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About Jefferson Bryant (206 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).

How to Install Sound Deadening

January 14, 2022 // 0 Comments

Nothing ruins a sweet sounding system more than a trunk that buzzes and doors that rattle. While most cars come with some sort of sound deadening from the factory, it is not [...]

Before you junk it, read this!

January 14, 2022 // 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 that [...]

Ball Joint Tools

January 13, 2022 // 0 Comments

There is a saying that goes “Use the right tool for the right job”, and nowhere does that apply more than to the world of automotive mechanics. Using the wrong tool can [...]

Wagon blower

January 13, 2022 // 0 Comments

  High horsepower has always been the hallmark of a hot rod. The horsepower wars are alive and well at the factory level and increasingly the OEMs are using [...]

Cooling system

January 13, 2022 // 0 Comments

There are few automotive situations that are more frustrating than cooling issues. Heat kills engines, yet an engine needs to run at a certain temperature to operate [...]

Reloaded- 289 to 302 Build

January 12, 2022 // 1 Comment

Packing a few extra cubes into that 289 may not seem like a big increase, and it’s not, but it’s also really easy. We recently had the opportunity to punch up the cubes [...]

Prove It: Performance Brakes

January 11, 2022 // 0 Comments

Brakes are often an afterthought when it comes to performance enhancements. Even if they are included in the build plan, the brakes are usually only upgraded late in the [...]

Frenched Tails

January 8, 2022 // 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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