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Star Wars Axle Housings Part I: Fabricated Ford Housings

Ford 9-inch  rear axles are the darlings of drag racing (and other forms of racing too).  They’ve been used in everything from the lowest class Stockers all the way up to Top Fuel dragsters.  Unfortunately, in stock form, the Ford 9-inch housing isn’t as strong as its reputation.  Racers were (and still are) plagued with […] Read More

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Horsepower in a Box: What to Look for Inside a Crate Motor, Part IV

In our final segment of “Horsepower In A Box” we’ll take a short look at the oiling system along with a selection of accessory bits you’ll need to think about.  Obviously, the oil system is critical, but don’t take the little pieces lightly either. Much of the little hardware can add up when it comes […] Read More

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Horsepower in a Box: What to Look for Inside a Crate Motor, Part III

In the pair of previous segments of “Horsepower In A Box,” we examined the hardware found inside a crate motor (or perhaps more correctly, what hardware to look for). Cylinder blocks, reciprocating assemblies, camshafts and associated valve train hardware and cylinder heads were the pieces we touched upon. Read More

Operation Enduring Freedom

Oxy-Acetylene Welding For The Hot Rodder Part III– Running a Bead

In previous articles (Part I & Part II), I talked about how to choose and set up your equipment for oxy-acetylene welding. I also covered the basics of setting your torch correctly, so you have a nice neutral (equal parts oxygen and acetylene) flame. Too much acetylene and it will be sooty and add carbon […] Read More

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