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Winter Storage Tips

Winter Storage Tips

  By Mike Mavrigian Tips your customers should know about protection during long-term storage. Those of us who reside in areas of the country that experience cold and snowy winter periods are all too familiar with the need to safely store our hobby cars. Depending on where you live, the storage period can begin around [...]

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‘Hotrod & Restoration,’ ‘Performance Business’ Merge

‘Hotrod & Restoration,’ ‘Performance Business’ Merge

A powerful new business publication has arrived to serve professionals in the performance automotive aftermarket. Respected industry trade magazines Performance Business and Hotrod & Restoration have joined forces to create Performance & Hotrod Business, a publication designed to serve professional builders, retailers and race shops. “It just got easier to do business in the automotive [...]

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Shop Tips: Exhaust Headers

Shop Tips: Exhaust Headers

By Mike Mavrigian The choice of using tubular exhaust headers in place of a cast iron exhaust manifold has become a “no brainer” for just about any performance engine. Most consumers automatically assume that they need headers to complete the build, often without any consideration of the reason. Aside from the obvious appearance aspect, the [...]

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ididit Hosts Seminar Series

ididit Inc. will host a seminar series in early 2014 at its Tecumseh, Mich., headquarters featuring guest speakers from Vintage Air, Fatman Fabrication and Ann Arbor Welding Supply. Rick Love from Vintage Air will discuss air conditioning and how to fit the right unit in your car from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. [...]

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Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show Exhibitor List Now Available

Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show Exhibitor List Now Available

The lists of aftermarket companies scheduled to exhibit at the Hotrod & Restoration and Restyling & Truck Accessories Trade Shows are now available on the shows’ websites. Both shows will be held March 26-28 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and will offer attendees three days of education and two days of exhibits. More than 130 [...]

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Shop Tips: Electrical/Wiring Update

Shop Tips: Electrical/Wiring Update

By John Carollo Wheels and tires are easy. What kind of motor is easy. Wiring and electrical? Not so easy. But that’s changing—and rapidly! What used to be an area of “VooDoo” and noodle nightmares is quickly leading towards the same thing we’ve all seen evolve on electronic fuel injection conversions: Plug and Play. Sure, [...]

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Wilwood is ACES and PIES Capable

Camarillo, Calif.-based Wilwood Disc Brakes has announced the availability of ACES (vehicle data) and PIES (price level) digital documentation in-house capability. CES (Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard) enables Wilwood to publish their product inventory with standardized vehicle attributes to be compatible with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) standards. PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) allows Wilwood to exchange [...]

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Shop Tips: Mopar Challenges

Shop Tips: Mopar Challenges

By Ace Eckleberry Mopars are a distinct challenge to a typical custom trim shop. In my experience a vast majority of Mopar owners or restorers are primarily interested in original equipment or factory-styled replacement parts when available. It is few and far between when a higher-end Mopar restoration comes through and gives a trim shop any [...]

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Shop Tips: Cash Flow

Shop Tips: Cash Flow

By Eddie Wieber All businesses, no matter what the stripe and where, need to bring in at least a little more money than goes out in order to stay in business. That might be an Economics 101 axiom, but it’s also something that has been a problem and wreaked havoc on a lot of people, [...]

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Steering Systems: Fact & Fiction

Steering Systems: Fact & Fiction

By S. Kellie Colf Steering systems can often be misunderstood. Time-honored myths are handed down from mechanic to mechanic like pearls, but if they’re wrong, we should stop perpetuating them… Myth #1: “Vintage Stock Steering is better than anything from the aftermarket, regardless of condition.” Fact: Vintage stock steering was a good solid system when [...]

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