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Damaged Aluminum Thread Repair

When working on used vehicles it is almost certain that you will run into a damaged thread situation at some point, especially with threads in aluminum – it doesn’t take a huge amount of force to strip threads in aluminum.  The latest issue for me is stripped threads in the drain plug hole in the […]

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DIY Gaming Steering Wheel Frame

Winter is here and even though I have insulated the garage and have a 35,000 BTU heater in there, it is often way too cold to work out there and there aren’t any urgent jobs for me to do at the moment anyway.  So for some entertainment I borrowed my buddy’s Xbox 360 Force Feedback […]

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DIY Relay Testing

Relays allow the control of a high current circuit using a low current circuit, it is essentially a fancy, remotely operated switch.  Using a low current circuit as the control means that the control circuit and associated components do not need to be big and heavy duty to take all the current of the equipment […]

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Fuel Economy Calculator

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Tire Size Comparison

If you’re looking to change your rims and/or tires, you can use the calculator below to see how the size of your new tires compares to your current set and can give you an idea of whether they might rub and the impact on the speedometer reading. This calculator uses the nominal tire size based […]

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Significant Project – Getting Started

When I first started out on my engine swap project, I wasn’t entirely sure of what I wanted to get out of it at the end.  I knew that I was looking for a toy to play with and I placed performance and handling above luxury and even comfort to try and recapture some of […]

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Significant Project – Considerations

If you’re considering undertaking a significant project like an engine swap on any vehicle at all, you should spend some time considering the level of involvement you want and, perhaps more importantly what your budget will allow. Let’s face it, if your wallet is big enough, you can have an engine installed in your Fiero without […]