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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

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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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Oxy-Acetylene Welding For The Hot Rodder Part II– Lighting The Torch

In “Oxy-Acetylene Welding For The Hot Rodder – Getting Started”(read Part I HERE), I talked about why learning to weld with an oxy-acetylene torch is important and what basic equipment you’ll need for the process. This time we’ll look at the finer details of getting just the right flame so you can run that perfect […] Read More

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Loose as a Goose: Why ARBs are Necessary in Most Drag Cars, Part IV

In past segments of our “Loose As A Goose” series, we looked at the real reasons why many cars get bent out of shape on the launch.  Some, of course, become so twisted, they’re downright scary to drive (amusing for those in the stands, however).  Unfortunately, scary to drive and quick elapsed times are almost […] Read More

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