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…]
Making Sense of Synthetic Lubricants
How To & DIY

How To Make Sense of Synthetic Lubricants

All of us have seen countless ads telling us to change our engine oil every 3000 miles. But what are we to believe? Or more relevant, what is right for you? This article has the facts about synthetic oils, petroleum based oils, and additives so that you can make an informed decision about what is right for your cars. [Read More…]
Air Intake
Automotive Basics

Understanding Air Intakes

There are various kinds of air intakes to choose from. Among the most popular styles of air intakes are short ram intakes, cold air intakes, and ram air intakes. If you are wondering how you could get the best air intake system, and what the differences between the various designs are, here’s what you need to know. [Read More…]
Throttle Body Fuel Injection
Automotive Basics

Understanding Fuel Injectors

Fuel Injectors have totally replaced carburetors that were once used for fuel delivery. Fuel injectors are part of a computerized system that sprays the fuel into the combustion chambers at regular intervals – whereas carburetors will use a vacuum to pull the fuel into the engine’s combustion chambers. [Read More…]
Tricks to Boost Performance
How To & DIY

Old Car or Truck? How To Boost Performance

Whether it’s because of the economy or simply because today’s vehicles are more durable, an increasing number of people are driving used cars and trucks longer. Those looking to re-energize these rides with a bit more power may want to consider installing a performance-enhancing aftermarket product. [Read More…]
Mechanical Fuel Pumps vs. Electric Fuel Pumps
Technical Info

Mechanical Fuel Pumps vs. Electric Fuel Pumps

A fuel pump is a basic essential component that is a part of every vehicle. Fuel has to be pumped from the fuel tank to the engine, and it has to be delivered under low pressure to the carburetor. There are two different types of fuel pumps, mechanical and electrical, but mechanical is quickly dying out. [Read More…]
Engine Displacement Calculator
Technical Info

Engine Displacement Calculator

This calculator determines the displacement of the engine by two methods; selecting the engine to get the geometry of the configuration, or by the geometry to get the engine. You may select the engine manufacturer and designation to get the exact parameters. [Read More…]
How To Determine Proper Exhaust Tubing Size
How To & DIY

How To Determine Proper Exhaust Tubing Size

This table below was supplied by Flowmaster. It’s intended as a basic reference guide to give you an idea of the general exhaust-pipe size needed to balance the prevention of excessive back-pressure while maintaining adequate exhaust-gas velocity. [Read More…]
Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS)
Automotive Basics

Understand Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS)

Fitting a nitrous kit is definitely the way to go for an instant boost in power. If you’re like us, you’ve probably watched all the installments of the Fast and the Furious for the cars. Whatever your reasons, those movies immortalized nitrous oxide as the most popular means of boosting a car’s performance. [Read More…]
Performance Brakes
Automotive Basics

Understanding Performance Brakes

Performance brakes are designed to take much more abuse than normal brake components. For this discussion we are limiting ourselves to disc brakes only for the convenience of terminology. Other forms of brakes exist and the same basic principles we will discussed here exist in those systems too. [Read More…]
Aluminum Heads and Spark Plugs
Automotive Basics

Understanding Aluminum Heads and Spark Plugs

Spark Plug seizure in an aluminum cylinder head is usually caused by improper installation and too much torque. Aluminum alloys are softer than cast iron. Different plug shell and head materials cause these metals to expand and contract at different rates. [Read More…]