Working on a vintage musclecar project can become downright trying. On the other hand, finishing a task properly provides a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction that’s tough to beat.
Years ago, my father’s main mechanic at the Chevron station, Billy Jeff – BJ – gave me a vacuum gauge as a birthday present.
Ignition systems and their components have changed immensely over the years.
There’s a lot more to hose clamps than just the conventional worm gear jobs that we’re so accustomed to. And if you sit back and look at the engine tucked in your race car, you might find there are more hose clamps involved than you first imagined.
Although being out there on race day is fun, having to suffer through driving rain or glaring sun isn’t. RacingJunk has taken a look at vehicle sunshades/umbrellas from a number of companies to help you decide which one is right for you.
Here are some things I’ve picked up over the years that have made my time in the shop more efficient, enjoyable, and safe.
Improper weight distribution in your race car can make your car dive like a dump truck. Get it right and your car launches down the corner, hits that hard hairpin just right and holds the corner at full throttle.
As we noted in the last issue, finding any of the popular steering boxes might not be as easy as it sounds.
This time around, we’ll complete the housing overview with info on the back brace and a new wave spring perch configuration from Kim Smith Race Cars.
Instead of using marginal factory components, some housings are now built entirely from scratch.