Feeding The Beast With Spectre Performance

An internal combustion engine requires three ingredients to make power: fuel, spark or ignition, and air. In essence, an internal combustion engine is one big air pump, sucking in air, compressing it, and exhausting it. With that in mind, the easiest way to make more power is to give the engine more air, followed by more fuel, and good ignition. There are many ways to … [Read more...]

Going Full Throttle With Lokar Performance

On our 1965 Chevelle, project Teachers Pet, we experienced a problem that many people run across - throttle linkage. This is especially true with motor swaps, and going from a traditional engine with a carburetor to a fuel injected motor with a throttle body. In our case, the original SBC was long gone, and we had installed a warmed up LS2 several years back. In an attempt … [Read more...]

Forgeline Looks Behind To Forge Ahead

In grade school they teach us that we must learn history in order to prevent history from repeating itself. What the teacher meant is that some of the problems facing the world today have already been faced, and some of those we don't want to face again. Just like asking for your parents for advice, learning history can teach us about the future. What if we looked back to the … [Read more...]

Going Beyond The Red Line With Dakota Digital

  There's nothing like seeing the needle on a tachometer climb all the way to red line, and feeling the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Your palms are sweaty, heart is racing, and you want to do it all over again. The gauges in your ride are the direct correlation between feeling and visually seeing that rush. Gauges are just as important to the cars looks and … [Read more...]

An Interview With Autocross Legend Mary Pozzi

In the world of Pro Touring and autocrossing, there are a few stars. Those people that are consistently fast, beating the pants off most racers, yet offering up a smile and advice to their competitor. One such person is Mary Pozzi. While she may be a woman, she's a serious threat for anybody whenever she sits behind the wheel, but sweet as pie off the course. We wanted to … [Read more...]

Feeling the Pressure: Auto Meter’s New Gauges

Tire pressure is a critical component when racing. The difference between winning and losing a race could be a mere half pound of pressure in your tires. This is true in all forms of racing, from drag racing, to motocross even to your local autocross. Adjusting your tire pressure is an easy way to make quick changes to the handling of your car, and all you need is a simple tire … [Read more...]

Shiftin’ Gears With Lokar Performance Products

When you're swapping motors and transmissions in a car, there are a lot of challenges. What motor mounts to use, what headers will fit, and so forth. Sometimes those are rather easy to find swap kits for, or pieces that will work. But just like the old saying, "the devil is in the details," we found out on an LQ4 and 4L80E swap that saying was all but too true. One area … [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...]

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...]