Garlits talks tire shake…

Garlits talks tire shake…

with Prudhomme, Austin Coil, Mongoose… “In my heyday, to deliver the perfect drag racing run we raced a very fine line,” asserts Don Garlits. “If you had the exact right size tire for the weight of the vehicle and the clutch set exactly right for the horsepower...
Pedal Performance

Pedal Performance

Enthusiasts with manual transmissions might know whether their clutch release mechanism is operated by cable or by a hydraulic bearing. But if it’s the latter it’s unlikely they could tell whether the bearing operates in constant contact with the clutch fingers or...
What is a good clutch?

What is a good clutch?

There are several schools of thought on the question of what constitutes a good clutch. But first there are two separate strands to this narrative that need to be addressed: street or track. It’s key to distinguish whether the car will be used mostly for...
Labor of Love

Labor of Love

A supercharger with a low-boost fix and how it was almost never made. Published in the July issue of Power and Performance News In their delivery of instantaneous power, superchargers flourish when compared to turbochargers. They suffer no turbo lag. Beyond this there...
Hemi vs. Wedge Shootout:

Hemi vs. Wedge Shootout:

Jon Kaase settles one of the most fiercely debated topics of all time with the ultimate dyno test. Written by Stephen Kim. Photos by Vic Moore. Published in the August issue of Car Craft, August 2016. Click here to read the full...
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