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    Autoblog Project Garage: Underbody rust mitigation

    Quite simply, rust sucks. Most any vehicle regularly driven during winters in the Salt Belt will fall victim to corrosion, and the various spray-on undercoatings available from the aftermarket have their shortcomings. Specifically, the spray-on application of these coatings often results in ...

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    Autoblog Project Garage: Axle swap, Part IV

    One of the goals of the Autoblog Project Garage posts is to give our readers some insight into the scope of various projects, including a sense of the amount of time it might take to complete a job given our usual variety of distractions. As a case in point, the first post concerning a rear-disc ...

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    Project Kahn Phantom: for when the "standard" Rolls-Royce just won't do

    British tuning house Project Kahn seem to have a knack for messing with perfection like few others kahn. They'll take your Ferrari, Bentley, Range Rover, Aston Martin or other bespoke wheels and take it a step further. Kahn's latest project starts with the already elite Rolls Royce Phantom and ...

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    Autoblog Project Garage: Axle swap, Part III

    In the previous installment of this epic saga, we started reassembling the axle that will be going underneath a 1996 Buick Roadmaster. In case you've forgotten the point of this exercise - and you'd be forgiven, as the scope of this project has suffered mightily from feature creep - we're trying to ...

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    Autoblog Project Garage: Axle swap, Part II

    With the axle disassembled in the previous installment of this project, it is now time to start putting things back together with fresh parts as needed. One surprise that we encountered during the tear-down of the axle was a significant amount of debris; namely, there was a lot of dirt inside the ...

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    Demystifying nitrous oxide, Part II

    In the previous installment of this series, we discussed the function of nitrous oxide on a theoretical level. Now it's time to take a look at the hardware that is required to successfully employ nitrous as a power adder. Most nitrous users will start with a kit, the thoroughness of which varies ...

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    Autoblog Project Garage: Axle swap, Part I

    Here's a great example of a project that has undergone a bit of "feature creep". Oh, it started innocently enough, with my wife asking if anything could be done to improve the brake feel of our 1996 Buick Roadmaster. Sure, I said - we can ditch the rear drum brakes, and install a set of discs ...

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    A Legends racecar for the street

    Give Lincoln Brier credit for doing something out of the ordinary when he came upon the idea to convert his used Legends racecar into a single-seat street machine. The task was relatively simple, with the addition of turn signals, lights, a full exhaust system with muffler, and a horn pretty much ...

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    Nine seconds in the quarter mile for less than $10K

    For those of you that have voiced concern about the seven-figure built-for-show projects that keep popping up all over the place, consider this 1995 Pontiac Trans Am to be the antidote. Built by Clint Schexnayder and his brother, the 'bird flies through the quarter mile in 9.85 seconds with a trap ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance 101: In-tank fuel pump R&R

    If you own enough vehicles with an electric fuel pump, eventually it's likely that your luck will run out and you'll find yourself with a vehicle that refuses to operate properly due to a lack of go-juice. Most modern vehicles place the pump in the tank where it can be kept cool with a constant ...

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    Determining oil change intervals via analysis

    John's post on Valvoline's oil change interval survey results got the attention of our readers, so perhaps now it's time for a slightly different perspective on the topic. If one accepts the fact that each combination of driver and engine is likely to require its own oil change interval, then the ...

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    Demystifying nitrous oxide, Part I

    Nitrous oxide is known by several names - "nitrous", "spray", "the bottle" , "giggle juice", "laughing gas", "N-O-S" (just please dignify yourself and don't refer to it as "nawz") - but yet it's also perhaps the least understood piece of technology that is available to a modern hot rodder. ...

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    The Autoblog Project Garage: Big-brake install, Part II

    With our transmission project on hold while we await the arrival of some parts, it was finally time to open up the large and heavy (81 pounds!) box of Kore3 brake parts that showed up on our doorstep about a month ago. We covered the selection process in Part I, and now it's time to dive in and ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance 301: Transmission R&R, Part II

    With the defective transmission finally removed from our Impala SS, it's time to tear it down to inspect for damage and replace any components that are deemed defective. Although we usually shy away from messing with automatic transmissions, manuals are usually simple enough to be serviced with a ...

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    Autoblog Maintenance 301: Transmission R&R, Part I

    Several of our readers have been requesting tech topics of a higher level of complexity, and so we went and broke a transmission just so we could show you how to fix it. OK, that's not quite how things went; the Tremec/BWA T56 six-speed manual in our '96 Impala SS started making some seriously bad ...

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    Autoblog hits the dragstrip, Part II: We actually take a few passes

    Having offered up some tips on running the quarter-mile in a previous post, it's now time to line up and take a few passes ourselves. We did so courtesy of a close friend who was nice enough to hand over the keys of his '96 Impala SS; presumably, the favor will need to be returned once our own ...

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    Project Kahn offers a Facelift for the Audi A8

    If the Audi A8's stock wheels do nothing for you, or if the ride height as delivered from the factory still makes you think of a pickup truck, Project Khan has the fix. The British/Italian tuner starts with its 21" RS-X wheels (9.5" wide in the front and 11" out back), and then fits the vehicle ...


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