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The shops use a variety of different tools for projects. And we've gone over the basic tools from wrenches to hammers however, we haven't taken a look at one group: precision measuring tools.
Differences In Precision Measuring Tools
Whether you're behind the wheel of your daily driver or a drag car, front end geometry is important to ensure the car handles correctly.
Finding Caster, Camber, And Toe
You're the proud owner of a new Jeep. And now, you can drive doorless. But you need to have somewhere to store the doors without getting them dinged up or taking up half your garage
How To Store Jeep Doors Safely
Brakes are one of the most important systems to have on your ride. LT and Austin are replacing the drum brakes that were on the '65 C10 with a disc brake conversion kit.
How To Install A Disc Brake Conversion Kit
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
PowerNation Garage March 2019 Episodes
Richard Waitas from Magnaflow sat down to run us through exactly what goes into designing exhaust systems. One of the first steps is determining what it's for.
What Goes Into Designing An Exhaust System
When you're switching from an automatic transmission to a manual it can feel like a daunting task. It usually isn't as overwhelming as it feels, though.
How To Switch Out A Pedal Box
While the actual steering wheel function is obvious, there are several other parts that come into play to make it all work so we're going to run through the basics.
Steering 101: Main Parts And Functions
Choosing new wheels is an exciting part of a build. Aside from paint, it's what makes your ride stand out the most.
How To Understand Wheel Specs
With the advent of Electronic Fuel Injection hot rods can now run more efficiently and have better drivability. Edelbrock has been a leader in aftermarket EFI for a long time and their latest product has greatly simplified the process of modernizing your classic powerplant.
How To Modernize A Classic Powerplant
Here is a quick way to not only cover the transmission but also keep the dirt out of the cab when on the trails.
How To Make A Cover For A Transmission Tunnel
Ever go to get something from your toolbox or your buddy something and realize it's a complete disaster you may need to build yourself a tool hanger!
How To Build A Tool Hanger
Here's how you can make a driveshaft that'll get you off the trail, back to camp, and up on the trailer.
How To Make A Spare Driveshaft
If you have off-road tires on your rigs, you can't always go by the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure - especially if you drive on the streets as well.
How To Set The Pressure In Off Road Tires
Welding takes lots of time and patience to be good at. But once you get the hang of it you can do a lot of work in your own shop rather than taking parts elsewhere.
How To Simulate Resistance Spot Welds
When engines are dyno-ed there is often focus on peak horsepower and torque numbers. Those numbers are useful in understanding how an engine will handle its application. However, it's equally important to look at the overall power band and operating range of the engine.
How To Interpret Dyno Results
You never know what you might run in to or could happen out on the trail, so it's nice to be prepared. Here are a few key items you want to make sure to have in your recovery bag the next time you head out.
Essential Tools To Have In A Trail Recovery Bag
Installing a power adder is a great way to pump up the power and torque in your vehicle. There are, however, several different options available which can make deciding which one to go with difficult.
Pros And Cons Between Power Adders
When it comes to welding, a MIG welder is very forgiving. It has a spool of wire inside and all you have to do is pull the trigger and it lays down a pretty nice weld. If you're welding different types of metal or need a nicer weld, the TIG welder comes into play. And for that, you need filler rod.
5 Common Types Of Welding Filler Rods
As you know, when welding there is a lot of heat. But what you might not know is that if there's too much heat on a metal part it can actually cause it to distort and bend.
Tips For Welding Sheet Metal
To have an engine make more power a common technique is to increase cubic inches. That can be done 3 different ways: increase bore size, the length of the stroke, or a combination of the two. The term stroker is used when referencing high-performance engines but let's get into what it really means.
Differences In Stroker Engines
A common project on off-road rigs is installing bigger wheels and tires. A common issue that comes along with that is the new tires rubbing against the inner fenders. The fix to that is installing a leveling kit. Unlike a lift kit that lifts both the front and rear, a leveling kit simply levels out
How To Install A Leveling Kit