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Today, information is instant.  We stream our favorite TV shows, pause the commercials, record and watch them at our convenience.  We can watch a whole season’s worth of our favorite show in the matter of a single night’s binge.  Who remembers the weekend automotive mechanic shows such as Shadetree Mechanic? There was once a time, for those of us old enough to remember, where a phone call meant standing within cord’s reach of the home phone.  Catching our favorite show meant scheduling our whole day around it.  Working on a car we were unfamiliar with meant a trip to the...

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1941, 41, 41 chevy, automotive, Brad Durham, custom hot rod, fabrication, family matters, hot rod, hot rod build -

Today, we're featuring Brad Durham and his '41 Chevy Rat Rod. Brad's built a huge following on his Instagram by sharing his love for hot rods and working on them as well as his love for family and friends. He picked up his '41 Chevy after it had sat for five years after the owner passed away from cancer.   He's subsequently worked towards finishing it up and at the time of writing consisted of the following: 350ci SBCCorvette heads 882 p/n studded with guide plates Turbo 350 transmission with a 2300 stall converterLunati Voodoo 00010 Cam ShaftLucky Seven 4...

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AEM, automotive, BigStuff, diyautotune.com, dyno tuning, ECU, engine management, Holley, LS Swap, ls swap the world, MegaSquirt, PCM, tuning -

You want to LS swap the world eh?  We’re absolutely with you.  Actually, this post isn’t purely about LS swaps either.  It really applies to any time you’re considering heavily modifying a fuel injected vehicle. We’re going to break down in as quick and dirty of a way possible, the most common directions you can take to tune your fuel injected car.  These notes apply to OEM applications that you’ve just hopped up or if you decide to turbo LS your golf cart.  We’ll do our best to throw down a few pros and cons in hopes of helping you...

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1992, 1992 coupe, 1992 Mustang, 331ci, 363ci, 92 coupe, 92 Mustang, automotive, Brandon Hitchins, coupe, d1sc, dupont, fabrication, fox body, foxbody, hot rod, hot rod build, instagram, mustang, Mustang Coupe, procharger, pure white, sbf, Sick_Fox, white coupe -

As we all know, the fox body mustang is a staple of modern day muscle car culture.  They fill drag strips, car shows, street racing and nearly any other event you might attend that's performance and/or show related.   This being the case, you get used to seeing foxes that show their age and usage through the body and interior.  Today's feature car is NOT the case.   Brandon Hitchins spared no expense and left no bolt unturned on the car that has become affectionately known as "Sick_Fox". When I had the pleasure of shooting the "Sick_Fox", it was powered...

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1949 Ford, 1JZ, 4 link, 49 Ford, automotive, CD09, custom hot rod, fabrication, Ford Truck, hot rod, hot rod build, the fab forums, turbo -

Check THIS thing out!  Today, we're talking about Chris Lee's '49 Ford that's powered by a 1JZ engine and Nissan 6spd transmission. Here's a little excerpt from our discussion with Chris about it: "The cab was purchased from a place in Minnesota and shipped. Pretty much everything else was sourced through forums, Craigslist and swap meets. The cab is a 1949 Ford F3. The bed is a late 30’s Chevy. The engine is a Toyota 1JZ connected with a Collins adapter to a Nissan 6 spd. The driveshaft is custom made to my spec at a local driveshaft shop. I...

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