RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day Three Recap

Today was the third and final chapter of the RideTech 48-Hour Corvette build. Months of planning and scheduling, all leading down to these final hours of the build. The day started promptly at 8:00AM again, with the crew weary, but excited to finish up the car. This crew has done an absolutely amazing job, working insane hours with a ton of pressure, all while being caught … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Recap Day Two, 32 Hours In

Day two is in the books! We are now 2/3rds of the way through the time of this build. Today started just as early as yesterday, with everybody feeling a little tired but not too bad. But the show must go on! Promptly at 8:00AM again the cameras turned on and the crew went back to work, coffee and Monster Energy drinks in hand. Today a ton of progress was made, with lots of … [Read more...]

RideTech 48-Hour Corvette: Day One Recap, 16 Hours In

It’s officially, official. The RideTech Corvette has started it’s journey to being restored in 48 short hours. Now you see this isn’t some basic restoration where they are washing the car, slapping on a set of wheels and adjusting the timing – no this is a full blown restoration, in 48 hours. Broken up over three, 16 hour days, we are standing by-often times getting in the way … [Read more...]

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...]