Auto Racing : Cars & Vehicles
Today's automobiles are works of electronic genius. Engine functions that were once controlled by a mechanic's tuneup skill are now controlled by a computer in your vehicle. The Electronic Control Module (ECM) controls and manages functions such as spark and ignition timing advance, fuel delivery, t
If you upgraded your stereo or are adding aftermarket gauges, you need to run wiring through the firewall, into the cab of the 1996 Grand Cherokee. The Grand Cherokee has several holes in the firewall with wires running through them. These holes have grommets around the sharp edges of the holes to k
Motor Trend car shows take place all around the country and feature new cars from foreign and domestic automakers.Luxury Car sportscar from my luxury car series image by alma_sacra from Fotolia.comMotor Trend Magazine features articles and information about new and used cars, including...
Installing a ground loop isolator can help you to remove humming, squealing, or static (interference) sounds from your car stereo speakers. A ground loop isolator separates a set of RCA cables and grounds the connection between them to try to eliminate noise that would otherwise pass through your sp
The Chevrolet Camaro is a popular sports car from the 70's, 80's and 90's. It is a classic American muscle car that was build for speed and styling. Because of its popularity, the Camaro ran several decades as a mainstay in Chevrolet's stable of solid performing sports cars. The basic platform prett
There's no denying that love-it-or-hate-it side exhaust has a hard-core look and sound. However, an ineptly engineered system can be obnoxious and inefficient at best and downright dangerous at worst. Although it may seem like the simplest of all systems, building a side exhaust requires a considere
The Mazda MX-6 is a midlevel vehicle that pushes out between 80 and 198 horsepower depending upon your engine selection. Increasing the horsepower on the MX-6 can be done by installing a Bomz cold air intake. The Bomz cold air intake replaces the stock air intake, and adds about 10 more horsepower t
The Rhino 660 is a popular off-road vehicle because of its side-by-side seating configuration and room for multiple people. These UTVs use a belt to connect the motor to the transmission. This belt can break, and if it does, you won't be able to drive the vehicle at all. To fix the issue, the UTV ha
Although the 1999 Mustang GT was equipped with a high-horsepower 4.6-liter engine, it did not have the same horsepower output as the newer S197 Mustang GT or the direct injections that are available on the 2011 Mustang GT models. However, as with most cars equipped with an ECU (electronic control un
The Z06 Corvette is only second in power to the ZR1 Corvette. Available in the C5 and the C6 body styles, the Z06 is sure to turn heads and impress car connoisseurs with its engine specifications. While body style between the two Z06s changed, horsepower increased in the C6 version to...
The crystalline structure of cast iron varies depending on the rate the steel was cooled. Cast iron drills differently than other types of steel due to the variations in the steel structure. When drilling rolled steel, the material drilled from the hole will work in a spiral from the tip of the dril
Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesChevy, a division of General Motors, introduced the 12-bolt rear axle assembly in 1965. Another common name for this assembly is the 12-bolt truck differential. The design gave the axle assembly the strength and durability to handle the big engines in...
The Starmate ST2 is a plug-and-play satellite radio. Capable of adding a new dimension of listening pleasure to your automobile's stereo system, the ST2 features 30 station presets, five-line LCD display and an internal memory that allows the user to pause live broadcasts. Because the ST2 is plug-an
E10 is the designation given to the first-generation Toyota Corolla. This model was produced from 1966 to 1970. Offered in coupe, sedan and wagon models, the E10 came equipped with an automatic or four-speed manual transmission. Powered by a 1.1-liter, four-cylinder carbureted engine capable of prod
Get your engines revved by painting your race car.race car neon sign image by MAXFX from Fotolia.comIf you enjoy the speed of the track and the thrill of the race, car racing may get your motors revving. While the professional racers in sports such as NASCAR drive cars skillfully painted...
The Ford Model T was a revolutionary automobile on so many levels, and introduced the convenience that car owners today take for granted while traveling long distances or commuting to and from work. The Model T was the first affordable car conceived specifically for the blue-collar family. It was t
An enclosed trailer provides valuable added security and weather protection when hauling expensive gear or live all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), while additional tie-downs in the interior keep objects safely in place. When choosing a trailer, consider the volume and weight capacities that will be needed
The custom motorcycle scene has grown significantly since the heyday of the custom choppers and bobbers in the late '60s and '70s. While there is a huge supply of custom parts for today's custom machines, many bike builders prefer to fabricate their own parts in order to stand out from the crowd. Th