Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS)
Automotive Basics

Understanding 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. [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. [More…]
1940 Willys Cabover Custom
Builds and Examples

1940 Willys Cabover Custom

This is a very well photo documented build that combines a ’40 Willys Sedan, a ’92 Dodge 1 ton truck, and a whole lot of metal work to create a beautiful custom Willys cabover There are 13 slideshows and a final drive video. Built by Chris Boggess, Hot Rod Technology Instructor at Utah Valley University. [More…]
How To & DIY

How To Plus Size Wheels and Tires

Plus Sizing your wheel and tire combination was designed to enhance vehicle performance and appearance by allowing fitment of larger diameter rims and lower profile tires. The theory is that while making these changes, you keep the overall tire diameter within 3% of the original equipment tires. [More…]
Project: Bomber '49
Man Cave

Project: Bomber ’49

The car, a 1949 Ford shoebox was toast. D.J. tells us that he’s “wanted to do something like this for a long time, but wanted to do it differently”. D.J. really likes bomber planes and decided to wrap the rear-end in copper riveted aluminum. He worked on it one day a week for a year. [More…]
The Siren Of TI Chopper
Rides & Roadkillers

The Siren Of TI Chopper

A two-part project by Metropolitan Choppers and metal sculptor Scott Cawood, The “Siren Of TI” Chopper is a 900 pound master piece constructed with nearly 250 pounds of scrap iron and steel as a tribute to the beautiful Sirens of Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. [More…]