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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...
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
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 ...
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, ...
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...
Whether you’re using your project for a street application, or a strip, or even both, anyone can benefit from upgrading these components.
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...
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....
Before you go shopping, here are a few tips for getting the best battery for your needs.
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...
The days of removing your air conditioning system to save horsepower i...
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
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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...
Not sure I believe this. The pumps have filters not sure it would matter. What do you think??? Willie Moore StreetRodding.com ...
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...
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....
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. ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
Read/clear error codes, display their meaning, turn off MIL, show current sensor data. Find out why check engine light is on before visiting a Mechanic - save money by fixing simple problems yourself
Support cars: 1996 and newer gasoline vehicles that are OBD2 compliant like Ford, Dodge, Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Peugeot, BMW, Audi, Toyota, Mazda, etc. NOT for diesel, hybrid & trucks with 24V voltage
Compatible App and system: work with Android cellphone and tablet. R...
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