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Beware the 13mm Square Drive Drain Bolt: A Mechanic’s Horror Story (Read On…IF YOU DARE!)

It was a dark and stormy afternoon. Lightning crackled across the sky, briefly overpowering the cacophony of howling winds and driving rain slamming against the garage door. …But the bad […]

Driveline / Tech Articles

How to Install a LubeLocker Differential Cover Gasket

OK, so this walkthrough of how to install a LubeLocker differential cover gasket is going to be pretty short. But…that’s basically the whole point. That’s because anyone’s who’s fiddled with […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Tech

The Inch-Pound Torque Wrench: An Unsung Hero Tool for Leak-Free Valve & Differential Cover Gaskets

Like so many of our other automotive maintenance adventures, this one started with a few drips of oil on our garage floor. A quick inspection of our engine bay revealed […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: The Best Flexplate for Mating a 1994 5.7L LT1 to a TH400

I have a 5.7 LT1 from a ‘94 Trans Am I want to mate it to a ‘79 TH400 transmission. What flexplate do I need? This has been a very […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Location, Location, Location: Swapping Mounts to Find the Best Engine & Transmission Position

Everyone’s heard the old real estate mantra “Location-Location-Location.” And while that’s obviously important in the property game, that pithy statement also holds true for a car’s engine and transmission—even if […]

Driveline / Tech Articles

Don’t Forget to Check & Fill Your Hydraulic Clutch Fluid: Here’s How

With all the emphasis placed on checking and changing your brake fluid, it’s easy to overlook the fact that your hydraulic fluid needs to be serviced regularly too. That’s because […]

Brakes & Suspension / Car Culture & Entertainment / Driveline / Tech / Tech Projects

Alex Taylor “Quest for the Sixes” Update: For 9-Inch Rear Build and Chassis Update

After focusing the previous video on fiberglass, Alex and team are back to work on the ’55’s chassis. Specifically, the focus for this video is on the front wheel and […]

Driveline / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Setting Up a Throttle Valve (TV) Cable on a GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission

I’m considering a 700-R4 overdrive for my C-10 pickup project since I have a trans that I got for a really good price. I know that a lot of people […]

Driveline / Q&A / Tech / Wheels & Tires

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why Do Some Cars Only Spin the Right Rear Tire Under Hard Acceleration?

I’m new to the old car hobby (cars of any kind really) and I’m trying to learn all I can. One thing I’ve noticed is that some rear wheel drive […]

Driveline / Tech / Videos & Galleries / Wheels & Tires

Video: Why You May Need to Re-Gear Your Truck or Jeep After Installing Bigger Wheels & Tires

One of the first and most popular upgrades truck and Jeep owners do is installing larger wheels and tires. And while that may seem like a easy, straightforward affair, there […]