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5 days ago
Project Chevelle goes to the dyno! Check out this video to see the first of the performance tests on our 1972 Chevelle.
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by EMi Tech Team - Posted in Videos
7 months 18 days ago
How-to install Speedway's new wheel bolt & tab kit on your sprint car.
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by Pat O. - Posted in Videos
9 months 2 days ago
Speedway Motors employee Pat O. is back with Dave's 1951 Chevy Truck project to talk about the 1947-1954 Chevy Truck EFI Fuel tank available from Speedway Motors.
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What is the Toolbox?

Dig through our Toolbox to learn how-to! Speedway Motors’ automotive blog is packed with how-to videos, automotive tech articles, and expert advice to help you with your project or race car setup. We've leveraged our 60+ years of performance parts expertise to compile hundreds of technical car articles in one easy-to-reference place. Whether your passion is race car setup and preparation, perfecting your showstopper, or simply improving driveability on your old car or truck – we have the technical car articles for you. Learn the best tips and tricks from our in-house experts who spend their nights wrenching in the garage and racing at the track. This automotive blog has everything you need to empower your passion.

Body Articles See All

by Alex O. - Posted in Tech
2 months 9 days ago
The benefits of the Micro Sprint Billet Wing Actuator Adapter and how to install it on your car.
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by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 10 days ago
How to make a plaque mount bracket and mount an aluminum novelty plaque on a '46 Ford Sedan.
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by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 20 days ago
A 1967 Chevelle project, which guides you through the process of replacing the trunk floor. This article includes details on fitting the new panel and butt welding the sheet metal.
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Brakes See All

by Tim - Posted in Videos
2 months 16 days ago
Tim demonstrates the brake assembly with a Wide 5 drum brake and Speedway's new self-energizing backing plate.
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by Tim - Posted in Videos
2 months 27 days ago
Tim explains the process of adjusting Buick Finned Drums to fit Speedway's self-energizing backing plate assembly.
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by Jason - Posted in Tech
3 months 21 days ago
Grant Kroft’s 1929 Ford Model A shows us that if you are passionate enough about something, nothing can stop you from achieving your goal. Read the story behind this hot rodder!
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Electrical & Ignition Articles See All

by Dalton J. - Posted in Tech
35 days ago
One of the most important parts of your racing operation is the engine. This article gives a detailed overview on how to maintain your engine to get the most out of it for as long as possible. Also learn some tips to prolong the life of your engine.
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by Tyler P. - Posted in Tech
56 days ago
A routine weekly maintenance checklist to perform between each race in order to keep a clean and efficient race car at the track.
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by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 22 days ago
This creative Chevelle project explains the process of installing a battery box into a retro cooler with some hiccups along the way. Where there's a will, there's a way.
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Engine & Exhaust Articles See All

by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 2 days ago
The steps of a repaint/restoration project on a 496 Blueprint crate engine. Jeff K. talks about how he went from a Chevelle 283 to a garage sale 496 Blueprint.
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by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 10 days ago
The process of changing out a mechanical fuel pump in a 1957 Bel Air and some helpful tips while doing so.
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by Jeff K. - Posted in Tech
2 months 13 days ago
The process of changing out a heater core in a 1957 Bel Air. This article discusses the assembly of parts and important tips to remember while changing out a heater core.
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Safety Articles See All

by McKenna H. - Posted in Tech
27 days ago
Sprint car driver, McKenna Haase, learns her lesson the hard way and explains why she is so passionate about her helmet. She believes it is the most important piece of safety gear in racing, find out why!
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by Frank G. - Posted in Tech
2 months 28 days ago
How to determine that you have adequate head clearance in your chassis. This article talks about the recommended height your helmet should be from the bottom of the roll cage and important reminders while building your car.
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10 months 11 days ago
Sorting out which tearoff to get for your helmet shield can be a challenge. Use the guide from Speedway Motors to select the right style for your needs!
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Suspension & Steering Articles See All

53 days ago
Tim demonstrates a quick and easy solution to removing dents in your sprint car torsion tube. Check out this video for a simple fix to a common problem.
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by Tyler P. - Posted in Tech
56 days ago
How to prepare and properly wash your sprint car as part of an organized, routine weekly maintenance.
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by Frank G. - Posted in Tech
2 months 24 days ago
How to identify when torsion bars go bad and how often you should change or replace them.
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Tools See All

by Jared C. - Posted in Tech
59 days ago
Many sanctioning bodies now require mud covers to be bolted to the wheel and the mounting tabs to be integral or welded to the wheel. This article explains how to properly bolt on mud covers and the tools required to do so.
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by Zach R. - Posted in Tech
59 days ago
Zach R. gives a step by step on how to setup and use the Speedway Professional Ring & Pinion Setup Tool Set.
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by EMi Tech Team - Posted in Tech Tips
2 months 27 days ago
Spindle caster guide for a Stallard micro sprint.
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Transmission & Driveline Articles See All

by EMi Tech Team - Posted in Tech Tips
2 months 28 days ago
A guide on how to groove your left rear and right rear tires.
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by Steve - Posted in Tech
4 months 5 days ago
Steve provides a step-by-step guide to install the Speedway Motors GM 10-Bolt Polished Finned Aluminum Rear End Cover.
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by Jess M. - Posted in Tech
5 months 8 days ago
After receiving many inquires, Jess shares the wheel and tire combo on her coupe.
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