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Parts

The Tools You’ll Need to Swap Steering Wheels

Steering wheel swaps are popular, particularly in pre-air bag vehicles (which we’ll focus on here—we’ll leave air bag applications for another time). Summit Racing offers more than 1,300 different choices […]

Q&A

Mailbag: A Quick Guide to Torque-to-Yield Fasteners

Q: What is a TTY bolt? … A: Torque to Yield (TTY) fasteners are used in many modern engines. When torqued properly, they provide better clamping force than standard fasteners. […]

Jesel automotive tools
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Using Jesel’s Special Tools to Work on Special Parts

Special parts often require special tools. For example, something like an adjustable crescent wrench has no place when it comes to setting valve lash! Which is no secret to anyone […]

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Protect Connecting Rods with Mr. Gasket’s Rod Vise

Securely holding a connecting rod to do simple things like removing the rod bolts, removing the caps, torquing bolts and measuring bearing clearances in the bore cannot be accomplished without […]

Milwaukee Tools M18 power drill
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Milwaukee Tool M12 vs. M18 Batteries & Tools

Many Milwaukee power tools carry either an M12 or M18 designation, and people are sometimes confused about the differences between them as well as which they should choose when shopping […]

Tech Articles

This Tool Makes it Easy to Straighten Brake Tubing

Brake line tubing is commonly 3/16-inch or ¼ inch, is usually annealed and today, stainless is very popular. Fair enough, but there’s a hitch: A lot of tubing is sold […]

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Earl’s Performance Pro Flaring Tool Makes Tube Flaring Easy

Working with flaring tools can be challenging (which is no secret to many of you). Factor in the complexity of working with stainless steel for things like brake lines, and […]

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Parts Bin: Exploring a Better Way to Remove Ball Joints

Separating ball joints from spindles is common when working on the front end of a car. The usual practice goes something like this: Slip a jack under the A-arm to […]

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Parts

How to Choose the Best Air Ratchets for Your Garage

At one time, air ratchets were few and far between, particularly among everyday enthusiasts. They were pricey and mostly reserved for pro mechanics. That has definitely changed over the years. […]

NotcHead Shop Grip
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NotcHead Shop Grip Tool is a Versatile Game-Changer

When working on cars—race, restoration, hot rod or street, you’ll invariably end up with hardware that has to be stripped, cleaned, polished or otherwise manipulated. Trying to clean bolt threads […]