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December 2, 2018 No Comments

On the subject of hood vents

Many cars, mine included, have issues with air management under the hood. As speeds increase, the ability of air to pass through the radiator opening and then out of the engine compartment becomes somewhat troubled. In almost every instance, the high pressure that builds up inside the engine bay can actually stall airflow through the […]

November 28, 2018 No Comments

G-Body rear disc brakes

READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE BUYING ANY PARTS! There seem to be lots of people wanting to do disc brakes on the back end of their G-Body. There are kits from various vendors like Baer and Wilwood and Aerospace Brakes, but those kits are REALLY pricey. They’re likely worth it, but we’ll talk more about […]

November 14, 2018 No Comments

2018 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational – Part 3: OUSCI

The actual event! After 21 days of prep, three days of driving, four days of the car in the SEMA show, where I also walked nearly forty miles, it was finally time for the actual event. The invitational follows the same multi-segment format as the regular season events, but runs are somewhat limited, and the […]