Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:46 PM
How do you replace the spark plugs in a V-block engine when there are items like brake boosters, fenders, and other junk in the way? U-joints sometimes work, but when that fails (or you forgot to pack them when you moved), try this tip.
Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:25 PM
The saying goes “the right tool for the right job.” And it is 100% correct. But what happens when you don’t have the right tool? Sometimes you need to improvise. See how we make a piece of plumbing pipe do things it was never intended to do.
Dave Zipf posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 10:06 PM
Dave Coleman told you how to figure out how old your tires are by looking at the date code. He also mentioned that older tires tend to be greasy when you push them to the limit. However, there's one other thing he didn't mention that's rather important when shopping for used tires.
Dave Zipf posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 4:28 PM
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.