Archive for January, 2012

Project Strokers Wild (Part 2): We Build 393 CID Ford 351W
Tech Projects

Project Strokers Wild (Part 2): We Build 393 CID Ford 351W

After you build a serious 347 cubic inch Ford 5.0—like we did in our first installment of Project Strokers Wild—what do you do for an encore? You build it a […]

How to Install an Air Compressor in Your Garage
How Tos / Parts / Product Installs / Tech

How to Install an Air Compressor in Your Garage

Elbow grease. It’s valuable stuff. That’s why professional mechanics and serious auto enthusiasts love their air tools; one squeeze of the trigger blows away all of the drill-it-/hammer-it-/shear-it-/sand-it-yourself muscle you […]

Step-by-Step: Choosing MSD Ignition Components for our Project ’Stang
Product Installs / Product Profiles

Step-by-Step: Choosing MSD Ignition Components for our Project ’Stang

Ignitions have come a long way from the breaker points and coil setup Charles Kettering designed before World War I (and starting the Delco company in the process). Now there […]

Kitchen Goat: Rick Bogoff’s 1966 Pontiac GTO
From the Summit Racing Catalog

Kitchen Goat: Rick Bogoff’s 1966 Pontiac GTO

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared at SummitRacing.com on 3/12/2004. Kitchen tables are marvelously adaptable pieces of furniture. In addition to serving as the family feeding trough, kitchen tables can […]

Race Pumps Reinvents the Mechanical Fuel Pump
Product Profiles

Race Pumps Reinvents the Mechanical Fuel Pump

Consider the mechanical fuel pump. It hangs off the side of your engine and does its thing: moving fuel from the tank up to your carburetor. The mechanical pump is […]

Inspiration Strikes: Gary Hoffman’s 1957 Ford Del Rio
Featured Vehicles / From the Summit Racing Catalog

Inspiration Strikes: Gary Hoffman’s 1957 Ford Del Rio

Inspiration can strike suddenly like a bolt of lightning from a clear sky. Just ask Gary Hoffman. Gary’s been building and customizing hot rods for over 40 years. He’s well […]

Exhaustive Braking: BD Diesel Takes the Benefits of Exhaust Braking to the Next Level
Parts / Product Profiles

Exhaustive Braking: BD Diesel Takes the Benefits of Exhaust Braking to the Next Level

It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. You’re towing your race car merrily along with your diesel-powered rig, when you suddenly encounter a hilly, winding stretch of highway. You pump the brakes […]

Project Strokers Wild (Part 1): Building a 347CID Ford 5.0L
Tech Projects

Project Strokers Wild (Part 1): Building a 347CID Ford 5.0L

In the great big book of automotive clichés, the phrase, “There’s no replacement for displacement,” can be found at the top of page one. But as much as the phrase […]

The All-Business Coupe: 1938 Chevy Business Coupe
From the Summit Racing Catalog

The All-Business Coupe: 1938 Chevy Business Coupe

Editor’s note: This story originally appeared at SummitRacing.com on 11/02/2007. “Man, I’m a farmer!” Denny Tonn said. “What the heck am I doing with a car like this?” His restored […]

Meziere True Start Starters
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Meziere True Start Starters

Take a heaping cup of cubic inches. Add in lots of compression, big horsepower, and a dash of extreme operating conditions. Mix well and pour into your race car of […]