Fueling Up For The Long Haul With TANKS INC

TANKS INC For The Long Road Ahead There's always a wrong way and a right way to do something. When it comes to a fuel system, this is not something that you want to do halfway right or wrong. For starters, if it leaks then you obviously risk a fire which can quickly engulf your ride and put an end to it. The other side is a system that just doesn't work or starves your … [Read more...]

Cooling Like A Champion!

Champion Cooling Systems To The Rescue Right now it's summer. It's hot. We feel it and our cars do too. If you're going to drive in the summer or try to survive Power Tour, you need a cooling system that's up to par. Our 1955 Bel Air build has an aluminum radiator and electric fan so it should be good to go, right? Wrong. The no-name radiator fits in the stock mounting … [Read more...]

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...]