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It is almost terrifying the breadth of Jefferson's technical abilities. A fabricator, master technician, engine builder, paint and body guy, dirt track racer, road course driver, or a glossy magazine reporter, Jefferson can do it all. Oh yeah, he's also a YouTube hero.


There are a number of offerings on the market, but one company – Afco Racing – decided to put it’s extensive experience to the party by introducing a brand new Mustang strut. Let’s take a look.

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We step out to the PowerTV garages for an install of a new set of Dick Cepek Torque wheels, and Mickey Thomspon Baja STZ’s on the PowerTV 2011 F-150. We then head out for an on and off-road jaunt, to test the meddle of the new rolling stock

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Taking a look inside zMAX additives. Controversial for sure, you can take a look at the information and decide for yourself if you believe additives make sense for you to try.

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Far too often overlooked in the building of a street/strip project are the axles. While stock axles are not necessarily all bad, there are some things to consider when putting together a strip-ready rear end. We team up with Moser and Strange to bring you the 411 on street/strip axles.

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There are two kinds of street/strip cars—street cars that occasionally see the dragstrip, and drag cars that get driven to the cruise night every once in a while. Both cars need tires, but can that really be the same tire? We set out to break them down and give you the skinny on fat tires.

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Project MaxStreet, our blown, big-block ’66 Chevy II, is full of cool stuff—850 ProCharged rear-wheel horsepower, all good parts that ensure this rig will be a fun ride down the quarter-mile. That ride could, however, be our last if not for some necessary safety gear, namely a 10-point roll cage.

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This story is all about high-performance overdrive automatics. Modern automatic transmissions go far beyond the old slushbox technology inside the typical TH350 or C4 you find in most hot rods. We talk with Gearstar and TCI as well as show to custom install a late-model overdrive in your classic.

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Headers can help you make more power, but they can also bring it down. We aren’t experts in the exhaustive arts, so we called in some favors from some of the leaders in the header world. These guys are experts, and they schooled us in the science of headers.

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While reading a book called “HEMI, the History of the Chryser HEMI V8 Engine and HEMI-Powered Cars,” Mike learned the name of the original engineer who designed the original HEMI named Fred Shrimpton. Mike looked up and thought, “Could that be our ol’ Fred?”

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Any moderate to high horsepower engine needs an aftermarket fuel pump. The problem is, what pump do you need? We explore the different types of belt and electric drive pumps to help you pick the optimal piece for your project!

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Modern differentials come in many flavors—open, limited slip, locking, and spool (which is not even a differential). The open differential is not really “geared” for performance, so it’s out as is (see drop-ins below for open carrier upgrades). That leaves three. Here’s everything to know which works for y

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Launching on slicks or even drag radials puts an incredible amount of stress on the factory torque box, more than what it was designed for. Eventually, the cracks appear in the fatigued sheet metal and the mounting holes stretch out, which is why we turned to Wild Rides for our Project 666 Fox Body Mustang.

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Jonathan Ward of Icon calls it a “derelict rod.” A twist on the classic beater hot rod, a derelict takes a rusty, crusty car, strips it down and builds it back up, with all the amenities and performance of a modern supercar, with the exception of the exterior. No paint, no body work, just the original patina.

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Many Americans dream of owning a true Australian Falcon. While this isn’t a Mad Max tribute, it is quite cool and it’s for sale. Adam asked us to share that with our readers. If you think this is the car for you, check them out at www.Lebresecustomdivision.com.

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Are you bored with trailer queens? Then you need to check out Jimi Day’s 1969 AMC AMX. Owned by Jimi Day, AMXess is a 1969 American Motors AMX. Jimi, who also happens to be one of the co-founders of the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational, bought the car in 2002 with the intent of a restoration.

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Looking for some more power to pull your trailer or just to cruise on the street? Check out our install on Airaid’s latest F-250 air intake system, followed up by a complete dyno test!

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