Knowledge base and information for General Motors 366 and 427 tall deck, big block engines.
TH400 parking brake
Information on transmission tailshaft mounted parking brakes for the General Motors TH400 transmission.
CNC router build
Description and information for our CNC router system build. Includes parts list and build pictures.
PS262 oil sender
Information and troubleshooting for the PS262 oil pressure sender used on General Motors engines. Deals with functionality and problems.
GM 73-91 Headlights
Troubleshooting and fixes for 1973-1991 General Motors 'square body' full size truck headlights. Problems, overheating, switch functionality, wiring diagrams, and fixes.
GM 89-95 DRAC
External VSSB/DRAC (Vehicle Speed Sensor Buffer / Digital Ratio Adapter Controller) programming and adustment.
General Motors GMT-400 body, full size truck door handles (full size trucks). Includes information on conversion to Kodiak/Topkick/3500HD style handles.
1988 R10 Suburban
1988 Suburban refurbishment project.
1973 D200 Truck
1973 D-200 Dodge crew cab pickup truck refurbishment project.
1987 E150 Van
1987 E-150 Ford Clubwagon passenger van refurbishment project.
Collection of automotive literature.
Functionality and troubleshooting of automotive air conditioning systems. Specifically information for r134a systems, but some information applies to many refridgerants.
A quick guide to hydroboost brakes, and line routing.
GM Custom Cruise III cruise control
Cruise control systems for General Motors 1983 and up 'square body' trucks. Includes functionality, parts descriptions, wiring, vacuum routing, and troubleshooting information.
2001 and 2002 Toyota 4Runner ABS Module
Symptoms and repair for failure of the ABS module in 2001 and 2002 Toyota 4Runner models. May include other years/models as well.
4.7L intake manifolds
Information dump on Dodge/RAM/JEEP/Chrysler 4.7L V8 engine intake manifolds, regarding failure of the rear plug/cap assembly.
The budget build myth
This article explains our opinion on the myth of the 'budget build', and why it is generally not possible with the standard 'hotrod magazine' formula. It is possible, but not in the way most people think.
Daily driving our 1988 Suburban
A log of our escapades, fixes, and other details that anyone who daily drives an older vehicle might find interesting.
Information on Bosch TPS (Throttle Position Sensors), failure symptoms and troubleshooting, etc. Specifically for the 0280 122 001 models.
GM 1985- forward 'square body' truck wiper motors
Rebuild information and procedures for GM 1985- forward 'square body' truck wiper motors.
1974 Stepvan Bucket Truck
1974 Stepvan Bucket Truck. Information, pictures, and 3D models.
1978 Chevrolet El Camino
1978 El Camino refurbishment project (still currently underway).
The 85 MPH speedometer
The 85 MPH speedometer. Why it existed, why it doesn't any longer, why it was great, and the modern solution.
GM 4.3 liter non-start issue
GM fuel injected 4.3 liter V6 engines that will not start. A summary of one of our recent diagnosis and repair.
1987 Dodge Ram 318 engine troubleshooting and diagnostics
A practical guide to troubleshooting and diagnostics with specific references to the 318 cubic inch engines used in 1987 Dodge Ram trucks. Contains information relevant to all engine troubleshooting and diagnosis.
Revolutionizing the Small Engine Industry: Polymers and Ceramics
This paper presents a quick view of the introduction of polymers and ceramics into small engine manufacture.