• We have all had it happen. You are turning a wrench and then BAM, the head of the bolt rounds off, the wrench slips, and you bust your knuckles on the edge of something sharp. It never fails; there is always a sharp edge next to a rounded bolt waiting for your tender knuckles. Here are some tips and tricks to removing rounded-off bolts…

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    An engine is a complex piece of machinery. There are hundreds of moving parts that all have to work together in a coordinated effort in order to function correctly. One of the key components to managing this effort is the camshaft. Sometime called a “bumpstick” or “cam”, this the component that tells the valves when…

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  • pullers

    When a problem comes along, you must pull it. Even if you are not strong, youuu must pull it, pull it good! Sorry, got caught up in a little 80’s remix there. When working on a car, you often come across specialty components that require specialty tools to remove and install them. One of the…

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  • ball joint tools

    There is a saying that goes “Use the right tool for the right job”, and nowhere does that apply more than to the world of automotive mechanics. Using the wrong tool can not only make the job harder, but can create an unsafe condition and ruin your parts. Sometimes there are several tools available for…

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  • Power Probe

    Electrical gremlins will get you every time. Even if you are a seasoned professional, shorts, grounds and intermittent electrical issues are frustrating to chase down. Once you find the problem the fix is usually easy, but by then half of your hair is on the floor from being pulled out during the search. Not good….

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  • How To Bend Brake Lines and Fuel Lines

    Whether you are building a new project or just replacing some worn out parts, brake lines have long been a source of frustration for DIY mechanics. There are two processes that create the headaches- flaring and bending. This article focuses on the task of bending brake lines and fuel lines. The level of complexity depends…

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  • how to repair a rust hole

    Rust repair and body work comes along with just about every old car project. For the novice builder, these tasks can mean a costly trip to the body shop or lots of frustration in the driveway. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Proper techniques and tools will help make any project easier to accomplish….

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  • K&N Blackhawk Air Filter System

    Engines need air, fuel, and spark in order to make power. Increase fuel or air, and you can make more power. One of the easiest ways to increase power is to remove restrictions in the air flowing into the engine. Most cars these days use plastic tubes and large flat filters in a big silencer…

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  • carburetor works

    If your car was built before the late 1980s, chances are the engine uses a carburetor to feed the air and fuel into the engine. Carburetors (or carbs) are complex components that perform several key functions when it comes to engine performance: air/fuel flow (throttle), air/fuel mix (atomization), fuel storage (fuel bowls), idle quality, and…

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  • rearview mirror repair kit

    Unless your rearview mirror is secured with screws to the roof, it is glued to the windshield. While the glue is certainly good quality, these have a bad habit of falling off over time. Regular strong glue might hold for a little while, but you really need the right stuff. Cleanliness is the key to a…

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