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About Jefferson Bryant (201 Articles)
A life-long gearhead, Street Tech Magazine founder and editor Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. His career began in the car audio industry as a shop manager, eventually working his way into a position at Rockford Fosgate as a product designer. In 2003, he began writing tech articles for magazines, and has been working as an automotive journalist ever since. His work has been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Rod & Custom, Truckin’, Mopar Muscle, and many more. Jefferson has also written 5 books and produced countless videos. Jefferson operates Red Dirt Rodz, his personal garage studio, where all of his magazine articles and tech videos are produced. You can follow Jefferson on Facebook (Jefferson Bryant), Twitter (71Buickfreak), and YouTube (RedDirtRodz).

Street/Strip 383 Mopar Big Block Build-up

September 30, 2014 // 4 Comments

When it comes to putting together an engine, we need to consider design in addition to assembly. Anyone can pick parts out of a catalog and assemble a motor, but proper [...]

Before you junk it, read this!

September 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

  Engine blocks are tough. They deal with thousands of pounds of force pulling in every which way thousands of times a minute for hundreds of thousands of miles. Add to [...]

727 TorqueFlite rebuild Tips and Tricks

September 30, 2014 // 14 Comments

The good ol’slush box. Late model transmissions, particularly automatics, have advanced way beyond the years of the two-speed Powerglide, in fact there are now 8-speed [...]

Spit Shine

September 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

The shiny parts on or in any rod are necessary bits. Even for a “traditional” style or rat rod, there are usually a few pieces of chrome or aluminum, especially if you [...]

Prove It!

September 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

When performance counts, you need reliable information on the parts you are installing. When making a decision on brakes, how do you know how they will perform? Will those [...]

Guano How to hot-rod a batwing air cleaner

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rat rod, rusto rod, traditional, whatever you call them, they all require certain style-specific parts. Whitewalls are a must for a traditional rod, as are pinstripes. One [...]

A Touch of English

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Unless you get lucky, most restorations require a little metalwork eventually. Some panels require heavy repairs, such as rust and serious collision damage while others just [...]

Frenched Tails

January 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Shoebox Ford is not the most stylistic body, there just isn’t much to them. While they are plain, they are also plentiful, making them excellent fodder for a custom [...]
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