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  • Sometimes parts don’t fit like they should, especially headers. A one degree variance at the top of the head can be a couple of inches at the bottom of the header. These headers are modified, the tube arrangement is for an LS-swap with LT1 flanges. That didn’t quite work as planned as the passenger side hits the bellhousing.

    How to Properly Dimple Headers

    Headers help your engine breathe, but so many times there are interference issues that make fitting a set of headers in your car difficult. Most aftermarket designs for the [...]
  • Some of the basic tools needed as well as the finished shaping blocks.

    Making a Shaping Block

    Content provided by: Chris Fleming For those of us car and motorcycle builders who have been building and restoring for years, there isn’t much in the world of wrenching [...]
  • We loaded the hose assembly into the crimper. The correct die has already be installed into the jaws.

    How to Repair a Hole in an Air Hose

    Just when you least expect it, POP; your air hose springs a leak. Hopefully it doesn’t just blow apart, and the end connected to the compressor whips at your legs like an [...]
  • 02.	A bead roller is a great investment in metal working tools. There are a ton of dies available to help you make custom and replacement panels.

    Getting Started: Sheet metal

    Unless you buy a brand new body from Year One, Goodmark, or any number of catalog restoration houses, you will likely face body panel and sheet metal repairs on some level. [...]

Floor It!

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Unless you are from the town of Bedrock, you probably want your rod to be fully equipped; running engine, working brakes, and floor pans. Every car must have these things; [...]
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Quarter-Pounder

May 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Inheriting a project from another person sometimes means getting to fix things that had been glazed over. Such is the case with this 1965 Mustang coupe. This particular [...]
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