Tag: JT

SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

SHOP TALK – TECH – I’ve Said It Before…

Hello fellow gearheads. With every passing day, I am getting one step closer to finally finishing the latest upgrades on Big Red. Once you go down the long, treacherous, expensive road named “Mild to Wild,” bypassing the town of “Simple and Easy,” you arrive at the city of “Expensive-ville,” which is surrounded by the suburbs […]

July 6, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

SHOP TALK – RACIN’ IS RACIN’

The other day, one of my buddies asked why an old friend of ours doesn’t come to the track anymore. I laughed and said, “he’s a street racer now.” My response was immediately met with another question. “Okay, but why can’t  he come to the track anymore?” In recent years, I’ve come to learn that […]

June 26, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

SHOP TALK – Why Do We Do This?

I understand that we all have a passion for cars or I wouldn’t be writing this article and you wouldn’t be reading it. I understand that some of us get obsessive and even excessive with our cars. I also understand that our cars are supposed to bring us joy and take us away from the […]

June 22, 2020 More
TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

TECH/SHOP TALK – Gearheads & Good Deeds

For all of the gearheads out there, you know what I mean when I say, “we are on everyone’s speed dial.” It seems we are often called when someone is in need of our skillset rather than a simple “what’s going  on” friendship call. Many have taken advantage of my good nature, but I consider […]

June 19, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Wiring

SHOP TALK – Wiring

When the weather takes a turn in winter’s direction around here, my phone tends to ring a lot with custom automotive work. After all, it is the season to make any necessary repairs, as well as any unnecessary upgrades (had to write that—my wife was looking over my shoulder). But for the record, there is […]

June 18, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

SHOP TALK – Why Cars?

I do my best to cover a wide variety of topics here in Shop Talk. As I’ve written before, these topics are born from actual conversations that have taken place in my shop. I recently had a new client hire me to perform some electrical magic on his camper. He roamed around the shop while […]

June 17, 2020 More
SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

SHOP TALK – The Mysterious Rear Diff

To the average person, tools are metal objects that are kept in a toolbox and occasionally used to hang a picture or tighten a loose screw. To a gearhead, tools are like food and water: basic necessities. Most  serious DIY mechanics own a variety of tools that might include a welder, plasma cutter, chop saw, […]

June 16, 2020 More
IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – SHOP TALK – A Perfectly Good Hood

IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – SHOP TALK – A Perfectly Good Hood

IT’S SHOP TALK WEEK – Check in daily with us for a SHOP TALK ARTICLE WITH RPM Magazine’s very own JT. TO RUIN OR NOT TO RUIN A PERFECTLY GOOD HOOD: THAT is the Question! We’ve all had to make extremely hard decisions when it comes to our cars. Perhaps the most difficult ones are […]

June 15, 2020 More
TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

TECH – TOW TECH – Need a Lift – Air Bag Install

Yes, I am guilty of it. If you consider yourself  a gearhead then you are probably guilty of it as well. What am I accusing you of? Gearheads like having toys and usually don’t have enough money to buy something new or something that is the “best” in its class—mostly because we can fix them […]

June 10, 2020 More
Terminal Condition – JT – 1994 Camaro SS

Terminal Condition – JT – 1994 Camaro SS

Chances are, if you picked up this magazine, you already have it. If you don’t, you most likely soon will. With both genetic and heritable trains identified already, many of us acquired it either from a family member like a dad, grandfather, or uncle or a neighborhood friend with a tool box and a crowded […]

April 18, 2020 More
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