If you’re pulling your first classic out of a junk-covered barn or chopping it out of the undergrowth, chances are you aren’t going to be able to just pop the key in the ignition and drive off.
“This isn’t the average engine that’s built in somebody’s garage, it goes through a gamut of inspection and assembly quality steps,”
Years ago, my father’s main mechanic at the Chevron station, Billy Jeff – BJ – gave me a vacuum gauge as a birthday present.
This 358 cubic inch Dodge NASCAR engine is capable of 902 HP!
Learn how to set up one of the most vital parts of your engine.
Last issue, we took a detailed look at the different ways to actually build an aluminum radiator. Something else you should ponder is if a rad company is actually a manufacturer or just an assembler.
We’re not quite done with false impressions when it comes to radiators: Some companies offer radiators configured as a double-pass or triple-pass design, and while that sounds impressive, the name can be a little misleading.
Finding the specific LS engine you want can be hard to spot if it isn’t out of the vehicle.
In the big picture, it’s pretty clear that aluminum makes for a better radiator, but there’s even more to the technology.
When the dog days of summer roll around, you’ll be quick to think of the radiator in the nose of your car.