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Category Archive: SUSPENSION, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Assembling A Coil Over Shock Isn’t Hard, But You’d Be Surprised How Many People Do It Wrong

That’s right folks, assembling a coil over shock is not hard. It’s not rocket science. But just because it isn’t hard doesn’t mean that people don’t often do it wrong....

A Tucker On The Dyno?! Watch Tucker 1044 Make A Pull With Its Franklin Helicopter Engine!

Not that we’re breaking any news here but Bob and Rob Ida are two of the most amazing automotive craftsmen in the world today, certainly among the top one tenth of one percent in the USA. These...

Bagger Wars: Indian’s New Liquid Cooled V-Twin Engine Raises The Horsepower And Stakes

If there has been one cool thing about the latest rendition of the Indian vs Harley motorcycle rivalry it is that Indian (which is a brand owned by Polaris) has enough financial horsepower to stick...

Delrin vs Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushings – You Won’t Believe The Difference In Stiction

I remember when polyurethane bushing were the latest and greatest. I remember putting them in my Camaro to improve the ride and handling, and thinking that these new bushings were going to last...

This Cool Plywood Model Shows You Just How The Clutch In Your Car Works

Sometimes the coolest examples of mechanical things can be made in a way that looks like a kid’s toy, but totally shows you how it actually works. Such is the case with this plywood clutch...

Awesome Video: Watch A 3,000+ Horsepower Nitrous Pro Mod Make A Hub Dyno Pull

Things in hot rodding and racing sometimes comes in bounds and waves, right? It’s kind of like the aftermarket EFI world. There were a couple of companies offering products, and then a couple...

Two Wheels And One Cylinder: Time Lapse Rebuild Of A Kawasaki KE100 Engine Is Awesome To Watch

The ring-a-ting-ting of a two stroke engine is really something that fires the synapses of any gearhead’s brain. It is the sound of fun, really. Go karts, dirt bikes, and weird homebuilt...

Want To Know How To Build Distortion Free Bead Rolled Body Panels? Watch This

Bead rolling panels isn’t hard with a little practice and the right tools, but the more complex the shape of the panel, especially if it is rolled like a wheel tub, the more likely it is that...

Ever Dream Of Using An English Wheel? Well Here’s Your Shot At Learning Just How To Use It.

An English Wheel is one of those awesome shop tools that most people want, but that most of them have no clue about is the actual art of using one. And art is the right term, as the English wheel...

Real World Video: This Look Behind The Scenes of The Hagerty Redline Rebuild Is Loaded With Regular Guy Truth

It ain’t that easy, right? When we watch videos and projects on the internet that just glide along seamlessly and without trouble, we all cringe. That’s not how real life works and that...

Need To Make Simple Custom Floor Pans For Your Project Like We Do? Watch This

As we prepare to finally get started on the custom chassis for Cole’s Pro Touring LUV Truck, we found that it was probably going to be easier to remove the floor pans than to notch and cut and...

Video: Ancient Engines Live Again – Watch These Internal Combustion Relics Huff and Puff, and Chuff

We live in a very standardized world today. Lots of our technology that exists in 2019 is simply a refinement of stuff that existed 100 years ago. Engines, cars, machines, these are all things that...

The Where’s And How’s Of Adding Weight To Your Race Car

In a world where making things lighter and lighter is an every day occurrence, it seems odd to be talking about adding weight to a race car. But the truth is that with insane levels of competition...

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...