There are few cars as recognizable - and controversial - as the 1959 Cadillac. The large, iconic tailfins, dual bullet taillights and audacious front and rear bumpers represented the zenith of stylistic flamboyance and put an exclamation point on an era when the jet age was capturing the nation's collective imagination.
It's hard to understand why the Buick Super faded away in the late 1950s. Just a step below a Cadillac in the GM pecking order, the Buick Super tried to bridge the gap between a luxury car and the car for the common man. It was the mid-level Buick, and had plenty of luxuries while being competitively priced when compared to other large sedans on the market.
Modern fuel injection systems do a terrific job of producing horsepower and controlling emissions, but they don't have much style. For getting the gearhead's blood flowing not much compares with the look and sound of three Stromberg 97 carburetors atop a hot rod's motor.
I Googled "muffler leaking water" and came across the term "weep hole". In what appears to be common knowledge to everyone but me, a "weep hole" is a hole that is drilled or punched into the bottom a muffler so that water vapor that condenses has an exit. This helps to prevent a steel muffler from deteriorating from the inside out and thereby extending its life.
When it comes to protecting your truck bed, choices typically include rubber mats, spray-on liners or hard plastic bed liners. A tonneau cover protects your cargo from the sun, rain and snow and can also help to safeguard your valued possessions from theft, reduce vehicle drag to boost fuel economy and can improve the overall appearance of your truck.
Ever wonder what the term OEM actually means? OEM, or Original Equipment Manufacturer is a bit of a misnomer whose definition has changed over time. In the past, an OEM was defined as a company who manufactured products that were then used as components in another company's product. Often, an OEM works hand-in-hand with the company that ultimately sells the finished object or goods.
Are you looking for a (relatively) cheap bump in horsepower for your bone stock Mustang that improves the look of your motor without causing harm to it? Does a simple parts swap that gives you an increase of 5-30 hp sound enticing? If so, then a cold air intake system is an affordable modification to increase horsepower for a few minutes of work.
It's always a good time for a tailgate party. This tradition, which started in the US and has spread all over the world, is the perfect time to get together with like-minded friends, grill some food, play some games, listen to some music, at sporting events and concerts.
No one wants to admit that they made a four figure mistake and purchased a lousy set of mud tires. That's why when choosing tires for off-road performance you can't always rely on friends, online forums or the clerk at the local auto parts store. You need to do your homework and ask yourself what type of terrain do you plan to frequent - will it be mud, rock or snow?
In recent years, parts manufacturers have listened to customer requests and have brought to market hundreds of well refined aftermarket parts for Chevrolet's legendary C-10. From disc brake conversions, to replacement chrome bumpers to engine upgrades for Chevy's venerable Inline 6, there are now many ways to enhance the look and performance of your classic C-10 truck.
In recent years, manufacturers of off road tires have made significant design improvements in the appearance, durability, and ride quality of their off road and mud terrain tires. Before you go ahead and lay down your cold hard cash to purchase new rubber for your truck, Jeep or SUV, you have to ask yourself a question... namely, what should you reasonably expect from an off road tire?