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..)

War Pony: Fixing the Flex

Fox-bodied Mustangs aren’t exactly battleship sturdy. The unibody construction sees …

Fox-bodied Mustangs aren’t exactly battleship sturdy. The unibody construction sees to that. Without additional support, and with some steam under the hood, it won’t take long before the doors don’t open and close very well. Wheel alignments go (Read More..)

Gear Change for Better Performance

When making a noticeable increase in tire diameter to the …

When making a noticeable increase in tire diameter to the drive wheels of the rearend, it’s always best to also change the ring-and-pinion gear set. Increasing or decreasing tire size on your drive wheels will affect the final drive gear ratio and en (Read More..)

Tech: Prevent Premature Parts Failure, Part 3

Part 3 wraps up our investigation of why parts fail …

Part 3 wraps up our investigation of why parts fail and how to prevent mishaps. Cryogenics   The cryogenic process lowers the temperature of the parts to 300°F below zero. Increasingly, machine shops are taking advantage of cryogenics to dimensionall (Read More..)

Tech: Prevent Premature Parts Failure, Part 2

Metal enhancements: What to Look out For There are scores …

Metal enhancements: What to Look out For There are scores of operations offering dozens of metal enhancement programs and promising all kinds of success rates, some rather less reliable than others. Naturally, you want to take advantage of the opportun (Read More..)

Tech: Prevent Premature Parts Failure, Part 1

In the first part of this tech feature, we’ll investigate …

In the first part of this tech feature, we’ll investigate why parts fail. Subsequent installments will examine prevention and cures that will save you time and money at the track. Premature failure of racing components is a problem all racers fa (Read More..)

Installing Currie Third Member Unit: Final Steps

In a recent post we took you inside Currie’s facilities …

In a recent post we took you inside Currie’s facilities to show how the professionals there installed a Currie third member unit. We were invited to take a trip into the shop with our camera to get a first-hand look at how to assemble a brand-n (Read More..)