Framing Up Your Project: Full Chassis Talk

Talking Full Chassis Swaps with Chris Alston Chassisworks and Schwartz Performance By far one of the biggest performance improvements people make to their car is suspension. Especially if they are working on a classic car, the suspension from 50 years ago is archaic and doesn't meet any sort of modern day performance. Even back then the geometry was bad and it was more about … [Read more...]

Lokar’s LS Classic: Making LS Engines Look Cool!

The Best Of Both Worlds: Big Block Chevy Looks With LS Power One of the coolest things about LS engines besides the great power and reliability is the massive amount of parts companies make for them such as Lokar Performance. No matter how you want your LS to look you can accomplish that from traditional to ultra-modern. On our Project Way-Gone 1966 Chevelle Wagon we've … [Read more...]

Thermo-Tec Install: Keep Out The Heat!

Thermo-Tec Install: Keep Out The Heat and Sound! The next segment of our Project Way-Gone build has come. After getting the car running and driving we want to get the interior in it. With nothing but a bare metal shell it's rather loud and tinny sounding inside. How do we fix it? With Thermo-Tec of course! Adding a butyl rubber insulation under the carpet is nothing new for … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Installing The Chevelle Dash

Project Way-Gone: Installing The Chevelle Dash With our goal of getting this Project Way-Gone '66 Chevelle Wagon running and driving, we had a lot of tasks at hand to make that all happen. We recently got it running and that really stoked the fire to get this car in driving condition. Most of the hard work had been done to make that happen since the entire driveline was … [Read more...]

F-100 Suspension: Crown Vic or QA1?

There's no doubt that C10's are hot right now, and the F100's are right behind them. We were recently sitting on the couch late at night scrolling through cars and trucks for sale just to see what's out there. A regular ritual for us. We came across a really clean F100 that had a lot of potential. But then we got to thinking - how do we get this to stop, go, and handle … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Fueling and Firing The Beast!

Hear The Horses Run With Holley Performance! After months of hard work, the time had come to make the push to get the LS engine in our 1966 Chevelle wagon fired up. When we bought this car, it was just the shell and that's it. Getting to hear it fire up for the first time would be a huge milestone for the car and a big motivation push for us. Luckily, Holley Performance had … [Read more...]

Borgeson Steering Install: Doing It Right The Second Time Around

Borgeson Steering Install: 1955 Bel Air Being cheap rarely pans out in your favor. On our project 1955 Bel Air, we keep finding parts on the car from the previous owners that were bought cheaply and now we are having to replace them. They say that being cheap costs more than double because you buy the cheap part, then have to pay again for the good and more expensive … [Read more...]

Clutch Diagnostics Guide by American Powertrain

American Powertrain is known as the leader of overdrive transmissions. One thing we noticed recently on their site is that they now sell Centerforce Clutches. Clutches, especially in a car that sees cruising, auto crosses, and maybe even strip duty can be hard to figure out. Even harder than figuring out the right clutch, is figuring out what went wrong, when things go … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Installing The Fine Details With Lokar

Stopping and Going With Lokar Performance Products A crucial part of getting our Project Way-Gone '66 Chevelle Wagon going is being able to give it some gas by stomping on the gas pedal! For that we called up one of our favorite manufactures, Lokar Performance Products. While we were placing our order we also picked up a floor shifter to get that transmission in gear, awesome … [Read more...]

Air Ride Install With Ridetech Part Two: Installing Air Ride

The Full Air Ride Install With Ridetech The time has come to really see what this Ridetech air ride is all about! Back in Part One we discussed some of the common misconceptions of air ride and how Ridetech has fixed all of those. We wanted to show that anybody can complete an air ride install so we did it ourselves in a driveway with fairly basic tools. We went ahead and … [Read more...]