Archive for November, 2011

How to Build a Hose Assembly

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Hose Assemblies The Easy Way

Every time you look over a race engine you will notice most of the hoses are covered with a stainless braid. This stainless wrap protects the hoses from punctures or cuts. Very important in racing. Constant rubbing against body parts or even other hoses, tends to damage an unprotected one. Not only does this wrap work, it really looks cool. (more…)

New Products

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Justice Brothers Gas Treatment Protects Against Ethanol Damage

In 2010, the EPA allowed gasoline manufacturers to blend 15 percent ethanol (E15) into gas to be used by late-model cars. Ethanol is basically a mixture of ethyl and alcohol. The main problem with this type of blended gasoline is that the ethanol mixture will separate from the gasoline over time, causing a moisture buildup (water) in the fuel tank. The presence of water can result in corrosion, resin/gum buildup, hard starting, reduced performance and possibly internal engine damage. (more…)

The John Force Racing Summer Car Show

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Fun for a Cause

Before this year’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals we hosted our John Force Racing Summer Car Show at our Brownsburg, Indiana, shop.  It was a great event, and once again, fans got to see hundreds of cool muscle cars and hot rods. It was hot on Thursday, but we had fans at the shop starting at noon even though we officially got started at 3 p.m. The crowds that walked through our shop were amazing. (more…)

BS Industries Shop Bash

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Hot Rod Builder Bodie Stroud Hosts a day of hot rods and Gearhead Gabbing in Hollywood

Throughout the past few years, BS Industries in Hollywood, owned and operated by Bodie Stroud, has kicked out some pretty impressive muscle car and truck builds that have landed on magazine covers and pulled hardware at some of the most prestigious events in the country. (more…)

AAA 5th Annual Employee Invitational Car Show

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

The Auto Club Hosts a day of Horsepower in Sunny SoCal

It was June 18 and the city of Fountain Valley, California, was alive as the echo of horsepower hitting the ground radiated through the air and the annual AAA car show got underway at AAA of Fountain Valley. (more…)

A Resto Mod ‘62 Corvette From Oahu, Hawaii’s Gathering Place

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The father and son team of Bill Bartenstein Senior and Junior of Corvette Center of Hawaii are renown around the 50th state for performing classic Corvette restorations, as well as brokering pristine examples of these plastic fantastics to an elite clientele based within the Pacific Rim. In recent years, however, the Bartensteins have been favoring the resto mod side of the coin, because after awhile, one restored Corvette, or classic Camaro for that matter, just looks like another, and you’ve got to keep prospective buyers interested. However, before any of you GM purists go running for the tar bucket, we should make it perfectly clear that the two Bills generally find themselves a car in need of saving, a car that in most cases would cost far more to restore than its actual net worth. Such was the case with this Atomic Orange-hued, LS3-powered, ‘62 vintage straight axle Corvette convertible appropriately named 1-BAD-62. (more…)

San Diego Cool Expo

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Any Weekend is a Good Weekend to Spend in San Diego!

Memorial Day and Labor Day bring out all of the hot rods, muscle cars, low riders and off-road vehicles to Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the Cool Expo show and swap meet. The best part of the show is the row of Volkswagens parked across from the row of late-model Mopars parked next to a bunch of hot rods, etc. (more…)