Just Like the Original, Only Better.

Just Like the Original, Only Better.

AutoMeter’s line of direct fit mounting solutions continues to expand with the inclusion of these high quality, American made, billet aluminum dash panels. Precision engineered for a perfect fit, these panels drastically simplify the process of gauge installation while providing a clean, timeless look. It’s never been easier to add the accuracy and quality of AutoMeter gauges to your project. Checkout the complete lineup of applications for your classic at AUTOMETER.com. Products 7033        Dash Panel, Chevy Car 55-56, 1 x 3-1/8″ & 4 x 2-1/16″, SR Bezel, Billet 7034        Dash Insert/Adapter, Chevy Car 59-60, 1 x 5″, Billet 7035        Dash Insert/Adapter, Mustang 65-66, 1 x 3-3/8, 4 x 2-1/16″ 7036        Dash Panel, Chevy Truck 55-59, 1 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7037        Dash Insert/Adapter, Chevy Truck 54-55, 2 x 5″, Billet 7038        Dash Insert/Adapter, Chevy Car 51-52, 2 x 5″, Billet 7039        Dash Insert/Adapter, Chevy Truck 47-53, 2 x 5″, Billet 7042        Dash Panel, Chevy Car 53-54, 1 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7043        Dash Panel, Chevy Truck 64-66, 2 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7044        Dash Panel, Nova 62-65, 1 x 3-1/8″ & 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7045        Dash Panel, Chevy Truck 67-72, 2 x 4-5/8″, 4 x 2-5/8″, Billet 7046        Dash Panel, Ford Truck 48-50, 1 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7047        Dash Panel, Chevy Truck 60-63, 2 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7048        Dash Panel, Ford Truck 53-55, 2 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Billet 7049        Dash Panel, Chevy Truck 55-59, 1 x 3-1/8″, 4 x 2-1/16″, Black...
Remedy for Jeep’s steering ailments:

Remedy for Jeep’s steering ailments:

Solutions all hot rodders should know. By Archie Bosman: Many consider type CJ Jeeps, those in production from 1976 to ’86 susceptible to internal steering column ailments, particularly the open-top models where the column could be exposed to rain, snow, dirt and dust which hastens wear. The wear is not reflected in the steering column’s ability to turn the wheels—instead it’s conspicuous by looseness in up-and-down movement and also back-and-forth within the steering column. Many Jeeps from this era feature a steering tilt mechanism. The significance of efficient steering tilt was brought to prominence by Michigan steering specialists ididit whose history began in the mid-nineteen-eighties. At that time Street Rods were the foundation of their customer base and their multi-angle steering tilt was born of necessity. The chief annoyance among hot rodders was the awkward positioning of the steering column that was installed at a near vertical angle and never conducive to comfortable driving. This inconvenience spawned a succession of multi-angle steering tilt arrangements that increased the angle of articulation of the steering wheel and corrected the impediment. But for Jeep CJ owners, over time the tilt shaft assembly, which was offered originally as an option, became sloppy at the head of the column. The arrangement incorporates two aluminum castings and two shafts, an upper and a lower, both with forked ends. The ends are positioned 90-degrees apart and the assembly is completed with a grooved metal ball that is manufactured in two halves. Of course, the advantage of having access to a replacement steering column with efficient tilt mechanism not only rectifies potential wear troubles but also allows...
The 14th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion®

The 14th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion®

The 14th annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion® presented by AAA Insurance, is heading back to historic Beech Bend Raceway Park and beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky, Father’s Day weekend, June 16-18.   The Reunion features:   Heacock Classic Cruise In and Fanfest (Wednesday-downtown) • Hot Heads Eliminator Nostalgia Nitro Quarter-mile Drag Racing • Axalta Show N Shine • Dynamat Legends and Honorees • Huge Swap Meet • Manufacture and Vendor Midway. Join us in thanking our 2016 sponsors, Holley Performance, AAA Insurance, Good Vibrations Motorsports, Axalta Coatings, Dynamat, Hot Heads Racing & Research, and Heacock Classic Insurance.   Spectators call: (800) 884-6472 or online: www.NHRA.com/tickets and get your tickets today! For more information, go online to: NHRAMuseum.org and click on Reunions  ...
Ever thought of stunt car driving?

Ever thought of stunt car driving?

Police, military and film directors think about it all the time. By Freddie Heaney: Bobby Ore has made an adventure out of stunt-car driving and when his stunt operation arrived at Atlanta Motorsports Park in mid-March it was a rare opportunity to meet the man. If you could rock a double-decker London bus up onto two wheels and drive it on its  side into the Guinness Book of Records you might consider it a triumph you wouldn’t forget. Though I didn’t know Bobby Ore was the driver at the time, the sight of that bus moving along on two wheels at a precarious angle remains fixed in the mind. Now, decades later, the Oklahoma-born stunt pioneer was scheduled to appear at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville Georgia, where his company, Bobby Ore Motorsports, is currently establishing and expanding its base. “That was back in July of 1989,” said Bobby, when “fund-raising members for the Royal Marsden Hospital conceived a campaign to drive a London double-decker bus around the world. Princess Diana was the hospital’s President and they needed a stuntman to launch the bus up onto two wheels. It was a spectacle contrived to attract as much initial television exposure as possible—and it succeeded! ” Since then Ore has masterminded the art of teaching stunt-driving with bases in Sebring, Florida, Camarillo, California and now North Georgia. But why Georgia? “Well, we’ve always provided driver training to military personnel as well as law enforcement officers, but the film industry plays a significant part of our business too.” In 1996 Ore created the Motion Picture Stunt Driving School in response to...