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    by Published on 07-17-2012 11:32  Number of Views: 796 
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    This is a write-up of the trip I took with my son to document the 2009 Hot Rod Power Tour. It was a fantastic trip. I had just finished working on my car two days before we had to leave for the trip, which made thigns very exciting! Anyway, I had written this up on antoher website and thought I'd share it here. I hope you enjoy the commentary and the pictures. It is a very memorable event for me ... another one of those bucket list items checked off ... unfortunately I think I have added it back on the list for round two. Details forthcoming!
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    by Published on 06-24-2012 16:52  Number of Views: 505 
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    Bitchin' Auto is now Broke Auto!


    Paul and I created this forum to be family friendly however we did not look at all aspects of the old name. In and of it's self it ...
    by Published on 05-18-2012 07:06
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    Well, maybe not in the literal sense, but I wanted to discuss how you can go about getting a little bit more out of your lawnmower.

    I, like many of you, have a newer self-propelled lawnmower which has a set engine ...
    by Published on 05-11-2012 16:16

    Buying a car from the Stealership

    Iíve wanted to write this article for some time now. As some background, I was laid off from my job as an Imagery Analyst (Iíll tell you about it sometime) in May of 1998. After about a month of searching for a new job, I took a job selling cars. Selling cars, IMHO, is not a very good job for anyone, at least the ...
    by Published on 04-28-2012 18:00
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    What is an internal combustion engine? It is responsible for turning an air/fuel mixture into motion. It does this by burning the mixture inside the engine to utilize the power output of the combustion explosion. There are different kinds of internal combustion engines like diesel or gas turbine. However, for the purpose of this article we are talking about ones utilizing gasoline as its primary fuel source.
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    by Published on 03-29-2012 08:36  Number of Views: 912 
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    Monday I left to come to Boston for a conference for work. The plan was to be here most of the week. When I found out, I dropped an email to Factory Five Racing to see if I could get a tour of the plant. Their front lady, Sally Bean, sent me back a note saying they could oblige. I was ecstatic (as you could probably tell from this blog post). When I got to Boston, I got in the rental car and started my hour trek down to Wareham, MA. I arrived a little early due to being able to grab an early flight. I was glad I did, as I don't think I would have made it to the Factory Five shop before they closed ... or without enough time ...
    by Published on 03-07-2012 11:56  Number of Views: 459 
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    Most people on this forum, this will come second nature to you. But, there are those that are either looking to save money, or just want the satisfaction ...
    by Published on 02-07-2012 12:13  Number of Views: 680 
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    What's up guys and gals. I thought I would post up a how-to on installing poly bushings from Prothane. I had noticed that my steering was really loose so I started checking the front end out. On the passenger side, I could grab the upper control arm and move it front and back about 1/2", not good. So, i ordered this kit and started the install on the passenger side. There are no pics from that side other than the completed pics. This is cause the drivers side is exactly the same with the exception of having to remove the master cyl to get to a shock bolt.

    So, with all of that said, onto the writeup.

    The first thing that you want to do is get the car up in the air and put it on jack stands. ...
    by Published on 02-06-2012 15:46  Number of Views: 520 
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    Part 1 - Aperture, Shutter Speed, & ISO

    First and foremost, we need to cover the 3 main settings you should be adjusting on your Digital SLR and the relationship they share with one and other: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO. In the world of photography, light is everything. These 3 settings control how much light enters your camera or how your camera processes that light, so understanding what each setting controls and the relationship between the settings is critical to taking a properly exposed picture.

    1) Aperture

    Think of Aperture as the hole in your camera that lets in light. A bigger aperture means a bigger "hole" and thus, lets in more light. Conversely, a smaller aperture will let in less light. Aperture is probably the most confusing of the 3 settings because the number (f/stop) used to describe it may seem "backwards" to most people. The lower the ...
    by Published on 02-06-2012 15:43  Number of Views: 831 
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    Hello everyone, I have searched on here and have noticed that people are paying quite a bit of money to have just the case powder coated. How would you like to know how to do it yourself? It's not near as hard as you are thinking it is. And, you can do a whole computer (after the purchase of the gun) for about $10, and that is a high figure.

    The first thing that you need to do is go here and select the gun that you want. You can spend as little as $90 plus the powder of your choice, or just do it like I did and get the elite system that has some pretty good powder. It also comes with plugs, tape, wire and some other stuff that you will need. When you get it setup and use it quite a bit, it will look like this...




    Then you need to get an oven. I use an old oven that I had in my house till I got my new glasstop range (shameless plug I know ). You can get a ...



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