LS Engine Heater Hose Bypass Made Easy!

Recently we were wrenching on an LS engine that was swapped into an old car. We weren't going to run a heater, so we wanted to plug the heater hose nipples. Researching it a bit, we noticed that there is two sides of the fence on the heater hose outlets. Some people say that water needs to run through these fittings to allow water to flow onto the thermostat, and others say … [Read more...]

March ’15 Feature of the Month: Chris Wissing’s 1970 Chevelle, “Wissing’s Wish”

The 1970 Chevelle is regarded by most as the epitome of performance in the muscle car era. With the LS6 package that shoved a 454 cubic inch motor under the hood, there weren't many cars that could touch this fire breathing dragon. Chevrolet was on their game - and winning. Enter Chris Wissing and his overly supportive wife Rebecca and their 1970 Chevelle. Wissing grew up as … [Read more...]

48 Hour Corvette – It’s Friday and the Build Continues!!!

http://youtu.be/TtJGOabDAKM Bright and early, at 8:00AM EST the crew at RideTech started the countdown on building an entire Corvette in a mere 48 hours. With a slew of mechanics and industry experts, they set to the task. Be sure to check back and watch the entire build unfold. There was a massive pile of parts, eagerly awaiting their turn to get … [Read more...]

A Revelation In Suspension Technology From JRi Shocks!

For over half a century, there have been customized and lowered vehicles. Even when the boys were coming home from WWII and customizing vehicles, they faced a problem that is still around today: how do you lower a car and get that great stance, but not sacrifice drive-ability? For some, having the car as low to the ground is the biggest priority, and they pay no attention to … [Read more...]

Going With The Flow: Installing Flowmaster Muffler’s American Thunder Exhaust

What's the first thing you notice on a car? A shiny red paint job? Or a set of trick wheels? For most of us, before we can even see a car, we pick up on the exhaust sound. We can usually tell if it's a four-cylinder or a big-block just by the note the exhaust makes. The exhaust is what gets us to drop the wrench and look into the street to see what's motoring on by. Or when … [Read more...]

Fight Cancer By Auto Crossing!

Goodguys Rod and Custom Association and The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer have announced a partnership to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation’s mission to erase the effects of pediatric cancer for patients, survivors and their families. The partnership will provide the Foundation with opportunities to educate both children and adults about healthy … [Read more...]

Dakota Digital VHX Gauge Install And Review

Dancing needles, flashing lights, oh what a sight! Gauges on your dash are one the of the coolest features on a car. They move with the push of the pedal, and give valuable insight to your car. They let you know how fast you were going - regardless of what the Highway Patrol may claim. Gauges also act as insurance in a way, letting you keep tabs on the monster under the … [Read more...]

What is “Pro-Touring?”

  Just exactly, what is Pro Touring? Defining the term Pro Touring is a tricky one. It's like trying to explain to a blind person what the color red looks like. You can explain it, but they still won't really understand. Definitions of Pro Touring are broad, and range from person to person, forum to forum. Even the name itself varies; pro touring, Pro Touring, … [Read more...]

December ’14 Feature of the Month: Aaron Oberle’s 1965 Chevelle “Brown Bruiser”

  Bells, whistles, or air conditioning, this brown bruiser doesn’t have them. Starting life as Grandma’s grocery getter complete with a straight-six and air-cooled powerglide, this Malibu was anything but the bruiser it is today. Aaron Oberle picked this car up from Grandma for a mere $6,000. The paint you see on it is still the original factory paint for the most … [Read more...]