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Car Show Ideas

Car Show Ideas

If you are a car enthusiast, your idea of a perfect weekend is spending it at a car show. Car owners from all parts of the country converge on an area and proudly display the culmination of what, in many cases, has been years of difficult restoration work. Some car shows are based on.........[Read More]
How to Install a Boost Gauge in a 3000GT

How to Install a Boost Gauge in a 3000GT

A boost gauge measures an engine's vacuum pressure and manifold air pressure. If you have a turbocharged or supercharged system, it is beneficial to have a boost gauge to let you know the amount of pressure that the engine is generating. With this knowledge, you can make adjustments in shifting and ......[Read More]
How to Wire a Tow Hitch

How to Wire a Tow Hitch

It is becoming more common for people to tow camping trailers or boat trailers with their own vehicle. If your truck or van did not come pre-equipped for towing, then you will need to wire tow hitch lights. Wiring a new vehicle to tow a trailer of any type is a simple job even for someone with few m......[Read More]
Specs for a Harley Sissy Bar

Specs for a Harley Sissy Bar

Harley Davidson offers a variety of sissy bars with options in color, size and height. Some work with backrests and luggage racks, and others are made to use by themselves.......[Read More]
How to Install Truck Exhaust Brakes

How to Install Truck Exhaust Brakes

A great way to get more miles of out each set of expensive rotors and brake shoes is to add an exhaust brake into your truck's brake system. An exhaust brake is a butterfly valve that restricts the expulsion of the gases from the engine when in use. An exhaust brake will decrease the RPM of an engin......[Read More]
How to Install a Luggage Rack That Is Not Factory Installed

How to Install a Luggage Rack That Is Not Factory Installed

Perhaps you have no more room left in your vehicle with kids and pets but still have to haul lots of luggage. Luggage racks help solve this problem. Many vehicles come with factory installed roof racks. If your vehicle does not have a factory installed roof rack, don't despair. Several companies mak......[Read More]
Muscle Car Drag Racing Tips

Muscle Car Drag Racing Tips

Muscle cars are the most popular type of car to use for drag racing. Drag racing is a contest where two cars race each other to see which is fastest. The distance in most drag races is a quarter mile, or 1,320 feet. Drag racing can look easy to do after watching a race, but there are some tips to he......[Read More]
How to Attach a Hitch to a Freestar

How to Attach a Hitch to a Freestar

During the 2007 model year, Ford offered a minivan dubbed Freestar. The 2007 Ford Freestar shared many of its underpinnings with the 2007 Mercury Monterey minivan. Curt Manufacturing offers a Class II hitch that installs on both the 2007 Freestar and 2007 Monterery. There is no drilling required ......[Read More]
Automotive Paint & Primers

Automotive Paint & Primers

Automotive paint and primer technology is as much art as science. Coatings and the techniques used to apply them have changed with new materials and preferences of finish.......[Read More]
How to Install the Exhaust on a Harley Ultra Classic

How to Install the Exhaust on a Harley Ultra Classic

Installing the exhaust on your Harley Davidson Ultra Classic is a rather simple task, with the use of the correct tools. It is also a necessity when trying to optimize the fuel economy of your Harley. You may need to reinstall the stock exhaust for your Ultra Classic if the previous owner installed ......[Read More]
How to Change Fog Lights on a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

How to Change Fog Lights on a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

Some models of the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am include fog lights from the factory. When the fog light bulbs burn out, it can be tempting to call a service center if you are unsure how to access the bulbs. You can reach the fog light bulbs from under the front bumper. Buy an 880 bulb from an auto parts st......[Read More]
How to Hook up Gauges in a 2006 Ford Super Power Stroke

How to Hook up Gauges in a 2006 Ford Super Power Stroke

The various gauges on the instrument cluster of your vehicle are important for knowing various bits of information when operating your vehicle. The speedometer tells you the speed at which you are traveling, the fuel gauge lets you know how much fuel you have left, and the tachometer lets you know y......[Read More]
How to Remove Scratches in a Hood Scoop

How to Remove Scratches in a Hood Scoop

Scratches on your car's hood scoop need not result in a costly repair bill. Many times, scratches are only in the clear coat layer of the paint and can be buffed out at home. Scratch repair uses a process of applying grit in progressively finer grades to smooth out these scratches. This process will......[Read More]
Specifications for the 1990 Corvette

Specifications for the 1990 Corvette

The distinctive Corvette line began with a model that Chevrolet introduced for the 1953 model year.corvettes image by michael langley from Fotolia.comThe 1990 Corvette built on the experience of 37 previous years of Corvette models. The 1990 car's exterior design is similar to the.........[Read More]
Audi Fuel Requirements

Audi Fuel Requirements

Audis typically require premium gasoline.yellow gold luxury car image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.comAudi has been introducing Americans to solid German auto engineering since 1969. Today its cars use engines that contain impressive automotive technologies such as turbochargers, gasoline.........[Read More]
How do I Install a Roof Rack on an R56 MINI?

How do I Install a Roof Rack on an R56 MINI?

The MINI Cooper S, codenamed the R56, is a small car made by BMW, a German automaker, that is patterned off the of the old Mini Cooper made by the British Motor Company. The two cars look similar, although they share no parts. The "new" MINI uses a 1.6 liter engine that BMW obtained from Peugeot, a ......[Read More]
How to Install Spectre Cold Air Intake

How to Install Spectre Cold Air Intake

Cold air intakes add horsepower and offer a way of increasing vehicle efficiency by increasing the amount of cold air delivered to the engine. This increases the car's combustion and fuel economy, as well as burning gas in the combustion chamber more completely. Spectra makes a variety of cold air i......[Read More]
2005 Honda Civic Horsepower Upgrades

2005 Honda Civic Horsepower Upgrades

Honda Civics are among the most common makes of cars that are customized and upgraded, as their parts are quite common and relatively inexpensive. Three main options are available to Civic owners who want to boost their vehicle's horsepower.......[Read More]
How to Install Universal Fit Floorboards on a 2007 Harley Sportster

How to Install Universal Fit Floorboards on a 2007 Harley Sportster

Universal fit floorboards replace the foot pegs on a 2007 Harley Sportster. The mount is exactly the same for rider and passenger pegs on both sides of the Sportster. Universal floorboards, as the name implies, fit not only 2007 Harley-Davidson Sportsters, but also any motorcycle with a "male" peg m......[Read More]
How to Get Certified or Licensed in Custom Car Paint Graphics & Pin Striping

How to Get Certified or Licensed in Custom Car Paint Graphics & Pin Striping

If custom car paint graphics and pinstriping is a passion of yours, obtaining a job in the field can be a dream come true. Many people seek jobs in this profession and some find that gaining certification can be a way to increase the confidence of their customers. Although going the route of certifi......[Read More]