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Category Archive: TECH, Videos

Bath Time: Scrubbing Down A Mercedes That Hasn’t Seen The Sun Since 1982!

Have you ever seen one of those “ultimately satisfying” videos on YouTube, where everything that goes on…every noise, every action…leaves you feeling oddly good? It’s...

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Your Moment Of Zen: Lead Welding Techniques – Proposition 65 Be Damned!

“Lead Sled.” The term pre-dates Bondo, pre-dates easy bodywork altogether. You didn’t just pop a dent out, fill in the low spots with mud, and sand until things looked right....

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The Fiero Revival: Getting The Interior Gleaming After Years Of Being Grimy

It’s been a while since we last heard about Ronnie Finger’s 1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M4 revival program. He had dredged the mid-engined wonder from it’s resting place, had managed to...

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Brand Loyal: Tommy Youman’s Twin Turbo GTO Judge Has A Billet Pontiac Engine And It Is Ready To Take On The World – Video

If you are a regular follower of the small tire drag racing scene Tommy Youman’s name is not entirely unfamiliar to you. He has run a few DuckX productions races down at South Georgia...

Finnegan Shows Off The Death Metal Charger, Lights Stuff On Fire, And Wonders If His Stuff Will Blow Up Or Not

I feel for Finnegan on this one, because I’ve broken a car and been too dejected to deal with it at the time, only to find out later that more stuff was broken when it is time to get it done at...

Life Insurance Doesn’t Cover This: Britain’s Mad Scientist Creates A Jet-Powered Swing

While we’re not that familiar with how health and life insurance works in the U.K., we do have to wonder if anyone within the insurance system understands just what it is that Colin Furze...

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A Million Reasons To Pay Attention: Ford’s Train-Towing Video Has Some Very Real Implications

Electric vehicles are coming down the pipeline, that’s a given. There’s been a strong push for alternatives to internal combustion engine technology, and EVs are proving to be a fair...

Deep Fix: Can This Absolutely Battered Matchbox Impala Be Restored?

I’m pretty sure that I went through a few thousand Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy cars over my childhood. I had tons of the things…a 1955 Thunderbird with the real rubber tires, the Plymouth...

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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...

Gambler Luxury: Taking A Derelict Jaguar And Prepping It For The Gambler 500!

I always liked the Jaguar XJS. The shape of the car was appropriate for the era yet didn’t look completely rooted in British stereotypes. It could be a mild-mannered six-cylinder two-door...

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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...

Fixing A Brick: This Dodge Coronet’s Turbocharged 3G Hemi Gets An In-Depth Checkup!

LS this, LS that, LS-swap damn near everything under the sun. Yes, an LS will make power and will make whatever it’s in stand up and dance, but it’s not the only player in the game. Ford...

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Here’s How To Fix A Cracked Dash And Make It Look Race Car Cool All At The Same Time

Just when you think you can buy just about every part for every car on the planet, you come across something you are trying to restore that doesn’t have a dash pad available. And sending out...