Kevin Webel's Articles
Member since Dec 7 2016
Kevin grew up turning wrenches with his father Bill Webel, a lifelong mechanic who was part of the crew on the 4X Speedway sprint car driven by Jan Opperman and Doug Wolfgang. He literally grew up on the infield of Midwest Speedway sitting on the roof of his grandpa's car (K.B. Kaar). In the early 90's he raced NHRA D-Stock with a Daytona Yellow 69 Chevelle SS and had a matching yellow big block 69 ElCamino. After a 16 year stint in the Nebraska prison system working as a K9 Handler for drug interdiction, he returned to his true passion, Chevrolets! He is currently building a 1954 Chevy BelAir 4 door with a 454/TH400 and 10 bolt posi rear. You can read about a lot of the build in his Tech articles with parts supplied from Speedway Motors.
Kevin Webel's Articles
Follow this guide to learn how to change bore size on a master cylinder for 4 wheel disc brakes. View the conversion chart to figure the total bore area and determine if the pedal ratio is correct for the size of master cylinder.
Keep your rear cylinders running cool in a high performance engine by installing a water bypass kit to the intake manifold.
How to maintain coolant temperature for a Big Block Chevy engine. Installation instructions for a double pass radiator and electric fan in a 1954 Chevy Bel Air.
How to install a chrome radiator hose kit and aluminum thermostat housing on a big block Chevy for an added touch to your engine bay.
In this tech talk, Kevin and Joe demonstrate how to change the mounting hardware on universal side clamp-on mirrors to fit the driver side or passenger side of your ride. Watch how to properly install the mirror on the driver side of Kevin's '54 Chevy.
This tech talk reviews the advantages of swapping out a stock style down flow radiator in a '54 Bel Air with a BBC, to a double pass cross flow radiator. Kevin and Joe also discuss some of the modifications that will have to be made.
Looking to replace a turn signal switch in your street rod, rat rod or muscle car? Kevin explains the install process in his 1954 Belair, which you can apply to your own build.
Kevin W. walks through each step of installing a new alternator bracket on a 454 Big Block Chevy.
Who wouldn’t want to cruise Route 66 with Kevin, one of our Mr. Roadster dealers. Check out Kevin’s dream trip and how he and Speedway go way back.
Trying to decide if you want to change to fuel injection in your car? The simplicity of EFI conversions are leaps & bounds from where they were a few years ago. Kevin explains how to choose an EFI setup and walks through the installation process.
Having issues fitting headers into your car/engine? This article provides helpful hints on ways to modify or add parts to make the headers fit in your specific car. Kevin W. explains his build experience with headers.
Follow along as Speedway Tech Kevin W. updates the brakes on his Bel Air with a modern disc brake conversion kit.
Street Rod Tech Kevin W. talks about the first steps in his plans of a disc brake upgrade on his 1954 Chevy Bel Air, upgrading the pedal to an under-dash setup and adding a booster.
Speedway Street Tech Kevin goes over the install of the TCI 1949-54 Chevy Car Rear Leaf Spring Kit on his '54 BelAir sedan.
Follow along as Speedway Tech Kevin talks about the intake that he decided on for the 454ci in his '54 Chevy, and some of the reasoning behind his choice.
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