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How To Install A V8 In An ‘A’

How To Install A V8 In An ‘A’

Before we had the Tardel/Bishop book, we had this article in the November, 1953 issue of Hop Up/Motor Life Magazine. Within, Fred Fisher documents the basics of shoehorning a flathead V8 into a model-A for speed and performance. Simply put, it’s a wonderful little article with all kinds of tips […]

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Tech Week: We have a winner!

Tech Week: We have a winner!

So, typically this is where I write some over dramatic story about how our winner is a cheat that beat the system, killed the horses, and stole our women. This time, I’m not up for it… See, this was one screwed up tech week that started badly and was headed […]

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Tech Week: Vote Now!

Tech Week: Vote Now!

It’s been a crazy month of foul situations and scenarios, but Tech Week has finally come to an end and it’s time to vote for the winner. This is serious business folks. Take your hands out of your pockets, sit down, and make an important decision. Who are you going […]

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It’s Tech Week…

It’s Tech Week…

As we approached the Huntsville exit, I mentioned that the small Texas town was the site of a state penitentiary and that I once had some friends over there. “Oh?” she said. “Who were they?” “Prisoners,” I said. “Nothing serious. That’s where Kevin was.” She stiffened and moved away from me, […]

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Reproduction 2″ Riley Carbs

Reproduction 2″ Riley Carbs

A while back, Josh Shaw was restoring the 1949 #14 Hal Cole Kurtis KK2000 and needed a pair of 2″ Riley Carbs. Only around 120 were ever made and that supply had long since dried up, but through luck perseverance Josh was able to land a couple. Even so, the […]

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Project ’38 Update

Project ’38 Update

When Keith first started sending me images of the Y-Block Ford mounted between the frame rails of our ’38 coupe, it took me a while to notice just how close the oil pan flange was to the front crossmember. Eventually, I did and asked Keith if there was enough room […]

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Spinning Levers

Spinning Levers

I love vintage instructional videos and could have sworn that I featured this one at some point in the past, but apparently I failed to do so. And it’s a shame, because “Spinning Levers” actually goes a long way to describing exactly how a manual transmission works in the simplest […]

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Tech Week – WINNER!

Tech Week – WINNER!

In 1946, the manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Leo Durocher, was asked by a reporter why he couldn’t be as accommodating to the press and the fans as Mel Ott and the rest of the New York Baseball Giants were. Leo looked back in disgust and said, “Look over there. […]

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Tech Week – Vote Now!

Tech Week – Vote Now!

A hectic couple of weeks of tech posts and the time has come… It’s time to vote for your favorite tech article! This vote will stand for one week… So, on May 27th we will announce our winners. Here’s what is up for grabs: First Place: 1. A $1000 gift […]

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