Vintage Cars Front-End Overhaul – very few other shops can do this well

January 21, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Vintage Cars Front-End Overhaul SIC-Performance can service vintage and modern vehicles very few other shops can do this well. It’s getting more difficult as time passes, but search for a shop that enjoys working on vintage vehicles if it’s necessary to have someone else complete work on your old car or truck. OK, it’s time. The steering is loose, […]


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Wheels and Tires From Street to Strip

January 19, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Wheels and Tires From Street to Strip Picking the right wheels and tires for your car usually boils down to what fits and what’s on sale.  There’s a lot of monkey-see, monkey-do too — using what the local hero uses.  The reality is there’s a whole bunch more to drag race rolling stock than you […]


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Frequently Asked Questions about Engine Programmers

January 16, 2015 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Frequently Asked Questions about Engine Programmers Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just drop in a magic “chip” and your car or truck is able to accelerate quicker or even achieve better gas mileage. Too good to be true? Not necessarily. Owners of a dizzying array of vehicles already enjoy improved performance and economy by installing a […]


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The Basics of Spraying

November 24, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

The Basics of Spraying Learning to get the paint from a gun onto a surface without it sagging, running or being too dry is not a skill, it is an art and an art that can only be perfected by practice, practice, practice. Even after numerous practice sessions you still may not be able to […]


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Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips

November 22, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh Nearly all of our work encompasses the last — and most visibly noticeable — step of the restoration process: painting. Like Van Gogh, we dream big…and you can too. Simply remember to take […]


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Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication

November 19, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication Metal Selection, Gauge, Size and Composition Metallurgy is simply the science of metal and metal alloy. Everything from selection of the correct type of metal, composition, gauge (thickness) and size, to welding, treatments, and working techniques will be better understood with a fundamental knowledge of metallurgy. The two types of […]


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Body repairs and restoration

November 18, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Body repairs and restoration       The project vehicle was a solid but weather-beaten hardtop that was located in Arizona. It was immediately ticketed for a complete rebuilt that would eventually include a new Ferrari Red paint job, tan interior, new GM crate motor and modern automatic four-speed tranny.           Send us […]


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Resto Rug Doctor: How to install carpet

November 17, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Resto Rug Doctor: How to install carpet  Replacing the carpet in a restoration can make a big difference when it comes to look of the car’s interior. Carpet easily wears out, gets dirty, shrinks, and can fade, but installing a new molded carpet is a great way to freshen up the interior. By following these […]


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All About Gears

October 14, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

All About Gears So you tossed a set of 4.10s in as your rear axle gears ’cause you want to go fast…but do you really have any idea what you’re doing? According to our reader survey, plenty of you are willing to admit that you really don’t.That’s why this story will cover gearing basics for […]


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2014 Vette Lambo doors Install 2

October 7, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

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