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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
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When it comes to brake pads, there are several brake pads you need to consider to make sure you choose the right one for your application. What kind of car is it? What's your driving style? Are you going to be hauling any heavy loads?
How To Identify What Type Of Brake Pads You Need
A lot of people have no idea how these systems work or what it takes to disassemble them. So after running through the differences between IFS and solid-axle, LT will get into that.
Basics Of An IFS Front End
For this piece of tech, Mike and Pat are joined by Summit Racing's KB Racing driver, Jason Line, to talk about air and fuel delivery on everything from street machines to the fastest naturally-aspirated race cars he drives down the track.
Air & Fuel Delivery For Different Applications
Here are some quick ways to get rid of that slag so you don't waste a bunch of time.
How To Easily Remove Slag
A lot of times when working on a project it's easier to just replace a bolt or stud rather than restore it. However, sometimes you come across a hard-to-find bolt or you just don't have time to run out and find a replacement so restoring threads is easier.
How To Restore Bolt Threads
We've shown you how to measure for custom wheels. Not only do you need the diameter of the wheel but also the width lug pattern, and offset. However, when a custom set of wheels is being made the company that is making them might request more information.
What To Know When Ordering Custom Wheels
Every vehicle out there is held together with thousands of fasteners. Some are crucial, some not as much. For the majority of them, you can simply tighten them and move on but there are a few fasteners that need an additional chemical compound applied to the threads to help that fastener do its job.
Common Chemicals That Are Applied To Threads
There are a few different designs when it comes to oil catch cans. Oil separators are included in this category and are used in line with the PCV system on vehicles equipped with them.
How To Install An Oil Catch Can
If you have an older vehicle, the door may sag a bit when you open it. But it doesn't have to. The most common cause is a set of worn out door hinge pins and bushings.
How To Keep Your Door From Sagging
If you have a '70s or '80s era car you may be familiar with vinyl tops. Although Detroit Muscle isn't planning to keep the top on Project Street Regal, here are a few tips and tricks how you can salvage or restore yours.
How To Salvage A Vinyl Top
Whenever you purchase a used vehicle, whether you're using it for a project or daily driver, the motor will definitely have some miles on it. The trick is, figuring out how many.
How To Test An Engine's Health
Mike and Pat are joined by 3-time NHRA Pro-Stock Champion, Jason Line, to go over everything from pistons and cylinder heads to high end lubes and how the industry standards have been reset by racing innovation and development.
How Pistons Have Evolved Thanks To Racing Technology & Development
When starting a build, sometimes it's smart to mock up your work to see the design beforehand and have a game plan. Jeremy is going to run through how to mock up a front bumper.
How To Mock Up A Bumper
A piece that often gets overlooked during a restoration is the steering column. The column from Detroit Muscle's Charger, for example, was making a hissing noise and started smoking which can be a sign of bad wiring.
How To Restore A Steering Column
Sometimes with an engine, like the 427 Windsor in Detroit Muscle's Project Sydewinder, there is no vacuum source. On this particular engine, there is a vacuum advance distributor and a vacuum source for the fuel pressure regulators is needed
How To Create A Vacuum Source
No matter what you have in your garage, chances are you'll need to paint something whether it be bare metal, car parts or an entire vehicle. There are several paint systems you can choose from for your application.
Finding The Best Paint For Your Project
There are options for single, double, and even triple carburetors as well as fuel injection options such as stack injection, multi-point or even throttle body. There are different types of manifolds also, including dual-plane, single-plane and even tunnel rams.
Differences Between Intake Manifolds
Since the XOR team is running a fuel injected Coyote motor in the PreRunner Ranger, there are a few things they have to consider when installing the exhaust.
How To Install An Oxygen Sensor
When you're finishing up your project vehicle, it's important not to skip over the little things.
How To Swap Out An Oil Pan
Ordering tires for your vehicle can be daunting. Especially if you're starting from scratch after changing the ride height or wheel diameter. There's a lot of information on the sidewall of the tire that can help you out, but what does it all mean and which numbers do you actually need?
How To Decode Tire Sidewall Information