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Tech 101: The Hows and Whys of Installing a Tanks Inc. Rollover Vent Valve
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Tech 101: The Hows and Whys of Installing a Tanks Inc. Rollover Vent Valve

Tanks Inc. is a leader in fuel tanks. The company has been in business since 1980, but aftermarket fuel system component manufacturers like Edelbrock and Aeromotive are now recommending Tanks […]

Tire Math: Calculating the Effects of Tire Diameter on Final Drive Ratio
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Tire Math: Calculating the Effects of Tire Diameter on Final Drive Ratio

Thinking about changing the size of your tires? You’re not alone—people run larger wheels and tires for aesthetic purposes. We’ve also seen guys reduce the overall size of their tires for […]

16-Volt Guide: 6 Things You Should Know About 16-Volt Batteries
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16-Volt Guide: 6 Things You Should Know About 16-Volt Batteries

For some racers, 12 volts just aren’t enough. Many drag racers and circle track racers have opted to run 16-volt batteries to give their ignition system and other components a boost. […]

7 Common Paint Mistakes—and How to Avoid (or Fix) Them!
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7 Common Paint Mistakes—and How to Avoid (or Fix) Them!

Some people have no qualms about tearing into an engine. Others can practically rebuild a transmission in their sleep. Yet, many of these same people are intimidated by doing their own paint job. […]

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: The Great 5.3L Truck LS Swap Debate
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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: The Great 5.3L Truck LS Swap Debate

With all this talk about truck LS engines, I hear a lot of talk about swapping a 5.3L truck LS engine into a car. Why would you want to go from […]

Intercooler Guide (Part 1): Air-to-Air vs. Liquid-to-Air Intercoolers–and Which is Right for You
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Intercooler Guide (Part 1): Air-to-Air vs. Liquid-to-Air Intercoolers–and Which is Right for You

Turbochargers are somewhat of a glamour product. They make big power and, along with superchargers and nitrous, are considered part of the holy triumvirate of automotive power adders. Turbos are not only common aftermarket […]

Video 101: Oil Pump Pressure vs. Flow
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Video 101: Oil Pump Pressure vs. Flow

One of the biggest misconceptions about oil pumps centers around oil pressure. As this video from Melling explains, oil pumps don’t produce oil pressure. They flow a particular volume of […]

This 1960 Chevy station wagon has an LS engine swap—and a Maradyne dual electric fan to keep things nice and cool.  “Our fans can perform and survive the punishment of TORC Off-Road racing and the Nationwide and Cup series, proving that they can handle the toughest conditions,” said CJ Clayton, national sales manager for Maradyne.
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Electric Fan 4-1-1: Everything You Need to Know About Electric Fans

The heat generated from stop-and-go-driving, racing, and towing can kill engines. A well-designed electric cooling fan is critical to prevent engine overheating—a good fan will provide the airflow needed to […]

An extremely heavy car, this 1969 Buick Riviera towed with ease thanks to radial trailer tires and four good heavy-duty tie-downs.
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Trailer Trio: The 3 Best Improvements That Can be Made to a Race Trailer

Whether it’s to haul a new project car home or protect a show car from the elements, one of the handiest pieces of equipment a gearhead can own is a […]

Cracking the (VIN) Code: Translating Your Vehicle’s VIN Code
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Cracking the (VIN) Code: Translating Your Vehicle’s VIN Code

To the untrained eye, a car’s VIN number looks like a random hodge-podge of numbers and letters. However, the VIN code is actually a window into a vehicle’s soul, providing valuable background and insight […]