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How To: Measure Bolt Stretch For Proper Torque

bolt stretch gauge

When most people torque a bolt, they put little thought into how it works. Few realize a threaded fastener is like a spring that stretches to achieve optimum clamping tension. The proper torque in any fastener is reached by stretching it within a specified range. A fastener’s “rebounding” property is what actually provides the clamping force, and will vary with ... Read More »

Video Aids in Fuel System Selection

return vs returnless

The latest video from Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST) aims to help determine which fuel system is right for your application, return or returnless. Watch to see the two systems compared. Read More »

20 “Must-Have” Engine Building Tools

pro model torque wrench

Engine building is no picnic, but the right tools and instruments can certainly make it a bit easier. Whether you’re a highly-experienced professional or a first-time “do-it-yourselfer,” Powerhouse Products has compiled a list of “must-haves” that you or anyone would need before deciding to build an engine. Not only do these tools make engine building easier, they also shave off ... Read More »

Global Horsepower: The Norway Firebird

norway firebird

Known for their high performance and stylish good looks, American cars are popular all over the world. Many cars have made their way across the seas and into the hands of proud new owners, like Roger Berkvik in Norway. When it came time to step up the horsepower in his beautiful black ’79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Bervik went back ... Read More »

TCI Shows Machined Flexplate Manufacturing

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TCI Automotive, in its latest video, shares glimpses into how its Machined Flexplates are manufactured from a raw steel disc to become the high-quality product the company prides itself on. Additional TCI and CPG videos can be viewed at cpgnationtv.com. Read More »

Which FAST EZ-EFI System Is Right For You?

EZ-EFI vid

Converting from a carbureted to electronic fuel injection system doesn’t have to be hard thanks to FAST, especially when asking yourself the right questions. FAST‘s latest video will walk you through the things to consider when determining whether you need the original FAST  EZ-EFI Fuel System or EZ-EFI 2.0 Fuel + Ignition. Read More »

Inglese-injected 1973 Ford Capri Road Racer

Inglese injected 1973 Capri

We talked with Jerry LaCoss during the Hot Rod Power Tour stop in Memphis. We were admiring his hopped up Ford Capri – a unique sight in the infield sea of muscle cars and late models. While we were impressed, we were even more intrigued by the car he said he was working on, and told him to shoot us ... Read More »

’55 Bel Air Gets FAST EZ-Fuel EFI system

55 bel air

When Cameron Prause wanted to switch his 1955 Chevy Bel Air to an electronic fuel injection system but keep the nostalgic look under the hood, he turned to Street Legal TV’s Paul Huizenga and Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST). FAST’s EZ-Fuel EFI system, which Huizenga installed in the Bel Air, is designed to easily bolt onto any carbureted application, is equipped with ... Read More »

Roll With It – Convert a Flat Tappet Camshaft to a Roller

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Converting A Tried-and-True Small Block Chevy from a Flat Tappet to a Roller Camshaft Words and photos: Tommy Lee Byrd There aren’t many cutting edge ideas associated with the small block Chevy, as it’s been in the hot rod rotation for 60 years now. However, it still stands at the most popular engine platform, whether you’re dealing with a street ... Read More »