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Ignition & Electrical / Videos & Galleries

Video: Understanding Electrical Relays (& How to Install Them)

We talk about relays a lot around here. And that’s simply because they’re really, really handy in situations where you need to control the flow of power to your electrical […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A

Mailbag: Explaining Automotive Electric Relays

Q: What are the different types of electric relays? … A: An electric relay is a high amperage switch controlled with a small electrical input. Normally, the small input controls an electromagnetic […]

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Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Wire an Automotive Electrical Relay

You don’t have to be a wiring guru to understand the principle of an electrical relay. Quite simply, relays are essentially switches that can be remote-controlled. They work by using […]

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Parts

Parts Bin: IPA Tools Relay Bypass Switches

While they’re usually pretty reliable, troubleshooting a failed relay can be a frustrating endeavor. More importantly, if you’re trying to service a component that relies on a relay for power, […]

Tech / Tech Articles

How to Upgrade Dim Headlights with a Headlight Relay Mod

If you’re driving an older vehicle with sealed-beam headlamps you’ve probably noticed how much brighter modern headlights have become. Don’t despair; there is a simple headlight mod that can make […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech / Tech Articles

Relay Case: How to Use Relays and Why You Need Them

An electrical system is only as reliable as its components. One easy way to increase system reliability and performance is by using relays to switch devices (lights, fuel pumps, fans, […]

Ignition & Electrical / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: How Do Relays Work?

I want to install an electric fan in my ‘67 Mustang and I’ve been told that I have to use a relay to wire it properly. I hate to admit […]

Cooling / Tech Articles

Easy Power Plays for 4.6 3V Mustangs (Part 1): A 20 Minute Meziere Electric Water Pump Upgrade & 2007-10 Cooling System Swap

Everyone loves easy power plays, especially the ones that offer noticeable returns for little effort and investment. The right tricks can even make more power to wheels without actually the […]

Engine & Exhaust / Induction

Fully Primed: Not All Electric Fuel Pumps Are Created Equal

Electric fuel pumps are, for the most part, standard equipment in drag racing. Ditto with fuel injected applications. But a lot of carbureted street cars use them too. Fair enough, […]

Brakes & Suspension / Interior

Monte Makeover (Part 9): The Quest for Good Steering

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]