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Category Archives: GarageX

Episode 10 – Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 2

Episode 10 – Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 2

Episode 10: Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 2 It’s a great day in the shop. With the Daytona cylinder head back from our welder, we’re ready to push in some new valve seats and start our at-home ‘port and polish’ job. The boys from Garage X return to Nashua Engine Rebuilders, where Jesse Maynard walks us…Continue Reading

Episode 9 – Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 1

Episode 9 – Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 1

Episode 9: Cylinder Head Rebuild Part 1 The Shelby Daytona is down for an unexpected head gasket repair. Worse yet, once it was apart we found that the cylinder head had cracked in several places! Does this mean that our head is junk? Are we going to have to settle for a used head of…Continue Reading

Episode 8: Exploring Rod Knock

Episode 8: Exploring Rod Knock

Episode 8: Exploring Rod Knock The boys are at it again, rescuing another old Ford out of the New England woods. This time, they’re stuck with a spun rod bearing. What is rod knock? Which rod is knocking? Matt and Steve will show you a simple test to find out which bearing has gone bad.…Continue Reading

Episode 7: DIY Alignment Part 2

Episode 7: DIY Alignment Part 2

Episode 7: DIY Alignment Pt.2 We’re back, and we’re going to be finishing up our at-home alignments! This time, we’ll show you the Watkins Smart Camber Gauge, and how you can use it to properly set caster and camber on your ride. We’ll also show you the Longacre Toe Plates. There great for quick and…Continue Reading

Episode 6: DIY Alignment Part 1

Episode 6: DIY Alignment Part 1

Episode 6: DIY Alignment Pt.1 Are you sick of heading to the alignment shop every time you replace something in the front end of your car? Want to do a custom alignment for weekend of racing, or to get better tire wear? Break free from the rack! Now you can do four wheel alignments from…Continue Reading

Episode 5: Ice Racing?

Episode 5: Ice Racing?

Episode 5: Ice Racing? What do you do when there’s four feet of snow and no end to winter in sight? Go racing of course! Matt, Steve and Chris shake off the winter blues and fire up their motors. We take a trip to visit A.M.E.C. for some spectacular wheel-to-wheel action on the frozen lakes…Continue Reading

Episode 4: DJM 6″ Rear Drop

Episode 4: DJM 6″ Rear Drop

Episode 4: DJM 6″ Rear Drop Matt and Steve are back at it. Last time, we installed a DJM 4″ drop suspension in the front of our shop truck. Now it’s time to do the rear suspension. DJM has supplied us with a “flip kit” for the rear axle that should bring us down 6″…Continue Reading

Episode 3: DJM 4″ Front Drop

Episode 3: DJM 4″ Front Drop

Episode 3: DJM 4″Front Drop We’re lowering the shop truck today! Our 1997 Ford F150 is badly in need of a set of ball joints. Why replace them with factory parts when we could be hot rodding? Come along with Matt and Steve as they install a complete DJM Suspension 4″/6″ drop kit in the…Continue Reading

Episode 2: Show Truck

Episode 2: Show Truck

Episode 2: Show Truck It’s a cold day here at Garage X – We managed to pick the ONLY day this season with snow here on the ground to do some work to the Shop Truck and we encounter a few surprises along the way.Continue Reading

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