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dial indicator
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Dial Indicator Tips: Advice for Choosing, Mounting, Zeroing and Measuring with Dial Indicators

One of the most important tools you’ll find in any racer or rodder’s tool collection is a dial indicator. They’re used for everything from degreeing a cam to checking run-out […]

single-adjustable shock absorber
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Installation Tips for Adjustable Shocks on Dual-Purpose Street and Race Cars

There is a simple truth in making a car work for both the street and the strip: The shock absorber is key. The reason is simple. If you can control […]

Shift Light Tachometer in a vintage Chevy
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Shifty Business: How to Install A Shift-Light Tach

Today, big high quality electronic tachometers are a common sight at drag strips and in fast street cars. Modern electronics have turned tachometers into precise and reliable instruments (provided, of […]

engine bay painting
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How to Paint an Engine Bay: Learn Pro Tips from Paint Master Kevin Tetz

Editor’s Note: Kevin Tetz, creator of the Paintucation video series, is a seasoned automotive painting pro, and today he’s sharing some 101 tips on how to paint an engine bay […]

Scraba-Tool-4
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How to Make Professional, Weathertight Electrical Connections

Electrical connections that come loose, break, and short-out can become a major headache—especially on a car that relies heavily upon electricity to function.  If the electrical connections aren’t right, they […]

Sunex floor jack
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Video: How to Maintain or Fix a Floor Jack (Air-Bleeding & Lubrication Tips)

It’s frustrating when you need to lift something with your trusty floor jack, but discover that your previously reliable jack will only lift part-way, or not at all. Othertimes, the jack […]

Fuel-Hose-Line-Fitting
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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: How to Build a Custom Fuel Line for EFI

I’m building an in-tank fuel pump for a fuel injection conversion in a ’69 Nova with a small-block. I have no experience running lines for relatively high pressure injection stuff. […]

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How to Properly Fit Engine Bearings

We asked the bearing brainiacs at Mahle for some tips on fitting engine bearings. The first thing they emphasized was the importance of getting an accurate measurement. “When measuring bearing […]

Assorted ATC Fuses
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Automotive Fuse ID: Color Chart for Car & Truck Fuses

Fuses are an essential part of any electrical system. They are designed to fail automatically in the event of an electrical overload or short—sacrificing themselves to save your wiring harness. […]

lakewood offset dowel pins for bellhousing alignment
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3 Steps to Proper Bellhousing Alignment & Offset Dowel Pin Sizing Chart

Is it Necessary to Align the Bellhousing for a Transmission Swap? Q: I’m installing a new 5-speed transmission and bellhousing in my 1993 Mustang. A friend of mine asked me […]