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How Tos

Hot Rod Home School (Lesson #4): Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Tools

It’s not as sexy as cracking open a hood and getting your hands dirty. However, the process of cleaning, maintaining, and otherwise taking care of shop tools was among the […]

Videos & Galleries

Engine Building 101: Cam Bearings Install on LS Engine (Video)

Camshaft bearings are sized to fit into the cam housing bore in a specific order. They also must be driven into position perfectly straight, with the oil galley holes lined […]

Tech Articles

Hunting for a Drill Bit to Drill Through Hardened Steel

Many articles I’ve written about tools revolve around some more complicated, some might say exotic, items. Today, we’re going to deviate and talk about something that is seemingly simple—a specialty […]

Product Profiles

Tool Tech: An Overview of Camshaft Degree Wheels

When a camshaft is “degreed” it means the camshaft position in the engine has been synchronized with the crankshaft position. Degreeing the cam is the only real way to determine […]

Videos & Galleries

Video: How to Repair and Re-Weld a Quarter Panel

In today’s video, popular car builder and TV personality Mike Finnegan is going to walk you through the finer points of repairing an automotive quarter panel while highlighting the use […]

Product Profiles

OTC Tool Kit Makes Drum Brake Repair Much Easier

While it’s possible to disassemble, reassemble and adjust drum brakes without specialty tools, it is neither easy nor fun. Drum brakes are filled with many springs. On most drum brake […]

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
Product Profiles

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 […]

Product Profiles

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 […]