V8 Builds Autocross Action

V8 Lovers At The V8 Builds Autocross and Car Show This past weekend provided some hot autocross action at the V8 Builds show at California Speedway! In it's first year, the V8 Builds show is dedicated to anything with a V8 under the hood. Since there was an autocross running by the amazing Racing Byrds, we knew we had to make it over to see the action. Upon entering … [Read more...]

Answering The Hard Questions With Hurst Driveline Conversions

The days of a two-speed Powerglide being proficient on the streets are long gone. 50 years ago putting down the highway at 55 MPH it was no problem. When the cruising speed of new cars is 65-70 MPH, something has to be done. That something is ditching the outdated transmission for one that's been highly updated. Enter your modern 5 and 6-speed manual Tremec … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest West 2017!

LS Fest West 2017 Last September we walked into Beech Bend raceway for the Holley LS Fest and saw the signs - LS Fest West, May 5th-7th, 2017. News of the event quickly spread like wildfire and we were as excited as kids on Christmas morning. Fast forward a few months and this weekend was the very first Holley LS Fest West! While LS Fest East is held at the magical … [Read more...]

Improved Geometry Billet A, F and X Body Spindles

Improved Geometry Billet A, F and X Body Spindles Chris Alston's Chassisworks recently introduced a group of billet-aluminum spindles and steering arm components for popular GM A-, F-, and X-body muscle cars from 1964 to 1972. Using the latest analysis software Chassisworks has developed a superior to steel spindle, that is much more rigid, lighter in weight, and features … [Read more...]

Bored and Stroked: 600HP LS3 – Part Three

Bored and Stroked: The Quest For A 600HP LS3 Back in Part One of our quest to build a 600HP LS3, we laid out all the parts that we would be using to accomplish our goal. Then in Part Two we started to build the motor. By the end of the second installment we had a complete short block ready to be finished and installed. In Part Three is where we will take the short block and … [Read more...]

Good Guys 2017 Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

17th Annual Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals The 2017 Meguiar's Good Guys Del Mar Nationals is a wrap! This show has to have one of the best locations of any show in the nation, located only a few hundred yards from the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. This makes for some of the best weather you could ask for with cool ocean breezes and plenty of warm California … [Read more...]

How To: AGM Battery Maintenance and Care

Most people don’t think about their battery when it’s performing as it should, but rather, when something goes wrong. It always seems that something goes wrong at the worst possible time. Many AGM batteries, including OPTIMA Batteries, are manufactured to last for years. But how do you keep your battery powering through for that long without any issues? The keys include proper … [Read more...]

Forged Versus Billet Pistons: Which One Is Better?

Piston Technology: Is Forged Or Billet A Better Piston? From the JE Pistons Blog - written by Mike Magda Don’t be misled into believing there are significant strength benefits to using billet pistons over forged versions. That’s not the primary motivation for the growing interest in billet pistons. Instead, it’s simply time management. “The turnaround time is the biggest … [Read more...]

1967-1970 StreetGRIP Suspension Kit Install From RideTech

Installing the 1967-1970 Mustang RideTech StreetGRIP Suspension Kit Our friends at RideTech just finished installing their new Mustang StreetGRIP system. If you haven't heard, the StreetGRIP is a suspension kit in-a-box that corrects some of the major suspension issues plaguing our beloved classic cars. Read along as they complete the install in less than a day! RideTech … [Read more...]

Good Guys 2017 Autocross – Are You Ready?

2017 Good Guys Autocross The 2017 Good Guys Autocross season is already upon us! If you're looking to have some fun or compete for some the grand prize, you need to hop on over to the Good Guys website to check out all the dates and to register right away. Make sure to check back here as we bring you coverage … [Read more...]