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  • Blog Post: Getting Ready: 10 Things You Should Do Before You Start to Work on Your Car

    Story and photography by Ryan Lee Price It’s a bright and fresh Saturday morning and there’s no better feeling than being under the hood of a car doing some regular maintenance or tackling that long-procrastinated project. Whether you’re replacing your air filters or swapping...
  • Blog Post: Replacing Worn Rear Shocks on a 2004 Ford F-150 in 8 Easy Steps

    Story and photography by Ryan Lee Price There are many ways to tell if you need to replace the shocks on your car or truck. They wear out over time and the older they get the higher the likelihood of them failing completely. If your car has excessive bouncing, nose dives into stops, pitches into turns...
  • Blog Post: A Quick and Easy Way to Bleed Brakes

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price One of the most important steps in making the brakes safe and reliable for everyday use is to properly bleed the system. The concept behind bleeding a brake system is to remove any air bubbles left in the lines. It is essential to bleed the brakes before operating...
  • Blog Post: BMW Beginnings: The Crucial Years of BMW’s Infancy

    The story of how BMW began is as confusing as any story about a major company’s initial development (see Cadillac’s early history ), made even more so by the language and business practices of another country. BMW’s emergence involved a great number of people who were either involved...
  • Blog Post: Do All Modern Sedans Look the Same?

    Have you ever walked out of the store to a sea of clones in the parking lot, wondering why your Toyota Camry looks like a Honda Accord, which looks like a Nissan Altima, which looks like an Audi A4? If you remember the good old days of being able to spot the difference between a Chevy and a Ford at...
  • Blog Post: Fighting Rust: Some Chemistry and Solutions

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price updated November 2016 Left unchecked and in constant contact with oxygen and moisture, rust will eventually convert all available iron into… more rust. Life On Earth Thanks to ... Rust? Approximately 4.6 billion years ago, when the solar...
  • Blog Post: Repairing Damaged Bolt Threads

    Story and Photography by Ryan Lee Price Strip a thread? Break off a bolt head? Nothing can halt a project on its heels quicker than a broken bolt or fastener, stripped nut or rounded off capscrew. The weakest point of any design is where two pieces come together, specifically, where the bolts meet...
  • Blog Post: Does Your Car's Name Mean Something? How to Decode Import Car Model Names

    By Ryan Lee Price Would you drive a Ford Pastelogram? How about a Mongoose Civique or a Utopian Turtletop? These were suggestions from modernist poet Marianne Moore, solicited by Ford’s David Wallace, manager of marketing research for Ford’s proposed “E-car project” in 1955...