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Nascar — The Car of Tomorrow

Tags: , , , , , , Nascar Nextel Cup Chase…. Jeff Bodine discusses the Car of Tomorrow On January 12, 2006, NASCAR announced a universal car named “Car of Tomorrow” (or “COT” for short) after a seven-year design program sparked mostly due to the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr., one of the sport’s premier superstars, in a final lap crash during the 2001 Daytona 500. [1] The then-current cars were based on Holman Moody’s 1966 Ford Fairlane. [2] The primary design considerations were “safety innovations, performance and competition, and cost efficiency for teams.” [3] All cars are required to fit the same set of templates, using a device that has been named “the claw” that is designed to fit over the new cars. In the first two races at Bristol and Martinsville, the garages were opened one day early and the inspections took up to ten hours so that everyone (teams, officials, etc.) could get a better grip on the new unified template. nascar’s old rules had a different set of templates for each manufacturer (Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and Toyota). NASCAR has frequently adjusted the rules to ensure that different car manufacturers have relatively equal cars. The universal body of the Car of Tomorrow will eliminate these problems, but could cause many more unforeseen problems. The car is advertised as reducing dependence on aerodynamics. It features a detached wing, which has not been used since the Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Superbird in 1970. [4] The windshield is more upright

500+hp 383 Stroker Turn key Chevy Crate Engine

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Limit Pushing – Chrysler 300C Hemi 0-60 Test

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5.9 is the rated 0-60 on the 2005 300C, so we were pleased when we got six flat on the almost four year old car. The 300C: The 300C comes with a 5.7 L Hemi V8. At full power, the 300C creates 340 hp and 390 lbs of torque. This engine runs on four cylinders when less power is needed to reduce fuel consumption. Even with this energy saving mode, the 300C runs at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. All 300Cs use a 5-speed automatic transmission and standard 18 inch chrome-clad alloy wheels. Heritage Edition: The Heritage Edition 300C comes with the 5.7 L Hemi engine and many of the SRT-8’s exterior modification, added chrome, special tires on 18 inch wheels, and smartbeam headlights. Special SRT Packages: In 2007 the SRT Design group created a package for non-SRT 300C’s that includes performance suspension, SRT 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, a high speed engine controller with revised tuning for 5.7 L HEMI that brings the power to 350 HP, high flow air cleaner system, and performance exhaust. The SRT-8: The SRT-8 version of the 300 includes a 6.1 L Hemi V8 which produces 425 hp. This engine produces 0-60 mph times of 5.1 seconds. The SRT-8 includes leather SRT-8 performance seats, 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, and rear lip spoiler.

Used Cars – Things To Consider

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imageMore and more people are buying used cars in particular Japanese cars this is due to the fact that they are usually maintained in mint condition along with Japan being one of the leaders in car manufacturing.

Timing Belt & Water Pump Replacement : Loosen Water Pump & Drain Coolant

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Coolant may drain out of a car’s water pump when loosening it for removal. Be prepared for draining coolant with tips from a certified auto mechanic in this free video on car engine repairs. Expert: Nathan mccullough Bio: Nathan mccullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a GPA of 3.5 and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal. Filmmaker: Robert Rogers

How to Diagnose and Repair a Cracked Cylinder Head : Cracked Cylinder Repair: Remove the Flex Plate

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Remove the flex plate from the back of the motor using an impact gun to take out the six bolts during cracked cylinder head repair; learn how in this free auto-restoration video. Expert: Doug Jenkins Bio: Doug Jenkins runs Doug Jenkins Custom Hot Rods in St. Louis, where he restores classic cars and creates mild to wild custom street rods. He races a 1972 Corvette in the SCCA performance rally series. Filmmaker: Ross Safronoff

Car Repair & Maintenance : Removing Oxidation From a Car

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In order to remove oxidation from a vehicle’s paint, simply use a good polishing compound or cleaning wax. Avoid scuffing up the paint when removing oxidation from a car with help from an ASE-certified mechanic in this free video on auto repair and car maintenance. Expert: Tom Brintzenhofe Bio: Tom Brintzenhofe has been a mechanic for more than 17 years. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC

Get 50% to 185% Better Gas Mileage – Hydrogen Conversion | Convert To Hydrogen | Water for fuel | hydrogen fuel | car fuel mpg | fuel mileage | fuel gas mileage | run car with water | burn water for gasoline | how to improve a cars fuel efficiency

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Preparing Your Car for a Body Kit

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imageYou’ve been saving your money and waiting for the right kit to come along. Suddenly, there it is, and you know it will make your baby look and run like a dream. Still, the kit costs a bundle and you want to make sure it adds value and features to your car. So before you get the kit and go to town, get your car ready for the fix-up by having a few other things done first.
1. Schedule a tune-up. If your car hasn’t had one for a while, this is the perfect time to make sure things are running the way they should. Get the spark plugs changed and have all the inner workings checked to be sure everything is operational. You don’t need a dead battery or another inconvenience to mar your pleasure of the body kit improvements.
2. Get an oil change. Although this routine procedure has nothing to do with your body kit, just getting it out of the way, along with the accompanying door lubrications and fluid checks, will help to ensure that the car is working properly and ready to go. Then after your body kit work is done, you can drive anywhere you want, as long as you want, without worrying about the little incidentals that could crimp your style. Your car will drive better than ever without the hassle of planning extra needed maintenance.
3. Fix body dents and check the tires. Find an affordable expert who can take out the dings in the door and restore the fenders to their original condition. Make sure the tires are inflated properly, or consider buying replacements for those that are badly worn. Getting your car into solid physical shape will make you feel even better about ordering the body kit to enhance your vehicle.
4. Get a detailed interior cleaning and exterior wash. Although you could wait until after you use your body kit to have the cleaning done, why not go all out and make your car look great? You can always have a second, less important cleaning afterward. Removing dirt, grease, debris, and smudges, especially in the areas affected by your body kit, will prepare your car for any body kit you want to install. You will feel like you have a new car when you get the vehicle looking great inside and out.
5. Have minor problems fixed in advance. Even though a tiny rattle or infrequent engine knocking may not seem important right now as you are getting ready to use your body kit, why not get rid of these minor irritations before they become major problems? If there is a loose screw or dangling wire, it’s better to take care of these now in case they get in the way of the updates you want to make with your body kit.
Even though a body kit may not seem like a big deal, getting your car ready for it will increase your anticipation and enhance your car’s appearance and function.

Hunnert Car Pileup 2008: Cars, Engines and Engineering

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What a great day for a car show! See the cars, engines and sometimes dangerous engineering and details of the greatest Rat Rod Show around, the Hunnert Car Pile Up of 2008. Some people have been busy with the plasma cutter! Everything from Super Custom to Super Crap – we love them all! A motorheads heaven!


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