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…]
The Iconic HEMI Engine
Automotive Basics

Understanding the Iconic HEMI Engine

If you are a car fanatic then you probably already know about all the hype that was created in the 50’s and ’60’s with the HEMI engine. Many people love the power that was created with the advent of this engine, and even though the HEMI engine is hardly used today, it will always be an icon in the automotive world. [More…]
How Differential Gears Work
Automotive Basics

Understanding Differential Gears

I got into a discussion some time ago about welding a rear-end on a street vehicle – It became clear that the guy I was discussing this with did not fully understand how a differential works. This video was made in the 1930’s or so and is the best explanation I have seen to date. [More…]