GM B-Body Chassis Narrowing for Body Swap
Builds / Projects

How To Narrow a GM B-Body Chassis

The General Motors 4th Generation B-Body Platform is perfect for a lot of 40s, 50, and 60s cars and trucks, except… its frame rails are too wide for most of these Classic vehicles. The tins [Read More…]
Welder Series Step Notch Full Assembly
Builds / Projects

How To Install a Universal Rear Step Notch Kit

The Welder Series Universal Rear Step Notch Kit is easy to assemble and install. The pieces fit together using alignment tabs to make clamping and welding a breeze. These kits are typically used in the custom car, truck and mini truck market to drop the frame past the rear axle. [Read More…]
Understanding Torque Converters
Automotive Basics

Torque Converters ~ Understanding and Troubleshooting

Torque converters are a type of fluid coupling which transfers rotating power from a prime mover, like an internal combustion engine, to a rotating driven load. In a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the torque converter connects the power source from the load. [Read More…]
Chassis Stiffening: How to Firm the Flex
How To & DIY

Chassis Stiffening: How to Firm the Flex

The chassis, or car frame, is often overlooked in restoring a performance vehicle. That can be a problem as the chassis is the foundation of the car to which all other components attach and react. Learn the basics of chassis stiffening to increase rigidity so you can get the most out of your ride. [Read More…]
Manual Clutch Set
Automotive Basics

Understanding Clutches

Clutches are a mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. When we talk about a clutch in everyday life, we mostly referring to a sub-component of a motor vehicle engine’s transmission that is designed to allow us to change gears when we drive. [Read More…]
How It Works - Automatic Transmission
Automotive Basics

Understanding Automatic Transmissions

Most vehicles sold in the United States since the 1950’s have had automatic transmissions. The vehicle’s gearbox is able to change the gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves. This then allows the driver to be [Read More…]
How To Install U-Joints
How To & DIY

How To Remove and Replace U-Joints

Tips and Techniques for Installing U-Joints. Welding u-joints is not recommended. Aside from the technical complications of metal stress or risk of boiling the grease, welding your u-joints can be inconvenient. Welding is permanent and the u-joints can not be re-used… [Read More…]
How To Determine Engine and Pinion Angle
How To & DIY

How To Determine Engine and Pinion Angle

Engine and pinion angle are relative to the ground. Most engines are set at 3 degrees, this allows the carburetor to sit level. The main purpose of having an engine angle is to allow for more room in the passenger compartment by having a smaller tunnel. [Read More…]
Differential Rear-End Gear Calculator
Technical Info

Differential Gear Ratio Calculator

Enter the maximum potential safe engine RPM. Enter the tire size diameter and the target vehicle speed in MPH. Click “Calculate Differential Gear Ratio”. The value will be returned in estimated differential gear ratio, based on the entered values. [Read More…]