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Courtney Barber 1978 Ford Bronco - Project Road Warrior 2.0
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Video: Courtney Barber Talks Driving Her ’78 Ford Bronco to the Arctic Circle

We met Courtney Barber last year when she agreed to share her Summit Racing-sponsored 1978 Ford Bronco—dubbed Project Road Warrior 2.0—with us. Barber is known in hot rod circles for […]


Mailbag: How to Measure for a New Steering Column

Q: How do I measure for a new steering column? … A: Measuring for a new steering column is pretty easy. Follow the steps below to ensure you will get the […]


Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Cost-Effective Ways to Increase Low-End Torque

I’ve been reading you for years at various magazines like PHR, Hot Rod, and Car Craft. I’ve been curious about the lower end of the torque curve. Looking at various […]

Tech Articles

It’s No Theory: How to Contain Carnage from the Big Bang Clutch Explosion

More than 40 years ago, a friend came hobbling into my shop on crutches. His right foot was in a cast. He wasn’t very happy. As the story goes, he […]

Videos & Galleries

Video: Intro to Choosing AutoMeter Gauges (FAQ)

AutoMeter has about 65 different product lines comprised of both analog gauges and digital gauges. That’s great for having options, but might make choosing the optimum gauge for your application […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 8): The Turbo Arrives & Exhaust Build Begins

Back when I built Thunderbolt, my LS3 Miata, I had a very clear project plan laid out.  I wasn’t the first person to do an LS-based drivetrain conversion on a […]

Pikes Peak 2019 1

Tackling Pikes Peak: Recapping My First Experience with the Race to the Clouds

The company I kept on my journey to the 97th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb consisted entirely of avid automotive enthusiasts, but even if I surrounded myself […]


Mailbag: Tips for Lifter Replacement in a Ford 460

Q: I have a 1978 Ford E-250 van. The engine is a 460 that’s bored .030″ over, has a 214°/224° @ .050″ flat tappet cam, an Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, […]


NHRA Wrap-Up: Torrence and Hagan Repeat Wins in New England

Defending event winners Matt Hagan and Steve Torrence kept their impressive pace going at New England Dragway, as both raced to victories on Sunday at the NHRA New England Nationals […]

New Products / Parts / Product Profiles

Parts Bin: JJ’s Rods & E-Z Firewall Boots

How many times have you looked at a part or product, and said: “Why didn’t I think of that?” JJ’s Rods E-Z Firewall Steering Column Boot just may be one […]