Build Your Own Wall of Shame — and Learn From it

Motorsports is an expensive place to learn life lessons. A lot of us have been educated on things the tough way in the School...

Build Your Own Magnetic Alignment Guide

Clockwise or counterclockwise, that is the question. Do you know the difference? Do you know the difference when you are looking up? Do you...

Staying Cool With A Mister Bucket

We race during the summer, which means it is H-O-T, hot! Regardless of your political feelings about climate change, you can’t ignore 100-degree temperatures....

Build Your Own Portable Wheel-Washing Station

Any amount of time at a race track equals dirty wheels. There is no way around it. Even if you aren’t running an aggressive...

Intercooler Cooling

Turbos are nothing new when it comes to vehicle performance. Using the speed of exhaust gases to spin and pressurize air going into an...

Tire Balancing With Knowledge

This particular Toolshed Engineer article is an update to two previously published stories on tire mounting and balancing titled Tire Preparation Basics and Nitrogen...

Installing a Front Hitch for More Cargo Capacity

Racing requires a lot of stuff. You need cars, helmets, trailers, radios, gas cans, tools, barbecues, ice chests, bicycles, spare parts and unfortunately sometimes...

Easy Way To Time Your Honda Ignition

We have all heard the saying, “Timing is everything.” It’s absolutely true. Timing has an enormous effect on our lives. Walk into a restaurant...

Build Your Own Seat Insert

Boxing heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson once said, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” I’ve been punched in the...

Motorsports Storage

Over time racecar drivers become inherently good at collecting stuff, extra wheels, spare engines, etc. If they’re really good, they collect lots of trophies....

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