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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, OTHER, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

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...

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...

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...

Simple, Cool, And Effective Mobile Welding Table Project You Can Do At Home!

You know I have an affinity for welding tables and fixture tables around here and this is a super cool one that you can build at home no problem. It’s being built with some scrap stuff as...

Video Of Rob Wendland Front Halfing Larry Dixon’s Top Fuel Dragster: Sounds Simple, But It All Has To Be Perfect!

It isn’t uncommon for Top Fuel and Top Alcohol cars to get front halfed after a certain number of runs, a crash, big wheelstands, or what have you. The same could be said for a Funny Car...

What Should You Paint Your Roll Bar Or Roll Cage With? Rustoleum, Hammertone, And Steel-It Tested

There is nothing worse than finishing a car with a roll bar or roll cage in it and then not being able to paint the cage well. In all honesty, a tube chassis car is usually much easier because you...

Grinding Inside Corner Welds Isn’t Hard, But It Is Easy To Mess Up!q

Grinding seems like a pretty simple thing, especially when it comes to prepping a joint for welding or grinding a weld smooth. With that said, I’ve seen jillions of people do it wrong and the...

Alex Taylor’s Quest For The Sixes 1955 Chevrolet Project: Driver’s Compartment Fitted And Steering Working!

There is a ton that goes into making something that is going to run 6’s in the quarter mile, even if it is just a pure race car. But if you are going to do that with a street car, with steel...

Using A Cement Mixer To Clean A Gas Tank: Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Might Be Going Off The Deep End

A cement mixer? Hmmmm. Think about it and it starts to make some sense, especially if you watched the last episode where Edd was trying to get the rust out of the Range Rover gas tank. He put a bunch...

Need A Small Alternator To Fit On Your Hot Rod Or Race Car? Check Out This Little Denso Style Unit From Powermaster

We sometimes get so fixated on all the high tech stuff nowadays that we forget about what we really need for a project. What I mean by this is the fact that all the EFI, electric fans, electronic...

LS Swapped Jet Boat Fun: Finnegan And Newbern Find More Speed For No Money!

Yep, free speed is great speed and thanks to some smarts and some adjustments Finnegan and Newbern have gained a couple miles per hour in the Renegade Rogers jet boat that they just LS Swapped....

The Right Fuel Tank Vent Size Is Everything! Here’s Why Doing It Wrong Will Suck

One thing you can’t fix with a hope and a prayer is a poorly designed fuel system. Getting the right size fuel pump, feed lines, return lines, and fuel tank are all key to making sure your car...