Man Cave

Somewhere on the masthead is Car Craft's new address in El Segundo, California. It's a small beach community that is a couple of miles from the legendary El Porto surf break and The Strand. In addition to moving the entire office and all the employees, In a fit of bottom-line truculence, The Company killed our beloved ghetto garage and moved us into an attached megagarage to house all the car and bike magazine wrenches in the same plush pile playpen. In the above photo you can see that this...

Tech Notes

Who Blake Hughes, owner of 417 Motorsports What '66 Chevy Nova Wagon with 42,000 original miles Engine The smoker is a 6.6L V-8 Duramax from an '06 Chevy 1-ton truck. The long-block is stock, but the single turbo didn't fit under the flat hood. They pulled the single and Blake fabbed up the intake, core support, radiator, and intercooler and flipped the stock truck exhaust to add a pair of Buick Grand National turbos. The estimate is 550 hp and 850 Ib-ft. Electronics A company called PPE Diesel...

Modified Gmpp Ls3 Vs 417 Stroker

The graph tells the tale, as the 417 stroker offered significant power and torque gains through the entire rev range, increasing the power output of the LS3 from 569 hp and 522 Ib-ft of torque to 608 hp and 570 Ib-ft of torque. The gains were as high as 50 hp and 60 Ib-ft of torque elsewhere in the curve, but the solid torque gain is something that can be enjoyed every time you even tickle the loud pedal. Not shown on the graph is the fact that the new combination improved the idle quality by...

Just In Time

Brockways were made from 1912 to 1977 in Cortland, New York, and were very popular on the East Coast. Around 1999, a group of people got together and decided to start an annual Brockway truck show. The show starts with a parade that begins in Homer, New York, and ends in downtown Cortland. They section off two full I blocks of Main Street for the day to park the trucks. The show has grown every year, and this past August they f had 140 Brockways in all. My goal was to get our truck ready to...

Big Ass Fan For My Shop

High Volume Low Speed air movement technology Industrial ceiling fan quality Easy Installation Pre-wired for 115V 20A operation Includes 50-ft motor cord Keeps Things Cool Increases productivity and accuracy Sized for Small Shops Air circulation for spaces up to 70 ft x 70 ft For ceilings as low as 14 ft 14-ft diameter fan Full-featured Controls Fully adjustable speed settings Compact control unit is pre-wired Year-round Energy Savings Provides cooling breezes in summer Heater runs less...

Fr Big Ass Fans

You've got this great shop with high ceilings. It's too hot in the summer sweat dripping on new leather is NOT good and too cool in the winter why do knuckle-busters hurt more in the cold . The solution is the all new ShopFan from Big Ass Fans , engineered with our patented airfoil technology to improve conditions in workshops up to 5000 square feet. The monthly operating cost of a ShopFan is less than a dollar per month yet it does the work of more than twenty standard ceiling fans. It's an...