War Pony, Whoa-and-Go Components – Brakes and Trailing Arms

            In the last installment of “War Pony,” we examined …

            In the last installment of “War Pony,” we examined the instrument package and suspension components used on the project. Now we’ll take a close look at the brake system along with more of the rear suspension parts, primaril (Read More..)

Shifty Mach I – Power Increase Demands Quick Clutch Upgrade

           In its eleventh year, Gary Winter’s ’03 Mustang Mach …

           In its eleventh year, Gary Winter’s ’03 Mustang Mach I received a clutch upgrade. Nothing very remarkable there, you might think, as engine power increases so, too, must clutch holding power. Nor is the job arduous; that is if (Read More..)

War Pony: Suspension and Gauges – Filling in the Blanks

                             It’s time to fill in the blanks on some …

                             It’s time to fill in the blanks on some important details in our project car. Last issue we glossed over the struts and shocks we’re using on the War Pony Mustang. Now we’ll look at the pie (Read More..)

The Best Deal in Town: GM’s LS3: A Cheap Horsepower Date!

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of …

       Without question, the LS7 is the top dog of the naturally aspirated world of LS engine horsepower. It’s also the most expensive–by a wide margin. As with most engines, the key to the LS7’s exceptional power profile is the air flo (Read More..)

Scat Enterprises, Inc. Tom Lieb’s Take on the American Dream

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard …

         Let it be known, whether you buy a hard part or vehicle seat from Scat, you’re doing business with Tom Lieb, a certified car guy, not some faceless multinational conglomerate, churning out everything from door knobs to toilet sea (Read More..)

Blueprint for a Better Head: This Dart’s in the Bull’s-eye

Introduced in the mid-’60s, Chevrolet’s big-block is regarded by many …

Introduced in the mid-’60s, Chevrolet’s big-block is regarded by many as the most rugged and reliable large displacement automotive V-8 engine design of all time. It also sported canted valves, which open toward the center of the cylinders, and th (Read More..)

Pushrods: Measure Twice, Order Once. Do It Right the First Time

  Major engine assembly should be left to a professional …

  Major engine assembly should be left to a professional or at least a seasoned hobbyist. It takes knowledge, practice and expensive specialty tools. That said, setting up a valve train is something a newbie can do and feel good about. It takes very f (Read More..)