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Tim Matthews's Articles
Tim Matthews
Member since Jun 20 2016

Tim's a regular celebrity here at Speedway Motors - you've probably seen him featured in our Tuesday's with Tim videos on Facebook and YouTube, you may have talked with him on the phone, or have seen his picture in the catalogs! With his passion for all things automobiles and people - he's the perfect guy to have in our garage!

Tim Matthews's Articles

by Tim Matthews - Posted in News
12/23/2020
Tim Matthews has been collecting pieces for this hot rod for a long time. Here's the amazing story in his own words...
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
8/27/2020
In this detailed article, Tim will guide you on how to build a custom set of 241 Red Ram Hemi driveshaft headers. From the concept to the materials needed, he'll show you how the mockup and final assembly steps.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
6/9/2020
Learn how to mount a traditional transverse rear leaf spring. These tips will help the installation run smoothly and successfully.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Videos
4/9/2020
Tim Matthews has been working on his hemi powered hot rod roadster for a long time, and just recently got to drive it for the first time. Check it out!
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
4/2/2020
Learn how and where to identify early Dodge, Desoto and Chrysler Hemi's by their identification numbers. This guide is for most automobile, industrial and marine applications.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
3/26/2020
A guide on identifying early Chrysler, Dodge, and Desoto hemi engines. In this two part guide, you will learn how to identify these engines and some history on what has become a legendary engine for hot rodding and racing.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
3/25/2020
A step by step guide on how to install an open drive conversion kit on a Ford Banjo rear end. View the list of tools and materials needed to complete this installation.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in News
3/17/2020
Learn about or re-live the story of Jim Matthews. He touched many lives in the racing world before he died doing what he loved--racing.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
3/5/2020
Follow this visual guide on installing spacer rings for Buick style finned brake drums to help center the drum on the hub. Learn some tips on using old and new parts for the installation.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
10/30/2019
Read about the hardships faced when Tim tried to fire up his 241 Dodge Hemi for his 1929 Ford roadster. Learn his tips for how to persist despite difficulties that will help any hot rodder with their own troubles.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Videos
1/31/2017
Part 1 of Model A roadster windshield parts. Learn how we created posts from Tim's own roadster.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Videos
1/16/2018
Tim explains the history and development of Spindle Mount Wheels. He continues into present day describing the latest features of Radir Wheels. If you are looking for old school wheels, this video is for you!
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Videos
2/6/2018
Tim demonstrates the brake assembly with a Wide 5 drum brake and Speedway's new self-energizing backing plate.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
7/11/2016
Follow along as our expert goes through his process for replacing the steel wire covers on his 1954 Dodge 241 with a set of Offenhauser Finned Wire Covers.
by Tim Matthews - Posted in Tech
7/12/2016
In this follow-up installment, Speedway Motors employee Tim M. continues his journey to revive his 241 Hemi destined for his '29 roadster build. We pick up as Tim prepares to drop his disassembled long block with a machine shop to be inspected.
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