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Air Tex Tips.
Air Tech Downloads.
Body & Chassis:
Choosing the Right Equipment - Competition Engineering
Frame Basics: Camaro-Nova
1968 Camaro -- Front-Brakes Conversion
Blue Oval Bolt-on Binders
Bolt-On Brakes: Upgrading to four-wheel discs with Stainless
Steel Brakes' bolt-on kit
GM Aluminum Calipers
Braking To Aviod Breaking
C-Body Disc-Brake Conversion
Discs: Stainless Steel Brakes Disc-Brake Conversion Kit
Stainless Steel Brakes Six-Cylinder Disc Brake Conversion
Swap Your Six For a Great V8: Upgrade That Six-Cylinder Mustang
to V-8 Status
Performance Products (tech articles)
Cool Tech Articles from Arrowhead Radiators
Basic DC Electricity and It's Application in Old Trucks
Paint & Body:
Body and exterior tips (Crankshaft Coalition).
The cheapo paint job (Crankshaft Coalition).
Narrowing a rearend (Crankshaft Coalition).
if your car worth restoring (Auto Restorer Online).
of Car Restoration (Auto Restorer Online).
To Start A Frame Off Restoration (Auto Restorer Online).
for Thought on Restoration (Auto Restorer Online).
Restoration Articles from The Guild of Automotive Restorers.
Steering & Suspension:
Bar Diameter/Stiffness Formula.
Performance Products (tech articles)
do stabilizer bars work (by How Stuff Works).
sway bars work, and why people use them (by houseofthud.com).
How control bars affect handling (by Canadian Driver).
Handling with Anti-Sway Bars (by SCR Motorsports).
Rear Sway Bars: Improving FWD Handling (by AutoSpeed).
Shock Absorbers (by Monroe Shocks).
Stiffer, Stronger, Faster! (Popular Hot Rodding).
(by Monroe Shocks).
101 - Components of Suspension & What They Do (by Leo Zick).
102 Tuning your car to Perform (by Leo Zick).
Suspension Terminology Guide (by Monroe Shocks).
Upgrades: Step-By-Step Handling Improvements (Hot Rod Magazine).
Suspension System Fundamentals (by Monroe Shocks).
Design (by Scott Mueller).
Sway bar rate increase by diameter
Understanding the Basics of Chassis, Suspension &
Traction Equipment (by Competition Engineering).
Understanding Vehicle Dynamics (by Monroe Shocks).
What Is Ride Control? (by Monroe shocks).
Tires & Wheels:
How to title a hot rod (Crankshaft Coalition).
I Built My Own Automotive Rotisserie
Adjusting the valve train - Crane Cams
a Magneto - Don Zig Magnetos
Cams - links to articles on their website.
How to identify a Ford V8 - from the Cranshaft Coalition
Tech tips from the Stovebolt Engine Parts Co.
Various Tech articles from Diabolical Performance.
Headliners: Special Instructions For One Piece Headliners
Other Tech Resources:
Automotive Definitions and Definitions for Automotive
Autobody Repair Definitions
Classiccars.com (articles on purchasing and restoration)
Industries - GM restoration tips.
Performance Products (tech articles)
Crankshaft Coalition Wiki
Works (great resource).
Auto Parts dictionary of automotive terms.
Articles on oil and gas (very interesting).
Articles from Hot Rod Hotline
Articles from Auto Shop 101 in PDF format
Goodwrench Tech Center
Facts: information about portable generators.
In The News
Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less!
Call Congress Back! Make them vote on an energy
U.S. Oil Imports by Country of Origin
Climate Research News
Drill: Petroleum is a major part of America's
energy picture. Shall we get it here or abroad? (2009).
Clunker Legislation (2009).
Our View: Global-warming welfare coming
Un-American and Unlawful White House Projects--Cash
For Clunkers (2009).
Global Warming: A closer look at the numbers
Cash For Clunkers' Uncharitable Consequences
Is the Climate Science Debate Over? No,
Its Just Getting Very, Very Interesting (2009).
Cash for Clunkers Video Sparks Outrage
Over Wasteful Government Programs (2009).
When the Clunker Is Greener (2009).
The Billion-Dollar Car Crash (2009).
US Govt . Report: More Than 700 International
Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims (2009).
Climate Revolt: Largest Science Group 'Startled'
By Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears! (2009).
GAO: Electric cars wont reduce carbon
Life is a highway: Study confirms cars
have personality (2009).
OBAMA'S JALOPY CO.- Why GM's Doomed to
Gore's Inconvenient Enron (2009).
Who Pays For New Fuels? Obama says: You
Obama's energy, climate plans would drag
U.S. back to 1905 or 1862 (2009).
Offshore Oil Drilling: An Environmental
Al Gore's Green Lies (2009).
When "Big Green" Means Long Green
[Former VP Al Gore's carbon tax scheme] (2009).
Newt Rips Gore's 'Facts' To Pieces (2009).
Saving Our Planet, One Guilt Trip at a
Green up, Man! It's Freaking Earth Day!
UFOs and AGW [global warming] (2009)..
The Next Ice Age (2009).
The Folly of 'Green' Job Creation (2009).
Global Warming: A Classic Case of Alarmism
The Desultory Climate Change Debate (2009).
The Civil Heretic--Freeman Dyson (2009).
Oil Industry Narrows Focus on Deep Water
Global Warming: Gone, but we will be taxed
Obama and Your Electric Bill (2009).
Obama's Global Warming Straddle (2009).
Barack Obama faces 'revolution' if he imposes
tough carbon targets, warns IPCC (2009).
Warming and Cooling in the North Pacific
Climate Change Modeling and the Suns
Effect on Global Temperature (2009).
Climate change forecasts are useless for
Anthropogenic Effects on Global Warming
Political Elite Losing Touch With America
on Global Warming (2009).
Locals set revenue trap for non-local motorists
A Bad Day for a Global Warming Protest (2009).
How to kill the auto industry (2009).
Obama's Green Snake Oil (2009).
Environmentalist Green is the New Red (2009).
Palin supports in-state gas line (2009).
Coal, Glorious Coal! (2009).
Climate Crisis = Logic Crisis (2008).
Global Warmings Last Gasp (2008).
Obama Should Forget About Energy Independence
Global Warming's Poor, Huddled Masses (2008).
Economic Bloodletting (2008).
Unrealistic Mandates and Unrealistic Science
Global Climate Change Logjam (2008).
Obama on the "Urgency" of combating
"Global Warming" (2008).
Ethanol, A Terrible Fuel Alternative (2008).
Carbon Offsets Could Swamp EU Carbon Price
Nancy Pelosi's 'Drilling' Charade (2008).
Rep Don Young Urges Producing American Energy
& Opening ANWR (2008).
Iraq's Oil Progress (2008).
The Idiocy of Energy Independence (2008).
Open ANWR Already! (2008).
Beware the wind energy hot air (2008).
Natural Gas Provides Solutions to High
Gasoline Prices (2008).
The Democrats' energy socialism (2008).
Nancy Pelosi Invests In Energy Scheme and
Water Grab (2008).
Wheres the Energy? (2008).
Coastal oil drilling (2008).
On OffShore Oil, Obama Offers the Audacity
of Ignorance (2008).
It's Simple: Drill and Conserve (2008).
Editorial: T. Boone's windy energy plan
Free the Oil -- and Other Slick Tricks
Global Warming (2008).
Environmentalists' Wild Predictions (2008).
Knights of the Planet Gore (2008).
US Arctic Oil May be LOST to the UN (2008).
Drill for more oil (2008).
Video: Dems wont act even at $10
per gallon (2008).
Offshore Drilling Choices (2008).
Obamas Answer to Drilling Debate: Inflate Your Tires (2008).
Environmentalists' Hold on Congress (2008).
IS AL GORE NUTS? (2008).
Energy Policy: Let's Not Repeat the Mistakes
of the '70s (2008).
Global Warming Consensus (2008).
No smoking hot spot (2008).
State highway patrols struggle with big
gas bills (2008).
Al Gore's Doomsday Clock (2008).
Inconvenient Truths About Oil (2008).
Drilling in the Offshore: Unleashing the
oil companies (2008).
Dems Doublethink on Drilling (2008).
Greenhouse Confusion Resolved (2008).
No drilling? No excuses (2008).
A Time to Drill (2008).
We have to get over it and
explore energy options (2008).
The Marvelous Chicken-Powered Car
The Trouble With Ethanol (2008).
Your Carbon Ration Card (2008).
Gasoline Price War Hits the Senate (2008).
Climate change by Jupiter (2007).
An America First Energy Plan (2008).
Obama's Dry Hole (2008).
The Can't Do Society (2008).
Bless the Speculator (2008).
James Hansen: Abusing the Public Trust
Oil Is Not the Only Saudi Export (2008).
Oil's perfect storm may blow over (2008).
Global Warming Hypocrites (2008).
Obama and The Don't Drill Democrats To
Why Brazil Isn't Ashamed to Exploit Its
Big Oil blather (2008).
Greens Thwart Gasoline Production (2008).
Rising oil prices are on a slippery slope
to disaster (2008).
Roadmap to Gridlock: The Failure of Long-Range
Metropolitan Transportation Planning (2008).
Solving Pump Pain (2008).
Fuels vs. Food (2008).
The gas prices we deserve (2008).
Does Rail Transit Save Energy or Reduce Greenhouse
Gas Emissions? (2008).
Climate is right for another swindle (2008).
Our Own Oil Cartel (2008).
Sacrifices to the Climate Gods (2008).
Blame senators, not oil execs (2008).
'Grantsmanship' Distorts Global Warming
The United States' New Pre-Emptive War
Your Energy Future Under the Democrats
Watermelons and Windmills (2008).
The Bum Rap on Biofuels (2008).
Dont Freak Out--Bjørn Lomborg
speaks climate sense to nonsense (2008).
The Trouble With Ethanol (2008).
Ethanol fires harder to control than gasoline,
require special foam (2008).
In Defense of "Big Oil"(2008).
Oil - Too "Complex"? (2008).
Oil at $120: Here's Why (2008).
Chill Out on Climate Hysteria (2008).
More Carbon Dioxide, Please (2008).
The Environmentalists' Real Agenda (2008).
Ethanol's Failed Promise (2008).
Trash today, ethanol tomorrow: Invention
promises major advance in biofuel production--No Corn! (2008).
Why 'Global Warming' is Not a Global Crisis
Media Revelation: Ethanol is Causing Inflation
Pols Drunk On Corn-Based Ethanol Have Left
Millions With Hangover (2008).
Don't Increase Federal Gasoline TaxesAbolish
'Global Warming' as Pathological Science
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming: Part 1/4 (2007).
Fire & Ice - History of Global Warming/Cooling
U.S. Senate Report: Over 400 Prominent
Scientists Disputed Man-Made Global Warming Claims in 2007.
Driver ticketed for using biofuel (2007).
Study Finds Certain Ethanol Blends Can
Provide Better Fuel Economy Than Gasoline (2007).
Don't Look to Government to Cool Down the
The Sun, Stupid--The mighty sun is in charge
of what happens on puny Earth (2007).
Green Goodies (2007).
Warming Without SUVs On Neptune (2007).
The Many Myths of Ethanol (2007).
Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Update, SEMA eNews (2007).
Hot Air, Cold Cash: Who are the Merchants
of Fear? (2007).
Why some experts want higher gas tax (2007).
Surprise: Ethanol as Deadly as Gasoline
For Now (2007).
An Inconvenient Truth... or Convenient
The Global Warming Industrial Complex (2007).
Robert E. Petersen, Founder of Hot Rod,
Motor Trend Magazines and Benefactor of the Petersen Automotive Museum Passes
On at 80 (2007).
Green Fuel for Yellow Buses; Program Pushes
Biodiesel Fuel (2007).
Limousine Liberal Hypocrisy (2007).
State Makes Big Fuss Over Local Couple's
Vegetable Oil Car Fuel--Told To Pay Taxes on Fuel or Else (2007).
Fire danger fuels "trees-for-fuel"
plans--biomass/hog fuel (2007).
The Real 'Inconvenient Truth' - Greenhouse, global warming and
some facts (2007).
From Food to Fuel (2006).
300 Million and the Environment (2006).
Flex-fuel Fans Beware (2006).
US rules on big brother black boxes for
Frankenstein Fuels (2006).
Scientists: Global Warming is Real but
This Isn't It (2006).
U.S. outdoes Canada in cutting toxic pollution
Why Liberals Fear Global Warming More The
Conservatives Do (2006).
Building additional refineries won't lower
fuel costs (2006).
From moonshine to cheap gas: Home stills used
for additives (2006).
Beware the big green political monster--the
environmental damage caused by leftist greenies (2006).
Crunching the Numbers on Alternative Fuels:
how far can you drive on a bushel of corn? (2006).
Hemp For Fuel (2006).
Cheaper Fuel Cells (2006).
Cheap Hydrogen Fuel (2006).
The Ultimate Economy Ride (2006).
Practical Fuel-Cell Vehicles: Hybrid vehicles...
are lifting the prospects of fuel cells (2006).
Biofuels get mixed review--Ethanol does
well on efficiency, but only so-so for the environment (2006).
Does Deep Earth Host Untapped Fuel? (2006)
Europe biofuel plans under fire [Environmentalists
claim biofuel is bad for the environment] (2006).
Worse Than Fossil Fuel (2006).
Climate of Fear: Global-warming alarmists
intimidate dissenting scientists into silence (2006).
Michael Crichton before the US Senate Committee
on Environment and Public Works (2005).
Researchers Convert Chicken Fat to Fuel
Ugh, Wilderness! The horror of ANWR,
the American elites favorite hellhole (2005).
The Great Global Warming Swindle Videos
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