Jeff Karls's Articles
Member since Oct 28 2016
Jeff is the Product Manager for the street and muscle side of Speedway Motors. He has been a life-long hot rodder with a variety of projects over the years. Whether he's working on his '46 Ford, '54 Chevy, or his upcoming project - a '67 Chevelle - Jeff is a knowledgeable resource with a real knack for thoroughly explaining the process.
Jeff Karls's Articles
Follow along as Jeff installs Mr. Gasket aluminum finned valve covers and gaskets to his iron-head engine. Learn how to prep the covers for a fresh coat of engine paint!
See how Jeff installs Hedman mid-length headers to the big block in his '67 Chevelle. Learn about the modifications made to the steering shaft and the clamp on the lower steering column for a successful application.
Read how to lower the front of your 92-98 Chevy pickup using a DJM lowering kit. These tips are helpful for smooth completion.
Read how to lower the rear of your 92-98 Chevy pickup using a DJM lowering kit. These tips are helpful for smooth completion.
See how Jeff tackles the installation of a 9" power brake booster on his '67 Chevelle. Learn some tips for this application and why it's important to leave some free travel at the top of the pedal swing.
Follow along as Jeff installs an early 700R4 transmission for the big block in his 1967 Chevelle. See how this unit is upgraded and converted to a later 30 spline style.
Jeff tackles the task of installing a Big Block Engine into his 1967 Chevelle. Read about the hardships he faced and some of the tricks he learned to make this installation run smoothly.
Learn how to restore vintage 200S mag wheels. These steps ensure a smooth and successful restoration and installation.
After installing front brakes, Jeff is now ready for wheels and tires. See how a spacer is used to make his 15" wheels fit just right and a slick way to speed up the sanding and polishing process of the wheel dust caps.
Jeff demonstrates the installation of front brake lines and hoses for his 1967 Chevelle. Learn how he uses a Titan mini-bender for all the tight bends this job required and an important tip on sealing pipe threads.
Next up, Jeff replaces the brake lines on his Chevelle. See how he uses a double flaring brake line tool by Titan Tools to create double flares. This tool is sure to make your life easier, and save some time!
Jeff demonstrates how to plumb the brake master cylinder with steel lines in his 1967 Chevelle. See tips on how to bend brake lines, use flare tools to make double flares, and give hard lines some spring.
Jeff installs a Wilwood 12.19" Front Disc Brake Kit to his 1967 Chevelle. Read more on the caliper bracket assembly and brake rotor setup.
Jeff converts his 1967 Chevelle manual brake system to power by installing a Delco booster kit. Learn how to make the master cylinder more resistant to brake fluid and a few tips for an easy install.
Jeff preps the rear end housing to secure the brake lines and shows how to fasten bolt-on brake line tabs on the lower trailing arm bracket. Follow along as he applies Wilwood Dynalite Calipers to his 1967 Chevelle.
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