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
When my wife was a teenager, her grandmother gave her some money to put aside until she needed to buy her first car. Well, when that time came, her parents bought a '97 Jeep Grand Cherokee for her to use. When we got married, they gave us their 2000 Impala as a wedding gift, so … Continue reading In the Garage: Introducing Amanda’s Wagoneer
The '32 Ford Coupe practically started hot rodding. Making things faster has been around for as long as there were things to make faster, but the '32 Ford really set a tone for the hot rodding world. In the '50s and '60s (as in the movie American Grafitti), '32 Fords were 20+ year old cast-offs … Continue reading Movie Car Monday: Milner’s ’32 Deuce Coupe
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
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
The Southeast Gassers are back in Knoxville! My wife and I went to see them last year, and I couldn't wait to see them again. I love seeing these guys roll into town because it's always a great evening of gear-banging, tire-smoking, hardcore gasser action. Quain Stott started the Southeast Gassers Association a few years … Continue reading Southeast Gassers in Knoxville!
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