Category Archive: Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos, XL Tech Stories, XL Videos

Making Patch Panels For A 1965 Ford E100 Van Pickup From Scratch

We share a fair amount of rust repair videos around here because most of the cars and trucks we’re into are older and that means many of you out there are going to have examples that have at...

In The Market For A New Rearend For Your Ride? Before You Purchase A Rear End Housing…… WATCH THIS!

No matter where you purchase your rear-end housings from, there are some basic questions, measurements, etc that are required before you make an order. With that said, there are also some decisions...

Ultra Rare Flathead Parts: Bronze Heads And Hi Rise Intake Manifold To Make The Ultimate Flathead Engine?

We’ve heard of some rare stuff for Ford’s Flathead V8, but this is something I’ve never heard of before. Bronze heads? I mean I guess there isn’t any reason why it...

Will It Run And Drive? This Ford Supervan Has Been Buried In The Trees For 32 Years!

Derek is back at it as usual, with another long left ride in need of some love to get it back running and driving. But this one here has been taken over by the trees as it has been sitting for 32...

How To Correctly Select And Size Your New Helmet. The Right Fit Makes It More Comfortable AND Safer.

Wearing the right safety equipment is key to racing at any level. There is never a reason not to wear the proper gear, because if you race long enough then you will crash. It’s just part of it....

Weighted Sockets = More Power. So is Heaviest Best? Physicist is stumped

If you’ve ever had a crank pulley bolt that won’t come out, you know what true frustration feels like. Hondas are famous for having a 19mm crank bolt that is exposed to the elements and...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 2: Let The Bottom End Assembly Begin!

It’s back for Part 2, where the 428 FE is going to get ready for its crankshaft, but first, some measuring has to happen. No matter how good the machine shop is, it is always a good idea to do...

Tools, Shop Supplies, And More That You Can’t Live Without: Fireball Tool’s Founder Jason Gives Us His List

Anyone who has ever spent any time visiting other workshops knows that you are always seeing some tool or fix or supply that you didn’t know about or think about for your own workshop. Those...

Vans Are Back! Custom Vans Are Making A Big Resurgence, And We Totally Approve.

Stacey David has a new van project he’s been working on and we couldn’t approve more. After all, if we were going to build our own custom van it most certainly would be something like...

How Much Does Heat Change Clearances In An Engine? The Answer Is, More Than You Might Think.

In several forms of racing, they preheat the engine oil and coolant so as to preheat the engine and it’s components as well. For many of these applications it is said to be critical to go...

ABANDONED 1979 Chevy LUV Gets A BUDGET FRIENDLY Makeover From Puddin’s Fab Shop!

I would drive this little LUV truck every day! There, I said it. A cool little mini truck, whether it’s a LUV, an S10, a Courier, or whatever is a handy little parts truck that can be great to...

Big Tire Garage Builds A Custom Winch Mount For The Colorado Rock Crawler

Ian is making the final push to get the Ultimate Adventure Colorado set and ready to go for the trip and that means buttoning up all kinds of “little” projects. One of them is the front...

The Alfarrari Project: Making It Steer After Swapping In A Ferrari Engine And Trans.

Now that the engine and trans have been fitted, and permanent mounts for them made, it’s time to figure out the steering. That sounds like it might be easy, but even the most straightforward...

Derek From Vice Grip Garage Surprised His 12 Year Old With A 1969 Camaro Project!

When I was 13, the 1969 Camaro Convertible which had been my dad and uncle’s drag car since I was 6, became my own. The two had split from racing together and my uncle had planned a full...