Mike Kojima posted on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:46 PM
Setting the gap on your piston rings is an important step to building an engine that performs at its best. Getting your piston rings to have the optimal seal is perhaps the most critical aspect of good engine building. Of course you want to spend time assuring that your machine work and cylinder wall finish is correct for the type of rings used but a lot of people neglect blueprinting the ring gap.
Dave Coleman posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:50 AM
If you don't understand this secret code on your sidewall, you'll crash and die until you're dead!
Steve Rockwood posted on Monday, June 10, 2013 2:12 PM
MotoIQ Garage Fabrication: Introduction to Fab
(and how to mess with your friends)
By Steve Rockwood
There comes a time in every car nut's life where no one sells that much-needed part and it must be fabricated from raw materials. Taking it to a local machine or fabrication shop is an obvious choice, and can definitely yield excellent results. However, many times the scheduling doesn't pan out, the work is unsatisfactory, or the fabricator is extremely proud of his work with pricing to match. Most of us, to one extent or another, begin to realize that making parts at home makes sense from an economic standpoint. Unfortunately, in many cases our first attempts at "fabrication" are met with booger welds, frustration, pain and unwanted fires. Enter MotoIQ's Garage Fabrication Tips: helping you make probably safe parts at home.
Dave Coleman posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:26 PM
Dave Coleman posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:41 PM
Wrench Tips #31: Cast Aluminum in a Can
by Dave Coleman
Make your old cast aluminum bits look new again!
Sarah Forst posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 6:00 PM
Project Garage, Part VII: Garage Tools
By Sarah Forst
A good garage space is useless without an effective collection of tools. From sockets to ratchets, screwdrivers to wrenches, check out what keeps Project Garage stocked with everything it needs for all kinds of car projects.
Dan Barnes posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 4:40 PM
C.A.D. - Cardboard Aided Design
By Dan Barnes
It was an epiphany when I walked into a race shop and saw the interior tin work of an under-construction Rolex GT car mocked up entirely in white illustration board, clecos and blue tape. I made a mental note: I can do that! I can even afford that! Now my projects turn out better with the use of old cereal boxes, scissors and tape.
Dave Coleman posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:27 PM
Wrench Tips #30: Finding Oil Leaks Using Fluorescent Goo
by Dave Coleman
Finding the origin of an oil leak can be a pain in the ass. By the time you even notice you have a leak, the stuff has spread itself all over the engine leaving little hint as to where it came from. If you could turn back the clock and watch the stuff leak out, it would be easy, but how?
Alex Vendler posted on Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:21 PM
By Alex Vendler
Its happened to all of us. You park your car and head to your destination only to return and find that another motorist violated Newton's law about two objects inhabiting the same space at the same time. Crunch. Now what? Insurance kills you if you make a claim, and modern base/clear paint jobs can only be repaired by painting the whole panel. That's 4 figures minimum if you use a decent body shop.
Dave Coleman posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:53 PM