Latest PowerNation Garage Episodes
We've done plenty of big blocks over the years but recently did the first for a jet boat! So we decided to run through how all that horsepower is turned into thrust on the water.
How HP Turns To Thrust On The Water
We've shown you how to rebuild a rear differential but sometimes we gloss over the easier steps. So here are the basics of disassembling a rear end.
The Basics Of Disassembling A Rear End
On project or restoration cars you sometimes come across glass that's been sitting for a while and may even have old window tint on it. A lot of times when you go to remove that foil often times the adhesive stays on the glass. Solvent and paper towels get the job done but it can get pretty messy. S
Tips & Tricks For Removing Window Tint
A lot of you are probably running fiberglass on your rides. And often times when it shows up it's not the color you need it to be. There are a few extra steps you can take with fiberglass to ensure the paint lays down perfectly.
How To Prep Fiberglass For Paint
We briefly discussed decoding the information on the sidewalls of tires when it comes to treadwear, traction, and temperature rating. But what about when it comes to metric sizing?
Decoding Metric Tire Sizing
Whether you're repairing a body panel or tweaking a style line, metalwork can be intimidating.
Tools & Tricks For Metal Working
February 2019 Episodes
A few episodes back we covered types and functions of soldering irons and today we're doing a demonstration using the butane setup that may interest you if you're doing some wiring.
Tool Options To Help Keep Your Project In Place
Tool Options To Help Keep Your Project In Place
Tail lights are another option when it comes to making your ride stand out. There are several aftermarket options available but like anything else, they'll cost you.
How To Smoke Tail Lights
Depending on where you're taking your rig helps determines what tires you'll need.
Uses For Different Tire Applications
In previous episodes we've covered types and jobs of different fasteners, how to identify and measure bolts, and how to retain a bolt. But there are other types of fasteners available, such as screws or rivets.
Uses And Applications For Screws And Rivets
It's always good to have a spare tire, especially heading out on the trails. So of course, you need a way to carry that tire with you.
How To Build A Spare Tire Carrier
Almost all automotive machinery has some form of metal to metal contact during its operation. Both engines and drivetrains are complex and have several metallic parts that rub against each other. To keep those parts from flat out being destroyed or wearing out proper lubrication is necessary.
How To Differentiate Lubrication Demands For Different Parts
You may have come across this situation before: you're out scouring the junkyard trying to find a tilt column and you find one! But of course, the keys are missing. Well here's how to swap out that lock cylinder.
How To Swap Out A Lock Cylinder
A lot of times after you pull a freshly painted vehicle out of the booth, people will think it's perfect and not even want it to be cut and buffed. But when you see the finish side by side, you'll see the difference and why it's important.
How To Cut And Buff A Clear Coat
If you're looking for an aftermarket bumper, Aries has a great selection. For the XOR project, Creep It Real, they went with the Rock Crusher Series bumper. And since their bumpers are so affordable, you can use them stock or they're easily modified.
How To Modify A Custom Bumper
You need a few different tools for jobs like wiring your car or making electrical repairs. One of the main tools being a soldering iron. So Tommy is going to run through a few different options and what you can use them for.
Types And Uses For Soldering Irons
Nobody has a better idea of what you're looking for than a professional! That's what makes ProCharger a no brainer when it comes to performance.
How To Choose Your ProCharger System
Removing factory emblems and badges can really clean up the look of your ride. However, it is all about personal preference.
How To Remove Factory Badges
From OEM replacement parts to high-tech racing applications, EBC Brakes is a leader in the automotive aftermarket. Here in PowerNation we've used their rotors and pads for several projects with outstanding performance. Now though, EBC is manufacturing brake calipers as well.
How Brake Calipers Are Made
We've gotten a lot of question on sheet metal fab over the years. So we decided to do a brief how-to for you guys.
The Basics Of Sheet Metal Fab
After upgrading the brakes and axles on XOR's Project Creep It Real, there's one more thing that needs upgrading. That would be the brake master cylinder and booster.
How To Upgrade A Brake Master Cylinder & Booster