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Basics Series: Connecting Rods

Basics Series: Connecting Rods

Our esteemed tech editor shows us that there’s a lot more to connecting rods than most of us have ever imagined.

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Performance Tool Box for Carbureted Engines – Tools of the Trade

Performance Tool Box for Carbureted Engines – Tools of the Trade

Is tuning an engine for maximum performance and/or fuel efficiency an art or a science? We’ll cover the basic and specialty tools every tuner should have in his/her tool box.

July 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Changing the Handling, or Handling the Change? Part 2

Changing the Handling, or Handling the Change? Part 2

In Part 1, we covered the benefits of track width, lowering your center of gravity, and adjusting your corner weights. This time, we’ll show you how.

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June 2014 HOT ROD Professional

June 2014 HOT ROD Professional

In this issue, we focus on brake friction material, why combustion chamber volume is critical to know in calculating true mechanical compression ratio of an engine, why a supercharged engine doesn’t have to be difficult to tune, and,why setting up your differential properly is critical.

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High-Performance Brake Upgrades, Part 2: Rotorama

High-Performance Brake Upgrades, Part 2: Rotorama

Last time, we looked at the parts that provide the pinch, but the components that spin off all that thermal energy are more interesting from a scientific, technological standpoint.

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June 2014 HOT ROD Professional

June 2014 HOT ROD Professional

In this issue, we focus on brake friction material, why combustion chamber volume is critical to know in calculating true mechanical compression ratio of an engine, why a supercharged engine doesn’t have to be difficult to tune, and,why setting up your differential properly is critical.

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LED Replacement Headlamps

LED Replacement Headlamps

  Philips has released its new line of replacement LED Headlamps for vehicles with traditional 5 x 7 in. rectangular and 7 in. round sealed beam headlamps. The company says the LED design delivers a lifetime that is 50 times longer than standard incandescent sealed beam headlamps. The rectangular headlamp is a direct replacement for […]

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Touch Up Paint System

Touch Up Paint System

AutomotiveTouchup offers its precision-matched basecoat, sandable primer and clearcoat products in easy-to-apply half-ounce and two-ounce bottles. The company says its colors are custom-formulated from the most comprehensive library of OEM colors in the industry to create an exact color match. The bottles come in a complete system and include Primer, Basecoat and High Gloss Clearcoat. […]

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Interior Lighting Strip Kit

Interior Lighting Strip Kit

Sylvania offers the ZEVO Interior Strip Kit to add creative, custom lighting to the interior of your vehicle using flexible, color-changing LED strips. The kit features 16 colors and 5 modes, easy to attach high bond LED strips, a 12V car adaptor and is controlled by a wireless remote. The basic kit is expandable with […]

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Programmable Clutch and Throttle Activation Switch

Programmable Clutch and Throttle Activation Switch

The Lingenfelter Performance Engineering CTAP-001 Clutch and Throttle Position Activation Switch is designed to tap into the sensor signal from a clutch pedal position (CPP) sensor, throttle position sensor (TPS), accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor or other similar automotive sensors and provide user adjustable switched outputs. The switch allows external devices looking for a 12 […]

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