Family Vehicle History: The 1972 Chevy C10

We've all got 'em. Stories about our first cars. How they drove, where we went, crazy stunts we may or may not have pulled... (I admit nothing, Mom). My parents and my in-laws have driven some of the coolest cars, and they have the tales to prove it, so we thought it would be fun … Continue reading Family Vehicle History: The 1972 Chevy C10

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Garage Tour: Dave

Who: Dave (Rapid Transit '55 Gasser) What: Boeing CNC Mechanic (self-proclaimed Turbo-Encabulator Specialist) Where: Puyallup, WA Space: 25' by 15' one bay garage Equipment: Typical engine building/tuning tools, blower/supercharger jig for the occasional blower, grinder/polishing wheel, blast booth, lead working tools. Projects: '66 Triumph T120 chopper, '57 rag top VW Bug, '63 Impala SS 327, '55 Chevy 150 gasser (injected 409) … Continue reading Garage Tour: Dave

Tool Review: Gearwrench Hand Tools

The Gearwrench brand became popular when they introduced the 5-degree ratcheting wrench in 1996. While their ratcheting wrenches still rank high on my list of every day go-to tools, Gearwrench now offers a full line of hand tools including ratchets, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, and specialty automotive tools (disclaimer: I'm super picky about my ratchets. I'll … Continue reading Tool Review: Gearwrench Hand Tools

Tech Tip Tuesday: Preventing and Repairing a Stripped Drain Plug

Honestly it's pretty much the worst way to end an otherwise uneventful oil change. It doesn't matter if you're working on a customer car or your own pride and joy, a stripped drain plug spells a bad day. Most of the time, drain plugs are striped because an inexperienced neanderthal feels the need to hang … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: Preventing and Repairing a Stripped Drain Plug