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Get That Project Car Started: Here's What You Can Do In Just One Day

Deep down we all know a project car is a dangerous proposition. But the “ran when parked” siren song can be hard to ignore when you’re looking at a rusty version of your dream car. Let us be the devil and the angel on your shoulders here... Do it. Here’s what you’re in for. » 7/23/15 4:41pm 7/23/15 4:41pm

Painting Your Exhaust: Why, How, And What It Looks Like After

The exhaust on my sportbike was starting to look like crusty lines of crap left by a camel in the Simpson Desert. But I can’t afford new pipes, so I started looking for “preservation” solutions. That brought me to silica-ceramic coating header paint, so here’s everything you need to know about it. » 7/15/15 2:24pm 7/15/15 2:24pm

Fox & Friends Hosts Attempt To Change Tire, Step On Own Genitals

The hosts of the Fox morning show that’s named like it should heavily involve puppets, Fox & Friends, aren’t exactly the sort of people that instill any sense of, oh, competence. They tend to have more of a gleeful bedshitter quality about them. So when two of them tried to change a tire, the results were predictably… » 5/26/15 9:20pm 5/26/15 9:20pm

Here's How To Upgrade Worn Rubber Bushings In Your Car's Suspension

If you've ever driven down a straight road and felt a huge dead spot in the response of your steering wheel, or have had to correct constantly to do something as simple drive in a straight line, you may need new front suspension bushings. Fortunately, I'll tell you how to replace them quickly, using nothing but… » 4/23/15 2:16pm 4/23/15 2:16pm

Carmakers Want To Use Copyright Law To Make Working On Your Car Illegal

You know what a pain those plastic engine covers are? How they get in the way and hide your own car’s engine from you? Well, consider that black piece of molded plastic a metaphor for something much worse: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Automakers are trying to use the DMCA to say you can’t work on or modify… » 4/21/15 12:05pm 4/21/15 12:05pm

How To Take Spectacular Driving Pictures Inside Your Car, By Yourself

For those of you following my escapades, a short while ago I drove Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus LS400 from New Jersey To Los Angeles. Here's a secret: Driving through most of America can get mind-numbingly boring. Here's how to take some great pictures in the meantime and curb the monotony. » 4/16/15 2:06pm 4/16/15 2:06pm

Amazing Dad Builds Kids Working Bulldozer, All Other Dads Shamed 

The other day I used a pair of scissors to turn a block of packing foam into a Baymax toy for my son. He liked it, and for a few moments there I felt like a pretty cool dad. Then I saw this dad's astounding 942 lb working 18 HP bulldozer he made for his kids, and I realized that, really, I'm a big pile of crap. This… » 3/16/15 4:00pm 3/16/15 4:00pm

Why Don't You Wrench On Your Own Car?

Hello, my name is Tavarish, and I'm a gearhead. I often have dirty nails, oil-stained jeans and have cursed more than one should in the vicinity of God-fearing neighbors during futile efforts of removing stubborn bolts. However, it has come to my attention that most people aren't like me. The question to my car-loving… » 3/05/15 9:28am 3/05/15 9:28am

New Kickstarter Is Planning What's Basically The Ikea Go-Kart

There's a reason Ikea does so well: the flat-packed, plywood items they sell are efficient to ship, well-designed, and pretty cheap. So why not use these same basic methods for a go-kart? That's what the people at Ply-Fly must have thought, because they have a Kickstarter for a plywood, flat-pack, owner-assembled… » 2/26/15 10:00pm 2/26/15 10:00pm