How It’s Made: CPP Tubular Control Arms

Video: Classic Performance Products Control Arms Last year we installed a complete set of CPP Tubular Control Arms on our Project 1955 Bel Air build. Naturally when we took them out of the box, we were checking them out and admiring how nice the welds were and just how well built they seemed. That got us thinking a bit on how exactly does a tubular control arm get built? … [Read more...]

Project No-Name: 79% Increase In Power With TorqStorm!

Getting Blown with TorqStorm Editors Note: When I wrote this I totally messed up - actual percentage change is 79% increase in power, not 43% as I originally had.  In our previous stories, we showed you how we grabbed an junkyard LY6 6.0L and built it up to handle boost. That boost is coming from a TorqStorm supercharger! Now we could have used the factory brackets and … [Read more...]

Choosing The Right Wiring Harness Type

What's The Right Wiring Harness For Your Car? Wiring a car can be a daunting task even for a professional. Not all wiring is created equal including how they are laid out. Sort of like how some people prefer to buy a complete suspension kit and others prefer to piece things together. We all work differently and wiring is the same way. We see there are several different … [Read more...]

Installing Dakota Digital Universal HDX Gauges

Installing Dakota Digital Universal HDX Gauges One of our side projects has nothing to do with auto crossing or Pro Touring, but we are having a blast with it. It's our 1923 Ford T-Bucket that we are installing a modern LS into. One thing we ran across was the need for gauges. Now if you've been following Lateral-G over the years we've installed just about every version of … [Read more...]

Video Factory Tour: QA1

QA1 Factory Tour One thing we really love to see is how products are made. From the design and engineering of it all the way to machining and then the finished product. We definitely take things for granted and just bolt them on the car, not thinking about how much time somebody spent developing it and refining it, along with how they are actually made. One place we've … [Read more...]

Video: The Ultimate 6-Speed Transmission!

As the sport of autocross has progressed, so has the technology in it. We all know about upgraded suspension, brakes, engines, wheels, and tires. One thing that really hasn't made leaps and bounds of improvements is the transmissions. Clutch technology has improved as you can see dual and triple disc clutches that have street manners but can handle 1,000+ HP. However the … [Read more...]

Holley In-Tank Retrofit Fuel Pump

Installing Holley In-Tank Retrofit Fuel Pump Back in August, we took our 1962 Cadillac on the Hot Rod Power Tour and had a blast. With an LS, A/C, Disc Brakes and lots of other upgrades, this car is a blast to drive. This was the farthest we had ever driven it and naturally a few issues raised up. One of them being a fuel supply issue where the car would sputter, lose power, … [Read more...]

Project Chicken Coupe: Installing QA1 and Baer Brakes

When this '83 Cadillac Coupe De Ville aka "Project Chicken Coupe" rolled off the assembly line, it had luxury. What it didn't have was stopping power, or the ability to handle a corner at any speed. Today, we are going to change that and turn it into a Pro-Luxury machine. QA1 is handling the suspension while Baer Brakes is handling the stopping power. QA1 Doesn't Make … [Read more...]

Project Chicken Coupe: Introduction to a 1983 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

The Chicken Coupe  By Matt Graves  Pro Touring is an awesome way to build a car, as we all know. When you take a highly desirable muscle car and update it with all the “go fast,” high tech parts, these cars go from lousy handling to high G-Machines. With the advent of the LS engine and all the new suspension technology, Pro Touring cars are mixing it up with the best in … [Read more...]

Video: How Air Conditioning Works In Less Than Three Minutes!

How Air Conditioning Works In 3 Minutes! How exactly does A/C work? In reality, the air conditioning in your car and in your house work basically the same exact way. It's a pretty neat how A/C systems work and once you know how they work, you'll realize that it's pretty easy to adapt a Air Conditioning into any old car. Sit back for the next three minutes as Vintage Air … [Read more...]