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Category Archive: TECH, Videos

The Glitter Machine: How Bad Can You Possibly Nuke A 4L60E?

The best lesson I learned last year? I hate…HATE…working on automatics. It’s one thing to know how they operate, but either take the time to learn properly with a teacher that will...

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Arise, Lazarus: Washing A Datsun 280Z That Has Been Sitting Since The Bicentennial

I might have had bad luck with one the last time I laid hands on it, but if you are lucky enough to have a first-gen Datsun Z-car in your possession, treasure it. If there was ever proof that a...

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Watch The Most Insane Giant Vise You Have Ever Seen, Get Built By Fireball Tools

I’ve talked about Fireball Tools in the past and am a firm believer in their products. I only own a couple of their squares, but have been following their other products for years and have seen...

Build A Real Race Car For Real Cheap! Bargain Racement Gets More Upgrades That May Or May Not Fit The Rules But Hopefully Make It Faster!

We’re in love with Bargain Racement from Bad Obsession Motorsports. These guys are fun, talented, and they do things we want to do. Like more wheel to wheel racing! For the price of a halfway...

Check Out Richard Holdener’s New Field Find Nova Project He’s Calling The River Monster.

Yeah, it’s been underwater. Yeah, it’s kinda ugly. Yeah, it is going to need a lot of work. But you know what? It’s still a 1972 Nova and it is going to be one hell of a testbed for...

Stay In Shape: This Video From QA1 Talks About The Importance Of Off-Season Suspension Maintenance For Drag, Street, and Circle Track Cars

If there is one part of racing and really hot rodding in general that does not get the attention that it deserves, it is maintenance. Keeping your parts, pieces, and car working the way it should...

Swap Story: This Video Shows The Process Of Swapping A Coyote Into A New Edge Mustang

The Ford Coyote engine has now been well established as a bad ass power plant in the world of hot rodding. They rev, they make power naturally aspirated, they low swallowing boost to make the big...

Wanna Build Your Own Carbon Fiber Roof? Watch These Guys Do It To A 1977 Toyota. You Can Do This Too!

It used to be that having fiberglass body parts on your car meant it was a real race car. It still does at some level, but if you want to be a real bad ass then you get stuff made from Carbon Fiber....

Metal Shop Rules: Building Mini-Tubs For The Valiant Wagon

Is it still 2020? Yep, it is. Masks, pandemics, lockdowns, restrictions and all. While many of us feel like Bill Murray in “Groundhog Day” at this point in time, the positive is that...

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Metal Flake, It’s Gr-r-r-r-eat! More Airbrushing Work On The Boogie Van!

If it is done right, it looks like good hard candy, with a shine deep enough to convince you that you can swim in it. there’s shadowing, there’s symmetry, there’s a delicate touch...

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Do Bigger Ports Kill Low Speed Power? Are Big Heads Only Good On High RPM Engines? Here’s The Answer

Engines are interesting. Not only are they great mechanical beasts that make power, but they are arguably one of the more misunderstood items in our lives. Regular people have little or no clue on...

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Never As Easy As It Looks: Radical Paint Work (And Other Fun With Old Cars)

I am an absolute sucker for super-trick paint. Lowriders, 1970s street machines and disco vans, old hot-rodding fades, metalflake that looks more appropriate on bowling balls than it does on the...

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Giving Yourself The Finger(s): This Guy Built His Own Prosthetic Hand Setup With Aluminum!

Call it a toll of war, call it experience by years, but it is just a true, frank statement: I know way too many people who are missing limbs. Many have lost hands, feet, legs, eyesight and in many...

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Transmission Tech Video: Reassembling A Chrysler A-833 Four Speed – Grabbing Gears The Old School Way

The four-speed manual transmission transformed the mighty cars go the early 1960s from slip sliding automatic equipped beasts to the straight line missiles that we all still admire and love. They...