When Ford set out to build the new Ford GT, it was a multipurpose project, designed to win races, of course, but also to develop new engine technologies, stretch the company's understanding of aerodynamics and push the boundaries of advanced materials usage, all for eventual use in other models across the Ford lineup. In developing the engine, there was a lot of spillover to … [Read more...]
Composite Materials: Step-by-Step Projects Building with composites in your garage, from making the mold, to cutting the fabric, and finishing the part, all the information is here.
As an owner myself, I have to admit, this looks pretty good. American Muscle wants to give you a chance to win a big box of upgrades and accessories for your F150. You could increase performance or appearance, maybe both. All they need is your name and email and you're in. Quick and easy. They have an experienced team of experts ready to help you with America's most popular … [Read more...]
The constant push to send young people to college is having an effect and it isn't good. Too many do what they're supposed to do, pursuing a degree they don't really want with money they don't have for a job they'll never get while at the same time, auto dealers are struggling to find good mechanics, who can work their way up to solid positions earning $100,000 per year or … [Read more...]
Elon Musk has so many irons in the fire it's hard to know what's coming next, but he recently announced on twitter Tesla was working on electric trucks, both a pickup and an electric semi. Now he's teased everyone with the release of this photo, a dark image of the front of a highly streamlined design with vertical LED headlights. Conventional semis have all been working on … [Read more...]
How To Weld To build and repair with metal, you must know how to weld. Isn't it time you learned this essential metalworking skill?
In a recent article about using the metric system on American cars, the 7 Litre Ford came up in the comments. It was available as a separate model for one year only, 1966, and as an option package in 1967. The numbers I found on how many were produced and still exist seem to vary a bit, but it's definitely a small number and dwindling as the years go by, so when I saw this one … [Read more...]