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Ford Flat Head Ignition Upgrade

Ford Flat Head Ignition Upgrade

The Ford Flathead V8 is the original Blue Oval hot rod engine. Produced from 1932-1953 in the U.S., this iconic engine is the oldest of the three vintage applications we’re talking about in this article. It still enjoys a healthy aftermarket presence, so it’s not really a surprise that the application is covered by Performance Distributors.
The Ford Flathead still enjoys a healthy aftermarket. The Performance Distributors D.U.I. offers a significant power in...

Component Amp Draw on your Ride

Just in case you are looking to figure out what each component on your classic ride draws here is the chart.

Accessory Amp Draw
Brake lights 3 to 7
Driving lights 4 to 10
Electric cooling fan 8 to 20
Electric fuel pump 10 to 20
Headlights – pair 6 to 20
Ignition system 6 to 11
Instrument lights 3 to 4
Radio 3 to 8
Stereo amplifier 10
Turn signals 4 to 8

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Methods to remove Rusted Bolts

We have all hod those times when old rusted bolts just will not come out. Here are the top 10 ways to get them removed.

Methods to remove Rusted Bolts

1. Blunt Impact/Force: This is usually our first step when attempting to loosen stubborn bolts. We always use this method before attempting to remove exhaust studs from a cylinder head. There are a few methods to accomplish this. One is to hit on the head of the bolt in the center with a chisel or punch. Another is use an impact wrench/gun ...

Cam Shaft Information

There are many numbers and terms used when describing a camshaft’s design that must be understood when choosing a cam. It’s good to know exactly how each of these specs affects the engine’s performance, but one of the most important is duration, so pay special attention to that one. Also, look at the recommendations given by the cam companies for our six sample vehicles at the end of this article. Compare how the specs change from one example to the other, ...

GM rear end information

When it comes to Chevrolet rear ends, it’s the 12-bolt that seems to get all the accolades. Rightfully so, because when comparing the 10 and 12-bolt units, it’s definitely the more durable of the two. That’s usually proven when used in high-performance, high-horsepower applications. But for all intents and purposes, the 10-bolt rear end is a great unit for a street/strip car, and can be stout enough to handle even the occasional abuse delivered by use at the racetrack. Here are a few photos to h...

Vintage air Sure fit Series

Vintage Air is owned and operated by experienced street rodders who have been involved in the sport for over thirty years. We offer you the most comprehensive line of high performance air conditioning components available. Every Vintage Air product incorporates the very latest technology available and offers you the greatest efficiency and reliability available. Our goal is to help you cool your specialty vehicle in a more informed way with parts specially designed for street rods, sport trucks ...

Jack Daniels History

Jack Daniels History

There is an interesting picture that hangs in Mr. Jack Daniel’s old office. It’s a picture of Mr. Jack taken with his Distillery crew. What makes the portrait so intriguing is the gentleman sitting immediately to Jack’s right, an African-American worker. Given the time period when this photograph was taken – around the 1900s – and the racial divide that permeated the American South, it’s intriguing to see an African-American man seated beside the proprietor of a busines...

Ignition System Facts

Often times when making upgrades to our hot rods, we forget the importance of a strong, high-performance ignition system. Having one is truly one of the best insurance policies against detonation, misfires, and other ignition gremlins. Upgrading the ignition system in your project car to a race-proven one with components can really prove to be beneficial.
Whether you’re using your project for a street application, or a strip, or even both, anyone can benefit from upgrading these components.

Why Choose Vintage Air

Why Choose Vintage Air

At Vintage Auto Air Conditioning we strive to offer exceptional service.

As a top 10 Vintage Air dealer since 2008, we know we offer superior service to our customers. We have been in the air conditioning business for over 25 years and are here to support you from the start of your project to the finish. No matter what your classic auto air conditioning needs are, we are here to help. Your system will come with an easy to read instruction booklet and parts that are d...

New Features added to StreetRodding

Several New Features added to StreetRodding. We are working to make better and easier to navigate. We have added a new Text feature that allows you to send a text to members that have cars for sale. When you have a forum post and a member comments on your forum post you will receive an email notification. We have added a new multiple photo loader to the system so that when you post in the forum or anywhere else in StreetRodding you will be able to add up to 25 photos. We have a...

The year of the Five Window

he year of the Five Window

There are rumblings that 2018 is the Year of the Five-Window, and we like the sound of that looking at Tony Tierney’s Deuce coupe. Inspired by a Keith Weesner illustration, the chopped, all-steel ’32 has been Tony’s long-term project and features chassis work by Henry Richards and a hot smallblock Chevy underneath the hood....

Tips For Longer Battery Life

Check Under the Hood
Before you go shopping, here are a few tips for getting the best battery for your needs.

Be Proactive
Being attentive to your batteries maintenance and mindful when the time for replacement is approaching will ensure you can choose a replacement on your own terms, including properly researching and conveniently scheduling.

Test Batteries Annually
While nearly all of today’s car batteries are maintenance free, we recommend having your battery load tested by a mechani...

Vintage ProLine Billet Aluminum AC Louvers

Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for classics, trucks, hot rods and street rods, has announced the release of three all-new ProLine Louver designs that each add a unique style to any build. These CNC-machined billet aluminum louvers are drop-in upgrade options for any Vintage Air evaporator system and are a great way to add a personal touch to the look of your interior.

The days of removing your air conditioning system to save horsepower i...

Edelbrock Open House

Kicking things off on Friday, May 4, 2018, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours. Participants will get the opportunity to take a guided tour of Edelbrock’s Research & Development, Manufacturing, and Quality Control departments. This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. Shop tours begin at 10:00 a.m. ...

Minor Maintenance are you doing yours

Changing the oil and oil filter, replacing wiper blades and air filters, and scheduled maintenance top the list of the 10 most common vehicle repairs of 2017.

The top 10 most common vehicle repairs performed by vehicle owners and their trusted repair shops are:

1.Oil/oil filter changed
2.Wiper blades replacement
3.Replace air filter
4.Scheduled maintenance
5.New tires
6.Battery replacement
7.Brake work
8.Antifreeze added
9.Engine tune-up
10.Tire Rotation

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Letter from a StreetRodding Member

Good morning Willie!

I happen to stumble across the forum this morning while searching for potential power steering upgrades to my otherwise very manual Vega steering box. Very nice forum Sir!

This is kind of a unique experience for me as I had been one of those guys who brought cars back to their “as-built” condition as opposed to “street rodding”.

Several years back… when I was judging formal shows for Buick Club of America… I got stuck with perfectly even final score...

Don't fill up if you see the tanker

If you happen to see a gasoline tanker filling the tanks at your local gas station, come back another day or go to a different station. As the station's underground tanks are being filled, the turbulence can stir up sediment. Sediment in your gas can clog fuel filters and fuel injectors, causing poor performance and possibly necessitating repairs.

Not sure I believe this. The pumps have filters not sure it would matter. What do you think??? Willie Moore ...

Slow down and lose the lead foot

Slow down and lose the lead foot

Driving gently may help reduce the wear and tear on your car. This means slowing down for bumps or potholes, taking corners at a reasonable speed and avoiding putting your foot to the floor. Driving hard puts more stress and strain on your car’s components. According to the US Department of Energy, it takes 73 percent more horsepower to cruise at 60 mph, and a whopping 159 percent more at 70 mph, than it does at 50 mph. This means your engine is working that m...

Do Not Trade Too Soon

Don’t trade too soon.

Just a little info if you are thinking of trading in your ride for a new Ride.

The rule of thumb for trading in a car for a new model used to be well before it reached 100,000 miles — car odometers typically registered no more than 99,999 not too long ago! But cars last longer today. Competition among manufacturers, anti corrosion protection and better lubricants are helping to keep many drivers behind the same wheel for 250,000 miles or more....

Tire care tips

Once you buy a set of new tires all these maintenance tips are usually provided at no cost. You just have to go in and wait in line a while. So in the name of saving a few bucks try and take car of those new tires.

This is the most basic thing you can do when caring for your tires, and it really doesn’t require much effort. Tire pressure tends to drop as the cold weather moves in, and properly inflated tires are better at dealing with inclement weather, so make sure you keep an eye on this. ...

Be Gentle on that new Engine for a while

Owning a new car is an exciting experience. After going through the often challenging process of buying one, it's only natural to want to enjoy it by seeing what it can do out on the highway. But it's important to take it easy on a newly manufactured engine -- initially, at least.

The "break-in period" usually refers to car's first 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers). During this time, it's important to keep the throttle in the lower RPM range, but also to vary your driving speed from time to time...

4 Tips for long transmission life

4 Tips for long transmission life

We usually do not think about our car transmissions until we have an problem. Here are a few tips that will prolong the life of your transmission.

1) Service the unit with quality fluids and filters! I usually buy what is on sale when changing the fluid. When buying a new filter just about what the options are at your local parts house.

2) Make sure you have an adequate cooling system for your transmission. There are many aftermarket coolers to chose...

How headers work

How headers work

Headers can provide more than just sending the exhaust to the back. A properly designed header will actually increase the efficiency of the engine, helping to draw more air and fuel into the combustion chamber through a process called scavenging. This process is very similar to a stove pipe or chimney.
Under the right circumstances, the chimney draws air from the room and releases it out the top, this is called drafting. As wind blows across the top of the chimney, a low-pre...

When the market was good

When the market was good. It might just be me but I believe the Street Rodding hobby has changed over the last few years. As we get older I do realize that everything changes. A few years back street rodding was blowing and going. I was able to sell just about any old ride and in a timely manned. Things are a lot slower now than then and sales seem to take a long time to make. What do you think????...

Dode Martin passed away on February 1st 2018 at the age of 93

Everything began in 1925, where Martin was born in La Hambra, California shortly before moving to Fallbrook, CA, where he resided his entire life. A self-taught welder and hot rodder, Martin’s first attempt at speed was a ’28 Chevrolet chassis and driveline with a T-body dropped on, which served duty during his teenage years before he was drafted into WWII while working at Douglas Aircraft, in Long Beach. In 1944, Martin was trained and dropped into the Battle of the Bulge, World War II’s deadli...

Whats hot and whats not Engine Trends

Street Rod/Hot Rod engines? Yeah, right! Defining this particular engine market has been likened to trying to nail Jell-O to a wall. There is an almost endless number of factors that cross engine “styles”’ usage and applications.

It’s no different with hot rods. One hot rodder may want a stock unit just to keep him going while another wants a bullet for her cruising. Still, hot rodders have a semi-defined market, clearly separated from stock, fleet, race and other motor usages.

Any good en...

What do you think

Street rodding is neat because it’s dynamic. Every aspect of this native-born, engine-urged, basic-bodied, four-wheel movement is in a constant state of flux. Yet when one gets down to the basics—having fun with cars—street rodding hasn’t changed all that much. We’re just doing it differently. I would not agree with this statement. Things have changed and will continue to change as we move forward. Just in the last 10 years things have slowed as we move into more of a muscle car era. ...

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Times have changed

Here we are getting started on a new year. I am glad that we live in a country where we have a right to choose who we want to be and do what we want for the most part. I appreciate the fact that I have access to just about any part that I want or need to make my hot rod perfect in every way. Times have changed and and I am not always sure change is for the best. So with that said I am heading to the garage to do a little work. I suggest you get out there and get started. The clock is ticking. ...

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