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Should I use Synthetic Oil in my Classic Muscle Car?

Sep
24

Should I use Synthetic Oil in my Classic Muscle CarThere are basically two types of oil that you can put in your classic muscle car’s engine; conventional and synthetic.  Conventional motor oils are distilled from crude, pumped-out-of-the-ground, oil and are the kind of oil that has been used in internal combustion engines for over 100 years. About 20 years ago, synthetic motor oils entered the marketplace. These are essentially “designer motor oils” that are created from a blend of pure hydrocarbon compounds.  Synthetic motor oils are superior to conventional oils in virtually all respects.  They are more slippery, hold up better in temperature extremes, last longer, and can provide superior lubrication to internal rubber and other materials. They even contribute to higher gas mileage.

Lasers – more than for just Laser Tag

Sep
24

Lasers – more than for just Laser TagLasers can do some amazing things.  They are being used today to read DVDs and CDs, correct blurry vision and even for transporting Star Trek crew.  Now you can add this to the list, “replacing car headlamps.” That’s right; vehicle headlights are getting beamed up.

Lasers have an illuminating power 1,000 times more powerful than LEDs — which up until just recently provided the greatest power of all the bulb technologies out there. Laser technology has some compelling advantages over standard illumination system, for example: laser automobile lights can be much smaller than conventional lighting systems, they can use much less energy than incandescent lights to operate, and they look pretty darn cool, too.

Chrysler and Cummings – A Proud History

Sep
24

Chrysler and Cummings – A Proud HistoryThe relationship between Chrysler and Cummins goes back to the mid-1980s.  Back in those days, Chrysler was the only one of the big three automakers that did not have a diesel engine in their model lineup.  In 1978, General Motors was the first to offer a diesel engine and their Oldsmobile 350 Diesel was an existing V8 design that they retooled for diesel use.  Ford followed in the early eighties with a 6.9L V-8 diesel that they bought from International Harvester.  Both of these engines were normally-aspirated and offered power similar to the gasoline powered versions. Then Chrysler got involved.

Boosting Horsepower with Nitrous Oxide

Sep
24

Boosting Horsepower with Nitrous OxideWhen it comes to increasing engine performance, there are a wide variety of performance parts on the market, and most are designed to do one thing: increase the amount of air and fuel the engine can pull into the cylinder on the intake stroke. The more air and fuel the engine can pack into the cylinders on the intake stroke, the greater the peak horsepower of the engine.

There is another method, though, that doesn’t require standard hot rodding tricks like changing blocks, pistons, camshafts and such engine hardware.  It simply introduces a gas called nitrous oxide into the engine and this can create an astonishing amount of additional power.

All about Continuously Variable Transmissions

Sep
24

Continuously Variable TransmissionsThe transmission in a car is the device that you use to change gears.  You control what gear a car is in with a standard transmission and with an automatic transmission, it does it for you.  Today we have a new type of transmission to consider and it is called a continuously variable transmission (CVT).  A CVT is a type of automatic transmission but it operates very differently than older automatics. CVTs provide more useable power, better fuel economy and smoother driving  than traditional automatic transmissions. CVTs have been around for years in motorized applications such as snowmobiles and off-road recreational vehicles, but just started to be used in regular automobiles a few years ago.

707 HP Supercharged C7 Corvette Test Drive with John Hennessey [VIDEO]

Sep
23

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Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Upgrade [VIDEO]

Sep
23

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Twin Turbo ZL1 Camaro 1/4 Mile Testing [VIDEO]

Sep
23

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707-Horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Earns EPA Highway Fuel-Economy Rating of 22 mpg

Sep
18

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT HEMI Hellcat Front AngleThe 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful muscle car ever, now boasts a fuel-economy rating as compelling as the 707 horses hurrying from its 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI® Hellcat V-8.

Equipped with Chrysler Group’s segment-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, the new Challenger SRT Hellcat has earned a highway fuel-economy rating of 22 miles per gallon (mpg) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

All-New Ford Mustang Offers High Performance with Sleek New Design and Innovative Tech

Sep
15

2015 Ford Mustang Front AngleLoaded with innovative technologies and delivering high levels of performance and style, the all-new Mustang is the next chapter in the life of one of the world’s most iconic cars.

Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”