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July 2009 Blog Posts (71)

Burnout Contest at the Car Craft Nats


This year I made the 2009 Car Craft Nats in St Paul, MN. I'd never been before. The event was huge (and that's an understatement) and cars were everywhere.

There was a burnout contest that was pretty neat. Unfortunately the only video I was able to get was of a Buick Roadmaster (which looked like it had a lot of promise, but kind of fizzled out).

Buick Roadmaster Burnout… Continue

Added by Robert Kibbe on July 22, 2009 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Would you buy a car sight unseen?

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting my blog page!

I recently went to a Mecum Collector Car auction (here's a link with pictures from the event). It was really impressive, to say the least. It led me to thinking though - would I ever buy a car sight unseen? Buying a $200,000 car as an investment is one thing, but buying something I'd drive a lot (or fix up) is… Continue

Added by Robert Kibbe on July 22, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

didnt want to loose this an to inch hose sizes

It works in 1/16ths of an inch increments

#2 =1/8”
#3 = 3/16”
#4 = ¼”
#6 = 3/8”
#8 = ½”
#10 = 5/8”
#12 = ¾”
#16 = 1”
#20 = 1 ¼”
#24 = 1 ½”
#32 = 2”
#40 = 2 ½”
#48 = 3”
#64 = 4”

stole this from

Added by Jacob Russell on July 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Parts on order

At my count i still need

4 new tires (hoping i can afford Falken azenis)

a mandrel 2.5 inch set $70

we need some seats probably $70-$100

Fluids.. a few gaskets so i can install the new oil pan etc

Added by Jacob Russell on July 20, 2009 at 11:59am — No Comments

Yellow Jacket!

Check out this wildly custom ’09 Jeep Wrangler properly named, Yellow Jacket! The guys at Crocker Off Road Performance built this beast and will build you a custom Jeep for anything you want to do. From getting groceries to crawling rock…from stock engines up to 7.0 Liter 426 Hemi’s making 600 horses! Their motto is: “if you can dream it they can build it”. Owner Camp Crocker joins… Continue

Added by Gearhead on July 20, 2009 at 9:38am — No Comments

Some Info

This car has been in my family for over 20 years, but it has sat since '94. Its back on the road now, about 90% complete. Its undergone a near total resto over the last 2 years, 95% of the work being done at Classic Pontiac Rescue in Donalds, S.C. (They made an exception lol). Excellent quality of work and some truly nice guys. Check em out at

Added by David Weldon on July 20, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments

A little about me.

I'm Dennis I manage a Speed Shop / Machine Shop in Chieflamd Fl. Check it out at...

I crew for PowerHouse Racing a GT-1 Road Racing Team. You can check it out at... Check out my PowerHouse vids.

I am also Crew Chief on Southern Born Racing's Top Dragster, a newly formed team with high hopes for next…

Added by Dennis on July 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

new motor

ok, i got the new motor in... 70,000kms on it.. runs like champ, about $1900.00 all said and done.. and i had te replace a sensor on the tranny... so it would shift better..but she's in action again.. .... but i kno in a while we'll be rollin in style, right on outa this rut.......LOL

Added by Joe Guidotti on July 19, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Throttle Body Spacers

how well do thay really work ?

Added by Brian 2005 gto on July 19, 2009 at 10:54am — No Comments

restoration challenge, need your support

hello folks,

my name is john dorset and I have spend over 5 years with my boys restoring a 1971 dodge challenger. We have done all the work and put in hundreds of hours,

To make a long story short, back in january we were watching tv and heard about this contest

about retoring a car. Well my boys suggested

that we enter the contest, submit the photograph

and put together a story, Well my entry was selected and now I am in the battle for… Continue

Added by john dorset on July 19, 2009 at 10:27am — No Comments


any women in the millbrook,al area that work on trucks

Added by lee woodard on July 19, 2009 at 9:45am — No Comments

certified auto yards

I'm trying to find the name of certified auto yards or parts that the Trucks TV showed about the Dodge / Ford Diesel swap

Added by Albert Selvaggi on July 18, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

roll bar

I want to make the roll bar in my 72 land cuuiser stronger at the attachement points, and I was looking for a way to do this. How can I attache the two in the rear that sits on the fender well? I would like to attache it to the frame with out hitting the tire.

Added by daniel j brown on July 18, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

MY 1978 chevy c10 pickup

I have a 78 c10 long bed 2wd with a 350 and a 4 barrel. my grandpa got it brand new in 1978 and it was garage kept until he died and the truck went to my uncle. it sat out at his farm and rusted pretty bad. when i got it and started to work on it it had been sitting for 10 years. After i got it running i started on the body work. i got all the rust knocked out and i got it undercoated. then i put the truck in primer all by myself. and then me and my little brother put the stripes on ourselves… Continue

Added by muscletruckdude on July 17, 2009 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments


I have an 83 K10 and I was wondering which suspension lift kit comes the most complete with like brake lines and pitman arm drop and steering etc.....

Added by Clif Vance on July 17, 2009 at 11:20pm — No Comments



Added by MAGNUM DUCK on July 17, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Samurai completed

I've finally completed my samurai. It took me only a few months, thanks to my day job slowing down. I finished the 20r upgrade and man... it was worth it. It has more power than the VW turbo diesel that I installed in a sammy a few years back, not as good of mileage though. It has a weber 38, header, ignition kit, new double roller timing chain, rod bearings, and seals. The axles are from a toy pickup that had the 4.30 gears, and lockers, I put trail ready high steer and a toy IFS power… Continue

Added by Chris Call on July 16, 2009 at 10:05pm — 4 Comments

why can't i find performance parts for my cobalt ss/sc

everyone knows by now what the chevy cobalt is and has the potential to become but why can't i find the right parts. For example pencil coils, and a good power programmer are not to be seen, or at least by me anyway. I just want to unlock the power of the EVIL-tec engine but the performance products are not there or are they?

Added by matthew tattrie on July 16, 2009 at 1:37pm — No Comments

fuel injection to carb swap

i found a 1993 van with a 305 v8 with fuel injection.but i want to replace the fuel injection with a carb setup what do i have to do for this to work.i have a 86 gmc truck i want to put this newer motor in.can you please help me?

Added by jason whitby on July 16, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments



Added by vidal barrios on July 15, 2009 at 10:47pm — No Comments

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