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Choosing the Right Oil Pump for Your Strip Burner

Drag Race 101: Choosing the Right Oil Pump for Your Strip Burner. The right oil pump for your strip burner engine can allow your perfectly-designed and assembled engine to finally deliver the type of performance that you’ve spent hours poring over specs and designs for. Read More

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Axle Essentials for Racing and Performance, Part 1

Axles? What’s the big deal? Once you see a racecar that just pitched a wheel (most often with a chunk of the axle attached), you get a far better understanding of why axles are critical. Learn more about them in the first of this four part series. Read More

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Star Wars Axle Housings Part IV: Aluminum Modular Housings

Over the past weeks, we’ve taken a close look at fabricated (sheet metal) Ford housings.  They’re absolutely trick pieces of work (and they work well by the way) but they might not be correct or best suited to all applications.  You see there is one more very (very) good option available.  And that’s a modular […] Read More

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Star Wars Axle Housings Part III: Fabricated Ford Housings

In past segments of our “Star Wars Axle Housing” series, we looked at how and why the fabricated housing first became available. We also looked at the construction techniques used in assembly along with some of the available configurations and options.  This time around, we’ll conclude the sheetmetal housing portion of the series with a […] 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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Loose as a Goose, Part II: Why ARBs Are Necessary in Most Drag Cars

In the opening segment of our “Loose As A Goose” series, we looked at the math, which shows how much torque you could be dealing with at the starting line.  And in some cars (actually, most race cars), it’s truly massive.  We also looked at something else that’s critical — Engine Torque Reaction which is […] Read More

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How to Plan For Your Hot Rod Project

It’s the best and worst of times to modify your street car. Super advanced technology is everywhere, while costs and the time crunch are major reasons projects languish in the back of the garage, for years. Here are a few suggestions to combat these challenges. Read More

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Finding a Good Parts Partnership

Hot rodding is full of traditions and connecting with a good parts house is one of the most important of them. But finding a place that feels like part neighborhood garage and part corner hook-up for the drug that is racing and modding is getting harder every day. Read More

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