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Category Archive: OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Best Shop Vac? Ridgid vs Shop Vac, DeWalt, Stanley, Hart, Craftsman

I recently replaced our old worn-out shop vac with one that is much bigger and more powerful, but shopping for one certainly wasn’t easy. Not that it was hard per se, but since you can’t...

Building A Land Speed Race Car Part 5: Steering, How Complicated Could It Be? Well…

In this latest update on the land speed chassis that Superfast Matt is putting together, he’s showing off his steering design. Steering sounds like such a simple thing, but on a streamliner...

Finnegan Takes Wifey’s Boat To Hot Rod Boat Heaven And Flogs The Crap Out Of It!

The first actual weekend of family boating for this bad boy is right here! This is going to be fun. Watch and Mike hauls the boat, all by himself, all the way to Arizona from Georgia so that the...

LS Corvair Project: Turbo Is In, So Are A Bunch Of Other Parts, And The Cooling System Is Up For The Transverse Mounted LS3

This project continues to impress and inspire and we love it! Check out all the cool stuff going down in this episode of the build, because this car just keeps getting more trick. The turbo is in,...

Who Makes Best The Hose Clamp? Let’s Settle This! Ideal, Precision, Koehler, Norma, Skandvik, Mishimoto, Breeze, and More!

How do you find out who makes the best hose clamps? Easy, y0u buy 16 different brands and put them all through a series of tests to see which ones suck and which ones are great, figuring that there...

Jason At Fireball Tools Tries To Build The Ultimate Welding Fixture Table. Check It Out!

Jason at Fireball tools is a badass. Plain and simple, this dude only knows how to do things one way and that is to the absolute highest level possible and appropriate. I love his tools, wish I owned...

Building A Land Speed Race Car Part 4: Details, Details, Details, There Is A Ton Going On And This Sucker Is Getting Close

In this latest update on the land speed chassis that Superfast Matt is putting together, you are going to get a look at so many things on this project! We’re talking more drivetrain info,...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: Brush Painting This Bad Boy Black Means It Is Almost Done!

Matt and the guys are all about keeping patina when it fits and making sure that their projects use as many original and period-correct parts as possible. If a car or truck has earned a really good...

Barn Find 1958 Plymouth! Will It Run, Drive, Live? Let’s Find Out!

I’m not a Moparsman… I’m a GM guy. Chevrolet in particular. But I love the cars and trucks that came out in 1958. Seriously, 1958 had awesome cars and trucks from just about every...

Interior How-To: Replacing a Classic 1960s Car Dashboard

I stumbled upon this YouTube channel called Upholstery Tips, and have been entertained and informed on a few fun things since. We recently shared a video where a cool custom console was built for a...

Who Make The Best Extension Cord? Flexzilla, US Wire, Yellow Jacket, Southwire, Husky, Woods, Bergen Industries. 15 Cords Tested!

Oh my god this is a great test! I hate going to the store to buy an extension cord, only to stand in the aisle wondering why the hell one is expensive and the others are cheap, even with the same...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: It’s Back Together And Better Than Ever!

The Model A Shop Truck is going together nicely now that all the chassis has been painted! Yes there is some fabrication happening in this episode to get it buttoned up, but then it will be almost...

Safety First: How To Take Measurements For A Custom Simpson Fire Suit

Anyone that pays much attention around me knows that racing safety is a topic near and dear to my heart. Lyle Barnett and I talk about it all the time on our Podcast and I often advise folks on their...

Best Pliers (Locking Long Nose)? Snap On, Irwin, Milwaukee, Irwin, Tekton, CH Hanson, Eastwood

Which long nosed locking pliers are best? Is Vise Grip the one? I don’t know about you, but I call all locking pliers Vise Grips, because they have become the standard name like Kleenex is for...