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Category Archive: TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

We Totally Want To Have Some Cool Scooter Or Bike Like An Old Cushman, Here’s One Being Restored

In some ways restoring a motorcycle is simpler and easier than a car if for no other reason that the scale of the project be so much smaller. But that’s not always the case when it comes to...

This 50 cc Bonneville 2-Stroke Motorcycle Build Is An Exercise In Home Grown Machining And Building Worth Watching

Sometimes it surprises me the things that people can make with the simplest of tools. We’re so used to CNC machines and high tech tools that we sometimes forget just how good the right saw,...

MAHLE Motorsports Takes A Look At Failed Pistons: How Did This Happen And How Can You Stop It?

As we have said many times, pistons get the worst of all worlds in the engine. They are enduring heat, motion, stressed in multiple directions and through it all they are largely responsible for the...

Project Raven Imperial: Ditching Some Sketchy Junk With Help From Lokar! New Throttle Cable And Kickdown Cable!

In the last update, we got Raven, the 1983 Imperial that is doubling as my penance for something I did in a past life, up and running after the 367ci small-block Mopar ate a camshaft keyway. Happily,...

This Ford Model T Had The Neatest Engine We Saw At Bonneville – Superchaged, Cragar OHV Head, Amazing!

There’s lots of stuff that stops us in our tracks at Bonneville, LOTS but even among the jaw droppers there’s a hierarchy. As Chad and I were cruising the pits on a quiet Monday we...

Epic Engine: Keith Dorton Has Built An SB2 V8 Into A Killer V6 For Bonneville – This Video Shows You How He Did It

Keith Dorton and his Automotive Specialists company have created some of the most amazing, powerful, and creative engines that the Bonneville Salt Flats have seen over the last decades, but this year...

No Small Task: Machining Tiny Connecting Rods For A Miniature LS Engine Is Quite The Process

The world of miniature engine building, like the world of full-size engine building has been forever morphed and changed by the introduction and proliferation of advanced machine tools. What was once...

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...