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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

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...
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.
6/9/2020
Learn how to mount a traditional transverse rear leaf spring. These tips will help the installation run smoothly and successfully.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10/11/2018
Tim M. has tried to stay true to the vintage route, but sometimes, exceptions must be made. For example, the original oiling system's paper element and canister are functional, but an upgraded system will be more reliable.
10/11/2018
Tim M. is all about the classic, traditional hot rod style when it comes to his projects, he’s no stranger to knowing when modern parts mean better performance. Follow along as he adds a bit of modern technology to his Red Ram Hemi!
10/11/2018
Tim M. continues his quest to breathe life into a tired old 241 Dodge baby Hemi. This round, Tim dives into giving the 241 an electrifying makeover, courtesy of a Pertonix electronic ignition system, all cleverly hidden inside existing hardware.
2/6/2018
Tim demonstrates the brake assembly with a Wide 5 drum brake and Speedway's new self-energizing backing plate.
1/26/2018
Tim explains the process of adjusting Buick Finned Drums to fit Speedway's self-energizing backing plate assembly.
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