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10 Tricks To Remove That Stuck, Seized, or Stripped Bolt or Nut

10 Tricks To Remove That Stuck, Seized, or Stripped Bolt or Nut

Nothing stops a project dead in its tracks like a fastener that is broken, frozen, or stripped. We take a look at the top ten methods to remove these problem fasteners, even if they are broken flush at the surface.Read More

Bigger In Texas: Cook's Garage Is West Texas’ Coolest Car Venue

Bigger In Texas: Cook’s Garage Is West Texas’ Coolest Car Venue

It's a known fact that things are bigger in Texas. Lubbock's Cook’s Garage is big in many ways, including oil company signs and a great variety of neon signs, besides that, it’s a great venue for a car show.Read More

Optima Batteries: REDTOP Vs. YELLOWTOP At A Glance

Optima Batteries: REDTOP Vs. YELLOWTOP At A Glance

Optima Batteries is built on the idea of performance that goes above and beyond the everyday norm. But which one is right for your ride? We take some of the guess-work out of deciding inside! Read More

Welding 101: Getting Started With MIG Welding Basics

Welding 101: Getting Started With MIG Welding Basics

Welding is an essential skill for those who want to tackle fabrication on our own. Knowing the basics and having the right equipment is the beginning. MIG welding will open up new doors, so let's step through them!Read More

Inside The LA Roadsters Show And Swap Meet

Inside The LA Roadsters Show And Swap Meet

Our Father's day tradition includes going to the LA Roadsters Show and Swap Meet at the Pomona Fairplex each year. It was another fine show for the club, which celebrates their 60th anniversary this year.Read More

Installing Aftermarket Gauges In Your Classic Car

Installing Aftermarket Gauges In Your Classic Car

For decades we installed mechanical gauges to monitor our engine's functions. Now we have more choices than ever with electronic analog and digital gauges that look great, and give us all the info we need. Here, we review some of the most popular gauges on the market.Read More

Bare Bones Basics: What Is A Rat Rod?

Bare Bones Basics: What Is A Rat Rod?

A "rat rod" is a name accredited to a hot rod that has been typically hand-built, and is commonly free of signature characteristics of street rods, namely billet components, high gloss, candied or metal flake paint. Rat rods are usually in "rough" condition, unfinished or purposefully incomplete. Read More

One-Wire Alternators: Are They Better Or Just Easier To Hook up?

One-Wire Alternators: Are They Better Or Just Easier To Hook up?

Hooking up a one-wire alternator is simple, but there are still some things to consider. We look at Powermaster and Tuff Stuff alternators and give you some insight from the experts.Read More

Street Rod Chassis Guide: TCI Engineering Ford Chassis Offerings

Street Rod Chassis Guide: TCI Engineering Ford Chassis Offerings

With extensive experience in building street rod and custom chassis, we go behind the scenes to take a closer look at the offerings and what customers can expect when ordering a TCI Engineering Ford Street Rod chassis, as well as some of the countless options available.Read More

Identify General Motors' Four-Speed Transmissions

Identify General Motors’ Four-Speed Transmissions

Are you looking for a four-speed transmission for your hot rod? If you find one, do you know what it is and if it will fit? General Motors used three different four speeds, and we help Identify them.Read More

Puzzled: A Hot Rod Built From Spare Parts

Puzzled: A Hot Rod Built From Spare Parts

Puzzled is one of the most eclectic hot rods we have ever featured. Can you identify all of the vehicles that donated their parts to this unique build? We chatted with the owner to get the low down.Read More

American Hot Rod’s Duane Mayer Suffers Bruising Injuries In Crash

American Hot Rod’s Duane Mayer Suffers Bruising Injuries In Crash

Starting the New Year off on a rough start, television star Duane Mayer had a little too much to drink before getting behind the wheel of a 1932 Ford Coupe. Click here to see what happened to the car and Duane.Read More

What Exactly Is A Rat Rod And Where Did It All Begin?

What Exactly Is A Rat Rod And Where Did It All Begin?

In the last decade the largest craze in the hot rod world has been a very interesting trend known to many as rat rods. The hot rods that are built in this particular fashion are commonly known for being highly exaggerated versions of 1950’s style Jaloply hot rods. Check out an in-depth look at where it all beganRead More

Choosing the Right Springs and Shocks For Your Hot Rod

Choosing the Right Springs and Shocks For Your Hot Rod

Over the years it's been a common and often accepted misconception that rods and customs can only look good, but that they don't handle and ride very well. We got together with RideTech who showed us you can have both, you just need the right knowledge paired with the right parts.Read More

5 Steering Misconceptions With Borgeson And Flaming River

5 Steering Misconceptions With Borgeson And Flaming River

When you're designing a custom steering setup, you may run into questions and concerns about parts compatibility and measuring. We address five common misconceptions with the experts at Borgeson and Flaming River. Read More

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