through Proper Piston Pre-assembly Clearance Measurements

There’s more than a couple things that seem like universal laws in the world. As carpenters like to say, “measure twice and cut once.” Engine builders would tell you that their...

This Welding Table Was Nice When Finished, But It’s Even Better With A Round Of Revisions!

I’m a freak for a good welding table. In fact, so much so that I haven’t built myself a new one yet because I want it to be perfect. Part of me loves that and the other part hates me for...

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The $400 Score: Here’s How Easy It Is To Get Started With A Project Car!

I love a good story about a car returning to life and I love a good cheap-car find story, so naturally I was a sucker for this one. It doesn’t hurt that I almost bought a virtually identical...